Advancing your learning in and out of the classroom
IUPUI prepares you to communicate, innovate, engage in local and global communities, and solve the problems of the twenty-first century. Along this journey, you will have many opportunities to reflect upon your classroom and co-curricular learning, develop your expertise in your chosen field, and grow as a human being. You will become acquainted with each of the Profiles—Communicator, Problem Solver, Innovator, and Community Contributor—beginning in general education courses and first-year experiences and continuing as you progress along your pathway through your major coursework and co-curricular activities toward your capstone or culminating experience.
Each Profile will provide you with various opportunities to deepen disciplinary understanding, participate in engaged learning, and refine what it means to be a well-rounded, well-educated person prepared for lifelong learning and success.
Student stories encountering the Profiles
Gracie Lyons solves problems as a sustainability intern
Sophomore Gracie Lyons discusses her internship at the Office of Sustainability and how this experience fits into the Problem Solver category of the Profiles of Learning for Undergraduate Success.Read Gracie's story
Safia Shakil confronts challenges in the lab at the IU School of Medicine
Safia Shakil is a junior studying biomedical engineering. Shakil has been doing research at a lab in the IU School of Medicine in the biochemistry/molecular biology department since her sophomore year thanks to receiving grants to fund it.Read Safia's Story
A seamless education
The Profiles are the basis for all learning experiences at IUPUI—from first-year general education courses to engaged learning opportunities to a capstone experience. The Profiles help you develop knowledge and broad skills that will prepare you for your future, regardless of the field, industry, or area that you choose to pursue.
In the classroom
Your coursework will help you develop skills and knowledge related to the Profiles.
Beyond the classroom
Participation in several engaged learning opportunities is a great way to grow your Profiles.
The Profiles will help prepare you for success as you begin your life after graduation.