The first newsletter for and about
NYUCD’s part-time faculty debuted this spring under the direction
of Dr. Robert Allan Danti, founding chairman of the Part-Time Faculty
Dean’s Advisory Committee and a Clinical Associate Professor of
General Dentistry and Management Science. Part-Time Dent Fac
News, to be published quarterly, showcases the key role that
part-time faculty play in moving NYUCD forward.
Designed to demonstrate respect for our part-time
faculty, the newsletter is one of a series of initiatives that have
followed from the establishment, three years ago, of NYUCD’s first
formally constituted Part-Time Faculty Dean’s Advisory Committee.
In addition to fostering the development of the newsletter, the
Part-Time Faculty Advisory Committee’s accomplishments include gaining
a seat on the Executive Management Council; representation on all
NYUCD committees, except those with full-time membership only as
defined in the University Bylaws; full participation in the longer-term
service awards ceremony; a new, hi-tech faculty lounge; redefinition
of the Part-Time Faculty Appointments and Promotions Committee,
with a part-time faculty member as chair; and introduction of part-time
faculty receptions and other social events, among other new benefits.
“Bob Danti has been the driving force and inspiration
behind all of these initiatives,” said Dean Alfano. “When we first
spoke about the need to increase our focus on the important contributions
of part-time faculty, Bob outlined various strategic priorities,
and he made sure that they were achieved. He deserves great credit
for increasing part-time faculty recognition and representation.
We congratulate him on completing an extremely successful term as
founding chairman of the Part-Time Faculty Dean’s Advisory Committee
and founding editor of Part-Time Dent Fac News.”
Thank You, Dr. Danti NYUCD owes Dr. Bob Danti a
debt of gratitude for inspiring, compiling, and realizing the College’s
first newsletter for and about part-time faculty.