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FSU Tomorrow Economic Transformation Through Teaching, Research, and Service. Presenters Chancellor T. J. Bryan Dr. Jon Young Ms. Emily Dickens ~~~ April 27, 2007. Fayetteville State University A Constituent Institution of The University of North Carolina. Welcome.

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fsu tomorrow economic transformation through teaching research and service

FSU Tomorrow Economic TransformationThrough Teaching, Research, and Service


Chancellor T. J. Bryan

Dr. Jon Young

Ms. Emily Dickens


April 27, 2007

Fayetteville State University

A Constituent Institution of The University of North Carolina


A constituent institution of The University of North Carolina

presentation content
Presentation Content
  • FSU’s Role in Economic Transformation
    • Whom do we serve?
    • What can we do to address the greatest barrier to economic transformation, which is low educational attainment?
    • How do our academic programs respond to regional and state needs?
    • How do our research and service respond to regional and state needs?
    • How can we collaborate with regional partners to promote economic transformation?
  • Closing Comments

To promote the economic transformation of our service area, FSU must

  • address barriers to educational attainment;
  • provide academic programs that prepare its graduates to succeed in and contribute to the global economy;
  • focus research and service on meeting regional and state needs; and
  • strengthen partnerships to support economic-transformation activities that meet regional and state needs.
service area
Service Area
  • Definition not a simple matter
    • Multiple perspectives
      • Historical outreach (Cumberland and five surrounding counties)
      • BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) Regional Task Force (11 counties)
      • State economic-development zone (Southeast Regional Economic Development Board)
      • Partnerships with community colleges (sixteen campuses)
      • Enrollment and recruiting (top twelve counties)
historical service area
Historical Service Area
  • Bladen County
  • Cumberland County (Home County)
  • Harnett County
  • Hoke County
  • Robeson County
  • Sampson County
the southeast region of nc source southeast regional economic development www ncse org counties php
The Southeast Region of NCSource: Southeast Regional Economic Development www.ncse.org/counties.php
brac partnership region
BRAC Partnership Region
  • Bladen County
  • Columbus County
  • Cumberland County (Home County/Ft. Bragg)
  • Harnett County
  • Hoke County
  • Lee County
  • Moore County
  • Richmond County
  • Robeson County
  • Sampson County
  • Scotland County
community college partnership region
Community College PartnershipRegion
  • Bladen CC
  • Cape Fear CC (Pender)
  • Central Carolina CC (Harnett/Lee)
  • Fayetteville Technical CC (Cumberland – Home County)
  • James Sprunt CC (Duplin)
  • Johnston CC
  • Lenoir CC
  • Montgomery CC
  • Pitt CC
  • Southeastern CC (Columbus)
  • Richmond CC
  • Robeson CC
  • Sampson CC
  • Sandhills CC (Hoke)
  • Wayne CC
  • Wilson CC
enrollment and recruiting region
Enrollment and RecruitingRegion

Top Twelve Counties (Prioritized)

  • Cumberland
  • Mecklenburg
  • Robeson
  • Wake
  • Harnett
  • Hoke
  • Sampson
  • Guilford
  • Halifax
  • Columbus
  • Wayne
  • Bladen
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Historical Service Area
  • Bladen County
  • Cumberland County (Home County)
  • Harnett County
  • Hoke County
  • Robeson County
  • Sampson County
i educational attainment
I: Educational Attainment

FSU will promote economic transformation by working to eliminate barriers to educational attainment through outreach programs, student success initiatives, and methods of instruction and program delivery that serve traditional-aged college students and adult learners.

low educational attainment
Low Educational Attainment

Source: U.S. Census, 2000

low median income high poverty
Low Median Income / High Poverty

Source: U.S. Census, 2000

high minority population
High Minority Population

Source: NC State Demographics

addressing educational attainment pre college programs
Addressing Educational Attainment Pre-College Programs
  • Upward Bound
  • Educational Talent Search
  • Mathematics-Science Education Network
  • Cross Creek Early College High School (FSU campus)
  • Fire Science (2+2+2) Program (CCS high school, FTCC, and FSU)
  • Education Opportunity Center (EOC) (college entry preparation for adult learners)
addressing educational attainment recent and proposed
Addressing Educational Attainment Recent and Proposed
  • University Community Alliance for Mathematics and Computer Science (2006)
  • P-16 Science-Mathematics Initiative

(in planning stage)

  • Increasing Male Enrollment Initiative

(in planning stage)

