Strategic Goals

Focusing on success for the O'Neill School

Strategic goals

With the help of the Strategic Planning Committee, faculty, staff, and the IU community we have created five areas of focus through 2027 for the O’Neill School’s success:

  1. Catalyze research that drives solutions to the world’s most pressing societal and environmental problems
  2. Provide innovative education and leadership preparation
  3. Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion
  4. Foster a welcoming, connected, and engaged school
  5. Pursue strategic investment to support our vision

These goals are interconnected, each contributing to and depending on the others. The first four goals define the distinctive ways in which we pursue education, research, and service. They form the essential condition not only for O’Neill’s success as the school we wish to be but also for the healthy, thriving society in which we want to live. The final goal focuses on resources needed to move forward these goals.

Frequently asked questions

The pillars of the IU Strategic Plan 2030 include:

  • Student success and opportunity
  • Transformative research and creativity
  • Service to our state and beyond

The O’Neill School’s Strategic Plan fits well within IU’s strategic goals.

The strategic plan and our corresponding goals are fluid—if there are unforeseen external or internal forces that significantly change the landscape in which we operate, we will revisit and adjust our approach or goals.

We know that the next five years will be a period of creativity, implementation, and refinement as we continue to strengthen our services and support for students, faculty, staff, and our IU and external partnerships.


50 years at O'Neill