UNR’s Institutional Strategic Plan for Research
Overview: Purpose and Outcomes
President Marc Johnson tasked the Office of Vice President for Research to develop an Institutional Strategic Plan for Research by means of a faculty committee representing all colleges and schools. The strategic plan for research is to address actions and goals listed in the UNR Strategic Plan 2009-2015, and may consider additional goals if needed.
Purpose of Strategic Research Plan:
- Increase UNR’s research activity and quality of research/scholarly activities/artistry
- Improve the quality of support for research, scholarly activities, and artistry (VPR, College, Department)
- Enhance and broaden undergraduate and graduate student research programs
- Identify UNR’s weaknesses and strengths and niche
- Propose Signature Research Programs (National/Global Prominence)
- Identify new research opportunities (Regional, National, Global)
- Develop appropriate metrics for measuring success in research/scholarly activities
- Identify space, infrastructure, policies (hiring, tenure, accountability, etc.), and administrative procedures to support excellence in research
- Create a stronger inter-disciplinary research culture
- Propose approaches to overcome barriers to research success (such as time, funding success, incentives, rewards, accountability, tenure, etc.)
- Identify areas for greater collaboration with DRI and UNLV.
- Research Investment
- Identify research programs for future investment (facilities, instrumentation, faculty, etc.)
- Prioritize future investments in research infrastructure(s)
- Encourage colleges and department to develop comprehensive strategic research plan, incentives, rewards, etc.
- Inspiring document to encourage, promote, and recognize quality research
The Strategic Plan is to be reviewed annually and appropriately modified. New or revised objectives for accomplishing a specific goal may be implemented based on completion, insufficient progress, changing conditions, redirection, etc.