Skip to Content - Skip to Navigation

Guidelines for Five-Year Review

  • A team is assigned to review each center. The team consists of three people; one from the C&I Advisory Board, one from the School of Graduate Studies & Research, and one from the center’s administrative unit.
  • In accordance with IUP’s Policy, Guidelines and Procedures for Centers and Institutes, the School of Graduate Studies and Research will develop a schedule of periodic evaluation of centers and institutes. Centers and institutes will be placed on a staggered review schedule so that approximately one-fifth of all centers and institutes will be reviewed for each year of the five-year cycle. To the extent possible, centers and institutes located within the same organizational unit will be reviewed as a group to maximize the involvement of the academic officer leading that organizational unit.
  • The team uses the following questions for the evaluation:
    • What is this center’s unique contribution to the campus? What would be lost to the campus and to research if this center did not exist, i.e., does this center “add value” to the campus?
      • Discussion points:
        • Centers and institutes increase intellectual excitement on the campus.
        • Centers and institutes can enable students to work closely with faculty on projects of educational value.
        • Centers and institutes can bring external funding into the university in the form of fees, contracts, and grants.
        • Centers and institutes stimulate faculty to become more involved in their professions, in research, and in writing proposals for extramural funding.
        • Centers and institutes enhance IUP’s services to both internal and external constituencies, including the Commonwealth and the nation.
        • Centers and institutes facilitate multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to important topics and concerns.
    • What are the center’s plans for future activities?
      • If the center has been inactive, are there plans for activity in the coming year?
      • What can the university do to assist in the continuation of the center’s activities?

        • The team meets with the center director for the evaluation interview.
        o The discussion points for the interview should be sent to the center director in advance. The director may include additional questions and issues.
        o The center provides annual reports from the previous five years, and any reports to funding agencies, to the team in advance.
  • The team report is provided to the head of the center’s administrative unit and the dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Approved by center and institute directors, May 6, 2010

  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.