An Adelphi education must appeal to today's students who are career-focused, community-minded, and well versed in technology. An Adelphi education must also be nimble enough to meet the demands of careers that may not yet exist. Through real-world experience, in addition to classroom learning, students will gain the knowledge, skills, abilities, and values they can use to achieve success in their future pursuits. Adelphi will leverage its rich array of academic programs, student services, and deep community ties to increase experiential and cooperative learning opportunities. The University will seek new opportunities for student social and cultural exchanges. With new centers for recreation and sports, the performing arts, early learning, and fine arts, Adelphi will offer high impact cultural, educational, and recreational programs.
Experiential learning through internships, service programs, research, and creative work allows students to hone their academic and professional skills, and to stand out to future employers and graduate programs. We will work to leverage relationships within the Adelphi community, and with alumni and community partners, to increase opportunities for students. We will establish and implement an "Adelphi Community Fellows Program," that will offer University-paid, and externally-supported internships for AU students to work and train with regional nonprofits. Adelphi will promote student-faculty collaboration in scholarship, creative work, and co-curricular projects, and will better coordinate, develop, and oversee experiential learning programs.
Highly accessible, personalized, and robust student services enhance a university's learning and social environments. The University is firmly committed to fostering small, theme-based student communities for academic, social, and cultural exchanges, as well as enhancing professional networking opportunities for, and the career development skills of, its students. The Center for Student Involvement will continue to create opportunities for, and training programs in, leadership for students and also increase opportunities for volunteer work. Adelphi will continue to improve student services, including pre-enrollment advising of new students; enhance commuter engagement experiences; and both career and post-graduate advising. Recognition of the power and importance of these activities will be demonstrated by the creation and implementation of an undergraduate cocurricular transcript.
In addition, dramatic improvements to Adelphi's Garden City campus, including its new facilities, foster a rich learning, social, and cultural environment for students. With the renovation of Woodruff Hall and the completion of the new Center for Recreation and Sports, Adelphi is committed both to sustaining campus support for its 22 intercollegiate athletics teams, and to expanded recreation and intramural activities to support its health and wellness philosophy.
Off-campus centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie enable Adelphi to bring convenient, career-focused education to professionals near their homes and workplaces. Adelphi will continue to assess the centers' academic and co-curricular programs to ensure that they are meeting student and community needs, and to identify new areas for professional development, graduate and certificate programs, and professional conferences.