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)
Activity Director: Dr. Marion Gillis-Olion
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & SACS Liaison
Funding Level: $355,966
This activity promotes academic excellence through alignment of academic programs with the standards of national and regional agencies that offer specialized accreditation and/or programcertification/approval. The University will be positioned to properly execute and evaluate the Quality Enhancement Plan as part of the SACS reaffirmation process. The university environment will be more focused on enhancing critical and analytical thinking of students.
Activity Director: Dr. John Brooks
Dean of Academic Affairs
Funding Level: $968,732
Through this activity teaching and learning in the core curriculum-or general education program will be improved. FSU will introduce a revised core curriculum in the fall of 2013. The revised core will include a set of eight core student learning outcomes (SLOs) grouped in three areas: Scientific Literacy; Humanities; and Creative Arts.
Activity Director: Mr. Nick Ganesan
Vice Chancellor of Information Technology and Telecommunication Services
Funding Level: $580,000
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.
Activity Director: Ms. Helene Cameron
Director of Career Services & Business Manager/Student Affairs
Funding Level: $135,033
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.
Activity Director: Mr. Bobby Wynn
Director of Library Services
Funding Level: $712,949.00
Chesnutt Library requires additional resources to support program development and research needs of faculty and students at Fayetteville State University. In addition to its current offerings, the University's Long-Range Strategic Plan for 2009-2014 calls for the development of new and ongoing programs in science, technology, the social sciences, and other emerging areas, as well as resources to support the University's teaching, research, and service mission.
Activity Director: Dr. Jason DeSousa
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Retention
Funding Level: $575,484.00
Through this activity, a stronger institutional capacity for both enhancing academic support resources and improving year-to-year persistence of targeted student sub-groups. In order to enhance academic support resources and improve year-to-year persistence, FSU has identified three (3) key areas in which to better build institutional capacity: Enhancing Student Support through a Student Services Center;Strengthening the School of Education Academic Advising & Retention Center; and Improving Year-to-Year Persistence of Targeted Groups.
Activity Director: Mrs. Denise Brown-Hart
AVC for Human Resources
Funding Level: $120,000.00
The initial focus of the Service Quality Initiative (SQI) is 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 as a result of enhanced customer service.
Activity Director: Ms. Sophia Long
Title III Coordinator
Funding Level: $394,708.20
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.
SAFRA GRANT ACTIVITIES (P031B100016-12)
Activity Director: Mr. Leslie Evelyn
Director of Sponsored Research
Funding Level: $247,924
The mission of Fayetteville State University (FSU) is deeply connected to the conduct of research. It is critically important to the reputation and future of our institution that we remain committed to the highest standards of research integrity in all research and scholarship conducted at FSU. A comprehensive institutional sponsored research program is one that integrates and coordinates all significant requirements with which the institution must comply by law, regulation or other binding rule or agreement. Research and creative endeavors represent an important commitment of FSU. The Research Office (RO) and the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) comprise a campus-wide unit of the university. The RO is an advocate for a campus environment that is conducive to the research enterprise and advises the administration on matters of regulatory compliance issues. The purpose of the OSRP/RO is to ensure compliance with Federal and state laws and UNC policies; to clarify proposal submission procedures and processing of awards for external sponsored program funds; and to ensure a uniform administrative process among the constituent UNC institutions. OSRP/RO is a support structure and seeks to assist faculty, staff and students in identifying appropriate funding sources to match academic and research interests, assisting with the development of proposals and budgets, and developing a process that includes pre-award and post award non-financial administration of grants, contracts and cooperative agreements. OSRP/RO's function is to provide comprehensive and high-quality support services to faculty, staff and students to develop proposals and secure external grants, contracts and cooperative agreements to implement effective research, instructional and public service programs in support of the institution's mission. The proposed activity aligns with FSU's mission and supports Priority 7 - Fiscal Resourcefulness and Sustainability within the University's Strategic Plan (2012-2017)
Activity Director: Dr. Curtis Charles
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Institutional Transformation
Funding Level: $256,000
The Center for Defense and Homeland Security (CDHS) is designed to develop the next generation of national security and disaster preparedness workforce by addressing issues of compelling interest to the security of the United States. Through strategic partnerships with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Coast Guard, industry associates, institutions of higher education, the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and other federal, state, and local entities, the CDHS interdisciplinary faculty will be engaged in transformational education, research and the commercialization of emerging scientific technologies in areas critical to the national security of the U.S. CDHS faculty will be engaged in research areas such as Cyber Security; Biological and Chemical Countermeasures; [C4ISR] Command, Control, Communications, Computer Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance; and Infrastructure Protection and Disaster Management.
