Amount of Development Funding

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Fiscal year

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Objective 1.
Maintain a highly competent faculty.

Action: Seek to enhance the faculty chairs and professorships in the departments. Increase extramural funding to enhance these positions and to support them indefinitely. Seek to establish additional faculty professorships and chairs.

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.

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

Action: Communicate funding needs within MSU, to legislature and constituent groups.

  1. Continue to work toward funding stability and growth.
  2. List activities in pursuit of research and service funding and report to faculty and staff annually.

Action: Employ and house a full-time Development Officer that seeks to increase assets.

Action: Maintain graduate assistantships commensurate with departmental, CFR, FWRC and stakeholder needs.

Action: Maintain excellent facilities including information transfer and technology. Increase classroom space for CFR courses. Ensure excellence in computer and other technological teaching laboratories.

  1. Acquire funds from non-traditional sources such as endowments, gifts, and revenue from the J.W. Starr Memorial Forest for maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment.
  2. Seek adequate built-ins.
  3. Identify and coordinate priorities with Buildings and Grounds Committee.
  4. Assemble information from departments to maintain a rolling five-year facilities and equipment plan.
  5. Report annually the investments made toward upgrading and maintaining laboratories and other related college facilities.
  6. Identify and explore funding sources.
  7. Maintain a list of maintenance needs, priorities, and schedules on the intranet.
  8. Install multi-media podia and other computer-based technology to facilitate lectures and labs in CFR class- and seminar rooms.
  9. Establish a CFR Task Force to prioritize classrooms for receipt of technology and determine reasonable technology for each candidate classroom by 2010.

Action: Promote, fund, and report the development of patents, copyrights, licensing agreements, fees, endowments, cooperative agreements, memoranda of understandings/agreements, and other means to generate revenues and other support for research.

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Objective 3.
Achieve undergraduate and graduate student enrollments consistent with college and MSU goals, fiscal resources, and societal needs for professionals in forestry; forest products; and wildlife, fisheries, and aquaculture.

Action: Seek funding to establish >3 endowed undergraduate scholarships (>$100K each) to recruit and retain scholars.

  1. Each department should identify important undergraduate scholarships (i.e., discipline specific [e.g., waterfowl/wetlands, forest management], leadership, academic and experiential excellences, named scholarship after faculty, alumnus, sponsor) by 2012.
  2. Departments should communicate needed scholarships by priority to the CFR Development Officer annually to stimulate fund raising.
  3. Departments and faculty should identify potential funding sources for all scholarships.
  4. Identify and pursue funding to enhance cultural diversity of student body.

Action: Increase student participation in academic, scientific, and relevant professional organizations.

  1. Establish a fund for undergraduate students to attend professional meetings that may be matched by student organizations by 2012.
  2. At the college-level, establish a competitive grants program for graduate students to attend key professional meetings and give poster and/or paper presentations by 2012.
  3. Promote oral and poster presentations by graduate students at professional meetings and encourage faculty to facilitate the process. Data will be reported by Department Heads to Metrics Manager.

Action: Recognize undergraduate and graduate student excellence at the CFR awards banquet each year.

  1. Provide a plaque and a tangible award for recipients (e.g., check, gift certificate at MSU bookstore, computer store, etc.).
  2. Identify by department appropriate University and extramural awards.

Action: Provide 3 or more Ph.D. fellowships per CFR department per year.

  1. Fellowships will be advertised nationally by departments and awarded on a competitive basis among applicants.
  2. Fellowship monetary awards will be used as leverage to attract extramural support.

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Objective 6.
Increase the visibility of the research, teaching, and extension programs.

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.