IUPUI Named A School “Everyone Should be Watching” by U.S. News & World Report
August 22, 2008
- Rich Schneider
IUPUI is one of 70 "up-and-coming schools" in the United States that everyone should be watching, says U.S. News & World Report.
For its 2008 college rankings, the national magazine, for the first time, asked college presidents and other administrators who respond to its annual peer assessment survey to identify schools that have made "striking improvements or innovations" for placement on the up-and-coming schools list.
U.S. News placed the 70 institutions receiving the most nominations on the list. Universities on the list were divided into three categories, including the National Universities category under which IUPUI was listed.
According to the magazine, IUPUI and the other institutions are "firmly focused on improving the job they're doing today - at least in the judgment of their peers. "
IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz said the magazine's report reinforces what many on his campus and elsewhere already know.
"IUPUI is a school to watch because the faculty focus on transforming lives through learning," Bantz said. "The willingness to be creative with teaching strategies, to be innovative in research and to engage the community in finding solutions creates a cascade of impact that attracts attention and influences opinion-makers."
Under the magazine's rankings for "Programs to Look For," IUPUI was recognized for having three outstanding programs that are commonly linked to student success. The programs are first-year experience, learning communities, and service learning.
Highlights of the college rankings are scheduled for publication in the September 1-8 edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine, available for newsstand purchase as of Monday, August 25, and the America's Best Colleges guidebook goes on sale Tuesday, August 26.