Activity Director: Mrs. Yolanda Bonette
Funding Level: $421,233
Fayetteville State University Business and Finance is requesting continued funding of activities from Title III in 2012-2013. The projects involve collaboration with UNC General Administration to update the campus purchasing and grants systems, and enhancing 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. These activities were originally funded with carry-over Title III funds in the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Sustainability is now at the forefront of all FSU design and construction projects and will be included in all of the activities mentioned above. However, two major components of sustainability are energy management and storm water management. Moving forward, FSU will direct much of its effort into managing energy consumption and storm water. To enhance these efforts, FSU will need staff that is specifically trained and a GIS database to track all future projects.
Activity Director: Mr. Jeffery Womble
Director of Public Relations
Funding Level: $224,306
The Division of Institutional Advancement is responsible for, among other things, increasing resources for the university. It focuses primarily on fundraising activities and promoting the institution. It is heavily involved in communications (especially alumni relations), marketing and special events, public relations, development, major gifts, and corporate and foundation relations. This activity will enable the Division of Institutional Advancement to establish the needed infrastructure to function at the highest levels. A Director of Advancement Services and the additional of two administrative assistants will aid the university in garnering the support needed to advance the institution, and will all of the institution to effectively communicate with many key constituent groups and assess image issues and giving practices.
Activity Director: Dr. Daniel Okunbor
Director of Research & Professor of Computer Science
Funding Level: $132,000
The Center for Promoting STEM Education and Research was initiated in fall 2008 to server as a focal point for teaching and learning initiatives in STEM. The purpose of the activity is to continue the support for the Center for Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Research (CPSER ) overarching goal of the Center continues to be the improvement of student outcomes measured in terms of increases enrollment, retention, progression graduation rates of minorities and women and baccalaureate degrees in STEM disciplines. The Center will ensure collaborations and implementation of all externally funded STEM enrichment programs - LSAMP, UCAMCS, ISAS OpTIMUM, RISE, MSEIP, and CiPAIR. The Broncos Young Scholars Program will impact 15 participants in the first year, 30 in the second year, 45 in the third year and 60 in the fourth year and onward. Through the bridge program, participants will gain knowledge about college requirements and be better prepared for college after graduation from high school. The Intrusive Tutoring Program will impact approximately 200 undergraduate students annually. Participants will receive academic advising and mentoring from the Center.
Activity Director: Dr. Doreen Hilton
Funding Level: $500,000
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
UNSPENT FUND (P031B070087-11)
Activity Director: Mr. Rudolph Cardenas
Ass VC for Facilities
Funding Level: $1,583,749.00
The main focus of the re-allocated funds will be to develop previously unprogrammed space within the new Science and Technology Building on FSU's campus. The Science and Technology Building is a new 65,000 SF facility that is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion by December 2012.The building is designed to include labs, offices and classrooms. However there is a portion of the building that was to be left unfinished so it would be available for future development. These re-allocated Title III funds could develop this space in two ways: 1. Develop a portion of this space into a Center for Defense Homeland Security (CDHS) office, communications center, and conference suite ($526,151) whose goal is to serve as a focal point for students and faculty to learn more about target research and policy areas that include: Infrastruture Protection and Disater Management, Chemical and Biological Countermeasures, Command, Control, Communications, computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Cyber Security Systems. There are very specific requirements for a CDHS office but the development would include a reception area, director's office and a functional reponse command center along with the necessary buiding infrastructure. A dedicated server would be included along with the necessary Furniture and equipment to enable video conferencing. 2. Develop the remainder of this space into an ITTS Data Center ($707,598). This Data Center also has very specific infrastucture requirements that include dedicated cooling for the equipment area, increased electrical capacity, backup uninterupted power source and anti-static floor covering, The addition of this Data Center would provide the campus with increased information processing and storage capacity to accommodate groowth in the institution research activities as well as the redundancy that it needs to maintain functionality in the event of an equipment failure or campus emergency.