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2 CALS Faculty Senate: State of the College May 1, 2013 Welcome! Kathryn J. Boor, Ph.D. The Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Welcome! Kathryn J. Boor, Ph.D. The Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

3 State Budget Under the Microscope SUNY operating funds to Cornell continue at last year’s levelSUNY operating funds to Cornell continue at last year’s level No SUNY 5-year capital plan or critical maintenance funds in FY14No SUNY 5-year capital plan or critical maintenance funds in FY14 CALS programs held steady or slightly increased; Community IPM & FarmNet each received $100K increasesCALS programs held steady or slightly increased; Community IPM & FarmNet each received $100K increases $19M increase to Environmental Protection Fund may help several CALS programs$19M increase to Environmental Protection Fund may help several CALS programs $40K hops appropriation to Geneva; Contracts signed for $4.7M Geneva greenhouse renovation$40K hops appropriation to Geneva; Contracts signed for $4.7M Geneva greenhouse renovation Partner ag industry groups receive increasesPartner ag industry groups receive increases CCE & Harvest NY funding is flat for FY14CCE & Harvest NY funding is flat for FY14 SUNY operating funds to Cornell continue at last year’s levelSUNY operating funds to Cornell continue at last year’s level No SUNY 5-year capital plan or critical maintenance funds in FY14No SUNY 5-year capital plan or critical maintenance funds in FY14 CALS programs held steady or slightly increased; Community IPM & FarmNet each received $100K increasesCALS programs held steady or slightly increased; Community IPM & FarmNet each received $100K increases $19M increase to Environmental Protection Fund may help several CALS programs$19M increase to Environmental Protection Fund may help several CALS programs $40K hops appropriation to Geneva; Contracts signed for $4.7M Geneva greenhouse renovation$40K hops appropriation to Geneva; Contracts signed for $4.7M Geneva greenhouse renovation Partner ag industry groups receive increasesPartner ag industry groups receive increases CCE & Harvest NY funding is flat for FY14CCE & Harvest NY funding is flat for FY14

4 CALS in the Rankings Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the Undergraduate Business Program in the Dyson School 3 rd in the nation for the second year in a rowBloomberg Businessweek ranked the Undergraduate Business Program in the Dyson School 3 rd in the nation for the second year in a row Program also named 4 th in Entrepreneurship and 5 th in FinanceProgram also named 4 th in Entrepreneurship and 5 th in Finance U.S. News and World Report ranked Cornell 3 rd in the nation for graduate Agricultural/Biological Engineering & 11 th for Environmental Engineering, a move upwards of one position over last yearU.S. News and World Report ranked Cornell 3 rd in the nation for graduate Agricultural/Biological Engineering & 11 th for Environmental Engineering, a move upwards of one position over last year Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the Undergraduate Business Program in the Dyson School 3 rd in the nation for the second year in a rowBloomberg Businessweek ranked the Undergraduate Business Program in the Dyson School 3 rd in the nation for the second year in a row Program also named 4 th in Entrepreneurship and 5 th in FinanceProgram also named 4 th in Entrepreneurship and 5 th in Finance U.S. News and World Report ranked Cornell 3 rd in the nation for graduate Agricultural/Biological Engineering & 11 th for Environmental Engineering, a move upwards of one position over last yearU.S. News and World Report ranked Cornell 3 rd in the nation for graduate Agricultural/Biological Engineering & 11 th for Environmental Engineering, a move upwards of one position over last year

5 Environmental Science & Sustainability Major ESS Major derived from merger of three former environmental majors – Natural Resources, the Science of Natural & Environmental Systems (SNES) & Environmental ExplorationsESS Major derived from merger of three former environmental majors – Natural Resources, the Science of Natural & Environmental Systems (SNES) & Environmental Explorations Curriculum emphasizes social dimensions of sustainability by integrating social sciences with physical, chemical, & biological sciencesCurriculum emphasizes social dimensions of sustainability by integrating social sciences with physical, chemical, & biological sciences 35 faculty from across 15 departments to teach courses in ESS major35 faculty from across 15 departments to teach courses in ESS major 100+ additional applications to new major over combined total of previous three100+ additional applications to new major over combined total of previous three ESS Major derived from merger of three former environmental majors – Natural Resources, the Science of Natural & Environmental Systems (SNES) & Environmental ExplorationsESS Major derived from merger of three former environmental majors – Natural Resources, the Science of Natural & Environmental Systems (SNES) & Environmental Explorations Curriculum emphasizes social dimensions of sustainability by integrating social sciences with physical, chemical, & biological sciencesCurriculum emphasizes social dimensions of sustainability by integrating social sciences with physical, chemical, & biological sciences 35 faculty from across 15 departments to teach courses in ESS major35 faculty from across 15 departments to teach courses in ESS major 100+ additional applications to new major over combined total of previous three100+ additional applications to new major over combined total of previous three

