The realignment of the Fort Wayne campus came as a result of a study done by Indiana’s Legislative Service Agency (LSA). The LSA study, released in January 2016, made recommendations regarding the overall role and governance of IPFW by IU and Purdue. Neither IU nor Purdue initiated this or any of the previous studies of IPFW since 2011. The realignment based on the recommendations of the state-mandated LSA study required approval from trustees of both Indiana University and Purdue University. Indiana trustees approved the realignment on Dec. 1, 2016. Purdue trustees gave their approval on Dec. 16, 2016.
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The restructure of academic programs announced in late October 2016 came as a result of the University Strategic Alignment Process (USAP). This process was an internal, joint faculty-staff review of campus operations initiated and conducted by IPFW. It was designed to produce recommendations on how to better align resources with IPFW’s mission, with a particular focus on the recent issues of declining enrollments and budgetary shortfalls. It was, and is, a separate endeavor from the LSA study, which was mandated by the state of Indiana. The academic and administrative restructuring is the responsibility of the Fort Wayne campus and does not need Board of Trustees approval.