Office of the Provost

2006 News

December 8, 2006

Please use the links below to access information on the ASEE Mid-Atlantic Conferance and Call for Abstracts.

ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Spring 2007 Conference Call for Abstracts

December 2006 -- National Survey of Student Engagement

Presentation by the Department of Institutional Research and Planning


December 4, 2006 -- For Your Information

Please use the links below to access information on the Scientists/Engineers in Residence Program at Liberty Science Center:

  • Scientists/Engineers in Residence Program (.pdf)
  • Joseph Amara, Direction, Education Recourses and Programs (.pdf)
  • Jeffrey Osowski, Vice President, Learning and Teaching (.pdf)

October 25, 2006 -- NJIT DAY

On Saturday, October 7, 2006, Members of the NJIT community gathered to take part of NJIT's ongoing celebration of the 125th anniversary of Newark Technical School.


October 18, 2006 -- Improving NJIT Library Services: Strategic Needs and Direction

Presentation by Richard Sweeney to the Committee on Academic Affairs



October 18, 2006 -- Teaching, Learning, and Technology Committee Update

Presentation to the Committee on Academic Affairs



October 9, 2006 -- Fall & Spring Semester Workshops

Please click the link below to view upcoming faculty workshops for the 2006 - 2007 Academic Year. (Workshops)

September 21, 2006 -- Cross-sector Partnerships for Women of Industry/Government/Academe

EWNJ Scholarship Dinner presentation by Dr. Priscilla P. Nelson, Provost and Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs

September 7, 2006 -- University Convocation

On Wednesday, September 7, 2006, University Convocation took place in the Jim Wise Theatre of Kupfrian Hall. The Keynote Address was given by the Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor of Newark and excerpts are available here


September 5, 2006 -- NJIT Overview

Presentation by Dr. Priscilla P. Nelson, Provost and Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs

August 21, 2006 -- Academic Attire on Sale

The university no longer covers the cost of commencement regalia. As a result, the purchase of academic attire by faculty and staff can be a prudent investment. The NJIT Bookstore's principal supplier of commencement regalia, Collegiate Apparel (a division of Herff Jones), is having a sale during September. The Bookstore has arranged for a Collegiate Apparel representative to be on campus with samples on September 20, 2006 from 10AM to 3PM. For those who may be interested in purchasing attire, please look at this flyer (pdf format). Also, please note the representative may be able to provide information on alternatives that are even lower cost than those described in the flyer.


August 16, 2006 -- Graduate Growth Initiative (GGI)

Presentation by Graduate Admissions to improve NJIT’s bottom line, bring in new part-time enrollments, and engage industry



July 19, 2006 -- Academic Plan for the New Jersey Institute of Technology 2006-2010

Presentation to the Committee on Academic Affairs by Dr. Priscilla P. Nelson, Provost and Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs


July 19, 2006 -- Committee on Academic Affairs Budget Environment

Presentation by the Committee on Academic Affairs


May 30, 2006 -- NJIT to Offer a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology at Camden County College

Students at Camden County College will soon be able to earn a bachelor’s degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology without leaving their campus. Starting this fall, NJIT will offer a bachelor's degree in information technology at CCC's Blackwood campus. CCC students who have earned an associate's degree in one of five areas can register for the bachelor’s degree.Read more

May 30, 2006 -- Newark College of Engineering Dean Search

For the latest information on the Newark College of Engineering Dean Search, click here.

May 10, 2006 -- Young Scientists from Kearny, North Arlington Receive Research Grant

On Wednesday, May 10, Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ) presented two New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) students with Congressional Certificates honoring their work on sustainable energy practices. The students, Ronnachai Tiyarattanachai of North Arlington and Shih-Yun Kuo of Kearny, won a research grant through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's P3 (People, Prosperity, and the Planet) student design competition to complete one of their research proposals.

May 5, 2006 -- EPA Design Competition

A team of students under the supervision of Maurie Cohen, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, competed for the EPA’s Second Annual P3 (People, Prosperity, Planet) Award at the National Student Design Expo on May 9 and 10 in Washington, DC. This photo features EPS student Ken Car with Mike Ferguson who represents New Jersey's 7th Congressional District (Somerset County and the surrounding vicinity).

March 3, 2006 -- NCE Dean Resignation and Search Process (49kb, pdf)

February 7, 2006 -- Jim Robertson, Assistant University Librarian, Accepted to the Prestigious Frye Leadership Institute

Jim Robertson, Assistant University Librarian at NJIT, has been selected in a national competition, to attend the 2006 Frye Leadership Institute, to be held June 4 to 16, in Atlanta, GA.  The Frye Leadership Institute exists to develop creative leaders to guide and transform academic information services for higher education in the twenty-first century.  The Institute seeks to bring to tomorrow's higher education leadership the insights and understanding of the issues that will inform this framework, including academic, technology, economic, public policy, student, and constituent-relations dynamics.  Every leader is selected based, in part, on a practicum.  Jim’s practicum, the year after the Institute, will be the definition, architecture, and development of a prototype for collaborative searching, i.e. allowing more than one user to search database(s) collaboratively and simultaneously. 

Jim was nominated by NJIT Provost Priscilla Nelson and NJIT University Librarian Richard Sweeney.  Only 18% of this year’s nominees were selected to attend.  The Institute is partially supported by a grant from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation and is sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources, EDUCAUSE, and Emory University.  See http://www.fryeinstitute.org/

January 25 -- NJIT Mathematician Receives Noted Math Prize

Robert Miura, PhD, a professor in the departments of mathematical sciences and biomedical engineering, was honored on January 18 by his colleagues for receiving on January 13 the Leroy P. Steele Prize for a Seminal Contribution To Research In Mathematics from the American Mathematical Society.  Read more. 

January 18, 2006 -- Announcement of the Hurlburt Professorship

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Katia Passerini as the Hurlburt Professor of Management of Information Systems at NJIT. Dr. Passerini, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems (MIS) in the School of Management, holds a joint-appointment in the Information Systems (IS) Department in the College of Computing Sciences (CCS). The Hurlburt Professorship was established in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hurlburt (NJIT Class of 1935).Read More (pdf, 70 KB).