From its inception, Adelphi has been responsive to student aspirations and societal needs. In order to secure its place as a leader in higher education, Adelphi must adapt its programs and structure to better meet the demands of today's technology-driven, global, and interconnected economy and society. The ability of our graduates to successfully navigate these connections, emerge as leaders, and make contributions to the public dialogue will become the hallmark of an Adelphi education. Further, the University will solidify its position as an engaged community partner by seeking new and expanded programs, delivery methods, and affiliations that serve the broader public. The University will also continue to encourage the diversity of its students, faculty, and administration to allow for the infusion of multiple perspectives into its curriculum and operations.
Through the use of instructional technology, Adelphi will improve the fluency of its students in the utility of new technologies, which will better prepare them for future roles in graduate school, the workplace, and the global community. Adelphi will support the faculty in the adoption of appropriate instructional technologies to bolster pedagogical goals and meet the needs of 21st century students—or "digital natives."
To create an environment that is infused with technology, the administration will encourage all members of the Adelphi community to develop technology plans appropriate to their programs.
Through research and thoughtful planning, Adelphi will ensure that its new and existing degree and non-degree programs, particularly those in a more robust University College, meet the demands of today's workforce.
Adelphi will find new ways to harness existing and emerging technologies to enhance the content and delivery of its programs and courses, with special focus on offerings in University College and continuing education. Through training, support, and incentives, the University will encourage faculty members to use innovative technology in instruction.
As a center of knowledge creation and transfer, Adelphi is well positioned to strengthen its role as a vital regional resource and enhance the quality of life within the communities it serves. This will be achieved through current initiatives, including our Center for Social Innovation, Long Island Center for Nonprofit Leadership, and community service projects undertaken by our Center for Student Involvement, and through new community partnerships. We will also expand agreements and joint ventures with hospitals and other health-related facilities and partners, and seek grants and develop practica and professional development programs to meet the emerging needs of those in the region. In addition, our faculty and students will coordinate with schools and neighborhoods for collaborative programming.
Adelphi will leverage its existing international programs and initiatives, such as the Center for International Education, Levermore Global Scholars, International Studies, and General Education, to infuse global learning throughout its academic programs and co-curricular offerings. The University will pursue new opportunities for global learning through faculty research, study abroad, and partnerships. By building international relationships, Adelphi will broaden opportunities for faculty to teach and conduct research abroad, and for students to study in other countries. In addition, the diversity of communities in the University's immediate region enables Adelphi to offer "global" experiences locally that will uniquely prepare our students for today's challenges.
By recruiting students, faculty members, and administrators from varied backgrounds, Adelphi will infuse its campus and centers with new perspectives and enhance intercultural awareness. Adelphi will provide incentives to support programs and initiatives that promote and value multiple points of view and better accommodate the needs of 21st century students with a global perspective.