Academic Affairs Organizational Effectiveness Task Force Update #3

The Academic Affairs Organizational Effectiveness Task Force (OETF) was charged by Provost Abraham with making recommendations on the organizational structure of the Division of Academic Affairs. The OETF met twice in January and is pleased to share its third update with the campus community.

Based on research of 50 comparison colleges/universities and meetings with Chairs/Directors in all three schools, the task force drafted four possible organizational models. The models were shared with the Provost and Deans in mid-January, and the OETF received one model back, which blended many aspects of the four original models.

Proposed Model

College of Business, Math, & Science (CBMS)

  • School of Business
  • School of Math, Science, & Technology

College of Humanities, Arts, Social Science, & Education (CHASSE)

  • School of Arts, Humanities & Social Science
  • School of Education

College of Nursing, Health, & Human Performance (NHHP)

  • School of Nursing
  • School of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education
  • School of Public & Behavioral Health

The OETF recommends the following administrative structure:

  • Each College would have a Dean (management confidential)
  • Each School would have an Associate Dean (management confidential)
  • Each Department would have a Chair (faculty, United University Professions)

The above organizational model creates three main units similar to our current model but allows movement of existing units to create more equity. The proposed model permits schools with affinities to be housed within in the same college.

Upcoming Town Halls

OETF would like to hear from you!

  • Wednesday, February 14 from 3:15-4:15 pm (McCue Auditorium)
  • Thursday, February 15 from 1-2 pm (Teams)

Chairs will be asked to provide feedback on behalf of their department via Qualtrics form (available no later than February 19) due March 1 discussing:

  • Strengths and weaknesses of the proposed model and proposed administrative structure.
  • Where each department sees itself within the model.
  • Other departments with which you have affinities.

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Posted: February 02, 2024