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Initiatives

Adjunct Faculty Initiative

Since the launch of Drexel’s Adjunct Faculty Initiative in 2009 by the Office of the Provost, we have continuously examined the needs and interests of our adjunct and part-time faculty members.

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Center For Cultural Partnerships

The goal of the Drexel University Center for Cultural Partnerships is to advance the academic agenda of the University and contribute meaningfully to the success of its nonprofit partners.

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DARE - Drexel Areas of Research Excellence

The Drexel Areas of Research Excellence (DARE) initiative is focused on building distinctive interdisciplinary signatures across the university. Although Drexel University has no shortage of renowned disciplinary research, scholarship, and creativity strengths, it is the fact that the university assimilates this unique breadth of disciplines that creates such a fruitful environment. Creating innovative, unique, and strategic collaborations at the intersections of existing areas of strength will lead to truly transformative outcomes.

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Dragon'24

The Dragon'24 consists of 24 student leaders representing our best and brightest from the diversity of programs, backgrounds, and cultures present at Drexel. Selections were made from across the disciplines and the selection process included the following factors: a genuine love and sense of pride for Drexel University, leadership potential, communication skills, academic excellence, and the inclination to meet new people representing the University.

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ELATE at Drexel®

ELATE at Drexel® is a leadership development program for senior women faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and related disciplines.

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Global Classroom Initiative

Global Classrooms are courses that engage Drexel students with students at one of our partner universities abroad through a range of interactive technologies.

Faculty members from any discipline who are ready to incorporate a global dimension into their scheduled class and link it to a class of students at an international partner institution are eligible to apply.

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The Philadelphia Higher Education Assessment Leaders (PHEAL)

The PHEAL group was formed by Drexel University in 2014 in order to provide a forum for assessment practitioners in Philadelphia area institutions to share best practices, offer presentations, invite guest speakers, and engage in topical discussions of mutual interest and currency. Additionally, PHEAL offers assessment professionals a platform with which to engage in advocacy activities on issues that impact the profession.

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Program Alignment and Review (PAR)

Drexel University’s Program Alignment and Review Process (PAR) is designed to be both reflective and analytical. Its purpose is to promote the continuous quality improvement and alignment of academic programs through a process that is reflective of Drexel’s mission and is faculty-directed, collegial, data-driven and produces clear plans of action.

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Provost Fellows Program

The intention of the Provost's Fellows program is two-fold. The program allows the Provost's Fellows to get a more extensive view of the institution while engaging in projects that can greatly enhance the university's strategic academic vision.

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Responsibility Center Management

Drexel is adopting a Responsibility Center Management (RCM) model of budgeting, under which our revenue-generating units are wholly responsible for managing their own revenues and expenditures.

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University Community Partnership Initiatives

The University’s curriculum combines experiential and service learning, research, and neighborhood investments to connect our students directly to their surroundings. Our academic programs allow our students to interact with neighboring schools, nonprofits, cultural institutions, and civic government.

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