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Title III Activities

The general thrust of the activities that comprise the university's Title III, SAFRA and Master's Grant Project is provided below.

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TITLE III ACTIVITIES (P031B120554)

Achieving Academic Program Excellence Activity I

Activity Director: Dr. Rollinda Thomas
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & SACS Liaison
Funding Level: $437,813.00 

Fayetteville State University (FSU) envisions itself being a leading institution of opportunity and diversity committed to developing learned and responsible global citizens.  In order to reach this vision, FSU has adopted student success and the pursuit of excellence as some of its core values.  These values are the basis of FSU's mission to provide students with the highest quality learning experiences that will produce global citizens and leaders as change agents for shaping the future of the state of North Carolina and beyond.  FSU's mission is consistent with Our Time, Our Furture UNC Strategic Directions 2013-2018 Goal 2: Strengthening Academic Quality which presumes that each member institution is engaged in an ongoing program of improvement using a robust quality-enhancement infrastructure required for reginonal accreditation and a commitment to promoting the highest standards of excellence as demonstrated during discipline-based accreditation processes.

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Enhancing Student Success In The Core Curriculum Activity II

Activity Director: Dr. John Brooks
Dean of University College
Funding Level: $1,351,716.00

The proposed activity combines Activity II: Enchancing Student Success In The Core Curriculum and Activity VI: Building Institutional Capacity To Enhance Academic Support Resources and Improving Year-to-Year Persistence of Targeted Groups.  Combining these two activities allows FSU to create a pathway of student success from the first year into the upper division by linking programs and services for first-year students with those for students beyond the first year.  Student success begins with a successful first year.  The proposed activity enhances student success in the first year by supporting the redesign of general education courses (FSU's Core Curriculum), by improving academic support for general education courses, by providing excellent advisement, and by promoting engagement through programs for targeted groups of students.

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Strengthening Campus Information Services Activity III

Activity Director: Mr. Nick Ganesan
Vice Chancellor of Information Technology and Telecommunication Services
Funding Level: $643,439.00

The primary responsibility of the Office of Information Technology and Telecommunication Services (ITTS) at Fayetteville State University is the management, implementation, maintenance, and training of the institution's information technologies. During the 2012-2017 grant cycle, the ITTS staff will research, acquire, implement technologies and provide training for campus users on the existing and newly deployed technologies. This activity in general focuses on maintaining currency by upgrading and replacing existing technologies and by adding new ones that are appropriate for the teaching and learning environment.

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Technology And Professional Development Integration Initiative Activity IV

Activity Director: Ms.Daisy Osborn
Director of Career Services & Business Manager/Student Affairs
Funding Level: $168,934.00

The Office of Career Services at Fayetteville State University is on a mission to provide the highest quality and level of service for students, employers, alumni and faculty. In an effort to enhance the quality of service provided, the Office of Career Services has instituted the Technology and Professional Development Integration Initiative (TPDII). The TPDII is designed to assist the University in increasing the retention and graduation rates of our students by providing them with information on career choices using evidence based decision making and opportunities that align with the academic preparedness they are gaining at FSU assisted by the use of technology.

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Library Resources Development And Implementation Activity V

Activity Director: Mr. Bobby Wynn
Director of Library Services
Funding Level: $709,000.00

In 2015-2016, the library will continue to develop resources for the university's major disciplines.  They include Education and Educational Leadership, Physical and Life Sciences, Computer Science and Mathematics, Business Administration, Economics, Psychology, Social Sciences, Nursing, and Music, Art & the Humanities. We will also continue the staff development component of the Strengthening and Enhancing Library Resources Activity continues to ensure that the Associate Director for Collection Development (or designees) continues to update skills, knowledge and familiarity with library resources, trends and operations. The information obtained at professional conferences is required to manage the selection of resources and assist faculty. The second objective will be accomplished by attendance at conferences at the national, regional and local levels.

