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4.15.2010: A Research Strategy for NC State

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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.

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4.15.2010: A Research Strategy for NC State

  1. 1. A Strategy for Research at NC State<br />Terri L. Lomax<br />Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies<br />15 April 2010<br />
  2. 2. Why We’re All Here<br />NC State’s strategic vision pledges that our university will <br />boldly pursue strategic research and scholarship to:<br />“transform lives and <br />improve the human condition.”<br />PURPOSE.<br />
  3. 3. Research – Transforming and Improving<br />>110 products from lab to market<br />54 patents issued in FY09 (>675 total)<br />91 new commercialization agreements in FY09<br />3rd Nationally in Industry Licensing Partnerships <br />(per $100M in research expenditures - AUTM 2008)<br />72 startup companies<br />>$750M in venture capital attracted to the region<br />Centennial Campus nominated for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2010<br />
  4. 4. University Rankings<br />Comparison of NC State Profile with<br />Top 5 Public Universities (2009)<br />* Medical School<br />RANKINGS.<br />
  5. 5. University Rankings<br />Comparison of NC State Profile with<br />Top 5 Land Grant Universities(2009)<br />* Medical School<br />RANKINGS.<br />
  6. 6. Top 50 Research Universities by Institutional Characteristics<br />26 U of Texas MD-Anderson<br />NC State ranks 47th in research expenditures<br />(NSF) <br />among all universities<br />31 GA Tech<br />Vet School<br />32 UT-Austin<br />38 Scripps RI<br />1 Johns Hopkins<br />9 U Penn<br />4 U of Mich<br />6 U WA<br />8 Stanford<br />2 UWisc-M<br />10 Duke<br />22 Texas A&M<br />11 Ohio State<br />23 U of Ill-UC<br />17 Wash U-StL<br />20 Pitt<br />13 U Minn<br />21 Columbia<br />36 Purdue<br />14 UCD<br />24 Baylor<br />47 NCSU<br />Med School<br />16 UF<br />25 Yale<br />50 VA Tech<br />29 Cornell<br />27 Harvard<br />40 Mich State<br />12 MIT<br />28 USC<br />3 UCLA<br />49 UGA<br />30 UNC-CH<br />15 Penn State<br />5 UCSF<br />33 Northwestern<br />34 UMD-B<br />18 UCB<br />7 UCSD<br />35 Vanderbilt<br />19 U AZ<br />41 U of MD-CP<br />37 Case Western<br />45 U of Ill-C<br />39 U Rochester<br />48 U KY<br />42 U of Iowa<br />Land Grant<br />Legend<br />43 Emory<br />44 UT MC-Dallas<br />Private<br />Public<br />46 UA-Birm<br />
  7. 7. The Center for Measuring University Performance<br />Top American Research Universities <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 />The 9 Measures:<br />Source: Top American Research Universities 2008 Annual Report (The Center for Measuring University Performance).<br />
  8. 8. Research Rankings<br />1<br />2<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 2008 Annual Report (The Center for Measuring University Performance).<br />
  9. 9. Peer Institutional Data<br />a<br />a3<br />a<br />a<br />a1<br />b<br />b4<br />a2<br />Parenthetical reference indicates: 1) Percentage of faculty that are National Academy Members; 2) Doctorates granted to number of students enrolled ratio; 3) Postdoc to faculty ratio; 4) Student to faculty ratio<br />Sources: a) The Center andb) IPEDS Data Center, US Dept. of Education<br />http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/Default.aspx, accessed 4/06/10 <br />
  10. 10. Peer Comparison of Research Expenditures (2001-2006)<br />http://www.screencast.com/users/lianafryer/folders/Jing/media/fa9adc17-cb58-442b-8ba7-a85beccdb6e6<br />TRENDS.<br />
  11. 11. Peer Comparison of Research Expenditures (2001-2006)<br />http://www.screencast.com/users/lianafryer/folders/Jing/media/78556632-cdac-4214-adf7-9e4e262764ae<br />TRENDS.<br />
  12. 12. Peer Comparison of Research Expenditures (2001-2006)<br />http://www.screencast.com/users/lianafryer/folders/Jing/media/d2d033ec-053b-4dc7-bbcd-64028e845d2f<br />TODAY.<br />
