Action Plan for the University Strategic Plan



2002 Action Plan - Priorities

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

Graduate Experience

Research & Graduate Programs Infrastructure

Analyses of internal grants programs, graduate tuition waivers, graduate assistantships, and mechanisms supporting grants (pre- and post-awards) will be made to decide how best to financially support research and graduate programs to achieve institutional goals.

A goal is to increase the indirect cost rate that is being renegotiated this year.

At least partial health insurance is available for graduate students at many competing research universities. In order to recruit and retain high quality graduate assistants, we need to consider ways to incorporate health insurance to at least the fifty-percent level for FY03. Graduate student stipends will be analyzed and a strategy developed for improvement of stipend amounts.

In order to sustain our development as a research university, the FC10 budget for research and graduate student support should be protected in the predicted declining budget situation.

In order to enhance our status as a research university, we will complete the Enrollment Management strategic plan that includes a focus on graduate education.

Data on graduate program quality will be systematically developed and collected centrally. Further discussions with units will be needed to determine how the development of these practices should be implemented and the program data collected.

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