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State of the College (2013-11-07)

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State of the College (2013-11-07)

  1. 1. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences State of the College Dean’s Advisory Council November 7, 2013
  2. 2. LAS in numbers Building and celebrating success New ventures x x College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  3. 3. Student enrollments 35000 ISU 30000 LAS 25000 LAS as % of ISU 20000 27.0% 15000 26.0% 10000 25.0% 5000 24.0% 0 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 23.0% 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  4. 4. New undergraduates 9000 ISU LAS 8000 7000 6000 5000 LAS as % of ISU 4000 32% 3000 30% 2000 1000 28% 0 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 26% 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  5. 5. Faculty 500 467 185 400 458 2012 – 2013: 19 searches 17 hires (including 6 partners/spouses) 188 300 200 100 TE faculty NTE faculty 0 Aug 2010 Aug 2011 Aug 2012 Aug 2013 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  6. 6. Grants and Contracts Expenditures - LAS % of ISU 20% 15% Expenditures (millions of $) 10% 300 5% 250 FY09 200 FY10 FY11 FY12 FY13 New awards - LAS % of ISU 150 LAS 15% ISU 100 10% 50 0 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 FY13 5% FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 FY13 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  7. 7. LAS General Fund Budget FY14 Tuition State funds F&A FY14 % of total $114,957,000 83.3% $20,213,021 14.6% $2,836,031 2.1% ISUx Δ on FY13 56.1% + $15.2M − $8.1M 38.4% − $0.5M 2.7% + $6.6M State funds F&A Tuition College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  8. 8. Investing in success • Allocated expenses $1.3M • New salaries $3.4M includes new hires, humanities salary initiative, salary increases and special adjustments for faculty, staff, and graduate students • Benefits $0.6M • New Initiatives $1.3M College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  9. 9. Building the LAS Signature Themes • • • • “Data-rich Environments” workshop October 11 800 MHz NMR (total cost: $2.3M) New Steinway piano Funded 5 projects under the LAS Signature Research Initiative College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  10. 10. Volker Hargrove. Engineering Mark Hegelheimer. CyWrite: Making automated writing plant proteins to treat stroke and evaluation work for students, myocardial infarction. teachers, and researchers. Sanjeevi Sivasankar. Three dimensional imaging of single William Gutowski. biomolecules with nanometer Water and Climate resolution. Change: Building Community Consensus for a sustainable future for Iowa and the world. Craig Ogilvie. I-AMASE Interdisciplinary Math and Science Education. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  11. 11. Presidential Initiative Research Awards Three of seven awards to LAS faculty Marty Spalding Crop Bioengineering Consortium Carol Chapelle Language of Writing in STEM Disciplines Drena Dobbs Identifying RNA Therapeutic Targets College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  12. 12. Faculty Hiring for 2013-14 • • 27 regular faculty searches underway 7 searches under the President’s High Impact Hiring Initiative: “Big Data” with Engineering, Vet Med, Business, Agriculture o “Translational Health” with Engineering, Vet Med o “Energy Policy” with Bioeconomy Institute o “ISUComm Initiative” o College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  13. 13. More good news • • • • New public relations degree First Picnic on the Plaza $1.8M gift for the geology field station, thanks to Tom and Evonne Smith Troxel Hall opens, with 400 seats College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  14. 14. Faces of LAS – Students Advertising students 1st place college Effie Heineken PSA Melvin Ejim History Big 12 Scholar-Athlete Onalie Ariyabandhu Economics Tsunami essay award College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  15. 15. Faces of LAS – Students American Meteorological Society ISU Student Chapter We’re #1 – Again! Cyclone Battalion MacArthur Award, 3rd Brigade One of eight top ROTC programs College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  16. 16. Faces of LAS – Faculty Diane Bassham First Loomis Professor Alan Goldman and Paul Canfield New family of quasicrystals American Physical Society David Adler Lectureship awarded to Paul College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  17. 17. Faces of LAS – Faculty James Andrews Keenan Institute Senior Policy Expert Tom Greenbowe Among first ISU Morrill Professors College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  18. 18. What’s next… … for students? • • • • • Continue to build recruitment Focus on student progress: DFW rates, retention, CI, career services, … Innovate pedagogy and delivery methods: blended, flipped, activity based, … Plan for classroom and teaching lab needs Think creatively about new programs College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  19. 19. What’s next… … for faculty? • • • Focus on excellence: Salaries and recognition Searches for 34 new faculty in progress Focus area hiring College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  20. 20. What’s next… … for research? • • • • Continue to build signature themes Next workshop Next round of SRI Biosciences building project College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  21. 21. What’s next… … for college advancement? • • • • Development team fully staffed Alumni relations director almost(!) hired Mark Imerman works with industry and business Continue to enhance communications College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  22. 22. Three key goals: • Focus on excellence • Attract new resources • Communicate our value and success College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  23. 23. An inventor: Bruce Roth Synthesized first statin in 1985 A professor: George Kraus Professor of Chemistry since 1976 A student: Tezcan Guney from Istanbul, Turkey College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  24. 24. Thank you! To my team To all of you College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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