Action Plan for the University Strategic Plan



2003 Action Plan - Priorities

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

Graduate Experience & Research

Research & Graduate Programs Infrastructure

Analyses of 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.

Analyses of internal grants programs indicate that these programs provide a significant stimulus to research growth in the university. In order to reflect the growth in external funding and keep pace with such growth, we need to find ways to significantly increase funding for the Internal Grants Program and the budget for the Office of Research and Awards Administration.

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 find ways to incorporate health insurance to at least the fifty-percent level for FY04. Graduate student stipends will be analyzed and a strategy developed for improvement of stipend amounts.

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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