Personnel

  • Faculty retention. Fulfillment of our missions of Learning, Discovery, and Engagement critically depends on recruitment and retention of academic faculty. The University makes significant investments in conducting national/international searches to attract outstanding scholars and also invests significantly in infrastructure and start-up packages that allow faculty to realize their potential. The University will adopt policies and national best practices that encourage outstanding faculty to continue their careers at the University.
  • Security and safety. The safety and security of University students, faculty and staff, and campus visitors is of paramount importance. Policies, procedures, and practices will be periodically reviewed and updated in order to maximize the security and safety of the campus community. Working with campus police, an "Organizational Resilience" plan will be developed to describe integrated best practices in incident response, crisis, and continuity management. As noted above, additional police officers will be hired in response to growth in our campus community. A proactive approach toward raising awareness about safety and minimizing the occurrence of sexual harassment and as sault will be continued. Environmental Health and Safety responds or reports to over twenty different regulatory agencies on hundreds of different regulations where compliance is required. As the research activity and overall population of the University grows, additional EH&S staffing and infrastructure will be required in order to meet regulatory requirements and maintain a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty and staff.