Paul McGhee Division Organizational Realignment 2009
Review of Work October 2007-present Need for Change Process & Strategy Progress Made
We Examined McGhee’s Strengths and Challenges 5. Core & General Curriculum Lack of agreement about relationship between liberal arts and professional studies Many want a more innovative and interdisciplinary core Vision & Strategy 6. Program Structure Lacking focus, coherence, flexibility, and affordability Need more linkages to other BA and MA programs Need more opportunities to create global awareness 4. Recruiting & Admissions Lowered standards have not attracted and screened for students who succeed Lack of partnerships and relationships with community colleges, business sponsors, and MA Programs 3. Student Profiles Demographic and professional diversity of students is a strength and a challenge Students fall at two ends of the achievement spectrum 2. Mission & Purpose Lack of focus and clarity Tension between being transformative and practical and between being a money-maker and providing a public service 7. Faculty No clear profile for hiring Lack of process for ensuring consistent quality of teaching and classroom experience No forum for recognizing achievements 8. Services & Support Fragmented services don’t provide coherent and quality customer experience Services are not consistently convenient for adult students 9. Identity & Marketing Lack of visibility within SCPS & NYU Missing opportunity to be more external facing and engaged in wider community of partnerships & sponsors 1. Strengths NYU brand NYC location Core fulltime faculty Diversity of students
We Questioned our Vision, Strategy, and Planning What is our core mission and purpose? What are our fundamental values and beliefs? What do we offer that is most distinctive and valuable? What student profiles will we serve and not serve? What programs and services will we offer and not offer? What type of people will we hire? Which potential alliances and partnerships are most desirable? What is the content and feel of our marketing campaigns? Vision Who do we want to be? Strategy How will we get there? Plan What will we do differently? What will we change about the recruiting and admissions process? What will we change about the program curriculum and structure? What will we change about the classroom experience? What will we change about our support services? What will we change about our marketing?
We Developed a New Mission Statement… The Paul McGhee Division of NYU-SCPS offers unique undergraduate programs for degree-seeking adults, preparing motivated students for success in an increasingly connected and globally interdependent world. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines liberal arts and professional curricula, our full- and part-time faculty members create a rich learning environment that engages the diverse talents and experience of all students. Within the NYU context of an internationally renowned large urban university, McGhee provides the dynamic student- centered focus of a small college committed to the academic, personal, and professional achievement of its students.
…and a New Vision Statement We will embody the NYU brand while becoming internally and externally respected for our distinctive identity and the transformative educational experience we provide. We will attract a diverse, motivated, and talented student body through recruitment and admissions practices that take the whole person into account. We will have an innovative interdisciplinary core curriculum that establishes the foundation of a shared McGhee experience and identity. We will offer a coherent framework of majors and concentrations that consistently deliver high value to students, McGhee, NYU, and society as a whole by building academic and professional knowledge and skills of the highest standards. We will focus on accelerating degree completion for our students by providing a range of course delivery options and formats, and creating linkages to NYU graduate programs. Our faculty will be recognized internally and externally for their accomplishments and for delivering a consistently excellent learning experience based on measurable outcomes. We will establish a network of partnerships with institutions in the New York metropolitan area to enhance student and faculty recruitment, financial sponsorship of students, curriculum development, classroom experience, community events, and career advising and development. We will provide funding options for students who are self-directed, committed, and intellectually curious but lack the resources to attend the program. We will offer an integrated set of services that support retention and success from each student’s entry to the attainment of his or her goal.
First Steps Taken Six committees worked during spring 2008 on the strategies and implementation steps that came out of the planning process: Academic Affairs Curriculum Student Affairs Strategic Planning Leadership Admissions Admissions Criteria were strengthened. Placement testing was separated from admissions process. Litchfield Partners completed a market segmentation and tracking study for McGhee which provides important demographic and psychographic information on our students and potential students. A new marketing campaign was launched in January 2009 in response to the Litchfield data.
