Action Plan for the University Strategic Plan



2001 Action Plan - Priorities

Recruitment & Retention of Students | Undergraduate Experience | Graduate Experience | Academic Programs & Faculty | Connection to the Greater Community | Infrastructure/Support Improvements

Graduate Experience

The University is recognized in the top category of the new Carnegie 2000 rankings Research/Doctoral Extensive. These rankings are the first released since 1994 when different classification categories were used. [Under the previous categories, Georgia State would have been classified as a Research II institution].

USG has agreed that graduate student benefits will include medical insurance for all full-time GAs for FY 02. This agreement represents a major step forward in providing adequate benefits for graduate students.

External grants and contract funding has reached the $42-45 million level with an overall upward trend since the mid-1990s. With the hiring of a vice president for research & sponsored programs from the University of Minnesota, we anticipate resumption of annual increases in external support. The research indicators given in Table 13 are very strong. Approximately forty percent of tenure-track faculty are involved in externally supported scholarship.

On October 4, 2000 the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) atop Mt. Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains in California was dedicated. The CHARA Array is one of the world’s most powerful optical stellar interferometers and the only optical array operated by an U.S. university. The array consists of six one-meter aperture telescopes in an Y-shaped configuration contained within a 400-meter diameter circle.

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