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Professional Leadership And Staff Development Activity VI

Activity Director: Mr. Benjamin Simmons
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Funding Level: $112,800.00

The initial focus of the Service Quality Initiative (SQI) was to address the training needs associated with an improved service culture. FSU will establish the SQI to create a respectful, responsive and encouraging environment for students, faculty and staff that will in turn lead to increased enrollment, retention and graduation rates. SQI will promote an institution-wide environment that is customer-focused and continuously seeks to exceed service expectations, demonstrate teamwork and competent and accountable administrative leadership. The SQI will prioritize the provision of staff development in the areas of quality service and assessment to support improving student services.

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Enhancing Facilities Activity VII

Activity Director: Mr. Rudolph Cardenas 
Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities
Funding Level: $110,000.00

Fayetteville State University Facilities Management is requesting funding of planning, design and construction related activities from Title III in 2015-2016. The projects involve efforts to enhance many of the facilities to provide a safer and more attractive campus for faculty, staff, and especially students. All activities seek to improve the campus image and identity and enhance the administrative and professional operating environment for faculty and staff supporting the FSU Strategic Plan initiatives. Sustainability is now at the forefront of all FSU design and construction projects and will be included in all of the funded activities.

Project Administration, Evaluation, And Institutional Assessment Activity VIII

Activity Director: Ms. Sophia Long
Title III Administrator
Funding Level: $255,015.00

Program Administration: (1) assures the projected activities are carried out as stipulated in the Comprehensive Development Plan and the University's Strategic Plan; and (2) facilitates the maximum impact of the activities on the University's mission and strategic priorities.  The Staff in the Office of Program Administration implements four basic functions:

Coordination Function-Monitors Title III policies and procedures set forth by the U.S. Department of Education and relates them to the activity directors and other appropriate University personnel.  Regular meetings are held with activity directors to ascertain the extent to which they are meeting the objectives delineated in their plans of operation.  Additionally, activity directors submit bi-annual reports that documents programmatic outcomes.

Liaison Function-Serves as the University's liaison with the U.S. Department of Education.  The Director executes all changes, approvals, and other appropriate contacts.

Evaluation Function-Ensures that the Title III Program is assessed and progress documented through ongoing internal and external formative and summative evaluations.

Fiscal Function-Ensures ongoing compliance with University and Federal regulations and guidelines relating to budget expenditures, records, and oversight.

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SAFRA GRANT ACTIVITIES (P031B150013)

Strengthening Support For Sponsored Research

Activity Director: Mr. Leslie Evelyn
Director of Sponsored Research
Funding Level: $230,000.00

The goal of this activity is to increase the amount of funding that Fayetteville State University(FSU) receives from external sources through grants and contracts. This goal will be achieved through the work of the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) and the Research Office (RO), which provide a range of pre-award and non-financial post-award services for externally funded projects. Through training opportunities, the OSRP, the RO and other faculty and staff will be positioned to strengthen the University's capacity to make the grant application process efficient, effective, and user-friendly by providing support from the initial funding inquiry all the way through to the proposal submission. The services provided by these offices include identifying potential funding sources, directing the grant application process, supporting prospective grantees to ensure adherence to compliance requirements. Additionally, OSRP maintains records about sponsored program awards in databases and summary reports, and is involved in various campus-wide, sponsored programs initiatives.

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The Center for Defense and Homeland Security

Activity Director: Mr. John Bellamy
Director of Center for Defense and Homeland Security
Funding Level: $230,000.00

The Center for Defense and Homeland Security (CDHS) is designed to develop the next generation of national security and disaster preparedness STEM professionals by addressing issues of compelling interest to the security of the United States. The CDHS' mission is designed to facilitate curricular inovations, partnerships, research, and faculty development in regards to Cybersecurity Threats; National Security Challenges; Emergency Management and STEM Education and Outreach.  To achieve this mission, the CDHS is comprised of a team of scientists, practitioners, and education specialists.

