Sustained Reputation as an Excellent, yet Affordable University
It is imperative that Adelphi remain accessible to talented students of all backgrounds. Enhancing the quality of Adelphi's curricular and co-curricular offerings, without ballooning tuition rates, requires that the University continue to be fiscally prudent; value optimal use of assets across space, place, and time, including the recently opened centers for performing arts, and sports and recreation; and develop non-tuition revenue sources. In the next five years, Adelphi will continue to pursue philanthropic opportunities, particularly through the Annual Fund and the Campaign for Adelphi University. In addition, Adelphi will seek to increase funding from grants and sponsored research, as well as expanded continuing education offerings, pre-college programs, and camps in the summer and during the academic year.
Even as it attracts outside funding, Adelphi will deepen its commitment to prudent fiscal management and sustainable operations. Through environmentally sensitive energy use and construction, the University will recognize substantial long-term savings. Thoughtful use of facilities and technology will ensure the most cost- effective use of the University's assets. Adelphi will maximize its investment in signature academic programs and strategic enrollment.
Alumni are Adelphi's primary ambassadors and supporters. Adelphi's increasing success with programs, reputation, career networking, and revenue generation depend on the strength of their support, particularly with their time, talent, and treasure. We will continue to increase opportunities for alumni to interact and engage with students, faculty, and staff, and develop additional targeted events and programs designed to connect alumni to their alma mater.
By providing timely and topical continuing education programs, Adelphi can serve advancing professionals and generate increased revenue for its academic programs. The University will develop and promulgate institutional continuing education policies to streamline processing, standardize practices across the units and sites, develop the requisite structure for enhancing offerings at all campus and off-campus locations, and formulate a business plan for increased continuing and professional education.
Adelphi is known in the region for offering high-quality pre-college programs in a variety of areas, notably the fine arts, performing arts, liberal arts, and sports. Adelphi will expand its pre-college programs in alignment with enrollment goals and areas of faculty and staff expertise.
Research grants and sponsorships provide important support for faculty scholarship and student research, and enhance the University's reputation. Adelphi's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will work even more actively with faculty members and deans to identify and pursue new funding opportunities and strategies, including state and federal support.
Through the ongoing Campaign for Adelphi University and other fundraising programs, the University will raise capital for significant institutional initiatives and priorities, including new and upgraded campus facilities, and endowments for student scholarships and faculty support. Greater Annual Fund support will increase non-student revenue for quality enhancements.