  • SAT boot camps
addressing educational attainment university programs
Addressing Educational Attainment University Programs
  • Comprehensive student success and retention
    • CHEER – Creating Higher Expectations for Educational Readiness (summer-bridge program)
    • University College (programs for first- and second-year students)
    • Learning communities
enhancing delivery of instruction and programs
Enhancing Delivery of Instruction and Programs
  • Enhancing face-to-face instruction through engaging pedagogies and web-enhanced instruction
  • Implementing hybrid courses – a blend of face-to-face and online instruction
  • Increasing online courses and degree programs
  • Using interactive television
  • Incorporating new technologies (e.g., PDAs)
enhancing delivery of instruction and programs for adult learners
Enhancing Delivery of Instruction and Programs for Adult Learners
  • Extended hours for key offices
  • Online resources for self-service
  • Weekend-and-evening condensed terms (eight-weeks)
  • Consolidated academic-advisement center
  • Courses taught on community-college campuses
  • Dual-enrollment agreements with community colleges
ii economic transformation through teaching and academic programs
FSU’s core curriculum and major programs will enable graduates to succeed in the global economy and become change agents for economic transformation in the region and the state.II. Economic Transformation Through Teaching and Academic Programs
employer needs
Employer Needs

Employers cited the following skills as most important for new employees:

  • Teamwork skills (44%)
  • Critical thinking reasoning (33%)
  • Oral/written communication (30%)
  • Ability to assemble/organize information (21%)
  • Innovative/thinking creatively (20%)
  • Able to work with statistics/numbers (9%)

Source: How Should Colleges Prepare Students to Succeed in Today’s Global Economy, AAC&U, 2006.

meeting employer challenge
Meeting Employer Challenge
  • Core curriculum learning outcomes to meet needs of global economy
  • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to measure level of student engagement in educationally purposeful activities, including “soft skills”
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) to assess writing and analytical reasoning skills
meeting the challenge
Meeting the Challenge
  • Student Development Activities for “Soft Skills”
    • Leadership-development programs
    • Service and outreach
    • Health and wellness programs
    • Career services
    • Living-learning communities
our graduates
Our Graduates
  • ACT Alumni Outcomes Survey* of graduates from 2002-2006 provided the following results:
    • 71% of respondents to Alumni Survey report that they are living and working in North Carolina
    • 86% of respondents stated that their current positions are related to their major.
    • 48% reported that they plan to pursue a Master’s degree; and 24% stated that they plan to pursue a doctorate
  • 17.6% of our undergraduates from 2002-2006 are enrolled in graduate or professional schools (594 of 3,379)

*Survey conducted in spring 2007 - 117 of 2,025 responded to paper survey; 194 of 2500 responded to email survey

iii economic transformation through research and service
III. Economic TransformationThrough Research and Service

The university’s research and service activities must also serve the economic transformation of the region and state.

addressing regional needs through research
Addressing Regional Needs Through Research
  • Health Disparities – Research that addresses social and behavioral factors that affect health disparities in the region
  • Criminal Justice – Research for local law enforcement agencies to assess fear of crime among city residents
  • Mental Health – Research on the patterns of mental illness and substance abuse among newly released offenders
  • Natural Sciences – Research on nanotechnology; studies of biodiversity and conservation
fsu tomorrow the institutes
FSU Tomorrow The Institutes
  • Concept emerged in strategic-planning process
  • Implementation between 2007 – 2012
  • Infrastructures for focusing research, service, and teaching on areas of high need:
    • Community Justice
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Health Disparities
    • Teaching Excellence
    • World Service
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FSU TomorrowThe Institutes

Key objectives of the Institutes:

  • Collecting and disseminating data about key indicators
  • Guiding review of academic programs to ensure they are current and relevant in the light of regional and state needs
  • Conducting forums that enable researchers and members of the community to come together to solve regional and state problems
  • Providing internships, service-learning projects, and other real-world experiences for students.
fsu and regional economic transformation
FSU and Regional Economic Transformation

FSU is contributing to regional economic transformation by

  • Breaking down barriers that limit educational attainment among the citizens of the region;
  • Providing academic programs that prepare graduates to succeed in the global economy and to become change agents for economic transformation;
  • Establishing Institutes that focus research and service on meeting regional and state needs.
iv strengthen partnerships to meet state and regional needs
IV. Strengthen partnerships to meet state and regional needs

The University must meet state and regional needs through a process that is responsive and reliable to garner support for its economic transformation activities.

