Academic Affairs Strategic Plan

  • 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.

    Academic Affairs 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.

    Academic Affairs Strategic Plan Monitoring Committee

    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 year.

    Annual Monitoring Committee Reports

    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.