About the Institutional Portfolio

IUPUI and the Indianapolis community have grown together over the past thirty years. We have worked in partnership to turn the challenges of modern American urban life into opportunities for growth and development. This portfolio takes stock of that progress. It shows what we are doing well, where we need to improve, and how we can respond to the changing needs of our diverse student population and our dynamic metropolitan community.

The portfolio was begun as part of the Urban Universities Portfolio Project (UUPP), a three-year (1998-2001) national collaboration that included six large urban public universities and the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) and that was funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Visitors to this site who are interested in additional background on the development of the IUPUI Portfolio or in online institutional portfolios developed at other institutions are encouraged to visit the Web site of the Urban Universities Portfolio Project.

The portfolio is organized around the mission of IUPUI to provide for our constituents excellence in:

To date, our work on the portfolio has concentrated mainly on teaching and learning and civic engagement. The Teaching and Learning section of the portfolio includes examples of and information about teaching and learning activities and outcomes. The Civic Engagement section includes a database on IUPUI"s civic engagement initiatives (the Civic Engagement Inventory). The Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity section will be more fully developed over the next year.

Much of the material currently in the portfolio has been developed as part of our accreditation self-study for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Eventually, the self-study materials will become one of several possible pathways through the portfolio.

Detailed information on how to navigate the portfolio can be found in "A Guide to the IUPUI Portfolio" in the menu at the left side of this screen. We invite you to explore the portfolio and send us your questions and comments by clicking on the "Questions/Comments?" link, also on the menu to the left.