Updates & Resources

The latest announcements, links, and files to stay up-to-date with the Strategic Planning process

Latest Updates

Strategic Plan Spring Update

Dear Colleagues,   I hope that you had an enjoyable and productive end to the Spring semester. I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who participated in our first on-campus Commencement in more than a decade. By all accounts, it was an overwhelming success....

read more

Strategic Plan Update, January 2024

Dear Colleagues,  I hope the start of the spring semester is going smoothly. I am writing to share some important updates on progress made toward the Outstanding Success Possibilities (OSPs) outlined in our Strategic Plan.  Significantly increased grant...

read more

Strategic Plan Update, October 2023

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to provide an update on some important initiatives and ongoing work taking place across the University related to our strategic plan. Strategic Planning Retreat – Over the summer, the Strategic Planning Committee came together for its...

read more

Strategic Plan Spring Update

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to share an update on the last several months of work fulfilling the sub-deliverable objectives being pursued to achieve the five Outstanding Success Possibilities outlined in our Strategic Plan. We have made significant progress toward...

read more

Strategic Plan Fall Semester Update

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to share some important updates on the progress made over the last several months on some of the key sub-deliverables across our Outstanding Success Possibilities (OSPs). As Chancellor Kaplan detailed recently, we have selected DiGo, a...

read more

Strategic Plan Update: New Sub-Deliverables

Dear Colleagues, I hope you are having a produc tive and successful fall semester. An important focus of our work this academic year is continuing the momentum that has been built around our strategic plan “A Bold Path Forward.” I am pleased to share with you that...

read more


Chronicle of Higher Education: 

The Great Contraction

Feb 15, 2021

Indiana University of Pennsylvania was already shrinking. As regional demographics ebbed and competition for the remaining students increased between 2011 and 2020, the public college lost a third of its enrollment. Leaders had little choice but to cut back, trimming about 150 faculty positions over several years, mostly through attrition — retirements or not filling vacant positions.

Read the Article


Getting Faculty off the Sidelines and in the Innovation Game

Jan 13, 2021

When Shauna began her tenure as dean of her business school, she noticed a disturbing trend. Faculty rarely attended meetings, had limited contact with the leaders of the college, and seemed generally checked out of the needs of larger institution. At the same time, the college was struggling to reach new students with its current offerings.

Read the Article

Inside Higher Ed: 

Colleges Need to Rethink Strategic Planning

Feb 14, 2019

Colleges and universities would be better served by focusing on the other half of strategic planning: the strategy, Peter Eckel and Cathy Trower argue.

Read the Article


We want to hear from you.

15 + 12 =