The Office of the Provost is currently working on a series of initiatives to enhance the student and faculty experience at NJIT. A few of them are mentioned below.
The advancement of academic priorities is critical to the future of NJIT. The NJIT Academic Plan 2013-2015, transitional in nature, describes a process of academic prioritizing that will be strengthened through collaboration and refinement. As we prepare for the roll out of this plan, we invite our academic community to review and refine the vision. At the core of the plan is attention to fair, impartial, and transparent processes that will lead to evidence-based decisions that will support the academic programs we offer, the faculty and researchers who cultivate them, and the students we serve.
This transitional academic plan, as a working document, will position the university toward the next Aspirational Academic Plan by 2015. The aspirational plan will be a document that is both visionary and practical, and will have the support of the NJIT community.
NJIT Strategic Enrollment Plan: 2015-2020
The priority placed on student success in both the Academic Plan and the Strategic Enrollment Plan points to the need for coordination of implementation strategies. The current draft of the NJIT Strategic Enrollment Management Plan, Stage One, 2015-2020, and a PowerPoint of the highlights which was presented to the Board of Trustees on February 7, 2013, are provided here. Because we want a transparent and inclusive process, we invite the academic community to review the draft and provide feedback to Ms. Kathy Kelly, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management who is chairing the SEM planning process. Our goal is to have a final plan ready for Presidential approval and Board review in early summer, 2013.
In Spring 2011, the Board of Trustees authorized the creation of “a University Senate or alternative models of shared governance for NJIT to implement the University Senate or alternative models of shared governance”. The development of a shared governance model is led by a Shared Governance Steering Committee, representing the NJIT community and chaired by Interim Provost Deek.
The NJIT Program Review Process is the centerpiece of the university’s student learning assessment initiative. Program Review promotes a culture of assessment at NJIT, building a cohesive assessment strategy for all degree granting programs. More details can be found at http://www.njit.edu/middlestates/studentlearning/
NJIT Excellence in Research Medal
In early 2013, the Office of the Provost will call for nominations for the NJIT Excellence in Research Medal. Every member of the NJIT research community with at least five years of professional service to the Institute is eligible for consideration. Read more at NJIT Excellence Prize and Medal.
Board of Overseers / NJIT Excellence in Service Award
In February, the Office of the Provost will call for nominations for the NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Service Awards. Up to two awards may be given in any year; each award is valued at $2,500. NJIT has had a service award program since 1981, established under the auspices of the NJIT Board of Overseers.Read more at Excellence in Service Award.
The Constance A. Murray Diversity Award
In February, the Office of the Provost will call for nominations for The Constance A. Murray Diversity Award to be presented at University Convocation, September, 2013.
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