Webinar Launch of the Virtual Museum of Public Service
Discover how the Virtual Museum of Public Service provides visitors with a highly immersive, visual experience as they explore the importance of public service
On October 16, 2012 at 2 pm, the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers-Newark will launch the Virtual Museum of Public Service (www.vmps.us), an innovative web-based project that reflects the contributions public servants have made to their communities, nations, and the world. Please participate in the launch by registering for the free webinar at www.vmps.us/webinar-launch.
The VMPS reaffirms the belief that citizens-as-public servants are a priceless and necessary part of our lives. By using advanced technologies, SPAA hopes to inspire the best and brightest to careers that are socially responsible: in government, in non-profits, in philanthropic organizations and as volunteers. VMPS aspires to provide museum visitors with a highly immersive, visual experience as they explore the exhibitions and make discoveries. The VMPS will draw upon digital representations to depict the largely unrecognized achievements and sacrifices of individuals in the public service, broadly defined, reflecting their important contributions to their communities, nations, and the world.
Co-sponsored by the American Society for Public Administration, the Alliance for Public Service, the Public Technology Institute and other public service organizations, the museum will feature some three dozen themes such as Diversity, Leadership, Quiet Heroes, Women, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Safety and Law Enforcement, Public Education, Civic Engagement, Civic Architecture and Public Works, Public Technologies for the Public Good, Etc.
We invite you to help build the Virtual Museum of Public Service by becoming a sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities for organizations and individuals are at www.vmps.us/partner.
About Rutgers-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)
The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers-Newark educates and motivates students to choose careers in public service and administration through its innovative and comprehensive undergraduate, Master of Public Administration (MPA), Executive MPA, PhD, and professional and graduate certificate programs.
The school’s faculty generates knowledge and best practices in public service and administration, and collaborates with public and nonprofit sector organizations and professionals throughout the U.S. and the world. Guided by the principles of knowledge, competence, diversity, and service – with an emphasis on public service values and competencies for effective performance – SPAA promotes accountability, transparency, and performance in the public and nonprofit sectors.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Rutgers SPAA in Newark:
- 4th nationally in Information and Technology Management
- 7th nationally in Public Management/Administration
- 10th nationally in Public Finance and Budgeting
- 11th nationally in City Management and Urban Policy
- 18th nationally in Nonprofit Management
- 23rd nationally in Public Affairs
- 24th nationally in Public Policy Analysis
Marc Holzer, PhD
Dean, Rutgers SPAA
Joined Rutgers: 1946
Campus Size: 38 acres, 33 buildings
Interim Chancellor: Philip Yeagle
Undergraduate Majors: 40+
Graduate Programs: 20+ (JD, MA, MBA, MFA, MPA, MS, Ph.D.)
Athletics: 14 NCAA Division III women and men's teams
Enrollment (fall 2012)
Full-time Faculty: 585
Faculty with Terminal Degrees: 99%
Full-time Staff: 770
Male/Female Ratio: 50:50
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Nations Represented: 100+
On-campus Residents: 1,280
Basic Type: Research Universities (high research activity)
Special Classification: Community Engagement