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Past Timeline

Priority 2: Past Timeline

January-March 2021

  • Provost’s Office conducts audit of all academic offerings to identify program or course redundancies and areas for growth and differentiation
  • Audit will be supplemented with internal and external data, such as:
    • Student success markers
    • Enrollment trends
    • Graduation rates
    • Benchmarking data focused on recent mergers, consolidations and configurations at peer institutions
  • Provost’s Office will review data and develop initial recommendations on mergers and restructuring opportunities

April 2021

  • Academic Advisory Committee and Deans Group review and provide feedback on preliminary restructuring process and potential growth opportunities

May 2021

  • Deans are notified of any potential impact to their units related to mergers or restructuring
  • Deans communicate potential changes with constituents in their units
  • Units begin creating taskforces to address proposed mergers or restructuring opportunities. Taskforces will include faculty, staff, students and other relevant constituents, as needed. Work of the taskforce will be reported back to the Provost’s Office periodically.

June 2021

Provost presents at the June 25 Board of Governors meeting:

  • Academic Transformation Program Review process and timeline update
  • Regular five-year BOG Program Review recommendations
    • Overview of all programs discontinued through past processes
  • Gap analysis and programs identified to grow or create
  • Academic mergers and restructuring recommendations
  • Instructional efficiencies
  • Results of advising audit
  • Faculty rewards and recognition update and implementation timeline
  • Student success initiatives and implementation timeline
  • Non-terminal master’s and PhD program review process update

July-August 2021

  • Begin implementation plan for short-term mergers or restructuring efforts

Fall 2021-Spring 2022

  • Continue efforts toward launch of new college. 
  • Form task force in early fall to consider the creation of an Intercollegiate Center of Innovation housed in the Office of the Provost.
  • Partner with Eberly College of Arts and Sciences in the creation of a unit focused on foundational STEM instruction for undergraduate students.