Message from the Provost
Archived Provost Messages
Ramapo College is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Ramapo College and to provide you with an overview of our mission.
Through an interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages close student faculty collaboration and co- and extra- curricular activities that foster student engagement, Ramapo College provides opportunities for all students to acquire the knowledge and skills associated with a high quality liberal education. Active learning, out-side-the-classroom engagement, and pre-graduation experiential learning allow students to apply knowledge and skills and prepares students for success in their work and in their lives. In fact, according to a recent survey 87% of Ramapo Alumni are employed or in Graduate School within one year of graduation. Ramapo College of New Jersey was also voted one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review, and one of the best values in public colleges by Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine.
Ramapo College has managed to achieve this success by bringing together an extraordinary group of faculty and staff who engage, inspire, and collaborate with our students. Our faculty are scholars who are passionate about their teaching and about connecting with their students in the classroom, through faculty-student research, or through faculty-led experiential learning. The staff are knowledgeable professionals who provide resources to our students and who are eager to assist each student towards fulfilling their goals, both academic and personal.
Ramapo College encourages students to push boundaries; to try new experiences, to gain new knowledge and skills, and to achieve in previously unknown or untried areas. I encourage you to take a few moments to explore our website, and learn more about some of the excellent programs that are offered to help you achieve your goals and prepare you for a lifetime of achievement.
With warm regards,
Beth E. Barnett,
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Provost's Office Contacts
Task Force Reports
Pillar Task Forces
In Spring 2006, an International Education Advisory Committee was created, to explore all aspects of International Education at Ramapo; this Committee’s ongoing roles include working with ARC and the Roukema Center to oversee the Ramapo Education Abroad offerings. In 2006-7, three Task Forces were formed to define learning goals and outcomes for the Interdisciplinary, Intercultural and Experiential pillars. Following open meetings in April 2007, these four groups presented their reports in May 2007.
All-College Student Learning Outcomes
In Summer 2007 the Learning Goals and Outcomes Task Force was charged with aligning and rationalizing the goals and learning outcomes identified by the three Pillar Task Forces, the International Committee, and ARC. The draft LGO report was presented to the campus community, and the final report presented in late Fall 2007
General Education Reports
In 2006-7, with the implementation of CEP and the new General Education program, ARC provided a report on the Goals and Objectives for the General Education program.
In May 2009, a team comprised of faculty and staff, led by the Vice Provost, attended AAC&U’s General Education Institute. They developed an assessment plan for the General Education program and a new organizational structure for it. The team continued through Summer and Fall 2009 (the Ad Hoc Working Group for General Education, AHWGGE).
Honors Task Force Report
The Honors Task Force was convened in 2007-8. Their final report guided the redevelopment of the College Honors Program, which was implemented in 2009.
Archived Provost Messages