Academic Year 2007-2008 Accomplishments
- Dr. Theresa Canada has been chosen as an honoree by the Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF).
- The Connecticut State University System Board of Trustees honored Dr. Robin C. Flanagan and Dr. Shane M. Murphy - Flanagan with the CSUS Trustees Teaching Award and Murphy with the CSUS Trustees Research Award.
- Dr. Chris Kukk was named a Fulbright Scholar, AY 2007-2008, Estonia.
- Dr. Dan Goble played in the New York Philharmonic in North Korea, Spring 2008.
- Dr. Paul Hines was honored as the WCSU Employee of the Semester.
- Dr. Kevin Jay Isaacs was named the first recipient of the WCSU Teaching Excellence Award presented by the Provost.
- Grant Scholarships were realized in the Schools during the AY 2007-2008 and were well received by the scholarly community.
- Allocated six new tenure-track faculty with distinguished background.
- WCSU partners with city to run Ives Center for the arts and sponsorship of Family Fair.
- President’s Initiative Funds: Engage students in Main Street Danbury ethnic offerings; train WCSU students as math tutors in Danbury schools.
- One Book One Community (Common Read): partnership with Danbury Library, Danbury Schools & WCSU.
DIVERSE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY
- Membership in Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
- Collaborations with three institutions of higher education in India that are expected to enhance faculty and student exchanges and resource opportunities.
- Sisters of the Academy hold symposium at WestConn that attracts nearly 100 African
American doctoral recipients and candidates to campus.
RANGE OF QUALITY ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
- Masters of Art in Secondary Education, approved Spring 2008.
- Marketing students partner with Staples to research growth options for China and India.
- Professors and students traveled to and studied in Switzerland, Spain, Ghana, Guatemala, and Greece.
- Continue to succeed in securing national accreditation, such as, for AACSB and NCATE.
ENRICHING AND SUPPORTIVE STUDENT-FOCUSED ENVIRONMENT
- "Common Read" as part of First Year Experience.
- More effective Orientation - 900 students attended this spring.
- A new Recreation Council supports recreation, intramurals, and club sports.
- Nellie Mae Grant – Project Impact.
- Increased retention rate reflects not only higher enrollment, but student satisfaction, progress, services & facilities.
- Governor M. Jodi Rell announced bonding for architectural drawings of a new Visual and Performing Arts Instructional Center on the Westside campus.
- New Scholarships: Dr. Mel Goldstein Meteorology Scholarship, Khalda Logan-Eaton
- Provide high quality programs while maintaining the cost of tuition.