Recognition as a Center of Intellectual and Creative Activity
In today's increasingly competitive global economy, undergraduate and graduate students seek programs characterized by academic rigor and innovation that give them a competitive edge. Over the last decade, Adelphi has strengthened its academic programs and curriculum. In the next five years, the University will identify and shape a spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs that will be celebrated, recognized, and sought after for their quality and relevance, and also demonstrate our commitment to leadership and ethics in thought and action. To accomplish this, Adelphi is prepared to invest in faculty research and creative activity and create new models of collaborative and interdisciplinary education and program delivery.
Adelphi will establish itself as a recognized center of intellectual and creative work by cultivating innovative academic programs that stand out for their quality, flexibility, and relevance. Adelphi will invest resources to ensure that new and existing undergraduate and graduate programs address contemporary as well as traditional issues, and match market needs with current and potential areas of faculty expertise. Adelphi will continue to hire distinguished faculty and attract highly qualified students in targeted areas consistent with enrollment goals. Furthermore, the University is committed to making General Education, the liberal arts and sciences curriculum required of all undergraduates, one of its signature programs notable for richness, quality, and distinction, and relevance for citizenship as well as careers.
Understanding the importance of interdisciplinary approaches for professionals in all fields, Adelphi will find ways to leverage and combine its strengths to create new programs and units that will better address students' aspirations and meet community needs. As part of this planning process, Adelphi has reviewed organizational structures and missions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of collaborative programs and inter/multi-disciplinary initiatives. An example of this thinking is the exploration of a "Center for Health Innovation." This Center could foster interdisciplinary programming and grant-seeking activities. It also will ensure that our clinical services are aligned with regional needs and developed in support of long-term institutional goals. These include the generation of non-tuition revenue, an enhanced regional and national reputation, and seeking regional medical partnerships that add distinction and strength to our pursuits. In addition, we will develop shared areas of research—both including and beyond healthcare—that will allow Adelphi to become recognized as a thought leader.
For Adelphi to be a hub of intellectual and creative work, its faculty must be engaged in profound and relevant scholarly and creative pursuits. By ensuring that its research and teaching facilities meet the highest standards, and identifying new means to support faculty projects, the University aims to double faculty grant income in five years. Adelphi will pursue opportunities and support for faculty scholars and artists to collaborate with the larger community and will showcase its distinguished faculty and programs locally and nationally.