Action Plan for the University Strategic Plan



2003 Action Plan Progress Report - Graduate Experience & Research

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

Georgia State is one of 151 universities with a Carnegie classification of Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive institution. Similar to 2002, Georgia State is on the list of the top 200 universities compiled by the Center at the University of Florida. Our science and engineering research expenditures were $13.6M and $39M, respectively for 2001, and $19.0M and $46M, respectively for 2002. We are on the list of the top 100 public universities in two indicators: doctoral degrees awarded and postdoctoral appointees. We are on the list of the top 200 public and private universities in four of the ten indicators.

Faculty and staff submitted 741 proposals to a wide variety of funding agencies with an outcome of 497 awards for a total of $52.8 million. Five years ago the awards total was $39.2 million. All of the colleges contributed to this success. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies led the way with $20.8 million and $11.2 million, respectively. The College of Education and the College of Health and Human Sciences each received awards totaling $6.6 million. The largest amount of awards from a single funding agency was from the National Institutes of Health. Sponsored expenditures increased this year from $43.7 million to $46.7 million in FY03. Overall grant activity is captured in Table 9, 10, 11,12,13 that list research indicators, grants received by college, internal grant support, federal obligations, and grant proposals submitted/funded by college.

The Georgia Research Alliance funded the recruitment of an Eminent Scholar in Drug Discovery and provided support for support four different cluster initiatives in Next Generation Gene Discovery, Global Infectious Diseases, Bio-manufacturing, and Digital Content. In addition these investments supported matching funding for the NSF Behavioral Neuroscience Center, the GSU CollabTech Biotechnology incubator, and the SER-CAT consortium synchrotron beam-line at Argonne National Laboratories. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention funded a new collaborative grants program with Georgia State University to seed new programs between the two institutions in the social and behavioral sciences.

Research & Graduate Programs Infrastructure

Indirect Costs (Facilities & Administrative Costs) received increased this year by 11% from $6.89 million in FY02 to $7.78 million in FY03. Following the award of an NIH Institutional Review Board Infrastructure grant, a Blue Ribbon Committee on protection of human subjects made significant recommendations that will be followed to ensure that Georgia State has a strong research integrity infrastructure.

Technology Transfer

After a significant increase in the number of intellectual property disclosures from our faculty last year, the year 2003 is one of consolidation. There were 37 disclosures received in 2002 and 11 received in 2003.

Graduate Indicators

There were over 6,700 graduate students enrolled in fall 2003, a decrease of 137 below the previous fall. Over 2,400 graduate students were new to the university. In addition, there were 675 law students and 472 students enrolled in graduate non-degree programs. Graduate process indicators related to percent of hours taught by tenure track and full-time faculty are given in Table 14 . The number of masters degrees awarded is rising steadily while the numbers of specialist, professional, and doctoral degrees are flat. Graduate degrees awarded and pass rates on the law bar examination are some graduate output indicators given in Table 15.

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