Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education

Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth, with about 112,000 students.

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth, enrolling more than 100,000 degree-seeking students and thousands more in certificate and other career-development programs. Collectively, the 14 universities that comprise the State System offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas. Nearly 520,000 State System university alumni live in Pennsylvania. The State System universities are Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester Universities of Pennsylvania. The universities also operate branch campuses in Oil City (Clarion), Freeport and Punxsutawney (IUP), and Clearfield (Lock Haven), and offer classes and programs at several regional centers, including the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg and in Center City in Philadelphia.

Operating as usual

Shippensburg University
09/17/2020
Shippensburg University

Shippensburg University

This week, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and Ship signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing the universities to exploring the development of joint programs that build upon their individual strength with the mutual goal of helping graduates find high-demand employment in the southcentral Pennsylvania workforce.

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
09/16/2020
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

“University integration presents an incredible opportunity for Mansfield University to build upon existing collaborations with Bloomsburg and Lock Haven,

“Creating a combined vision would allow the universities to align new and current degree programs, meet regional economic and workforce needs, and transform the delivery of higher education to better serve the students of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

- Dr. Charles Patterson, President of Mansfield University

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our students to learn and work in science-related careers,” Cheyney University Pre...
09/16/2020
Sure-BioChem Laboratories brings testing facility to Cheyney University

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our students to learn and work in science-related careers,” Cheyney University President Aaron Walton said in a written statement.

Kudos to Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and Sure-BioChem Laboratories on this important partnership! #studentsuccess

Sure-BioChem Laboratories, LLC, has become the latest company to form a corporate partnership with Cheyney University.

We remember. Today and always. #NeverForget #PatriotDay
09/11/2020

We remember. Today and always. #NeverForget #PatriotDay

Slippery Rock University
09/10/2020
Slippery Rock University

Slippery Rock University

SRU joins the University of Minnesota, Texas Tech University and the University of South Dakota as the only colleges to earn Unified Champion School status this year. The honor comes via the University's "commitment to inclusion" by meeting Special Olympics' 10 standards of excellence.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania's Daniel Johns was presented as the 2020 winner of the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for A...
09/02/2020
KU 2020 Graduate Daniel Johns Wins State System Award for Academic Excellence

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania's Daniel Johns was presented as the 2020 winner of the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence. The Ali-Zaidi Award is conferred upon a graduating senior from one of the State System universities.

Check out more #success highlights: https://bit.ly/3iVuEaP
#Summer4Success

Daniel Johns ’20 was presented as the 2020 winner of the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence.

Jeremy Holmes, assistant professor of graphic and interactive design in the Department of Art + Design at West Chester U...
08/31/2020
Art + Design Professor Earns Emmy Nod

Jeremy Holmes, assistant professor of graphic and interactive design in the Department of Art + Design at West Chester University of PA, received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination. He was nominated for Outstanding Special Effects Costume, Make Up and Hairstyling for the design and build of his two starring puppets in the brand new Helpsters, a TV show developed by Sesame Workshop.

Check out more #success highlights: https://bit.ly/3iVuEaP
#Summer4Success

Jeremy Holmes, assistant professor of graphic and interactive Design in the Department of Art + Design, was nominated for Outstanding Special Effects Costume, Make Up and Hairstyling for the design and build of his two starring puppets in the brand new Helpsters, a TV show developed by Sesame Worksh...

In Chancellor Dan Greenstein's latest blog post, "The Role of Responsibility," he discusses the responsibility we all ha...
08/28/2020
The Role of Responsibility

In Chancellor Dan Greenstein's latest blog post, "The Role of Responsibility," he discusses the responsibility we all have to each other during this extraordinary academic year.

"If we act with responsibility in our daily lives, on our campuses, in our classrooms, we can—and will—triumph over any challenge we may face."

By any measure, this is will be an extraordinary academic year—a potentially game-changing one—in the history of our state, our nation, and ...

08/26/2020
Chancellor Dan's Message (Fall 2020)

"Whether you're on campus or online, we are doing everything we can to make it a great year for you."

In a video message from Chancellor Dan, he also recaps a busy summer in Harrisburg and looks ahead to the future. ⬇️
#studentsuccess

East Stroudsburg University graduate Leah Bergman was accepted into a prestigious marine science doctoralprogram in Japa...
08/25/2020
ESU Grad Heading to Japan for Ph.D. in Marine Science

East Stroudsburg University graduate Leah Bergman was accepted into a prestigious marine science doctoral
program in Japan. Bergman will start at Kitasato's Graduate School of Marine Biosciences near Tokyo this fall with a
full scholarship.

