Dr. Harold Baillie, Ph.D., Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
"Our campus has changed dramatically over the last few years, a sprint forward in what has been a long period of significant campus development. More subtle are the transitions in curriculum and faculty. In the last five years, thanks to growth, attrition, and a window-plan to assist senior faculty into their retirement, The University of Scranton has hired more than 100 new faculty."
Elise Gower, International Service Programs Coordinator
"The International Service Program engages students in living our Jesuit and Christian mission. As we continue our efforts to enact faithfully the call to be men and women for and with others, we foster a growing relationship with our international community. It is this relationship that is defining to the mission-based service that we offer as an enriching experience for our students."
Building On Our Foundation
- Since 2005, students in the Panuska College of Professional Studies have completed more than 78,000 hours of service learning.
- Since 2005, three University of Scranton faculty have been awarded Fulbright scholarships to study in the nations of Mauritius, Germany and Kazakhstan. During that period, the University has hosted three Fulbright scholars, visiting us from Cameroon, Mexico and Malaysia.
- Alumni Reunion has drawn record-breaking numbers in the past two years, with 1,235 alumni and guests returning to campus for Reunion 2010 and 1,321 for Reunion 2009. In total, almost 6,600 alumni and guests have attended Reunion in the past five years.
- For five consecutive years, Scranton has been recognized among the nationís top producers of Fulbright students according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Sixteen Scranton students have received the highly-competitive Fulbright fellowships in the past five years.
- Since 2005, the University has committed nearly $5 million dollars each year to faculty development and scholarly support initiatives, providing over $22 million in grants, release time for research, sabbatical support, teaching enhancement and travel.
- Since 2005, the University has invested nearly $200 million in campus improvements. Major projects completed or under way include the DeNaples Center, Condron Hall, Dionne Campus Green, a new unified science center scheduled for completion in the fall of 2011, and a new apartment/fitness center complex, also scheduled for completion in fall 2011.
- To date, the University has received over $116 million in donations and pledges toward its $125 million Pride, Passion, Promise capital campaign.
- Since 2005, the University has received more than $20 million in generous gifts to provide scholarships for our students.
- Scranton faculty are actively engaged in research, scholarly writings and professional presentations. Scholarly activity of faculty from 2005 - 2010 includes:
- Articles Published 668
- Books Published 94
- Book Articles Published 97
- Book Chapters Published 134
- Book Reviews Published 204
- Creative activity 117
- Editorship 56
- Fellowships 8
- Grants 142
- Patents & Patent Applications 33
- Peer Reviews 340
- Scholarly Presentations 1,435
- Proceedings 157
- Since 2005, almost 500 students have taken part in the faculty/student research program. More than 800 students have completed an internship over the past five years.