Organizational Structure Assessment Announcement

Consonant with the principles of effective assessment for continuous improvement at DeSales and the expectations of Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) for institutional leadership and governance, the Institutional Outcomes Assessment Committee is completing an evaluation of the implementation of DeSales University Organizational Structure.

The evaluation seeks to focus on four main areas: Communication, Alignment, Function and Decision Making in relationship to the two parts of the Organizational Structure – the Divisional Structure and the Committee Structure separately.

In the two weeks following Spring Break (March 10 -21) the Institutional Outcomes Assessment Committee will be gathering feedback from University stakeholders via surveys that will be administered electronically to faculty, staff, and students that have served on University committees.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this important endeavor to improve governance at DeSales.

If you have any questions regarding the assessment plans for the Organizational Structure Implementation please contact the chair of Institutional Outcomes Assessment Committee – Peter Rautzhan, AVP Administration and Planning via phone at ext. 1332 or email at

CLEP Testing Workshop

DeSales University’s ACCESS program is offering a non-credit workshop on College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Our Easton Area Campus is one of 1,400 CLEP test centers in the U.S. and abroad. CLEP is an uncomplicated, reputable, and efficient way for you to get college credit for knowledge you have acquired on your own.

The “What,” When,” and “How” of CLEP Testing

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Location: DeSales’ Easton Area Campus
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The workshop is free, registration required. To register:

Questions: Contact Leala Kuchera at 610-814-4871 or

DUC Parking Lot Closed, 3/1

DeSales University is hosting a large event in the University Center on the evening of Saturday, March 1st, 2014 . The parking lot will be closed at 2:00PM and will remain so until 8:00PM. Overflow parking will be sent to the front lot of Billera Hall.

Over two hundred attendees are registered.

The University Center parking lot will remain congested until 11:00PM.

University faculty, staff, and students should consider parking in other lots on the evening of Saturday, March 01, 2014.


Blackboard Down for Maintenance, 3/1

Blackboard Down for Maintenance on Saturday 3/1/2014 from 3 a.m. – 5 a.m.

Blackboard will be performing scheduled maintenance to DeSales’ Blackboard environment ( on Saturday March 1, 2014 from 3 a.m. – 5 a.m. Blackboard will be down for the entirety of this maintenance window. Normal service for Blackboard will resume after the two-hour maintenance window concludes.

Questions? Contact DEIT at or x2290.

Grant Writing Workshops

The ACCESS program (accelerated adult program) at DeSales University is presenting two workshops on grant writing. The workshops will cover topics such as the types of grants, funding and research. Along with writing proposals, developing budgets, evaluation and documentation. They are scheduled for:

Workshop #1 –

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: DeSales University Center

Workshop #2 –

Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Location:  DeSales University Center

Cost: $20.00 each or two for $35.00

To register: visit our web site at

Questions: Contact Leala Kuchera at