Shared governance, increased transparency, reorganizations to align mission, resources and accountability, and a deliberate effort to enhance diversity on campus characterize first year efforts.
Owners: President Nariman Farvardin
A Cabinet-level position, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, was appointed in January 2013. Guidelines, best practices and training have been developed and implemented to broaden candidate pools for faculty searches. Needs assessment, planning and community-building efforts are underway to improve retention and advancement of women faculty. A five-year National Science Foundation grant was awarded to strengthen these efforts.
Year 2: Continue.
Owners: Provost George Korfiatis and Faculty Senate
A committee representing Chaired professors generated a proposal to be reviewed by other key stakeholders.
Year 2: Review and formalize the process and implement.
Owner: President Nariman Farvardin
Restructuring of several Cabinet-level positions and associated divisions were completed including the first Cabinet-level appointments of a Vice President for IT/CIO and a Vice President for Communications and Marketing. The portfolio for the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs was restructured, and new leaders in Facilities and Campus Operations were recruited. Graduate Admissions, Graduate Student Life and Graduate Academics were restructured within the Provost’s portfolio. The Registrar was reassigned to the Provost.Three faculty and staff surveys provided baseline and comparative data about the perspectives and perceptions of the Stevens community on institutional direction and shared governance. Administration of the first "Excellence in All We Do" survey provided actionable information and user feedback for all units and subunits within the university. More frequent communications, including once-per-semester Conversations with the President and email announcements about major institutional news, have disseminated university developments to the broader community. A committee to develop guidelines for the review of academic units and academic leadership developed recommendations which are being implemented with the first academic administrator review in Fall 2013.
Owner: Provost George Korfiatis.
This is a Year 2 priority. Work has not yet started toward this goal.
Owner: Provost George Korfiatis and Faculty Senate
Year 1 progress included review of existing policies.
Year 2: Continue.
Owner: Vice President Mark Samolewicz
In Year 1, comparative salary studies were completed for administrative leadership and faculty. The merit and incentive pools increased in the preliminary FY15 budget. A special adjustments pool was created to adjust inequities in faculty and staff salaries and recommendations have been made to implement these adjustments in 2014.
Year 2: Staff benchmarking will begin in Year 2 and be completed in Year 3.