The objective of the RISE initiative is to engage undergraduates more deeply in their learning by challenging them to participate in at least two high-impact practices branded as RISE: Research, International experiences, Service learning, and Experiential learning. Each RISE experience promotes application of learning and integration of knowledge through guided reflection. RISE experiences are particularly well suited to help students further clarify and commit to their career goals.
Strategic expansion of the RISE initiative is currently being overseen by a subcommittee of the IUPUI Council on Retention and Graduation. Additional leadership is being provided through a faculty leadership community of practice organized through the IU FACET Leadership Institute.