As part of Strategic Planning process, the Comprehensive Academic Programs Working Group identified a new organizational structure for Academic Affairs that will be in place starting July 1, 2019. The new structure includes a four school model.
- School of Arts and Sciences
- School of Physical Education, Performance and Sport Leadership
- School of Health Sciences
- School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences
The current School of Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS) which serves non-traditional and online students at seven regional campuses and online will become integrated into the new four school model. Rather than a separate school with a complex and duplicative administrative structure, the new organizational structure locates PCS programs into existing departments and creates two new departments, criminal justice in the school of arts and sciences, and human services in the school of social work and behavioral sciences. Faculty on our regional campuses and online will report to academic departments that are aligned with their discipline.
With this One-Springfield College model, much of the redundancy in services and support will be reduced. The reporting lines of several PCS professionals have already been relocated to main campus offices such communications, enrollment management, financial aid, academic advising, and the academic success center.
Dr. John Eisler, PCS dean, will serve as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and provide oversight for regional campuses, online and continuing education. The new structure allows investment into campus-wide infrastructure to support regional, adult and online instruction, a new division of continuing education, and technology innovation in support of student learning. It also better reflects, and supports the important role of building the national reputation of the College while maintaining a commitment to adult learners as well as an expansion into online program delivery to national partner organizations.