  13. 13. 5 Year Research Trends<br />+%81<br />Proposed funding increase over past five years<br />+%44<br />Awarded funding increase over past five years<br />This data compiled on 4.06.2010 comparing the past five years by “fiscal year to date.”<br />TRENDS.<br />
  14. 14. What Accounts for the Significant Upturn?<br />(177)<br />(104)<br />TRENDS.<br />
  15. 15. Proposal Success Rate +/- Proposal Development Unit<br />TRENDS.<br />
  16. 16. The Role of Stimulus Funding<br />+%43.57<br />Awarded funding increase over past five years<br />This data compiled on 4.06.2010 comparing the past five years by “fiscal year to date.”<br />TRENDS.<br />
  17. 17. The Path Forward<br />Increase Research Awards by 50% by 2015<br />+%50<br />$102,349,492<br />increase over next five years<br />GOALS.<br />
  18. 18. Strategic Research Plan: How We Will Get There<br />GOAL 1: Build and maintain a research environment that enables, inspires and rewards world-class scholarship, innovation, and discovery. <br /><ul><li>Support world-class faculty and students
  19. 19. Improve infrastructure & equipment</li></ul>GOAL 2: Create and sustain a collaborative, innovative, multidisciplinary research culture at NC State to complement our traditional areas of research excellence. <br />GOAL 3: Increase research funding and partnerships to optimize the research environment. <br />GOAL 4: Increase awareness of NC State’s research enterprise on a state, national and global level. <br />STRATEGY.<br />
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  21. 21. Strategic Research Areas – Why?<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 />STRATEGY.<br />
  22. 22. 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 />STRATEGY.<br />
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  25. 25. RESOURCES: MAPPING<br />
  26. 26. RESOURCES: MAPPING<br />Electronic Medical Records<br />Laurie Williams<br />MladenVouk<br />
  27. 27. RESOURCES: MAPPING<br />Electronic Medical Records<br />Laurie Williams<br />And<br />MladenVouk<br />Serious Games<br />Michael Young<br />and<br />Tim Buie<br />
  28. 28. RESOURCES: MAPPING<br />Electronic Medical Records<br />Laurie Williams<br />And<br />MladenVouk<br />Serious Games<br />Michael Young<br />and<br />Tim Buie<br />Cost Saving<br />Medical Technologies<br />Troy Nagle<br />
  29. 29. SRAs for Greater Impact: A Case Study<br />On March 22 USDA announced ~$260M for the following funding priorities:<br />Childhood Obesity Prevention<br />Climate Change<br />Food Safety<br />Global Food Security<br />Sustainable Bioenergy<br />NC State responded immediately with our team science approach:<br />25 March – Collaboration website launched to facilitate response to opportunity <br />(50+ forum comments within 8 hours of launch)<br />30 March – Informational, teaming meeting held drawing 100+ attendees<br />14 April – First Letters of Intent Due<br />STRATEGY.<br />
  30. 30. Other Strategic Activities<br /><ul><li>Increasing Partnerships – RTI, UNC, Duke, ORNL
  31. 31. Graduate Professional Development
  32. 32. Post-Doctoral Office
  33. 33. Expertise Profiling
  34. 34. Strategic Research Initiatives Grants
  35. 35. Increase Faculty Recognition – internal & external awards
  36. 36. Increasing Visibility
  37. 37. Research Gateway
  38. 38. Results: NC State’s Research Magazine
  39. 39. New University Chief Communications Officer/Strategy</li></ul>STRATEGY.<br />
  40. 40. Challenges<br /><ul><li>Limited time and support for faculty to engage in research activities
  41. 41. Limited graduate student and post-doctoral fellowships
  42. 42. Instrumentation & equipment needs are high with no targeted funds available
  43. 43. No technology maturation funds to bring discoveries to proof-of-concept stage
  44. 44. Ability to determine economic benefit of research and innovation</li></ul>CHALLENGE.<br />
  45. 45. The Path Forward Means . . .<br /><ul><li>Fully prepared future leaders!
  46. 46. Increased rankings!
  47. 47. Increased partnerships!
  48. 48. Economic and societal impact!
  49. 49. Lives transformed!
  50. 50. Improved human condition!</li></ul>SUCCESS.<br />

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