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11/9/2016

State System universities hosting Veterans Day events

​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education universities will honor students, faculty and staff for their military service through a variety of special events and activities scheduled this week, as the nation prepares to celebrate Veterans Day on Friday. >>More

10/31/2016

Senate confirms three new members to State System’s Board of Governors

The state Senate has confirmed the nominations of three new members to the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
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10/27/2016

State System Board chair, chancellor send message to students, faculty and staff

​Board of Governors Chairwoman Cynthia D. Shapira and Chancellor Frank T. Brogan today sent a message to students, faculty, staff and friends of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and its 14 member universities. >>More

10/27/2016

State System reaches tentative agreement with coaches' union

​Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education today reached a tentative agreement with the union representing coaches at the fourteen state-owned universities.​ >>More

10/21/2016

State System, APSCUF reach tentative agreement, strike ends

​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) have reached tentative agreement on a new contract, ending a three-day strike by faculty that began Wednesday. >>More

10/20/2016

State System adds myth busters to negotiation website

​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education placed on its website today a list of “myth busters,” seeking to correct misinformation that continues to circulate about the negotiations between the State System and its faculty union, APSCUF. The myth busters will be circulated in social media as well. >>More

10/18/2016

State System proposes raises for all faculty, same healthcare package as other employees have

​With the clock ticking down toward the faculty union’s announced 5 a.m., Wednesday, strike deadline, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has offered APSCUF a new proposal that would provide raises to all permanent and temporary faculty and a healthcare package identical to what other State System employees have. >>More

10/14/2016

State System works toward agreement with APSCUF

​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education resumed negotiations with its faculty union (APSCUF) today in an attempt to achieve a new collective bargaining agreement. Negotiators will return to the bargaining table again tomorrow. >>More

10/13/2016

Board of Governors approves major policy revisions to ease student transfers, enhance significance and relevance of general education requirements

​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has approved a trio of policy revisions that will make it easier for students to transfer to and among any of the State System universities; will update and strengthen the universities’ general education requirements; and will require that all academic programs are regularly reviewed to ensure they comply with accreditation standards and continue to meet student and employer needs. >>More

10/13/2016

State System ready for pivotal weekend bargaining sessions with faculty union; updates student FAQs

​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education will continue negotiations with APSCUF as bargaining sessions resume tomorrow and are expected to run through the weekend. The System has updated its negotiations website with an expanded list of frequently asked questions received from students over the past week. >>More

10/6/2016

State System Board of Governors approves $505.2 million appropriation request

​Acknowledging the challenge, but also the necessity, the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today voted unanimously to seek $505.2 million in state funding next year, an increase of $61 million over this year’s total. >>More

10/6/2016

Board of Governors approves new degrees at IUP, Kutztown

​The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today gave final approval to three new academic degree programs, including a doctoral program in counselor education and supervision to be offered at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. IUP also received approval to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in public health and Kutztown University, a Bachelor of Science in information technology. >>More

10/5/2016

State System, APSCUF coaches continue making progress toward new agreement

​Negotiators from Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the union that represents athletic coaches at the 14 state-owned universities continue to make progress toward a new agreement. >>More

10/3/2016

State System, SCUPA announce tentative three-year deal

​Negotiators for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the State College and University Professional Association (SCUPA) announced today they have reached tentative agreement on a new three-year contract, which would take effect upon ratification. >>More

9/29/2016

State System, APSCUF continue negotiations, make some progress toward agreement

​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today attempted to advance negotiations with its faculty union, making some progress toward an agreement. >>More

9/27/2016

State System and APSCUF resume negotiations

​Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) will resume negotiations Thursday in Harrisburg. >>More

9/23/2016

State System continues to ask APSCUF to return to bargaining table to avert strike

​With the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties setting a strike date of Oct. 19, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education is asking the faculty union to return to the bargaining table next week and resume negotiations. >>More

9/21/2016

State System offers faculty $159 million in pay raises; seeks contract changes to preserve quality and affordability

​After five days of marathon bargaining, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has proposed raising faculty pay by nearly 12 percent while seeking contractual changes that would preserve quality and affordability for students and their families—even amid unprecedented fiscal challenges. >>More

9/1/2016

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Kayla M. Sweet of Cuba, N.Y., is working in the office of state House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

9/1/2016

California University of Pennsylvania student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

​Claudia Pehowic of Northumberland is working for the state Department of Health as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. >>More

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