These OOE foundational documents provide internal university data relevant to IU's compliance with federal and state regulatory agencies, and the strategic plans that guide the vision for online education at IU.
DE Data Definitions explains the coding structure and procedure for DE programs, classes, and students in IU's Student Information System. Correct coding keeps IU compliant with federal Title IV financial aid regulations. The definitions of distance education used by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) distinguish between distance and correspondence education.
Strategic Plans include the mission and vision statements that guide online education at IU: the first Indiana University Strategic Plan for Online Education (2011); Moving Forward (2012), turning strategy into action; Moving Forward 2.0 (2015), outlining a sustainably-funded future; and IU Online: A Collaborative Model for Online Education at IU (2016), a strategy for leveraging IU's scale, resources, and reputation for growth, retention and completion, and innovation.