5.20.2010 - New Rankings & Research Strategy


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  • So who should we logically compare ourselves to: This Venn diagram categorizes the Top 50 Research universities in the country by “those with Medical Schools,” “those with Vet Schools,” “those that are Land Grants,” and combinations of each. We’ve indicated Private institutions with the light blue color. So NC State falls into the category of Land Grant Universities with a Vet School. Our Peers are Texas A&M, University of Illinois, Purdue, and VA Tech, and they’re ranked 22, 23 and 36 and 50. We’re 47. Research and Graduate Studies plans to implement initiatives to pull NC State up in these rankings. And we’ll talk about those in a minute. I want you to keep our peers in mind as we look at another set of rankings.We’re still #47 – but this is actually moderately good news! U of Colorado, Indiana U and LSU appear on the top 50 chart because they are now reporting aggregated data for all campuses. Institutions that aggregate all campuses (according to NSF) are denoted by a “+”.#25 U of CO (all campuses) = $535M, which includes:U of CO at Boulder ($261M), U of CO at Colorado Springs ($8M) and U of CO Health Sciences Center at Denver ($266M)#39 Indiana U (all campuses) = $412M, which includes: Indiana U at Bloomington and Indiana U/Purdue at Indianapolis – not reported at all for individual campuses#42 LSU (all campuses) = $391M, which includes: LSU at Baton Rouge ($273M), LSU at New Orleans ($59M) and LSU at Shreveport ($34M) plus others. LSU at Baton Rouge is a true peer (i.e., vet school, land grant, NO med school)NOTE: We’ve pulled ahead of Michigan State and U of GA, both of which have med schools!!!Source: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf10311/pdf/nsf10311.pdf
  • One of our overarching initiatives is our recently launched Research Gateway. See all of our Faculty Awards, Citations, Patents, Stimulus Updates, Economic Development highlights, rankings, statistics, Research Events Calendar, resources for Researchers, Researchers’ Corner, etc.
  • 5.20.2010 - New Rankings & Research Strategy

    1. 1. A Strategy for Research at NC State<br />Terri L. Lomax<br />Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies<br />University Council<br />18 May 2010<br />
    2. 2. Research Impact Snapshot<br />$365M annual research expenditures (FY09)<br />~$28M ARRA Awards received to date<br />679 U.S. Patents <br />676 International Patents <br />>110 better world products<br />from lab to market<br />72 start-up companies<br />attracting >$750M investment and 3,000 jobs<br />137 intellectual property disclosures<br />submitted by faculty in FY09 (IP pipeline)<br />
    3. 3. 2009 US News & World: University Rankings<br />Top 5 Land Grant Universities (2009)<br />* Medical School<br />RANKINGS.<br />
    4. 4. Research Universities by Institutional Characteristics<br />NC State ranks 47th among all U.S. research universities in total research expenditures (NSF)<br />22 U of Texas MD-Anderson<br />27 GA Tech+<br />Vet School<br />30 U TX-Austin<br />1 Johns Hopkins<br />48 Scripps RI<br />4 U of Mich+<br />9 U Penn<br />7 Duke<br />8 U of WA<br />3 U Wisc-M<br />20 Texas A&M<br />12 Stanford<br />10 Ohio State+<br />17 U of Pitt+<br />36 Purdue+<br /> Med<br />School<br />13 U Minn+<br />21 Wash U-StL<br />46 VA Tech<br />15 Cornell+<br />23 Columbia<br />47 NCSU<br />16 UCDavis<br />25 U of CO+<br />19 U of F<br />29 U of Ill-UC<br />26 UNC-CH<br />42 LSU+<br />28 U of SoCal<br />50 MI State<br />2 UCSF<br />39 Indiana U+<br />11 Penn State+<br />51 U GA<br />31 Yale<br />5 UCLA<br />14 MIT<br />40 UA-Birm<br />32 Northwestern<br />6 UCSD<br />18 UC-Berkeley<br />43 TX MC-Dallas<br />24 U AZ<br />33 Harvard<br />41 U MD-CP<br />44 U MD-Baltimore<br />48 U KY<br />34 Baylor<br />49 U of Ill-C<br />45 U of Rochester<br />Land Grant<br />Legend<br />35 Emory<br />Private<br />Public<br />+ System<br />37 Vanderbilt<br />38 Case Western<br />
