Transition Overview

  • The Transition Task Force

    The complex work of restructuring academic departments and colleges will begin in spring 2021 and continue through the fall 2021 term. A sixty-member task force made up of administrators, faculty, staff, and students will recommend best practices, guidelines, and deadlines for the required NextGen changes. Task force recommendations will be reviewed by the 12-member Steering Committee and then submitted to the Provost and President for final approval.

    Sharing Your Concerns

    The task force welcomes feedback from members of our university community. If you have concerns about NextGen implementation or want to alert the task force to a potential issue that you have identified, please submit them via our online form.

    Priority 1 Projects

    Priority 1 projects focus on critical early decisions needed for admissions, summer orientation, budgeting, and forms. Recommendations will be issued throughout the spring.

    Priority 1 Team Recommendations

    As each P1 Task Force Team completes its work, their recommendations will be submitted to the Steering Committee for review and transmittal to the President and Provost for approval. Approved recommendations will be posted below as they become available.

    • Recommendations for Academic Department Mergers (in progress)
    • Recommendations for College Transfers of Programs and Departments (in progress)
    • Recommendations for College/Department Names and Website Updates (in progress)
    • Recommendations for Orientation and Admissions (in progress)
    • Recommendations for Catalog, Banner, Institutional Research, and Information Technology Updates (in progress)
    • Recommendations for Teach-out and Advising for Closed or Transferred Programs (in progress)
    • Recommendations for Short-Term Budget Issues, Cost Centers, and Fund Updates (in progress)

    Priority 2 Projects

    Priority 2 projects address longer-range integration issues and alignment of NextGen structures with IUP’s strategic plans. Information-gathering and discussion will begin this spring, with recommendations anticipated in the fall.

    Academic Structure

    Our new structure groups academic departments into five colleges, each with a shared disciplinary focus. View the NextGen College Organization Chart (PDF, login required).

    NextGen Next Steps

    Timothy Moerland, provost, and Hilliary Creely, interim dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research, discuss IUP’s ongoing NextGen work in this third installment of “Facts, Initiatives, and Results.” Creely is cochair of the NextGen Steering Committee. Watch the video.