NC State’s Strategic Vision states that our core value is to transform lives and improve the human condition through strategic research and scholarship. We’ll take a look at what NC State is contributing to society as a result of the research that’s carried out here. Then we’ll talk about how we’re benchmarking our progress and the research strategies we’re implementing to increase our impact. One of the ways we can measure our impact to date is by taking a look at third-party rankings. We’ll look at overall University rankings by US News and World Report and specific research rankings by The Center for Measuring University Performance. This gives us a snapshot of “Where We Are Today.” And then we’ll talk about where we want to go and how we're going to get there.