New Approach to Developmental Math
IUP has adopted a customized learning experience for developmental math with Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) adaptive computer software. Classroom support and trained undergraduate peer tutors will complement the use of the software, which has a record of significantly improving math outcomes.
Opportunities to Lead
Nearly 70 students from the Philadelphia area came to campus last summer for an orientation program called “A Time to Lead.” The program came in response to a challenge from John Wetzel, Pennsylvania’s secretary of corrections, for colleges to create new opportunities to help African American students meet their educational goals and become leaders.
Sutton Scholars Success
The Foundation for IUP continues to provide funding for the Sutton Scholars program, making commitments to support students entering IUP in fall 2015 and 2016. In total, the foundation has allocated more than $3 million to this scholarship program for high-achieving students. The retention rate for Sutton Scholars from last fall to this fall is 90 percent, compared to an IUP average of about 75 percent.
Figures for Fall
IUP’s total enrollment for fall 2014 is 14,369, comprising 12,130 undergraduates and 2,239 graduate students. This year’s total includes 3,475 new and transfer students, up slightly from 3,464 new and transfer students last fall. The freshman class has an average high school grade point average of 3.3.
The new Military Resource Center is one of several initiatives helping students make a successful transition from military to campus life.
The library’s Special Collections and Archives area helps patrons study items they may not find anywhere else.
Creating a diverse environment at IUP sometimes means providing a bridge to help students cross from their previous environment to our community.
IUP is housing the Ronald G. Pogorzelski and Lester D. Yankee Pipe Organ, thanks to a lease agreement with the American Guild of Organists.
More than 150 alumni return to campus each year to speak to classes, recruit students for jobs or internships, share professional expertise, and more.
Ed Bouchette, the Steelers beat reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has earned a spot in Canton, Ohio, among the greats of the game.
A look back at 25 years of performing and visual arts events presented by the College of Fine Arts.