Events & Activity

Summer Work 2018

As we approach summer, we recognize that there is still a significant amount of work to be done to continue our progess to Integrated Clusters and in support of URI proposals. This summer, we will take a task-based approach once again.

Work to be completed this summer relates to initiatives laid out on the Transformation Timeline. More information can be found here. If you are interested in participating in Summer Work 2018, please complete the survey linked here: Once again, we will offer partificpants the opportunity to contribute at low, medium, and high levels of engagement for varying levels of time across the summer. Once we receive submissions, we will be in touch to explore next steps with interested faculty.

Campus Engagement Series – Fall 2017

During the fall semester, we will continue to convene campus meetings to continue moving us forward and engaging the PSU community. As these dates are subject to change, please mark your calendar and check back often. As cluster leadership teams are developing and teams are being engaged, please remember to consider the structural guidelines and givens shared in August.

Date Topic Downloads
December 8, 2017
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Campus Engagement:
Gen Ed Pathways
November 13, 2017
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Campus Engagement:
4-Credit Models
September 21, 2017 Campus Engagement:
Integrated Approaches to Student Affairs
Read the description here. 
August 28, 2017 Cluster Day Review descriptions of Cluster Day.
August 23-25, 2017 University Days Find the schedule for University Days here.


Task Groups – Summer 2017

Building on work identified during campus forums this past academic year, participants arrived at a set of work activities for this summer. At the March 15th campus forum, we explored the concerns that are “keeping folks up at night.” These concerns informed a March 29th forum with chairs, guides, and staff leaders to identify the steps that needed to be taken in the next 6-9 months to address these concerns. With the Guides, we built upon that work to develop a series of work activities for the summer, described in more detail below. Faculty leads helped to organize much of this summer work; they are now leading teams of faculty and staff from across the institution to move us forward.

Learn more here. 


Campus Engagement – Spring 2017

A series of Campus Forums took place in the Spring semester to address various aspects of the transition to integrated clusters. Sessions are facilitated by the academic deans, cluster guides, and other campus leadership groups, to facilitate faculty and staff engagement in the change process. These events aid us in building community and a shared vision for our future.

Please review upcoming and past forums and hold the upcoming dates on your calendar to actively participate in upcoming Campus Forums:

Date Topic Downloads
May 12, 2017


Cluster Team Design Workshop II Notes and Photos from Workshop Activity

Workshop Agenda

Leadership vs.
Management Responsibilities

Admin. Assistant

Dean & Provost Responsibilities

PDF of Slides

April 28, 2017 Cluster Team Design Workshop I Notes and Photos from Workshop Activity
April 18, 2017 Curriculum and Clusters PDF of Handwritten Notes

PDF Transcribed Notes

PDF of Slides

Worksheet Template

Forum Agenda

March 29, 2017 Progress and Next Steps PDF of Next Steps Document

PDF of Brainstorm Notes

Photos of Next Steps & Brainstorm

March 15, 2017 Organizing to Support Clusters PDF of Discussion Posters

Photos of Discussion Posters

February 24, 2017 Planning for the Future (Why) PDF Summary of Insights & Next Steps

Student Outcomes and Mapping Support

White-paper on Building a PSU Ethos

Executive Summary of White-Paper

January 26, 2017 Leadership vs. Management Activity

Guides/Chairs Meeting

PDF Summary of Activities
November 16, 2016 Restructuring PDF Summary of Insights
PDF of Slides