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Academic Restructure

Motivation and Objectives

Motivation

CSU Pueblo will elevate its people and community, create educational opportunities, foster unique collaborations, and support inclusion, access and affordability as a gateway to the world.  Our new mission reflects our desire to increase student success in a rapidly changing world by instilling resilience, agility and problem-solving abilities in our diverse student population. 

Objectives

CSU Pueblo is committed to supporting the success of its diverse student population by providing them with an environment where they can master the skills needed to navigate a work environment. Examination of the current structure reveals an opportunity to carry out a moderate reorganization that will achieve several objectives.

New Structure of Academic Affairs

College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

The STEM College will be comprised of Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics, and Engineering Technology and Construction Management.

Impact

  • No Physical relocation is required.
  • The new STEM College will increase opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and growth in the STEM area.
  • The new college will be led by a Dean and have five departments.

Financial Impact

  • Minimal financial cost associated with change in stationary and business cards, stipends and salary adjustment.
  • Positive financial impact is expected due to improved recruitment efforts and enhanced collaboration.

College of Health, Education, and Nursing

The remaining programs in the College of Education, Engineering and Professional Studies will be organized into three schools within a College of Health, Education and Nursing: School of Nursing, School of Education and School of Health Sciences and Human Movement.

Each of the Schools will be led by one person serving as Associate Dean/Director.  The schools will not have departments. One of the Directors will serve as Dean for the College for an additional stipend resulting in a reduced administrative cost. 

The Dean position will be reviewed for reappointment or new appointment every three years.

Financial Impact

  • A dean position will be shifted to a faculty position, resulting in a reduction in the administration cost.

School of Creativity and Practice

The School of Creativity and Practice will be comprised of the departments of Media Communication, Arts and Creative Media and Music.  The vision of the school is to become the regional center of choice for media, art and music.

The academic programs in each of the departments will remain distinct, the school will focus on creating common core courses at the different levels in each program aimed at providing shared experiences for students pursuing an education in the innovative careers relevant to creative industries.

Automotive Industry Management Program

Moving the Automotive Industry Management Program to the HSB

The Automotive Industry Management program uses close to 50% of its curriculum from the Hasan School of Business. Thus, the program curriculum is well aligned with the HSB and would benefit from moving into the HSB.

Impact

  • Lines for faculty members associated with the program would be moved to the HSB.
  • No physical relocation is required.
  • A program coordinator will continue to coordinate the program.
  • The program coordinator will report to the Associate Dean at HSB.
  • The HSB will apply for a waiver for the program from their AACSB accreditation.

Financial Impact

  • Minimal financial cost associated with change in stationary and business cards.
  • Positive financial impact is expected due to improved recruitment efforts and enhanced collaboration.

Provost's Office

Staff

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