IGD and the IUPUI Strategic Plan

IGD can support the fulfillment of a number of strategic initiatives of the IUPUI Strategic Plan, including:

Promote an Inclusive Campus Culture.  A primary purpose of the campus IGD Initiative and Office is to "support efforts that promote research, practice, and teaching focused on cultural diversity and social justice." (Strategic action 9)  Intergroup dialogues provide "high impact curricular and co-curricular experiences" for students "to enhance cross-cultural knowledge, understanding, attitudes, and skills as well as awareness of social justice issues and civic responsibility." (Strategic action 3)  IGD is also among IUPUI initiatives "that support ongoing improvement of faculty and staff members' cultural literacy." (Strategic action 2)

Develop Faculty and Staff.  Through processes that promote open dialogue on important and often difficult issues affecting campus culture, work and life, the IGD COP is uniquely poised to help lead campus efforts to "establish a tradition of communication among staff, administration, and faculty to encourage open dialogue among all members of the campus community [and] to foster staff and faculty advocacy and communication with campus administration."  (Strategic action 10)

Strengthen Internationalization Efforts.  IGD's focus on dialogues that increase understanding of cultural differences supports IUPUI's efforts to "make it possible for any IUPUI undergraduate or graduate student to have at least one meaningful international experience during his or her IUPUI career" (Strategic Action 2)

Leverage Our Strengths in Health and Life Sciences.  IGD's focus on fostering understanding across differences based on status, position and professional standing supports IUPUI's efforts to "promote excellence in. . . interprofessional health education and practice." (Strategic Action 11)