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
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
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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