    5. 5. The Center for Measuring University Performance<br />The 9 Measures:<br />Total Research<br />Federal Research<br />Endowment Assets<br />Annual Giving<br />National Academy Members<br />Faculty Awards<br />Doctorates Granted<br />Postdoctoral Appointees<br />SAT/ACT range<br />Source: Top American Research Universities, 2009 Annual Report (The Center for Measuring University Performance).<br />
    6. 6. The Center Report: 2008<br />1<br />2<br />2<br />3<br />3<br />4<br />4<br />5<br />6<br />7<br />8<br />Source: Top American Research Universities 2008 Annual Report (The Center for Measuring University Performance).<br />http://mup.asu.edu/research2008.pdf<br />
    7. 7. The Center Report: 2009<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />6<br />7<br />8<br />9<br />10<br />11<br />12<br />Source: Top American Research Universities 2009 Annual Report (The Center for Measuring University Performance).<br />http://mup.asu.edu/research2009.pdf<br />
    8. 8. The Center 2009 Report: NC State’s Measures<br />3<br />8<br />1<br />6<br />Source: Top American Research Universities 2009 Annual Report (The Center for Measuring University Performance).<br />
    9. 9. Peer Institutional Data<br />+ reports all campuses<br />Sources: a) The Center and b) IPEDS Data Center, US Dept. of Education http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/Default.aspx, accessed 4/06/10andc) NSF Academic R&D Expenditures http://nsf.gov/statistics/rdexpenditures/ <br />
    10. 10. Peer Institutional Data Relative to Population<br />Sources: a) The Center and b) IPEDS Data Center, US Dept. of Education<br />http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/Default.aspx, accessed 4/06/10 <br />
    11. 11. Total Research Expenditures (2001-2008)<br />Texas A&M<br />GA Tech<br />U of Ill-UC<br />U of Ill-UC<br />Purdue<br />Purdue<br />VA Tech<br />NC State<br />NC State<br />Source: Academic R&D Expenditures FY 2008 (NSF)<br />http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf10311/pdf/nsf10311.pdf<br />
    12. 12. Comparison of University Research Expenditure Trends<br />TODAY.<br />
    13. 13. A Research Strategy . . . Why?<br />To increase our impact for <br />the public good, development of future leaders, rankings, and legacy for future generations.<br />To build a foundation for further strengthening NC State’s <br />national & international research profile.<br />PURPOSE.<br />
    14. 14. A Research Strategy . . . How.<br />CULTURE<br />collaboration, team science<br />REPUTATION<br />awareness, peer assessment<br />CATALYSTS<br />funding & partnerships<br />
    15. 15. Progress: World-class faculty & students<br />Dr. Trudy F. MacKay: Genetics<br />elected to the <br />National Academy of Sciences<br />Dr. James A. Trainham III: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering<br />National Academy of Engineering <br />joined NC State, April 2010 <br />Current National Academy Members: 19 <br />Dr. Todd R. Klaenhammer: Food, <br />Bioprocessing& Nutrition Sciences <br />elected <br />AAAS Fellow <br />(American Association for the Advancement of Science)<br />Current AAAS Fellows: 41<br />TALENT & RESOURCES<br />For complete listings see The Research Gateway: http://www.ncsu.edu/research/gateway/partners/academy.php<br />
    16. 16. Progress: World class faculty & students<br />8 NSF CAREER Awards! <br />Halfway through 2010 NC State faculty have been awarded more NSF awards than each of the past five years.<br />TALENT & RESOURCES<br />11 NSF Graduate Fellowships!<br />A record-breaking 11 students will enter Graduate Programs with NSF Fellowships in Fall 2010 <br />TALENT & RESOURCES<br />For complete listings of NSF CAREER Awards see The Research Gateway: http://www.ncsu.edu/research/gateway/partners/nsfcareer.php<br />
