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2 Fall, 2013 State of the College Address Kathryn J. Boor, Ph.D. The Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Kathryn J. Boor, Ph.D. The Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

3 The Relevance of CALS’ Land Grant Mission Knowledge with public purpose Food & Energy Systems Environmental Sciences Economic & Community Vitality Life Sciences Sustainability

4 The new Warren Hall features state-of-the-art classrooms, sustainable design elements & comfortable new meeting spaces for students & faculty, many of which are available for naming The New Warren Hall Phase 1 of the $53M historic renovation completed this spring on the western wing of the building

5 Fernow now boasts an elevator, climate control & two new classrooms – including a modern glass & steel extension to the historic building The New Fernow Hall New sustainable design elements, including a rain garden to control storm water runoff & solar panels

6 CALS’ has invested $8M in a new dairy research barn to support NY’s dairy industry Greenhouse & Dairy Investments Ground was recently broken on $4.7M state-funded greenhouse renovation at NYSAES in Geneva Campaign to endow the Cornell Dairy Fellows Program Excellence Fund has raised $1.8M so far

7 The building also boasts modern classrooms; state-of-the-art research & teaching laboratories, a pilot plant & testing facility; a new wine library & teaching winery; & a new Extension Conference Center The New Stocking Hall $105M renovation features a glass- fronted dairy plant to highlight transparency in food systems

8 Chobani announced a $1.5M gift to support training programs in dairy quality & innovation Stocking Hall: The New Hub of Dairy Excellence in New York Senator Schumer proposes Cornell as the national center of excellence for dairy foods safety & quality research & training Wegmans is partnering with Cornell on an artisan cheese-making training program to build New York into an artisan cheese-making leader

9 A New Home for Communication Communication has initiated a search for a senior-level faculty member who will be based at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City The Department of Communication is moving from Kennedy Hall to a larger, more modern space on the fourth floor of Mann Library

10 Newest CALS Faculty

11 Toby Ault Brian Davis Heather Huson Melissa Warden

12 Faculty Renewal: Securing the Future of CALS

13 Headed by Prabhu Pingali, former World Bank economist & deputy director of agricultural development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Formed through a $25M endowment from the Tata Trusts to link Cornell experts with Indian colleagues & organizations to reduce poverty & malnutrition while protecting environmental, economic & human health in rural India Tata-Cornell Agriculture & Nutrition Institute (TCi)

14 Julie Suarez, the newly appointed CALS Assistant Dean of Governmental & Community Relations New Leaders in CALS Chris Barrett named the new David J. Nolan Director of the Dyson School

15 Federal Funding in Decline Nationally

16 Federal Funding in Decline in CALS An August 2013 Science Magazine editorial cited a 26% decline in federal USDA spending for agriculture & food research over the past decade

17 New York State Allocations Down 28.6%

18 A New Model For Growth A key component of the model is the development of a public- private partnership that will incentivize private support through matching public dollars We envision a new model for a comprehensive applied agricultural research funding system for New York that is appropriately-funded, well- coordinated, efficiently run & transparent to stakeholders

19 A New Model For Growth

20 Budget Update: CALS Total Revenue from All Sources

21 We predict a balanced budget this year (FY14) with the Provost’s Subvention Budget Update: CALS Core Budget Results* * *Excludes Department Funds, Federal Appropriations, Restricted Gifts, Contracts & Grants

22 Budget Update: Subventions Across Cornell * *CALS figure is current & includes subventions to CALS affiliates, i.e., Lab of O, Plantations, etc. All others are estimates based on most recent data shared by the university

23 Question: Addressing Deficits

24 Question: Departments & the Budget Model

25 Question: The Importance of Undergraduate Teaching

26 Student-based Appropriation $79M (65% of total) Student-based Appropriation $79M (65% of total) Land Grant Appropriation $42M (35% of total) Land Grant Appropriation $42M (35% of total) Cornell Pools NYS Appropriations $121M $121M Tuition Pool TubsCollegesTubsColleges CALS & Contract Colleges Colleges Endowed Colleges “True-up” -$25M Distribution of State Appropriation in the New Budget Model* *Using FY12/13 Appropriation to Illustrate

27 Question: The Importance of Undergraduate Teaching

28 Teaching, Research & Extension Are Essential to CALS’ Mission Knowledge with public purpose Food & Energy Systems Environmental Sciences Economic & Community Vitality Life Sciences Sustainability

29 Question: CALS Trends in Credit Hours Taught It is not clear what is causing the decline in credit hours taught in CALS. We will ask departments for insight. * All credits taught by CALS faculty **All credits taught by CALS faculty and by non-CALS faculty in all shared departments

30 Question: Graduate Teaching Assistantship Allocations

31 Question: Visiting Scholars

32 Question: Grounds & Facilities Maintenance

33 Question: Facilities & Administrative Cost Recovery

34 Question: The Future of Subsidized Units

35 Question: CALS’ Strategic Planning Process

36 Questions?


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