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Grants & External Funding Task Force December 2005.

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1 Grants & External Funding Task Force December 2005

2 Grant Task Force Penny Bouman Tom Crandell Jim Hoerter Lori Johnson Mike Klepser Manuel Rupe Karen Thompson Julie Coon Sayed Hashimi Hengli Jiao Michelle Johnston Bill Potter Gretchen Spedowske

3 Presentation Outline Strengths of Ferris History of Grant Efforts Work of Task Force Recommendations Summary/Questions

4 Strengths of Ferris Supportive Academic Structure Distinctive Features of Ferris Collaborative opportunities exists Structures recently established

5 History of Grant Efforts Individual efforts Office of Grants Grant process review

6 Current State of Grant Support Limited Support exists Lack of knowledge Individual efforts

7 Work of Task Force Brainstorming Session Individual Assignments Development of Recommendations  Strategic Initiatives  Immediate Areas of Consideration

8 Brainstorming Session Successes Challenges Opportunities Pie in the Sky ideas

9 Individual Assignments - Benchmarking Universities Weber State University University of Minnesota-Duluth Eastern Michigan University Western Illinois University University of Wisconsin – Stout Western Michigan University Saginaw Valley State University Wentworth Institute of Technology Purdue University of Technology University of Pittsburgh Iowa State University Indiana State University University of Kansas Rochester Institute of Technology Central Missouri State University Pittsburgh State University

10 Benchmark Findings Training & Mentoring Activities Campus wide involvement Resource development Formal structures in place

11 Strategic Initiatives Define research at Ferris Create the infrastructure Change culture to include grants in educational mission

12 Immediate Opportunities Identify Faculty/Staff grant resource per college - mentors Provide release time Establish a Sponsored research and grants office

13 Sponsored Research & Grants Office Provide assistance in finding grants Provide links/resources to agencies Report on grant writing activities Provide training, hosts writing seminars Provide recognition of efforts Implement other best practices

14 Infrastructure Provide funds for faculty Identify matching fund sources Create resources for faculty Continue building framework -merit/tenure review -start up packages

15 Summary Research - Any scholarly or creative activity that enhances teaching, learning and professional development among faculty, staff and students. Create the infrastructure Change the culture

16 Questions? Thank you

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