Dean Patrick Socci
Dear Members of the Hofstra Family:
I am proud to send you the latest edition of the Zarb School of Business e-Newsletter because of the amazing list of activities and achievements by the members of the Hofstra family. The broad spectrum of activities is a reflection of the dynamism of the students, alumni, faculty and staff as we strive to provide an environment of continual, never-ending improvement and support for all. The commitment to academic excellence and social responsibility are the guiding parameters of our extracurricular and co-curricular programs.
The faculty continues to “sharpen the saw” with a renewed commitment to pedagogical excellence , innovation and scholarly research. The quantity and quality of published research continues to improve. Along with this comes recognition of our faculty from the professors of other universities in the form of “Paper of the Year” awards.
I am particularly happy to report that the Zarb School of Business has undertaken the development of a strategic plan and process. On January 24, 2011, the faculty, administration and staff met for a full day retreat. This effort was the result of the Strategic Planning and Oversight Committee (SPOC) which began its work in fall 2010. The planning and oversight process is continual and is focused on five areas to improve the overall quality of the Zarb School of Business. Those five areas are: Academic Excellence, Student Personal and Professional Development, Internationalization, Pedagogical Excellence and Innovation, and Scholarly Research. Stay tuned for more details!
Patrick J. Socci, Ph.D.