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Enhancing Business Practices

Activity Director: Mrs. Yolanda Bonnette
Associate Vice Chancellor
Funding Level: $220,000.00

Fayetteville State University's Business and Finance unit is requesting continued funding from Title III in 2015-2016. The projects involve collaboration with UNC General Administration to update the campus purchasing, contracts and grants systems and enhancing many of the Business offices functions to provide a more efficient and productive enterprise for faculty, staff, and especially students. We seek to improve the campus Business office services and enhance the administrative and professional operating environment for faculty and staff supporting the FSU Strategic Plan initiatives.

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Continued Strengthening of the Effectiveness of the Office of Institutional Advancement

Activity Director: Mr. Jeffery Womble
Director of Public Relations
Funding Level: $185,000.00

Institutional Advancement is responsible for, among other things, creating the conditions that will result in increasing the resources of the University. However, the advancement program cannot be successful without a sufficient number of well-trained staff. It is also essential to assess and to continually enhance and develop a positive image for the University by garnering community-wide support needed to advance the institution. All avenues of communication will be enhanced as mechanisms for our outreach initiatives, including social media, multi-media platforms, and information highlighting the targeted programs. With adequate resources and staff, FSU will be better able to effectively communicate with our many key constituent groups and assess image issues, giving patterns, and practices that affect funding priorities. Professional staff development is essential to increase the effectiveness of the Division of Institutional Advancement. Staff will engage in professional development opportunities through attending conferences and professional training such as CASE, Banner training, and other software related training to increase the effectiveness of the office. As these activities proceed, it will provide the impetus for systematic targeted communications to support a comprehensive development program.  As a result of increased communications with constituents, an Administrative Assistant Position is being reclassified to a Strategic Communications Coordinator.  This position will call for added duties, thus resulting  in a higher pay grade that will be supplemented with state funds.

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Enhancing Facilities (SAFRA)

Activity Director: Mr. Rudolph Cardenas
Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities
Funding Level: $110,000.00

Fayetteville State University Facilities Management is requesting funding of planning, design and construction related activities from Title III in 2015-2016. The projects involve efforts to enhance many of the facilities to provide a safer and more attractive campus for faculty, staff, and especially students. All activities seek to improve the campus image and identity and enhance the administrative and professional operating environment for faculty and staff supporting the FSU Strategic Plan initiatives. Sustainability is now at the forefront of all FSU design and construction projects and will be included in all of the funded activities.

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Academic Core Quality

Activity Director: Dr. Daryush Ila
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Funding Level: $220,000.00

The Academic Quality through Core Facilities is designed to strengthen and improve academic excellence and support accreditation initiatives at Fayetteville State University by establishing the first self-sufficient, multi-disciplinary education, research, and service core facility. The primary departments that will benefit from this core facility are Chemistry and Physics, Biology, and potentially Computer Science and Entrepreneurship. Implementing this goal will reduce the cost of service maintenance and upkeep, improve and strengthen educational tools provided for students and faculty by providing quick and full time access to a world-class, well-maintained and well-staffed state-of-the-art laboratory for educational and research needs. This proposal is requesting grant funding for five years, after which the core facility will be self-sufficient through laboratory fees, and external grants and contracts.

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Master's Degree Program (P382G090012-14)

Activity Director: Dr. Doreen Hilton 
Assistant Dean of Graduate School
Funding Level: $346,485.00

The HBCU Master's degree program  is designed to strengthen and improve graduate education at Fayetteville State University by providing financial assistance, academic and non-academic assistance and support to African American and low income students in STEM and related disciplines to increase their enrollment, persistence, progression and graduation.  It is further designed to enhance existing STEM and related degree programs, establish new STEM degree programs, and provide research and development opportunities for both faculty and students. A support office has been established to ensure program implementation and the achievement of the aforementioned goals and objectives

 

 

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