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1.1 Expand the public and scholarly influence of the campus’s research at regional, national, and international levels.

Measure 1.1.1: Advancement rates for tenure and promotion, disaggregated to track parity.2

Targets: Maintain or increase the percentage of faculty promoted at barrier promotions; develop capacity to regularly disaggregate and report data.

Measure 1.1.2: Number of impactful publications, relevant to disciplinary norms.

Targets: Increase department-specific numbers; metrics will be developed.

Measure 1.1.3: Participation in public and professional service activities related to areas of expertise.

Targets: Increase the number of awards, consultancies, advisory board memberships, Op-eds, public scholarship, media citations, etc. that reflect contributions to public and professional service; metrics will be developed.

Example Strategic Initiatives:

  • Grow industry, agency, and community relationships to support and collaborate on research and educational programs
  • Continue to invest in areas of faculty research expertise through academic planning
  • Continue to improve and expand mentoring and workshops to support faculty tenure, promotion, and advancement
  • Develop a formal structure to prepare faculty nominations for national awards and recognitions, i.e. National Academies of Sciences
  • Adopt technologies and staff support that increase the external profile of the campus’ scholarly and creative activities
  • Cultivate a staff culture of thought-leadership in functional roles, including specific contributions to the research enterprise
  • Nominate staff for national professional development programs and opportunities
  • Increase the utilization of open-access scholarship to promote research dissemination
  • Build institutional capacity to enable faculty and staff to host conferences at regional, national, and international levels in areas identified as strategically important.