February 13, 2004
As many of you know, we have been successful in efforts to gain federal appropriations for Fairleigh Dickinson University. Over the past two years we have been awarded $1 million in support of on-line course development.
Senior Vice President Mark Campbell has provided strong leadership in developing our federal agenda submission packets, working with our lobbyist, Marilyn Berry Thompson of JordenBurt LLP, and arranging for us to visit all members of New Jersey’s congressional delegation.
FDU’s federal agenda for FY05 has been developed based on feedback from congressional members and their aides, as well as the probability of potential matches between our submission and federal spending priorities. The key elements of our federal agenda FY05 submission are as follows:
Global Education and Distance/Distributed Learning Initiative
Enhance the University’s digital infrastructure, increase Global Virtual Faculty™ participation and support new course development.
Puerta al Futuro (Gateway to the Future) Program
Provide support to expand this initiative for the Hispanic community, which combines Spanish language instruction and intensive English training.
National Guard Bureau Global Education On-line Project
Expand master’s degree offerings, with concentrations in Global Security/Terrorism Studies and Emergency Management Administration.
Computer Forensic Security Administration Training Center and Laboratory
Fund a state-of-the-art cyber security and forensics laboratory, allowing us to further our collaboration with national, state and regional law enforcement agencies.
Community Unification Pedestrian Bridge
Build a pedestrian bridge that connects the “Becton Hall Deck” on the Teaneck side of the river with the southern end of the Rothman Center on the Hackensack side.
Mark Campbell has arranged with JordenBurt LLP to provide advance notification and customized RFP alerts and reports to support faculty who are interested in pursuing federal grant opportunities. JordenBurt LLP is also available, in conjunction with Pat Verost in the Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects, to assist faculty with funding proposals through various federal agencies. For more information, contact your college deans, campus provosts or Mark Campbell at 973-443-8557.