The Academic Affairs Strategic Plan was adopted in 2010 and monitored until spring 2015. As of May 2015, the academic affairs strategic plan has been subsumed by IUP’s Strategic Plan.
The Division of Academic Affairs’ strategic plan, “Charting
our Course to Academic Excellence,” was adopted in 2010. Since then, the duties
of aligning goals to actions, overseeing the reporting process, and analyzing
the yearly strategic results has been assigned to a new committee, the
Monitoring Committee for Implementation of the Strategic Plan.
The committee meets three times per year to monitor both the
setting of divisional priorities by the Academic Affairs Council and the creation
of Key Success Indicator/Expected Outcome plans by the division units and
offices. An intensive workgroup is convened each summer to analyze and report
on the progress made toward annual/biennial strategic priorities as reported
by units within the division. An annual
report of strategic process is created and given to the provost to share with
deans and members of the Academic Affairs Council in order to assist in
planning, budgeting, and setting of new priorities for the following academic
2014-15 Monitoring Committee Report
2013–14 Monitoring Committee Report
2012–13 Monitoring Committee Report
2011-12 Monitoring Committee Report
Beginning in 2009, IUP also began implementing the
campuswide use of a relational database called TracDat to manage the process
of continuous improvement. TracDat is a
commercial database designed and administered by Nuventive, a Pittsburgh-based
company specializing in institutional management.
Benefits of TracDat include a flexible format for inputting
strategic plans, action plans, and assessment methods; the ability to align all
actions to the appropriate division or university goals; and the ability to
attach and archive data in many different formats to provide evidence for the
reported outcomes. TracDat also contains
powerful data manipulation and reporting tools that can collect outcomes from a
wide variety of programs and administrative units if they are all linked to the
same strategic goal.