The Division of Academic Affairs is driven by its vision and mission to serve the academic needs of the institution's stakeholders.


The Academic Affairs Division will be a dynamic, agile, and effective organization committed to fostering quality education, scholarship, and service through involved and informed faculty, staff, and students.


The Academic Affairs Division at IUP provides comprehensive undergraduate offerings and selected master's and doctoral programs that challenge students, faculty, and staff to understand their responsibilities to a global and changing world. Through a teacher/scholar model that is anchored to innovation, quality instruction, research, and public service, students gain expertise in their field of study and are inspired to be intellectually curious, responsible citizens and professionally competent life-long learners. Guided by high ethical standards, a commitment to excellence, and a respect for diversity, the Academic Affairs Division provides leadership in producing graduates that excel in their chosen fields, in delivering research innovations that benefit society, and in undertaking public service that enriches the community. The Division anticipates, creates, and responds to changing needs, and shares these as institutional responsibilities.