The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) has previously declared a shared commitment to the public purpose of higher education and a promise to develop a Campus Strategic Plan and Civic Action Plan. In 2021, UNI began the process of continuing this commitment through the creation of a Civic Action Plan 2.0. This Civic Action Plan 2.0 was developed in conjunction with the university's 2023-2028 strategic plan. Similarly to the previous development of these plans, the efforts in developing the Civic Action Plan 2.0 and strategic plan complimented each other.
It is important to highlight the university strategic planning process and outline UNI’s 2023-2028 Strategic Plan. Understanding the university’s strategic plan provides a framework and context for the development and implementation of UNI’s Civic Action Plan 2.0.