STRATEGIC PLANNING

STRATEGIC PLANS

Strategic Direction 2: Expand student, faculty and staff engagement in research, scholarship, and creative activities.

Initiative 2.1:  Increase financial support to expand research, scholarship, and creative activities.

 

Strategies:

  • Support development programs and multiple methods of assisting faculty with efforts to write grants, conduct research, complete scholarly/creative projects, and publish.
  • Aggressively pursue external funding through a variety of traditional and non-traditional channels.
  • Develop strategies to support faculty and professional staff conducting research in areas with limited opportunities for external funding.
  •  Collaborate with alumni and the philanthropic community to identify support for research, scholarship, and creative activities.
  • Expand and enhance the program for visiting scholars (international and national faculty) to stimulate collaborations in research, teaching, scholarship, and creative endeavors.
  • Continue to value and celebrate research, scholarship, and creative endeavors for faculty, staff and students, both undergraduate and graduate.
  • Transition approved Centers into revenue-generating units.

 

Key Performance Indicators:

 
  • CDHS will continue to operate at its current or an improved fiscal level.
  • The number of faculty receiving external funds will increase.
  • The percentage of sponsored program funding from federal agencies will increase.
  • The federal agency R & D rankings for Buffalo State will improve.
  • The number of methods of supporting faculty efforts to write grants, conduct research, complete scholarly/creative projects, and publish will increase.

 Budgetary Implications: $$$

 

Initiative 2.2: Develop infrastructure to strengthen the campus research environment and capacity.

 

Strategies:

 
  • Develop a campus-wide fund for maintenance and support of high-end research equipment.
  • Provide competitive start-up funds for new faculty at levels appropriate to each discipline.
  • Provide state-of-the-art laboratory, library, computer and media support to ensure research endeavors make use of cutting-edge technologies.
  • Evaluate, upgrade, and improve academic and administrative information technology services.
  • Evaluate and achieve the commercial potential of scientific discoveries and intellectual property by supporting technology transfer and licensing.
  • Encourage faculty and staff to retain copyright and promote open access to published research.

 

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Research and scholarship at the college will increase.
  • There will be increased success in recruiting and appointing faculty who become strong scholars.
  • The value of equipment owned by the institution will increase.
  • Intellectual property commercialization by campus scholars will increase.
  • The college will have a plan for the dissemination of knowledge. 

Budgetary Implications: $$$$

 

Initiative 2.3: Advance programs, centers and accomplishments that strengthen Buffalo State’s national identity in research, scholarship and creative activity.

 

Strategies:

  • Identify and develop targeted areas of research strength, programs and centers through which Buffalo State can realistically achieve national distinction.
  • Expand interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.
  • Develop a strategic hiring plan to support existing and new interdisciplinary research centers.
  • Provide effective professional development opportunities and other support for faculty advancement in research, scholarship and creative activity.
  • Recognize campus scholars for their research accomplishments.

 Key Performance Indicators:

  • More funds will be allocated for interdisciplinary projects.
  • Interdisciplinary scholarship will increase.
  • The number of scholars recognized for research accomplishments and creative activity will increase.
  • The quantity of peer reviewed publications and performances/exhibitions by Buffalo State faculty will increase by 10 percent annually.
  • The number of faculty awards for excellence from the college, SUNY, or national organizations will increase.

 Budgetary Implications: $$$

 

Initiative 2.4: Support and encourage student involvement in research, scholarship and creative activities.

 

Strategies:

  • Expand student creativity and research initiatives both at the graduate and undergraduate level.
  • Expand support for research, scholarship and creative activities.

 Key Performance Indicators:

  • The number of undergraduate students engaged in undergraduate research will increase per the NSSE survey.
  •  Funding for undergraduate and graduate research fellowships will increase.
  • The number of publications by undergraduate and graduate students will increase.

 Budgetary Implications: $$$$