Rowan University has a demonstrable track record in DEI with their diversity by design philosophy and a wide range of student support services. As an affiliate in the RG network, we are joining a group of institutions committed to DEI. Fielding Graduate University is moving forward on its promise to center Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion throughout the fabric of the institution as part of our overall historical and institutional commitment to social justice.
We have no immediate plans for staffing changes in the process of joining the Rowan Global network, and we will continue recruiting for the many open positions posted on the Fielding website. Over time, and as our staffing needs evolve, we will work closely with Rowan Global and Fielding’s Office of Human Resources to meet future staffing needs and offer opportunities for career development and support.
All of our current funds and any future donations are legally required to be used for the specific purpose for which they were given and are not subject to change.
Fielding faculty will not experience any changes in their programs or employment status. Under the affiliation, we intend to offer more faculty development resources and support for academic technology.
While there will be no changes in Fielding students’ programs, Fielding will use the affiliation to improve student support services, such as wellness programs, academic technology, and writing support services.
All assets remain within Fielding Graduate University, which will continue to be governed by the Fielding board of trustees.
Rowan University invited Fielding to be the first institution in their new network called Rowan Global. Rowan Global will be a network of independent but like-minded institutions that share services to create savings that are reinvested in academic programming to achieve greater global impact. Fielding gains several important benefits and opportunities to: 1) improve the student learning experience by having the resources to invest in student support services, academic resources, and technology support. 2) increase the strength of Fielding through marketing and recruitment so that we can invest in our current academic programs, build new specializations within programs, and create [...]