Check out more #success highlights: https://bit.ly/3iVuEaP
#Summer4Success

Leah Bergman ’19 got the news that she’d been accepted to a prestigious marine science doctoral program in Japan on June 11 at 9 p.m. when she refreshed the Kitasato University web site for the umpteenth time.

Five members of Millersville University's community have come together to create an online hub of educational resources ...
08/24/2020

Five members of Millersville University's community have come together to create an online hub of educational resources for Pre-K-12 learners on topics like COVID-19, problem-solving, social-emotional learning and STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). The material is reviewed by educational experts and is available for free at connectionspot.org.

Check out more #success highlights: https://bit.ly/3iVuEaP
#Summer4Success

Shippensburg University student Jacob Hitz received a collegiate Emmy® nomination in the category of College/University ...
08/21/2020
Student receives Emmy® Nomination - Ship Now

Shippensburg University student Jacob Hitz received a collegiate Emmy® nomination in the category of College/University Student Production – Talent. Hitz served as the lead play-byplay voice for SUTV sporting events in 2019-20 and was also a fixture on weekly newscasts.

Check out more #success highlights: https://bit.ly/3iVuEaP
#Summer4Success

Jacob Hitz, Shippensburg University class of 2023, has received a nomination for a Student Production Award Crystal Pillar in the category of College/University Student Production – Talent, the collegiate version of an Emmy® from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts...

Caitlin Beauduy, a senior cell and molecular biology student at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, received a $4,000 ...
08/20/2020
Caitlin Beauduy ‘21 earns NASA-funded research scholarship for work on pancreatic cancer

Caitlin Beauduy, a senior cell and molecular biology student at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, received a $4,000 research scholarship from the NASA Pennsylvania State Grant Consortium for her proposal on pancreatic cancer. The funding supports Beauduy's continued investigation into the effect of T cells on solid pancreas tumors.

Check out more #success highlights: https://bit.ly/3iVuEaP
#Summer4Success

MANSFIELD – Caitlin Beauduy, a senior cell and molecular biology student at Mansfield University, received a $4,000 research scholarship from the NASA Pennsylvania State Grant Consortium for her pr…

Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education's cover photo
08/19/2020

Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education's cover photo

Lauren Ballard-Coleman, senior, premed major at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, received a unique internship opportu...
08/19/2020
Cheyney Student Interns with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium - Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Lauren Ballard-Coleman, senior, premed major at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, received a unique internship opportunity this summer with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium (BDCC). The BDCC's mission is to address the needs of education and advocacy for African Americans to reduce the incidence of disease and death from coronavirus.

Check out more #success highlights: https://bit.ly/3iVuEaP
#Summer4Success

A strategic alliance between Cheyney University and the Urban League of Philadelphia was established in 2019 to provide students with paid internships with various employers throughout the Philadelphia area. The eight-week fellowship program included virtual internships along with several high-profi...

State System universities and their students, faculty, and alumni have had a successful summer, even during these extrao...
08/18/2020

State System universities and their students, faculty, and alumni have had a successful summer, even during these extraordinarily challenging times. #Summer4Success

Check out some #success highlights: https://bit.ly/3iVuEaP

08/13/2020

Due to tech issues, this morning's Board of Governors meeting will be recorded and posted online. You can also listen in to today's meeting at 1-717-839-2360.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
08/13/2020
Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Congratulations to the College of Education, Health and Human Services for their Master of Science in Special Education: Reading Specialist accreditation! #wingsup

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Board of Governors will discuss the sale of Dixon University Center as part of our system red...
08/12/2020

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Board of Governors will discuss the sale of Dixon University Center as part of our system redesign for the future. A link to the agenda and a live stream of the 10 a.m. meeting can be found at www.passhe.edu.

Another important regional partnership that focuses on health and wellness of students. Kudos to Shippensburg University...
08/11/2020
Shippensburg University

Another important regional partnership that focuses on health and wellness of students. Kudos to Shippensburg University & WellSpan Health for providing these services. #studentsuccess

Shippensburg University is pleased to announce a partnership with regional health care leader, Wellspan Health - Franklin and Cumberland County to provide on-campus health care services to Shippensburg University students.

IUP Students Continue Research Despite Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Orders
07/27/2020
IUP Students Continue Research Despite Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Orders

IUP Students Continue Research Despite Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Orders

Academic rigor at IUP wasn’t put on hold as the pandemic and its impact set in around the world. As most students adapted to learning online in the spring semester, another set of students kicked into high gear to supplement their learning with a research experience, fully virtual.