6 Goals of the Special Committee for Plant Sciences Coordination of strategic planning & faculty hiringCoordination of strategic planning & faculty hiring Sustaining & enhancing research excellence in the plant sciencesSustaining & enhancing research excellence in the plant sciences Development of curriculum & student support services to increase number of undergraduate students in the Plant Science majorDevelopment of curriculum & student support services to increase number of undergraduate students in the Plant Science major Better coordination of graduate student support across plant science fieldsBetter coordination of graduate student support across plant science fields Enhanced alignment of extension activities with research strengthsEnhanced alignment of extension activities with research strengths Coordination of administrative support services among plant science unitsCoordination of administrative support services among plant science units Coordination of strategic planning & faculty hiringCoordination of strategic planning & faculty hiring Sustaining & enhancing research excellence in the plant sciencesSustaining & enhancing research excellence in the plant sciences Development of curriculum & student support services to increase number of undergraduate students in the Plant Science majorDevelopment of curriculum & student support services to increase number of undergraduate students in the Plant Science major Better coordination of graduate student support across plant science fieldsBetter coordination of graduate student support across plant science fields Enhanced alignment of extension activities with research strengthsEnhanced alignment of extension activities with research strengths Coordination of administrative support services among plant science unitsCoordination of administrative support services among plant science units

7 Good News: Admissions 19% rise in freshman applications this year over last19% rise in freshman applications this year over last 24% increase in out-of-state & 23% rise in international applications24% increase in out-of-state & 23% rise in international applications Class of ’17 the most diverse in CALS history, with a 22% rise in applications from students self- identified from an under- represented minority groupClass of ’17 the most diverse in CALS history, with a 22% rise in applications from students self- identified from an under- represented minority group The popularity of our new majors suggests strategic changes to our curriculum are resonating with students & their growing interest in agriculture, food security, sustainability, & the environmentThe popularity of our new majors suggests strategic changes to our curriculum are resonating with students & their growing interest in agriculture, food security, sustainability, & the environment 19% rise in freshman applications this year over last19% rise in freshman applications this year over last 24% increase in out-of-state & 23% rise in international applications24% increase in out-of-state & 23% rise in international applications Class of ’17 the most diverse in CALS history, with a 22% rise in applications from students self- identified from an under- represented minority groupClass of ’17 the most diverse in CALS history, with a 22% rise in applications from students self- identified from an under- represented minority group The popularity of our new majors suggests strategic changes to our curriculum are resonating with students & their growing interest in agriculture, food security, sustainability, & the environmentThe popularity of our new majors suggests strategic changes to our curriculum are resonating with students & their growing interest in agriculture, food security, sustainability, & the environment

8 Question #1a: How Are F&A Revenues Used?

9 Question #1b: How Are F&A Rates Determined?

10 Question #1c: Fringe/F&A on Product Testing?

11 Question #2: Audit/Compliance Requirements

12 “eShop Today & eShop Tomorrow” Video “eShop Today & eShop Tomorrow” Video

13 Question #2a: Faculty Approval on All Purchases?

14 Question #2b: Faculty Signatures on all Invoices?

15 Question #2c: Concerns w/ Listing Business Purposes

16 Question #2d: Product Testing Agreements

17 Question #3: CIT Changes to Web Hosting

18 Question #4: University Budget Model

19 Question #5: CALS Programmatic Priorities

20 Food & Energy Systems Environmental Sciences Economic & Community Vitality Life Sciences Sustainability Knowledge with a public purpose CALS Core Priorities & the Land Grant Mission

21 Questions?


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