#SHAMEONIUP

A student-led coalition to save our programs, professors, and staff

 
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ABOUT

In October 2020, IUP announced the retrenchment of roughly 130 tenured and tenure-track faculty (25% of our total faculty), as well as over 130 non-faculty staff, and the consolidation of the Colleges of Fine Arts and Humanities & Social Sciences. However, despite IUP's insistence that it is moving towards a STEM focus, multiple STEM programs are also facing devastating cuts. Our cross-disciplinary, student-led coalition knows that these cuts spell the end of lucrative, successful, and impactful programs across the university, and are anything but "student-centered." Join us in saying SHAME on IUP in order to SAVE IUP, and show your support for our faculty, staff, and programs. We're in this together.

 

OUR COALITION

Programs We Believe In

Our coalition started as a collaboration between Journalism, CAL and TESOL, and Fine Arts students to share resources and petitions to make our voices stronger together. As we quickly learned, it wasn't only our programs that were deeply impacted, but practically every program and college across campus. Now that we know the scope of the devastating plan, we are sharing all departments that we know of (so far) that are impacted. For details, including which programs are being cut entirely, see IUP's plan here.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Communication Disorders

  • Communications Media

  • Counseling

  • Developmental Studies

  • Educational Psychology

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

  • Art

  • Music

  • Theater & Dance

COLLEGE OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

  • Criminology

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design

  • Nursing and Allied Health

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Anthropology

  • Economics

  • English

  • Foreign Languages

  • Geography

  • History

  • Journalism

  • Philosophy

  • Political Science

  • Religious Studies

  • Sociology

EBERLY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Finance & Legal Studies

  • Information Systems and Decisions Sciences

KOPCHICK COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Geoscience

  • Mathematical and Computer Sciences

  • Physics

  • Psychology

OTHER DEPARTMENTS

  • IUP Library

  • IUP Staff

Are you part of an impacted program? We would love to work together.

 
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TAKE ACTION

Our voices are stronger together. Join us in solidarity with our professors and staff to fight for their jobs and our degree programs!

 

SIGN OUR PETITIONS

With just the time it's taken to read this far on our website, you can sign our petitions to send a clear message to IUP President Driscoll and Provost Moerland that our programs, faculty, and staff are INDISPENSIBLE.

SEND AN EMAIL

Email Governor Wolf, Chair of the Board of Governors Shapira, and/or PASSHE Chancellor Greenstein to fight for our faculty, staff, and programs. Click for a link to ASPCUF's evolving email-writing guide.

MAKE A CALL

Call your Legislators and Governor Wolf to implore them to intervene against IUP's restructuring and retrenchment plan. Click the button below to see APSCUF's updated call script and phone numbers.

ATTEND AN EVENT

Join us at an event to protest the retrenchment and restructuring decision. Together, we can stop this, but we have a limited window of time before final decisions are announced at the end of October.

VOICES

Have you been impacted by the proposed cuts and restructuring at IUP?

 

"As a faculty member who is probably not going to be directly affected, I am still very concerned for my colleagues, the health of many programs, and the threat to opportunities for future students."

Kenneth Sherwood, English Faculty

IN THE NEWS

Our Message, Gaining Traction

 

Upcoming Events

  • Rally Against Faculty Retrenchment
    Rally Against Faculty Retrenchment
    Thu, Oct 29
    IUP Oakgrove
    Oct 29, 2020, 3:30 PM – 6:35 PM EDT
    IUP Oakgrove, Indiana, PA 15705, USA
    Support our faculty students at the second rally time! Zoom information is available on IUP APSCUF's website here: http://www.iupapscuf.org/
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  • Rally Against Faculty Retrenchment
    Rally Against Faculty Retrenchment
    Wed, Oct 28
    IUP Oakgrove
    Oct 28, 2020, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    IUP Oakgrove, Indiana, PA 15705, USA
    Join in person or remote (see http://www.iupapscuf.org/ for Zoom info) to support our faculty!
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  • Poster Making
    Poster Making
    Tue, Oct 20
    Zoom - email shameoniup@gmail.com for link
    Oct 20, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Zoom - email shameoniup@gmail.com for link
    Event hosted by the IUP Union for Faculty and Coaches (APSCUF) to make signs and posters for their upcoming Rally Against Faculty Retrenchment
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