Mission and Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2010-2018

  • Vision Statement
    To advance and enhance women’s leadership in higher education
  • Mission Statement
    To be the premiere network for women in higher education in the state of Iowa
  • Strategic Initiatives
    Recruit and maintain membership in the Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education

    • Call institutions and complete institutional membership rosters (annually)
    • Send the Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education letter to college and university presidents across the state of Iowa (annually)
    • Promote and provide membership information to the Way Up Conference and Leadership Forum and other appropriate ventures (ongoing)
  • Provide professional development opportunities to women in higher education
    • Conduct an annual Leadership Conference (in the spring)
    • Sponsor at least one session at the Way Up Conference (in the fall)
    • Solicit and make available professional development activities on the Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education website and in the Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education newsletter (ongoing)
  • Strengthen connections with the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Inclusive Excellence Group, ACE Women’s Network
    • Require representation at the ACE Women’s Network conference (annually)
    • Include information concerning ACE Women’s Network in our newsletter (two times per year)
    • Investigate inviting ACE Women’s Network staff to attend and participate in Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education events (ongoing)
  • Create networking and mentoring opportunities for women in higher education
    • Provide a list of potential mentors and links regarding mentoring on the Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education website and the Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education newsletter (ongoing)
    • Provide mentoring sessions at the Leadership Conference each spring (annually)
    • Design and pilot a one-on-one career counseling session to be used either at the Leadership Conference or Way Up Conference (annually)