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Objective 1.4

Increase the number of students involved in undergraduate and graduate research and the level of funding for that research and creative activity.

 

Reference to Previous Strategic Plans: ASP 04.  5.1, 5.2, FSP 99.  4.5

ExCom Member:

Provost

Assessment Tool:

UG Students:  National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) "Percent of seniors who worked on a research project with a faculty member outside of course or program requirements.” Amount of funding for undergraduate research from Sponsored Programs Office of Grants and Funded Research. Amount of funding for graduate research from Office of Grants and Funded Research.

Baseline:

UG students 14% (2006-07)
UG funding $6960 (2007-08)
Graduate funding $3191 (2007-08)

Goal:

Meet or exceed national average for 4-year public institutions of 16% (2010-11);
UG funding $10,000
Graduate funding $10,000 

Progress:

UG students 17% (2010-11)
UG funding $12,159 (2012-13)
GR funding $1,450 (2012-13)

Enabling Activities:

  • Identify and create outlets for student research.

  • Encourage and publicize student research.

  • Provide support from Deans and Department Chairs for participating in undergraduate and graduate creative activity.

  • Encourage more students to participate in URCAD.

  • Encourage and support more students to present their research at professional conferences.

 
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