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2018-2023 Strategic Plan for the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI

21 August 2018

Dear Alumni, Colleagues and Friends,

Dr. Russomano

The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI has an outstanding tradition of serving the workforce and technological needs of the Indianapolis metropolitan area and Central Indiana. The School has produced several notable outcomes since publishing our last strategic plan in 2012 to broaden the impact of our core mission in teaching, research and creative activities, and community engagement throughout Indiana and beyond. For example, since 2012 we increased the number of undergraduate degrees awarded annually in engineering by 57% and graduate degrees by 89%. We increased the diversity of our students with headcount gains of 110% for international students and 50% for traditionally underrepresented students in STEM. We also increased by 49% the number of students pursuing dual-degree programs with our institutional partners. Faculty from our School submitted 152 invention disclosures and 165 patent applications, and either created or co-created 10 start-up companies. We also received inaugural accreditation from ABET for our innovative programs in energy engineering, motorsports engineering, and healthcare engineering technology management and created IUPUI site-approved Ph.D. programs in engineering and music technology.

Our School is now ranked among the top 100 of those schools granting the doctoral degree in both the undergraduate and graduate schools rankings by U.S. News and World Report. The School is well-positioned to assertively move forward to achieve higher levels of excellence and impact in key focus areas, with the goal of being regarded as one of the premier urban engineering and technology schools in the nation.

The plan that follows includes a set of initiatives to help focus attention and resources to create a sense of strategic direction for the School. The plan is not intended to cover all of the operational activities of the School or to diminish goals, accomplishments, or other initiatives that may not be explicitly cited. The fundamental purpose of our strategic plan is to accelerate progress toward achieving distinction and differentiation in areas of specific strength or potential, while capitalizing on our tradition, prior investments, and location.

We appreciate your interest and your involvement in shaping the future of our School. With the help of our alumni, industry partners, and friends, we will continue to successfully compete at the highest levels, achieve excellence in our core mission, and enhance our image and reputation. We look forward to sharing with you the progress we are making with each of our initiatives.

Best Wishes,

David J. Russomanno, Ph.D.
Dean, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI
Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, IUPUI
799 W. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202