Total Refereed Publications

146
143
142
146
175
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Calendar year

Refereed Publication by FTE

5
6
6
7
7
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
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Definition:

FTE is full-time faculty equivalent. This metric is measured by the percentage of faculty salaries which are paid by research funds. Percentages have been rounded.

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Related Objectives:

Objective 1.
Maintain a highly competent faculty.

Action: Fill vacant and new faculty positions with the most highly qualified individuals identified through nation-wide search processes, following University governance guidelines, giving consideration to candidates’ service potential and experience. Ensure that newly hired professors have adequate resources to initiate a quality research program and progress toward tenure and promotion.

Action: Encourage faculty development through involvement in sabbatical and other leave programs and conferences, short courses, workshops, and seminars. Acquire funding to support faculty development activities on and off campus, including activities that expose faculty to international issues and problems and renowned experts that present seminars, workshops, etc.

Action: Encourage consulting activities, adhering to DAFVM guidelines, that result in professional development for scientists.

  1. Develop expertise listing and post on FWRC web site and in appropriate printed materials.

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Objective 2.
Obtain additional support, dedicate additional funds to important specific needs.

Action: Develop and provide incentives for scientists to obtain extramural support.

  1. Create a process to provide seed money to faculty for research projects that could attract extramural funding once preliminary data are obtained.

Action: Maintain appropriate flexible funding for support services pertinent to college operations.

  1. Provide electronic media access support.
  2. Provide support for equipment and facilities.
  3. Acquire support for research associates, graduate research assistantships, and secretarial and technician support.
  4. Provide support for equipment, facilities, laboratory maintenance and animal use and care.
  5. Seek to provide travel support for faculty and staff for gratis service to constituents.

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Objective 5.
Continuously improve the effectiveness, relevance, and quality of programs.

Action: Maintain a system for identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating priorities for FWRC research consistent with the FWRC mission. In this process, ensure appropriate involvement of faculty and staff, and ensure an appropriate balance between basic and applied research. Ensure that technology transfer needs are considered.

  1. Maintain departmental-level plans for identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating priorities for departmental research consistent with the FWRC mission. The system should result in departmental research plans which should be communicated to the Administrative Council and to stakeholder groups.
  2. Maintain the relevance of research through planning that includes needs assessments using external input from advisory committees and from other relevant external sources.
  3. Develop a mechanism to obtain Center-level guidance from constituents and collaborators, including input from Extension system, on research issues, needs, and priorities.

Action: Increase research-related cooperation with stakeholders (e.g., federal and state agencies, other universities, the private sector, etc.).

  1. Identify stakeholder opportunities.
  2. Seek support to attract visiting scientists to engage in collaborative research.
  3. Encourage adjunct and other affiliated scientists to engage in collaborative research.

Action: Develop, maintain, and communicate research guidelines within each department that define general expectations for scientists regarding research quality, productivity, and ethics.

  1. The College and Department Promotion and Tenure Committees should link departmental research guidelines with the promotion and tenure process.
  2. Establish a peer- or mentor-review process of new research faculty and discuss assessment with faculty member as she/he makes progress toward promotion and tenure.
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Objective 6.
Increase the visibility of the research, teaching, and extension programs.

Action: Publicize student and faculty activities and accomplishments. Encourage high-visibility activities. Publicize technology transfer, technical assistance, and continuing education activities and accomplishments. Awareness should be addressed on campus, within the state and region, and nationally and internationally where appropriate. Use electronic media as well as other media effectively in this process.

  1. Publish a college-level annual report and periodic newsletters comparable to the FWRC annual report.
  2. Publicize faculty and staff receiving awards through brochures, the CFR web site, and other appropriate media.
  3. Continue the Dean’s Notes for internal use.

Action: Continue to communicate FWRC accomplishments and benefits internally and externally.

  1. Report accomplishments and benefits of research projects.
  2. Develop synthesis of accomplishments and benefits at department and Center levels.

Action: Communicate and distribute results from appropriate FWRC research on forests, forest products, wildlife and fisheries to the state of Mississippi and its constituents.

Action: Annually assess and communicate to faculty and staff the productivity and benefits of CFR and FWRC investments.

  1. Develop an economic impact assessment of CFR/FWRC investments.

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Objective 7.
Develop and maintain operating procedures, administrative structure and processes that promote excellence.

Action: Recognize excellence with an annual award in research and service. Recognize and reward excellence in technology transfer, educational and technical assistance activities; planning and contributions to continuing education programs; service to scientific and professional organizations and other constituent groups; and service within the University, the College/Center, and within departments.

  1. Assess nomination and selection process and revise accordingly on a continuing basis.
  2. Publicize award winners.
  3. Identify and implement additional means to encourage and recognize excellence.
    • Nominate faculty, staff, graduate students and others as appropriate for internal and external awards.
    • Seek to monetarily compensate faculty who garner extraordinary achievement awards that do not automatically reward recipients.