The purpose of the Path Forward teams is to create a continuous process to support the vision and goals articulated in the University of Iowa Strategic Plan. The Strategy Implementation Team (SIT) will drive an ongoing, active process to identify, prioritize, and recommend actions on institutional initiatives, generally with timeframes of one to five years. The Operations Team (OT) will maintain a continuous, collaborative process to review ongoing institutional/Regent/state responsibilities, and identify, study, and recommend actions on institutional initiatives within times of zero to 18 months.

The work of the teams will emphasize the role of faculty, staff, and student leaders in the development of the vision and institutional needs and requirements. These campus leaders represent diverse interests and perspectives. The teams will coordinate their activities with the President’s Cabinet and regularly report to the UI community on progress toward achieving the vision and goals of the Strategic Plan.