2002 Action Plan - Priorities
Recruitment & Retention of Students | Undergraduate Experience | Graduate Experience | Academic Programs & Faculty | Connection to the Greater Community | Infrastructure/Support Improvements
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
A goal is to increase the indirect cost rate that is being renegotiated
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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