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University Sets Course for 2015: “Leading Idaho 2011-2015” Released

Admin Building in the winter

University of Idaho President M. Duane Nellis recently announced the release of the University's new strategic plan, “Leading Idaho 2011-2015,” at a statewide leadership event on campus.

This document will be the central planning document for the University over the next five years. It focuses on four key goal areas: Teaching and Learning, Scholarly and Creative Activity, Outreach and Engagement, and Community and Culture.

"I’m proud to announce the completion of 'Leading Idaho,'" says Nellis at the morning meeting. "This plan helps ensure we have a common path for continued improvement and targets that we can work toward as a community."

Notably, this plan culminates seven months of committee work by faculty, staff and students from across the University, as well as more than 2,500 people reading the plan and more than 460 providing input.

“This document reflects thousands of hours of work in fact finding, consultation and writing,” Nellis says. “I’m thankful for the tireless efforts of our co-chairs, Dan Eveleth and Holly Wichman, and the involvement of the entire university community.”

The plan also will play a critical role as the University prepares for re-accreditation with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities with the first formal report due in September. This process formally begins this afternoon with a visit from NWCCU Vice President Ron Baker who will meet with faculty and staff to explain the new accrediting standards.

More information about the plan is online: www.uidaho.edu/president/leadingidaho.