meeting new demands
Meeting New Demands
  • Expanding the role of the Bronco Development Corporation
  • Forming Economic Development Advisory Board
  • Drafting an economic development strategic plan
  • Increasing sponsored programs staff to support additional pursuit of grants and government contracts
economic challenges
Economic Challenges
  • Low-wage, low-skills, declining industries
  • Heavy reliance on military as economic engine
  • Poor transportation infrastructure and indirect rail routes
  • Competition for talent
  • Strain on resources due to growth at Fort Bragg
existing partnerships
Existing Partnerships
  • Minority and small business initiatives in partnership with the Cumberland County Business Council
  • Fire Station on FSU campus (City of Fayetteville)
  • Workforce Development Board (Cumberland County)
existing partnerships1
Existing Partnerships
  • Educational Channel (joint initiative with FTCC, Cumberland County Schools, Ft. Bragg Schools)
  • Institute for Community Leadership (initiative with Cumberland County, Cumberland County Schools, City of Fayetteville, and Methodist College)
  • Intelligence-studies outreach program (Cumberland County School System)
existing partnerships2
Existing Partnerships
  • Internships and degree-program development (Defense Services Technology Accelerator)
  • Roland Community Resources Initiative (NC Dept. of Commerce, Office of NC Representative Garland Pierce)
establishing new partnerships
Establishing New Partnerships
  • Potential Partners
    • Smaller municipalities within the economic- development service area (e.g., Spring Lake, Roland)
    • Veterans and retired military business owners
    • Department of Defense and defense industries
implementing economic transformation activities
Implementing Economic Transformation Activities
  • Application of research and teaching to regional needs
    • Microprobe lab at FSU
    • Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) Initiative
    • MBA student consultant services
implementing economic transformation activities1
Implementing Economic Transformation Activities
  • Workforce Development
    • Target displaced workers
      • Degree-completion program partnership with Workforce Development
      • Re-establishment of continuing-education initiative for displaced homemakers
implementing economic transformation activities2
Implementing Economic Transformation Activities
  • Opportunities for small and minority-owned businesses
    • Fayetteville Business Center responsible for eighteen existing businesses
    • Bronco Square, a unique retail community center adjacent to FSU campus
    • Non-degree certification for small businesses, such as the Minority Entrepreneurship and Franchising Certificate program
    • Proposed Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Academy
implementing economic transformation activities3
Implementing Economic Transformation Activities
  • Development and implementation of community- redevelopment activities in surrounding area
    • Location of FSU bookstore at Bronco Square
    • Location of FSU Institutes in the community to serve as resources
    • HUD/HBCU proposal to address community resource needs
    • Partnering with City on Murchison Road redevelopment
addressing the brac impact
Addressing the BRAC Impact
  • Identify opportunities for University and its stakeholders
  • Develop resource relationships
    • Pentagon and Ft. McPherson (Atlanta)
    • Educational institutions in previous BRAC- affected cities
      • University of Alabama - Huntsville
      • Alabama A&M
  • Participate in local and state planning
    • BRAC regional taskforce (11 counties)
    • State BRAC Partners Committee
addressing the brac impact1
Addressing the BRAC Impact

Potential Areas of Need and Service

  • Graduate and undergraduate degree programs in homeland security
  • Graduate degree programs for higher-ranking military personnel transferring into Ft. Bragg and civilian workers
  • Graduate and undergraduate programs for local workforce to attain qualifications for civilian jobs on base
  • Undergraduate-degree programs for military personnel and dependents
  • Continuing-education courses and certificate programs for military personnel, dependents, and civil-service workers
enhance quality of life through cultural offerings and outreach
Enhance Quality of Life Through Cultural Offerings and Outreach
  • Increased instances of popular programs
    • Distinguished Speaker Series
    • Performing Arts Series
    • Public Art Exhibits
    • FSU Touring Troupe provides free theatrical performances for elementary schools on and off campus
  • Development of more joint-community programs
    • Fayetteville Symphony
    • Museum of Art
    • Cape Fear Regional Theatre
    • Planetarium visits for school, civic, and social groups
    • Continuing-education seminars (e.g., Experience China)
fsu and economic transformation
FSU and Economic Transformation
  • Economic Transformation activities at FSU will be conducted within a framework that is responsive, reliable and focused on
    • Continuing to serve the City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County
    • Becoming a resource to other municipalities in Cumberland County
    • Extending resources to historical service areas
  • This will be accomplished by
    • Strengthening existing partnerships
    • Developing new partnerships
    • Applying research and teaching to regional needs
    • Focusing on niche areas of workforce development
    • Increasing opportunities for small and minority owned businesses
    • Implementing community development activities in the surrounding area
    • Addressing the BRAC impact