Office of the Provost

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.   

NJIT Academic Plan: 2013-2015

The advancement of academic priorities is critical to the future of NJIT.  The NJIT Academic Plan 2013-2015, transitional in nature, has been strengthened through collaboration with faculty committees.  At the core of the plan is attention to fair, impartial, and transparent processes that will lead to evidence-based decisions supporting the academic programs we offer, the faculty and researchers who cultivate them, and the students we serve.

The attention to continuous improvement mediated by the academic planning will move NJIT toward the next level of academic success.

The Academic Plan 2013-2015 is available to the university community through the NJIT Pipeline.

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. 

Shared Governance

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.

Assessment of Student Learning

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

Provost News


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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