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  • PASSHE Institutions Merging

    Hi all -

    Just a heads up that something dealing with merging/integration is going to go down at the BOG meeting this morning.

    The State System will be announcing it at some point today (Thursday, July 16).
    Last edited by ssidiver; 07-16-2020, 10:21 AM.

  • #2
    Merging is not the appropriate word; for what is about to happen; partnering is a better word. Boro with ROCK and Clarion with Cal

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    • #3
      The Edinboro Fighting The Rock

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      • #4
        But they still would be separate entities for athletics? Slippery Scots? Clarion Golden Vulcans?

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        • #5
          Shared back end operation functions, nothing forward facing merging. So one HR office, one purchasing office, one accounting office, etc.

          Integrations not merger. Direct quote from the chancellor.

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          • #6
            So it's three unique partnerships to explore different types of shared services or future innovation.

            Cal and Clarion are going explore online driven programs.

            Edinboro and Slippery Rock are exploring shared back end functions plus trying a unified admissions plan.

            Mansfield and Lock Haven are going to pursue creating non degree credentials to promote lifelong learning and career pivots without requiring a new degree.

            These are not mergers. They're exploring different models of the larger system redesign.

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            • #7
              It's interesting that they didn't combine the closest geographically.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Fightingscot82 View Post
                So it's three unique partnerships to explore different types of shared services or future innovation.

                Cal and Clarion are going explore online driven programs.

                Edinboro and Slippery Rock are exploring shared back end functions plus trying a unified admissions plan.

                Mansfield and Lock Haven are going to pursue creating non degree credentials to promote lifelong learning and career pivots without requiring a new degree.

                These are not mergers. They're exploring different models of the larger system redesign.
                System Redesign Project Progress

                Cal and Clarion have the most online offerings in the system.



                Philly Inquirer Major change could be coming for Pennsylvania’s state universities

                The board of governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education agreed to allow the chancellor’s administration to study the financial impact of the integration of three pairs of universities in the western and north central areas of the state. The system could go from 14 to 11 schools.


                Last edited by Horror Child; 07-16-2020, 10:28 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by iupgroundhog View Post
                  It's interesting that they didn't combine the closest geographically.
                  Because it's not about combining. It's about collaboration.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Horror Child View Post

                    System Redesign Project Progress

                    Cal and Clarion have the most online offerings in the system.



                    Philly Inquirer Major change could be coming for Pennsylvania’s state universities




                    I watched the chancellor's presentation live. This is about exploring collaboration.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Fightingscot82 View Post

                      I watched the chancellor's presentation live. This is about exploring collaboration.
                      They should outsource Harrisburg while they are at it....

                      They should put Clarion, Edinboro, Lock Haven and Mansfield As one group and Mon Valley U. and Slimey Pebble together.

                      Just leave IUP alone...

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                      • #12
                        Integrated Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania has a nice ring too it.

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                        • #13

                          – California and Clarion ­ An integration that would, in addition to on-campus programs, seek to stand up a low-cost, high-quality, online undergraduate degree and degree-completion program that is not currently available in Pennsylvania.
                          – Edinboro and Slippery Rock ­ An integration that would strengthen and broaden available academic opportunities by aligning two educational programs into one, driving down costs and coordinating enrollment strategies.
                          – Lock Haven and Mansfield ­ This arrangement could develop non-degree and stackable credentials that meet workforce needs in selected high demand occupations and concentrating on adult students, all in partnership with regional employers.
                          https://www.lockhaven.com/news/urgen...-integrations/

                          https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvan...slippery-rock/

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                          • #14
                            Couple interesting quotes:

                            Greenstein - With the exception of Slippery Rock, the schools are the ones “we have the greatest concerns about." The other schools are Edinboro, Clarion, Mansfield, Lock Haven and CAL.

                            Greenstein - Cheyney, a historically Black university that has struggled in the past but projects a strong enrollment gain for the fall amid new partnerships with businesses, is not expected to be considered for consolidation.

                            Greenstein - Whether they would retain both names or assume a new one and just how each of their campuses would be used are among the topics the review will explore.

                            Greenstein - The market in Pennsylvania for traditional residential education is shrinking. It has been for years, and it’s going to shrink more. How many of our institutions can that market sustain? That’s the question we are trying to address.

                            From the article - The integration could leave the system with 11 universities.

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                            • #15
                              Here's the skinny from the Philly Inquirer...https://www.inquirer.com/education/p..._8wXHxJq0MmRgo

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