State of the College 2010

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MSU College of Natural Science State of the College presentation by Dean R. James Kirkpatrick on november 18, 2010.

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State of the College 2010

  1. 1. COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCE State of the College Dean R. James Kirkpatrick November 18, 2010
  2. 2. COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCE 1994-95 to 2010-11 CNS Undergraduate Enrollment increased 36.9% MSU Undergraduate Enrollment increased 16.1% (Source: OPB PPS Report) - 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 Undergraduate Students Graduate and Professional Students College of Natural Science Fall Enrollment - 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 40,000 Undergraduate Students Graduate and Professional Students Total Instructional Colleges Fall Enrollment
  3. 3. COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCE Distribution of College Budget  Total budget (2010-11 base year): $55.2M general funds $5.3 non-recurring  Tenure Track Faculty: ~$28.2M (~47%).  Fixed term faculty, academic specialists, advisors, and other academic: ~$9.1M (~15%).  CT, AP, other non-academic: $7.1M (~12%)  Grad assistants: $10.1M (~17%)  SS+E + College contingency: $5.0M (~8%) Tenure Track Faculty Fixed Term Non- Acad. Grad. Assts. SSE
  4. 4. COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCE $0 $2,000,000 $4,000,000 $6,000,000 $8,000,000 $10,000,000 $12,000,000 $14,000,000 $16,000,000 $18,000,000 $20,000,000 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 IDC Generated Total for all CNS Departments and Programs IDC Year March 1 - February 28
  5. 5. COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCE 2009 New Faculty  Barbara Atshaves, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  Suzanne Hoffmann-Benning, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  Aaron Levin, Mathematics  Janette Boughman, Zoology  Lars Brudvig, Plant Biology  Hideki Takahashi, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  David Kramer, Plant Research Lab and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  6. 6. COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCE Current NSF Career Awards 1. Reinhard Schwienhorst – Physics, 2010 2. Chih-Wei Lai – Physics, 2010 3. Janette Boughman – Zoology, 2010 4. Di Liu – Math, 2009 5. Elena Litchman - KBS/Zoology, 2009 6. Alex Shingleton - Zoology, 2009 7. Kris Klausemier - KBS/Plant Biology, 2009 8. Jeff Schenkar – Math, 2009 9. Beronda Montgomery-Kaguri - PRL/BMB, 2008 10. Michael Feig - BMB/Chemistry, 2008 11. Huefei Huang - Chemistry, 2008 12. Kevin Walker - Chemistry, 2008 13. Robert Britton – Microbiology, 2008 14. Gavin Reid - Chemistry, 2007
  7. 7. COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCE Major Research Projects • BEACON - $25M NSF Science and Technology Center • Malaria Research Center - $9.1M NIH grant led by Terrie Taylor • Enterics Research Investigational Network - $7.3M NIH grant led by Linda Mansfield • High Plains Aquifer - $1.2M NSF grant led by David Hyndman • Extract Rare Isotope Ricochets - $3.28M NSF grant led by David Morrissey • Natural Killer Cell Response - $2M grant led by Sungjin Kim • Synthesis of Medicinal Chemicals in Plants - $6M NIH Grand opportunities grant led by Dean Della Penna
  8. 8. COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCE Advancement • CNS exceeded its goal by raising $4.15M in private support during FY 09-10. • CNS raised 15 Spartan Challenge Scholarships – more than any other unit at MSU. • CNS integrated communications with department newsletters is helping set the stage for upcoming campaign.
  9. 9. COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCE State of the College Dean R. James Kirkpatrick November 18, 2010
  10. 10. COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCE Awards & Recognition CNS Distinguished Faculty Award: Presented to regular faculty members for outstanding total service to MSU – teaching, advising, research, publications, committee work, public service, and work with government agencies. Karen Friderici, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics CNS Undergraduate Teaching Award: Presented to tenure system and fixed term faculty for outstanding contributions in undergraduate instruction. Kazuya Fujita, Geological Sciences Jon Stoltzfus, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  11. 11. COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCE Awards & Recognition CNS Distinguished Academic Staff Award: Presented to academic staff members for a sustained record of excellence in advising, curriculum development, outreach, extension research and teaching, and improving the success of CNS students. Deb Dotterer, CNS Student Affairs CNS Excellence-In-Teaching Citation: Presented to graduate teaching assistants who have distinguished themselves by the care they have given and the skill they have shown in meeting their classroom responsibilities. Joshua Springer, Plant Biology Ryan Vannier, Geological Sciences
  12. 12. COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCE Awards & Recognition Outstanding Academic Advisor Award: Presented to faculty or academic specialists who show exceptional expertise in advising students. The Dean’s Student Advisory Council evaluates their accomplishments in helping students set and reach their academic goals, knowledge of academic programs and policies, availability, ability to refer students to other resources, and overall concern for success. Undergraduate Award: Michael Velbel, Geological Sciences Graduate Award: Cindy Miranti, Physiology
  13. 13. COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCE Awards & Recognition Presented to faculty in recognition of teaching excellence of science to non-science majors. Lorena V. Blinn Endowed Teaching Award: Brian Hampton, Geological Sciences James D. Hoeschele Endowed Teaching Award: Stephen Thomas, Zoology Ronald W. Wilson Endowed Teaching Award: Tammy Long, CISGS and Plant Biology

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