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
07/24/2020

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Through the MU Public Safety Training Institute (MUPSTI), 10 students successfully completed a four-day program to achieve national certification as a Child Passenger Safety Technician. The training was provided by the Pennsylvania Traffic Injury Prevention Project.

More: https://bit.ly/39wJUHx

This Center for Engaged Learning and Student Success will provide faculty and staff from across the State System with th...
07/23/2020
Clarion University of Pennsylvania

This Center for Engaged Learning and Student Success will provide faculty and staff from across the State System with the tools they need to teach and deliver all modalities of academic programs. #studentsuccess

"As the COVID-19 crisis unfolded this past spring, we marveled at how expeditiously and professionally Clarion University's faculty team rolled out its remote learning initiative," France and Allison said. "When we asked (President Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson) how we could help during the crisis with this gift, she presented this idea." Thank you Jane and Chris! #wingsup🦅

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
07/22/2020
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

#IUPproud: IUP has been selected as one of the top 10 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania! “People should look into IUP if they want to have that close-knit family in their study. We truly work as a team.” - sophomore Elizabeth Garraway.
https://bit.ly/3jpB82D

In Chancellor Dan Greenstein's latest blog post, “Giving new meaning to sharing,” he discusses this pivotal moment in ou...
07/16/2020

In Chancellor Dan Greenstein's latest blog post, “Giving new meaning to sharing,” he discusses this pivotal moment in our State System’s history, as we turn our attention to building an even brighter future.

➡️ https://bit.ly/2CCPdZE

07/16/2020

The Board of Governors took another important step forward in its System Redesign effort by authorizing Chancellor Dan Greenstein to review the financial impacts of integrating operations at selected System universities.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2C8SVuj

Our alumni continue to do great things. Congrats to La-Aja on this outstanding achievement!
07/15/2020
Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Our alumni continue to do great things. Congrats to La-Aja on this outstanding achievement!

Clarion University alum La-Aja (Wiggins) Hernandez (’06) has won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Live & Direct to Tape Sound Mixing on the Price is Right. Congratulations La-Aja!

07/14/2020
Stephen Washington, Class of 2021

“Together we are able to overcome the most challenging of obstacles, because together, we are strong.”

Shippensburg University Senior Stephen Washington, the newest Board of Governors member, will join Nicole Dunlop (Slippery Rock University) and Alex Fefolt (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) to represent the students at our 14 universities.

Listen to more of Stephen's words of encouragement. #StrongerTogether

Stephen Washington, the newest member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors, is a business management information systems m...

Dr. Denise Pearson, a recognized leader on national education policy, will serve as vice chancellor and chief diversity,...
07/09/2020

Dr. Denise Pearson, a recognized leader on national education policy, will serve as vice chancellor and chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer for the State System beginning August 3. Dr. Pearson currently serves as vice president for academic affairs and equity initiatives at the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association - SHEEO.

➡️ https://bit.ly/2OeaoDG

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
07/09/2020
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

"This ranking also shows why our students have won the DevLearn DemoFest student design and development contest five years in a row. Our students consistently rise to the occasion and are shining examples of what BU can produce." 🖥💽🐾 #HuskyUnleashed #IT #eLearning

We continue to be grateful for front tine workers and proud that our universities prepared so many graduates to make an ...
07/08/2020
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

We continue to be grateful for front tine workers and proud that our universities prepared so many graduates to make an impact in their own communities. #InThisTogether

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Zach Isenberg, a 2011 graduate of IUP's Respiratory Care program, spent his days helping transplant patients learn to breathe with their new lungs. Once the pandemic hit western Pennsylvania, Isenberg experienced an abrupt change in his work.
https://bit.ly/3guYFNg

Stephen joins Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Alex Fefolt and Slippery Rock University's Nicole Dunlop as student m...
07/08/2020
Shippensburg University

Stephen joins Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Alex Fefolt and Slippery Rock University's Nicole Dunlop as student members of the Board of Governors.

Senior Stephen Washington appointed to Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Board of Governors.

