Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020
The current strategic plan was developed by the Strategic Planning Committee together with our faculty, staff, students, administrators, alumni, and the business community. All activities of the School of Business are driven by and are aligned with the following mission.
Our Strategic Plan is organized into three overarching strategic priorities (enhancing student learning and success; building intellectual capital; and increasing enrollment and community engagement). Each strategic priority is followed by long-term goals that describe our desired five-year outcomes. The goals are further broken down into specific short-term actions. Our Strategic Grid, which is a companion document, delineates specific performance measures that are reviewed annually. The overall Strategic Plan undergoes a major review and revision on a five-year cycle.
STRATEGIC PRIORITY #1: Enhance Student Learning and Success
Goal #1: Increase Multicultural and Global Awareness Increase global, multicultural, and diversity content in classes
Add international electives
Encourage international experiences including travel abroad
Develop creative international partnerships
Diversify our recruiting efforts
Goal #2: Increase Integration in the Program Provide innovative integrative experiences
Increase student engagement with local business internships
Increase faculty communication regarding integrated content between the courses
Ensure ethics and social responsibility are integrated throughout all our programs
Goal #3: Improve Assessment Plan and Demonstrate Impact Update General Education on undergraduate curriculum to align with university changes
Review and revise learning outcomes/course grids in the undergraduate and M.B.A. programs
Conduct survey with alumni and current students - both M.B.A. and undergraduate
Goal #4: Implement Innovative Scheduling and Modes of Delivery Offer innovative course formats (online, hybrid, co-op, and cohort)
Explore innovative scheduling, such as Friday classes
Maintain the quality of online courses
STRATEGIC PRIORITY #2: Build Intellectual Capital
Goal #1: Provide Support for Quality and Impactful Research Encourage faculty to apply for research support
Publicize faculty intellectual impact to relevant stakeholders
Review Faculty Development Guide to ensure innovation and quality in teaching and research
Benchmark with peer and aspirant schools on impact and quality of faculty research
Goal #2: Promote Faculty and Staff Development Improve mentorship of new faculty and adjuncts
Encourage faculty and staff participation in conferences and continuing education
Encourage faculty and staff to update their professional skills
STRATEGIC PRIORITY #3: Increase Enrollment and Community Engagement
Goal #1: Enhance Internal Marketing Increase impact of participating in graduate fairs and class visits
Promote ENACTUS (SIFE) presentations
Create innovative M.B.A.A. Events
Encourage undergraduate students to apply to our M.B.A. program
Goal #2: Strengthen External Marketing Attract new students through innovative online presence by utilizing social media and a revised website
Increase impact of VIP day, Business Major Day, and high school visits for undergraduates
Goal #3: Improve Career Placement Support career training and professional development
Encourage and support internships and mentorships
Strengthen the relationship with the campus Career Services Office
Goal #4: Expand Community Engagement Expand community engagement events
Increase engagement with local businesses
Adopted by the School of Business on December 3, 2015
Our students receive individual attention from dedicated faculty members on our small, friendly campus that is supported by the substantial resources and quality image of Indiana University. Experiential learning is central in the preparation of our students for meaningful lives in an ever-changing world. All undergraduate students have an applied learning requirement that can be satisfied by completing an internship, managing a service-learning project through Enactus, or participating in an international study program; and all M.B.A. students are required to complete a business consulting project. (Adopted by the School of Business on December 3, 2015)
The students on IU Kokomo’s Enactus team recently traveled to Chicago for the regional competition, where they earned an opportunity to compete in the national competition in Kansas City.
Effectiveness of Teaching Statement
Effective teaching includes imaginative, conscientious course design, and ongoing efforts to maintain and develop subject-area expertise. It requires respect for students, which includes meeting professional obligations conscientiously as well as establishing a classroom environment conducive to learning. Students learn by interpreting, evaluating, and synthesizing what they hear, read and experience. Teachers should strive for interactions with students that encourage these activities. They should respond to students’ ideas regularly, thoughtfully and extensively both inside and outside the classroom.
Effective teaching evaluation should include multiple measures, and not a single instrument or scale of success. Faculty members are encouraged to assemble portfolios to represent their accomplishments as teachers. In addition to the traditional student evaluations, portfolios should include systematic peer reviews, syllabi, course development plans, course innovations, representative student work, evidence of student learning, teaching materials, teaching awards, presentations and publications of scholarship of teaching and learning, and a reflective analysis of their teaching development.
Teaching is evaluated regularly as part of the faculty annual review process, as well as during the third-year review, and promotion and tenure process. Support is provided for teaching development through workshops regularly offered by the Center for Teaching Learning and Assessment (CTLA), through mentorships, peer reviews, and financial support for continuing education and attendance at conferences.
Adopted by the School of Business on December 3, 2015
The Indiana University Kokomo School of Business received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) in 2001 and is proud to be among an elite 5% of business schools and colleges in the world to hold the esteemed accreditation by AACSB International. The accreditation confirms our commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review process.
As a student, preparing for a career in business requires choosing a business school that can provide exceptional faculty, impactful research, dedicated students, and the highest standards of quality. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and as an AACSB-accredited school we must pass very rigorous quality standards.
AACSB-accredited schools are recognized worldwide by top employers and other universities. Employers want quality business graduates from quality business schools. This is why, as a student, it is so important to choose an AACSB-accredited business degree program that will teach you the knowledge and skills employers require.