Strategic Plan Progress Report October 2017

Health Sciences

  • Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health
    • The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) granted a 10-year reaccreditation to the DNP program and APRN certificate programs, extending accreditation to June 30, 2027.
    • This fall, 51 freshmen enrolled in the BSN program at the Florham Campus and 38 freshmen enrolled in the same program at the Metropolitan Campus.
    • This fall, 16 freshmen and one transfer student enrolled in the BS in Health Studies program at the Florham Campus, and 30 freshmen and six transfer students enrolled in the same program at the Metropolitan Campus.
    • This fall, 14 new students enrolled in the MSN program at the Florham Campus, and 57 new students enrolled in the same program at the Metropolitan Campus.
    • Twenty-six new students enrolled in the RN to BSN program at the Metropolitan Campus this fall.
  • School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    • The School is in the process of establishing its first post-graduate fellowship in partnership with Becton Dickinson, in the area of health economics and outcomes research.
    • The School has opened a search for a program director for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, and has identified a program consultant who is assessing the program.
    • The School leadership has engaged a series of partners to advance its opioid education initiative, including St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Paterson; Morris County Prevention is Key; the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris; and other community partners.
    • This fall, the School welcomed its largest-to-date class of PharmD students with 92 new students.
    • The School has secured a partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health for the placement of clinical faculty members at its Ocean Medical Center in Brick and Accountable Care Organization in Freehold.

International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • An agreement is being finalized that will include a $5+ million commitment for a hospitality center within the new Campus Union Building on the Metropolitan Campus.
  • The School achieved initial hospitality accreditation status from the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration for a full seven years (2017- 2024).
  • The fundraising campaign to support the renovation of the North Arms in Wroxton has raised more than 70 percent of the overall goal.
  • The School is anticipating its first intake of graduate students in hospitality management studies at Wroxton College in spring 2018.

Silberman College of Business

  • The number of freshmen in Silberman College increased by 81 percent this fall, and graduate enrollment increased by 13.3 percent, including more than 50 PharmD students who are enrolled in the MBA program as a second-degree option.
  • The College held its Third Annual 50-under-50, and has inducted nearly 100 alumni in three years.
  • A breakfast speakers series began in New York City to increase our profile around financial services and wealth and risk management, as well as to create meaningful networking events for our alumni.
  • Established Next Gen Board (16 members) of “30-Something” alumni who will advise Silberman on curriculum and placement issues and mentor students. The senior Board of Advisors will mentor them.
  • Launched a Parents’ Council to help understand issues from both student and parent perspectives.
  • Formed a planning committee of approximately 20 alumni and business leaders to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the naming of Silberman College.

School of Public and Global Affairs

  • Secured a $2.5 million commitment from a major philanthropic and public service figure, in addition to the $2.5 million gift committed last year by alumnus Jim Orefice and his family.
  • Appointed a Founding Director for the School, who is expected to secure additional gift commitments and expand programming, enrollment, and tuition revenue by fall 2018.
  • Began the process of identifying and recruiting additional Advisory Board members in New Jersey, Vancouver, and the United Kingdom.
  • A beta version of an expanded MPA program (to include students in New Jersey, Vancouver, and Wroxton) will be tested in fall 2018.

School of the Arts

  • Proposals for an MFA in Film and an MA and MFA in Animation were approved by the New Jersey Presidents’ Council on October 16, 2017.
  • Two cultivation dinners were held in Los Angeles and San Francisco, hosted by FDU alum Garry Kitchen. The group in Los Angeles is affiliating informally to serve as a contact for the School on the West Coast. Both groups spoke about exciting internship possibilities that they would support for FDU Arts students.
  • An Arts alumni group has been formed with 11 founding members. They are planning a spring event.
  • Student recruitment brochures for the School have been completed.
  • The marketing course designed specifically for Arts students is scheduled for the spring 2018 semester.

University Advancement

  • Private and Endowed Scholarships
    • First meeting of the Capital Campaign Steering Committee was held on September 26, 2017.
    • As of September 30, 2017, campaign commitments exceed $31 million.
    • The New Jersey Speakers Series is nearly sold out, with more than 2,600 subscriptions sold this year.

New Strategic Initiatives

  • Following up on Strategic Initiative 4.1, the University Provost has appointed an advisory committee of faculty and administrators that met several times during the summer. Thus far, the committee has been gathering data, building upon the cost and SWOT analyses, and delving further into courses and section sizes. They are also looking to determine additional areas that the University can build excellence in and ensure competitiveness among peers. A major goal of this initiative is to identify possible structures for the colleges and schools on the two New Jersey campuses that will be more efficient and create more competitive and quality programming.
  • We are building a robust online division and have been assessing a number of Online Program Managers to determine a partner that would be best suited to our needs. We will launch with programs in business and health sciences, including nursing, targeting late spring 2018.
  • We are deeply engaged in an initiative to address student success. The University Provost has appointed a Task Force to work on improving our retention and graduation rates. The Task Force is focusing on three key areas of the First Year Experience: preparedness, connections, and customer care and service.