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ORCID at Texas A&M--overview


Panel discussion: Why ORCID? Perspectives from the university community …

Panel discussion: Why ORCID? Perspectives from the university community

Moderator: Barbara Allen, Executive Director, Committee on Institutional Cooperation


Karen Butler-Purry, Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies, Texas A&M University
Keith Hazelton, Senior IT Architect the University of Wisconsin-Madison/Chair of Internet2 MACE-Dir working group
Neil Jacobs, Programme Director, Digital Infrastructure, Jisc
Yan Shuai, President, Society of China University Journals (CUJS)

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  • 1. Why ORCID @ Texas A&M University? Dr. Karen Butler-Purry Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentMay 2014
  • 2. GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES 2 Overview of Texas A&M University • Land-, sea-, and space-grant status • More than $700 million in research expenditures • 237 graduate degree programs, including 17 degrees in 9 interdisciplinary programs • More than 2,700 faculty, including recipients of the Nobel Prize, National Medal of Science, as well as members of the National Academies
  • 3. GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES 3 Overview of Texas A&M University Health Science Center* • 2,432 graduate & Medical, Dentistry, and Pharmacy 1st professional students Law School* • 770 J.D. Graduate and 1st Professional Enrollment (Fall 2013) • Doctoral -- 4,684 Master’s -- 5,338 • DVM -- 527 • 3,958 (39%) International from 130 countries • 1,744 (17%) Race/ethnic minority graduate students (African-American, Hispanic, American Indian) TAMU 2012-2013 Graduate Degrees Awarded - Doctoral -- 726 Master’s -- 2,243 *Addition to TAMU in Fall ‘13
  • 4. GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES 4 Why ORCiD @ TAMU? • National Attention and Public Scrutiny –Value of Graduate Education –Student Debt –Cost of Education • Texas A&M University has been exploring various means for tracking career outcomes and impact of scholarship of graduate students • Currently limited student level data is available –Accredited graduate programs –NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) data –AAU Data Exchange –Academic Analytics
  • 5. GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES 5 Why ORCiD @ TAMU? • TAMU University Libraries initiated discussions about ORCiD integration for early career scholars and professionals (graduate students and post docs) • Major Decision Factor: Benefits • Benefits of ORCiD integration -- University –Provide student level data –Track impact of graduate students’ work –Track career outcomes of funding records, publications impact, particularly of PhD students in academia and research institutions –Enhance effectiveness of VIVO
  • 6. GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES 6 Why ORCiD @ TAMU? • Benefits of ORCiD integration – Graduate Students –As early career professionals, able to maintain full scholarly records over career –Prepare graduate students for managing their scholarly identity with training • Other Major Decision Issues –Mandatory or Optional Student Adoption –All graduate students or PhD students only
  • 7. GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES 7 Implementation -- Partnership with TAMU University Libraries • Office of Graduate and Professional Studies • Facilitates connections to college graduate administrators, faculty, Graduate Student Council, and graduate students • Provides outreach support (e.g., event management) • Helps to navigate policy issues • University Libraries • Develops outreach materials, conducts presentations and trainings, IT development including integration into student records, etc. • Current Graduate Students Transition • New Graduate Students
  • 8. GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES 8 Contact Information Dr. Karen Butler-Purry Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies 979-845-3631