Broadening the Agenda for Scholarship and Research.
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Broadening the Agenda for Scholarship and Research
USC Challenges Culture of Excellence: Expectation that Every Faculty Member is at the Forefront of His/Her Field. PhD/Postdoc Program that attracts the best students, and the best placements. Pervasive Innovation: Education, Research, Clinical all Recognized for Being New and Fresh.
Office Activities Center for Excellence in Research Direct/active Support for Funded Research Small Grants to Initiate Collaborative Research Support for Initiatives that Build University Strengths Financial Support for Core Shared Labs
At the Core, We Must be Innovative in How We do Research
What Technology Can Do Information distributed & shared, quickly & cheaply Easier to find and retrieve desired information Easier to expand research networks well beyond home institution Automated methods to assess relevance and significance of information & sources Archives can be dynamic, interactive and collaborative
Effects Fast Collaborative Changing Individualized
Our Traditions Peer reviewed print publications. Recognition of individual accomplishments, as viewed by others. Focus on one’s own (sub)discipline or academic department Contemplation
The Question In our new world, how can universities best: Expand Knowledge Use Knowledge to Benefit Society
Do University Traditions Stand in the Way of Our Mission to Expand Knowledge, for the Benefit of Society?
Manifestations Future of academic publishing Nature of the library Components of a tenure/promotion dossier IT infrastructure to support collaboration Academic units that span physical space Shared laboratories and experimentation Measures to assess impact and significance