Academic Affairs

The Academic Affairs Division provides organizational support and leadership for the academic programs of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Coronavirus Update for Faculty

Offices and Programs

In addition to the different colleges at IUP, the Division of Academic Affairs also oversees the following offices and programs:

Academic Success Center (ASC@IUP)

ASC@IUP is a hub connecting students with IUP's array of curricular, cocurricular, and other support services that promote student success and well-being. It is a one-stop, one-click resource that responds to needs of the university community.

Career and Professional Development Center

The Career and Professional Development Center offers a vast array of services to help students become more confident in their professional development and networking abilities so they can make informed decisions about career opportunities.

Center for Teaching Excellence

The Center for Teaching Excellence seeks to provide constructive and developmental mechanisms for nurturing the excellence in teaching which already exists at IUP.

IT Services

IT Services provides support to students, faculty, and support staff for the centralized computing environment at IUP.

Liberal Studies

All students must fulfill the requirements of the university's core curriculum, also known as the Liberal Studies Program.

Office of International Education

The Office of International Education assists more than 800 international students from 60 different countries during their stay at IUP and helps more than 250 students a year find education abroad.


The Registrar's Office oversees student records, class scheduling, and policies as they pertain to the student academic experience.

Requests for In-Person Field Experiences

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, students or faculty planning summer field experiences must submit one of the following documents in advance:

For official IUP field courses or any international travel, submit the IUP Travel Petition for Mission Critical Activities to the vice president of your division. For personnel in Academic Affairs, the petition form should be submitted to Executive Coordinator Holly Olexo (

For internships, clinical placements, student teaching, individual student field research, or joint student-faculty field research, submit the Learning Experiences Exemption Request Form. Exemption requests should be submitted to Karen Rose Cercone ( 

Middle States Accreditation

Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education is one of the vitally important ways IUP serves students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the community.

Accreditations and Program Review

Information on university accreditation, specialized program accreditations, and five-year program reviews.

Electronic Curriculum Repository

IUP's Electronic Curriculum Repository provides access to information regarding all curriculum proposals and changes.

Promotion, Sabbatical, and Tenure

Guidelines, policies, procedures, and forms for faculty applying for promotion, sabbatical, or tenure.

Learning Outcomes Assessment at IUP

Information and contacts regarding the assessment of student learning at both the program and universitywide level

Inspire: INstitutional Success through Program Innovation, Redesign, and Evolution

The Inspire process will evaluate all IUP programs to determine where innovation and redesign are most needed, and also consider ideas for institutional change that could extend beyond the boundaries of a single program, college, or division. 


Undergraduate Deadline to Apply Online for December 2021 or January 2022 Graduation

Undergraduate students: If you have not applied for December 2021 or January 2022 graduation, it is not too late. You must do this step in order for your name to appear in the Commencement booklet.

Winter Registration Begins October

Registration for winter 2021-22 begins for all continuing graduate and undergraduate students on Monday, October 11, 2021, at 8:00 a.m.

Personnel Changes in the Division of Academic Affairs

Provost Timothy Moerland share some news about personnel changes in the Division of Academic Affairs.

Goldwater Winner Arie Van Wieren Selected as Ali-Zaidi Award Finalist

After careful review of the 10 nominees put forth by IUP faculty across all academic programs, IUP President Michael Driscoll and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tim Moerland have selected Arie Van Wieren, a biochemistry major from Indiana, as IUP’s finalist for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Ali-Zaidi Award.

2020 Summer Academies for Faculty and Staff

IUP’s Summer Academy is designed to help faculty and staff gain new perspectives and skills in using technology in teaching, as well as in organizing and planning events and providing support to students. The 2020 Summer Academy for faculty begins June 1; Summer Academy for staff begins June 15. Faculty registrations are due Tuesday, May 26.