Strategies for Strengthening our Curriculum Realign general curriculum to be clear, robust and non-duplicative. It should provide for better utilization of McGhee resources and increased clarity for students. Determine a coherent and attractive framework of majors and concentrations that will attract and retain students and can be offered at a high quality while being cost-effective. Match the internal logic of organization with the students’ perception. From the February 2008 McGhee Strategy
While Keeping in Mind… “We should be more interdisciplinary and innovative.” “Interdisciplinarity” should occur in course design and delivery.” “Specialization should remain at the faculty level.” “Don’t lose unique strengths and appeal of the liberal arts and professional studies focuses.” “There should be a stronger connection between the liberal arts and professional studies departments.” “The curriculum should be more modern and all-encompassing, especially in the eyes of our students.” “We should take advantage of our location.” From the Fall 2007 strategy assessment
We Created 6 Academic Departments with Rotating Chair Appointments Science, Math, and Technology Diagnostic Medical Sonography Information Systems Management Math Science Social Sciences Anthropology Politics History Psychology International Studies Sociology Digital Communications & Media Media Studies Digital Communications Telecommunications Leadership & Management Studies Healthcare Management Leadership Organizational Behavior Public Administration Humanities Art History Creative & Expository Writing Literature & Critical Thinking Business Studies Accounting and Finance Economics Real Estate (Marketing, Business Law, Ethics)
Departmental Fulltime Faculty Business Studies Accounting and FinanceStephen Valenti (Department Chair) Economics(Vacancy) Hak Mui Real EstateMichael Hammerslag Digital Communications & Media Digital CommunicationsMechtildt Schmidt (Department Chair) Media StudiesChyng Sun TelecommunicationsAnthony Pennings Humanities Art HistoryJeanne Fox-Friedman (Department Chair) Creative & Expository WritingRuth Danon April Krassner Literature & Critical ThinkingKathleen Hulley Leadership & Management Studies Healthcare ManagementCarmelita Blake Leadership(Vacancy) Stephanie Meth Organizational BehaviorLynne Davidson Public AdministrationMark Gaige (Department Chair) Science, Math, and Technology Diagnostic Medical SonographyKerry Weinberg (Tuchinsky--adhoc) Information Systems ManagementStuart Fink (Department Chair) MathDonatella Delfino ScienceGodfrey Roberts Social Sciences Anthropology, International Studies, SociologyBrian Mooney HistoryClif Hubby PsychologyHarriet Oster PoliticsVeena Thadani (Department Chair)
Departmental Adjunct Faculty Business Studies Accounting/Finance 3 Business Law 3 Economics10 Ethics 2 Marketing 2 Real Estate 7 TOTAL27 Digital Communications & Media Digital Communications 8 Media Studies 6 Telecommunications 5 TOTAL19 Humanities Art History 8 Creative & Expository writing24 Literature & Critical Thinking 8 TOTAL40 Leadership & Management Studies Healthcare Management 9 Leadership13 Organizational Behavior11 Public Administration 2 TOTAL35 Social Sciences Anthropology 7 History 6 International Studies & Politics 6 Psychology 7 Sociology 5 TOTAL 31 Science, Math & Technology Diagnostic Medical Sonography13 Information Systems Management 7 Math10 Science 3 Technology Management 4 TOTAL37
We Created a New Management Structure Divisional Dean Director of Faculty Affairs Director of Acad. Advising & Student Services Humanities Career Counseling Alumni Liaison Divisional Budget Director of Curriculum Acad. Advising & Retention Curricular innovation Core curriculum Interdisciplinary themes Alternative delivery formats Senior projects Periodic curriculum review Course evaluation Applied liberal arts coordination Teaching standards Faculty coaching and mentoring Coordinator duties Department cluster management Personnel issues & legal/union matters Peer observations & RTP process Internships PRR (MiddleStates) Social Sciences Leadership & Management Studies Science, Math, and Technology Digital Communications & Media Business Studies Divisional Administrator Infrastructure and support Office operations Midtown managemt. Alumni liaison Website & hard-copy communications Facilities and Space Communication & Publications Student services innovation & assessment Community building Partnerships with community colleges and businesses Corporate Outreach Prior Learning Assessment Tutoring
McGhee Organization Chart McGhee Divisional Dean Susan Kinsey FACULTY AFFAIRSSTUDENT AFFAIRSCURRICULAR AFFAIRS DIVISIONAL ADMINISTRATION Director of Faculty Affairs Bill Coury Director of Curriculum Bassam Abed Director of Acad. Advising & Student Services (Vacant) Divisional Administrator Dianne Ickenroth Assistant Director Colin Carryl Associate Director (Vacant) Assistant Director for Advising & Retention Teresa Gargiulo Assistant Director for Experiential Learning & Support Services Eileen Capone Faculty Affairs Coordinator Eve Bennia Academic Administrator Michael Waring Aide for Faculty Support Avis Roberts Aide for Gen. Administration Tanya Welsh Aide for Contracts & Payroll Barbara Francis Aide for Program Support Felicia Mussa Aide for Sp. Prog / Events Yvonne Alexander Aide for Advising Maureen McGillicuddy Aide for Student Services Ben Benson FT & PT Advisors Aide for Operations Charles Bradshaw Front Desk Receptionist Joe Branch Aide for Midtown Carol Monda Aide to Div. Dean Marlene Nichols Aide “Floater” Becky Banks Tutors & Portfolio Readers Internship Coordinator Bill Burns Internship Coordinator Bill Burns
Information Flow Chart for Students and Alumni McGhee Division (212) Academic Advising (212) Tutoring Internship (212) McGhee Counselor (212) Hotline Seminar in Experiential Learning (212) Internship (212) Internship in Business (212) Alumni Relations
Information Flow Chart for Faculty McGhee Division Faculty Affairs (212) Student Affairs (212) e-McGhee Blackboard Site for Faculty Announcements & Events Faculty Guide & Forms Academic Calendar Resources Acad. Advising & Student Services To access e-McGhee, log in to NYUHome at https://home.nyu.edu/. Click on the Academics tab, and then select the Other tab under Blackboard Courses. Click on e-McGhee Faculty Site.https://home.nyu.edu/ Faculty Coordinator Course Schedule Academic Issues