Those who join Regular Investors in Business at Brockport (RIB2) support new program and product development, faculty and student development including conference attendance and sponsorship, ongoing market surveys and analysis, program specific marketing and promotion and School of Business and Management brand development.
By design, the portfolio of initiatives evolves as the School identifies opportunities and becomes renowned for delivering on its triple-pronged mission of providing an excellent business education in a supportive environment, an extraordinary value, and an indispensable partner of the regional business and professional communities.
We would like to thank and acknowledge the following individuals and companies for supporting innovation and growth in The School of Business and Management through this critical initiative. Your commitment and confidence affirm our position in the business and professional education marketplace.
A group of individuals and/or organizations who pledge $1,000 per year over five years (total of $5,000) to support the innovation and growth needs of the School of Business And Management at SUNY Brockport.
In order to assure a predictable critical mass of resources for continuous improvement, we need 100 RIB2.
New program and product development, faculty and student development including conference attendance and sponsorship, ongoing market surveys and analysis, program specific marketing and promotion, and School of Business and Management brand development are among the crucial needs for the School. By design, the portfolio of initiatives will evolve as the School identifies opportunities and becomes renowned for delivering on its triple-pronged mission of providing an excellent business education in a supportive environment, an extraordinary value, and an indispensable partner of the regional business and professional communities.
Among the possible new programs the School believes may be valuable are those in innovation/ entrepreneurship, principled leadership, sustainable manufacturing, logistics and supply chain management, and foreign trade. To determine whether such initiatives have the potential to accrue value to our brand, substantial investigation and design effort is necessary. Resources from RIB2 enables us to make the necessary commitments without weakening our current portfolio of programs or activities.
A second example for RIB2 funding is to support the Center for Student Success in the School. The Center is charged with helping students prepare for and identify meaningful co-curricular, active learning experiences; including internships, co-ops, service learning experiences and live consulting opportunities. These experiences are tied to the mission of the School and designed to add value to students’ professional resumes.
Finally, another example is to invest in building faculty competence and confidence in adapting interactive technologies to improve the reach and effectiveness of our degree and non-degree products. One of the main impediments to broader adoption of synchronous and co-located learning technologies is faculty unfamiliarity with what is available and confidence in how these tools can add value to our portfolio.
The School’s Dean’s Advisory Board will receive periodic updates on the initiatives supported by RIB2 resources and an annual report will be provided to all Regular Investors, showing the financial status of the fund as well as the status of all activities made possible through the generosity of the Regular Investors.
As a new School fashioned from the previous Department of Business Administration and Economics, we are the newest competitor in a robust higher education market in Western New York. Unlike our better-known competitors, we have no dedicated endowment to provide the predictable flow of resources needed for the kinds of activities in which we must engage to fulfill our dynamic mission. As a public institution, our public purpose is essential to the future and development of the region. In such a competitive environment and with so much at stake, developing new curriculum and career readiness programs and recruiting and retaining highly qualified faculty, will establish our brand identity and affirm our position in the region’s business and professional education marketplace. Through this effort, the School will demonstrate to University leadership the confidence they place in us is well founded and we will be a full partner in realizing the SUNY Brockport vision of “building meaningful lives and vibrant communities”.
In short, the School of Business and Management at Brockport is already an excellent place to study, learn, teach and serve. We cannot afford to keep it a secret any longer.