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According to the Penn Live article, “The State System of Higher Education wants to achieve $250 million in savings and efficiencies within the next two years to align its costs with revenues.” In the past forty years, the growth rate in the number of administrative staff at U.S. universities has been five times that of professors. Chancellor Greenstein, where are the cuts being made to PASSHE administration? Or have you only proposed faculty cuts?
How are the closed universities planning on reimbursing students for room and board at those universities that are going online? What arrangements are being made for those who are living in university towns in apartments for them to recoup the rent they have paid for the semester?
Excited to see that Chancellor Dan closed his recent update with the motto from my alma mater, Clark University, #FiatLux #LetThereBeLight
I think it’s time Pennsylvania start teaching about killing contests...your state is one of the worst..
BOUNDLESS: ARTS AND INTELLECTS - OCTOBER 11 & 12 at MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY. Don't call it a STEM Conference (sorry, nothing personal)! This is the first ever PSSHE wide conference in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the DEADLINE is fast approaching - midnight September 2nd. Follow the link below for full details!!!
BOUNDLESS: ARTS AND INTELLECTS - hosted by Millersville University, held at the Ware Center in downtown Lancaster - a conference for students and faculty in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences - October 11 &12 Submission are being accepted RIGHT NOW! (Deadline: September 2nd, early bird deadline - June 30) For more information, visit the conference website:
PASSHE Contract Provisions Preventing Flexibility  Page 14- Article B7 – in order for a faculty member to teach in another department it takes approval of the President and a secret majority ballot of the current department faculty. Work in other department cannot exceed 50% of the member’s workload  B8 –-no permanent movement of faculty between universities -visiting professors limited to 4 academic terms maximum and must be approved by secret ballot of the sending and receiving department’s faculty as well as approval of both Presidents. Must also remain an employee of the sending university.  Page 19- non bargaining unit employees need secret ballot approval of department faculty and APSCUF to teach  Page 22 – no faculty can be hired without approval of department members  Page 23- temporary and part-time faculty may not exceed 25% of the full time equivalent (FTE)  Page 83- credit for 25% of workload if a local APSCUF president  Page 85-overload compensation  Page 90- must maintain membership in APSCUF as condition of employment  Page 91- Article 29 – retrenchment • Notice must be sent by university to the union before August 1 for the following academic year if there are “changes in finances” and the possibility of retrenchment, however if it’s for program curtailment or elimination of course, April 1 is the date the notice must be sent • Must try to use Attrition first, then by length of service in this order temp PT, temp FT, regular PT, and regular FT—by seniority in each category. Before retrenching must make reasonable effort to place in another bargaining unit, with the right to “bump” others  Page 102- inter-university transfers- • University president must run through chancellor • Department faculty may reject, in which case, the president can only provisionally transfer for a maximum 2 years  Page 108, universities have no claim to intellectual property, unless substantial PASSHE resources used  Page 111 – branch campuses • A faculty member may only be used , if their initial letter of employment provides for that or if they volunteer, they cannot be reassigned…must be paid bonuses • Must notify department if a course will be taught at a branch campus  Page 114 – distance education • Cannot downsize in any department using distance education • Cannot require participation of faculty unless in letter of appointment • Faculty get special payment to develop a course
Would love to know what your plans are to preserve and protect your states OLDEST and ONLY HBCU that hasn’t had any hot water running through the dorms. Seems like you have time for all the other schools except the HBCU we have in this state!!!
Would love to know the origin of forcing retiring employees to annuitize a minimum of $10,000 out of their 403(b) accounts or else you will not give them the retiree health care they have earned by serving for decades at one of your institutions. No one has an answer as to why this twist is sprung at the bitter end and you hold retiree health care hostage unless that condition is satisfied. That little tidbit isn't in my union contract. Comment? Answer?
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I am posting this on behalf of a close friend of mine that does not use Facebook. This is the GoFundMe Campaign for Mathematician and Professor of Mathematics at West Chester University. Dr. Viorel Nitica. Dr. Nitica was a close associate and student of the late Dr. Antole Katok, who passed away very recently. Recently he had underwent surgery for a brain tumor and is undergoing treatment through proton and chemo therapy. Unfortunately, his insurance which is issued in conjunction with West Chester University of Pennsylvania and the Pennstlvania State System of Higher Education Employee, Dr Nitica's employer - has refused to pay for his treatments, although they were deemed medically necessary. Please visit the link for more details. The campaign is administered by Dr. Nitica's spouse, Mrs Ana Nitica. If possible, donate if you can. If not, please spread this to the wider community and express your support.
This morning on Indiana in the Morning (WCCS AM 1160 and FM 101.1, NewsTalk 1160 WCCS), Dr. Kenneth Mash, the president of the faculty union at the State System of Higher Education, discussed the new interim chancellor, contract issues, and the Strategic Review at the state-owned universities. If you missed the interview, hear it here, and find many recent interviews on our Indiana in the Morning page at WCCSradio.com/indiana-in-the-morning!