Total Research Proposals Submitted

130
138
157
172
305
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Fiscal year

Research Proposals by FTE

5
5
7
8
5
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: Encourage consulting activities, adhering to DAFVM guidelines, that result in professional development for scientists.

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

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

Action: Director of FWRC will identify and develop funding opportunities and assist scientists in obtaining funding.

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: Continue to provide professional support positions including appropriate assistance in proposal preparation and other aspects of obtaining extramural support. Communicate availability of such assistance to scientists and research staff.

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

Action: Establish a means to seek faculty input on performance of Associate Dean and Associate Director.

Action: Communicate and facilitate research and continuing education efforts across disciplines, departments, colleges, universities, and research centers/institutes.

  1. Associate Director shall communicate to scientists planned and ongoing research. Opportunities for future collaborative research also shall be communicated.
  2. Initiate and require a center-wide assembly for all FWRC scientists, research staff, and graduate students. Explore the purpose, priorities, and inter-relationships of the three departments with regards to research.
  3. Encourage interdepartmental research and provide incentives for enablement.