    17. 17. Progress: Improve Infrastructure & Equipment<br /><ul><li>Committees formed to develop Existing Infrastructure Inventory and Infrastructure Needs Inventory
    18. 18. Materials Science
    19. 19. Biological Imaging
    20. 20. May 2010: Top 10 Large-Scale Infrastructure Needs List Generated (input from all Colleges, Centers & Institutes, ROC, URC, and individual faculty)</li></ul>TALENT & RESOURCES<br />TALENT & RESOURCES<br />
    21. 21. Progress: Increase Research Funding<br />+44% over five years<br />CATALYSTS<br />This data compiled on 4.06.2010 comparing the past five years by “fiscal year to date.”<br />
    22. 22. Pursuing Larger Grants (>$1M) = Significant Upturn<br />CATALYSTS<br />(104)<br />(177)<br />
    23. 23. Proposal Success Rate +/- Proposal Development Unit<br />CATALYSTS<br />
    24. 24. The Path Forward<br />Increase Research Awards by 50% by 2015<br />+%50<br />$102,349,492<br />increase over next five years<br />CATALYSTS<br />
    26. 26. Progress: Increase Awareness<br />Research Blog: NC State’s research blog launched in April 2010; http://web.ncsu.edu/abstract/ or via Research Gateway<br />Results Magazine: Fall 2010, expand magazine coverage and size, increase multimedia components, integrate more faculty recognition and opportunities.<br />National Assoc of Science Writers/Council for the Advancement of Science Writing Conference: Hosting 2012 conference which draws hundreds of major journalists from across the country, looking for major science news.<br />REPUTATION: INCREASE AWARENESS<br />
    27. 27. Progress: Collaboration and Team Science<br />Today’s complex issues call for multidisciplinary approaches and team science.<br />Building teams of scientists & scholars around critical issues = Strategic Research Areas<br />CULTURE<br />
    28. 28. Strategic Research Areas at NC State<br />Strategic Focus Areas<br />Health & Well-Being<br />Energy &<br />Environment<br />Educational Innovation<br />Safety & Security<br />Economic &<br />Societal Benefit<br />Cross-Cutting Initiatives<br />CULTURE<br />
    29. 29. Progress: Collaboration Tools<br />REACH NC<br />Research Expertise And Collaboration Hub<br />Working with NC partners, including UNC GA, UNC CH, and RENCI, NC State is leading an effort to launch an online, searchable intelligent system that provides opportunities to connect with potential collaborators by offering profiles of researchers, projects, publications, and people in North Carolina. <br />CULTURE<br />
    30. 30. Progress: Collaboration Tools<br />CULTURE<br />
    31. 31. Progress: Collaboration Tools<br />CULTURE<br />
    32. 32. Other Strategic Activities<br /><ul><li>Increasing Partnerships – RTI, UNC, Duke, ORNL
    33. 33. Graduate Professional Development
    34. 34. Post-Doctoral Office
    35. 35. Strategic Research Initiatives Grants
    36. 36. Increase Faculty Recognition – internal & external awards</li></ul>STRATEGY.<br />
    37. 37. Challenges<br /><ul><li>Limited time and support for faculty to engage in research activities
    38. 38. Limited graduate student and post-doctoral fellowships
    39. 39. Instrumentation & equipment needs are high with no targeted funds available
    40. 40. Need ability to determine economic benefit of research and innovation in order to advocate for increased resources</li></ul>CHALLENGE.<br />
    41. 41. The path forward means. . .<br />Endurance.<br />Relying on the team.<br />Looking toward the finish line. . .<br />
    42. 42. Research Expenditures Per FTE Faculty & Per Student<br />Research $$/Student<br />Research $$/FTE Faculty<br />
    43. 43. More Proposals = More Awards<br />CATALYSTS<br />This data compiled on 4.06.2010 comparing the past five years by “fiscal year to date.”<br />