Presentation on theme: "College of Agriculture and Life Sciences One of 10 TAMU Colleges Provost, President 3 missions: Teaching, Research, Service One of 5 Agrilife partners."— Presentation transcript:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences One of 10 TAMU Colleges Provost, President 3 missions: Teaching, Research, Service One of 5 Agrilife partners Vice Chancellor TAMUS flagship college
State of the College - 2013 Strategic Plan based on excellence Faculty Excellence High Impact Learning Experiences Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Diversity Accountability International Programs
Faculty Excellence Two new Distinguished Professors New Texas Institute for Advanced Studies Fellow Oak Ridge Ralph Powe Award Three new NSF CAREER Awards Fulbright Fellow, Jefferson Science Fellow Numerous society awards and fellows Neuhaus-Shepardson faculty development grants TAMU faculty development leave Faculty advancement program
High Impact Learning Experiences 50% more students in field experiences and internships in 2012 than 2010 (1500 vs 1000) 100% more students in international and study abroad programs in 2012 than 2010 (400 vs 200) 200% more honors courses and honors programs in 2012 than 2010 (167 vs 55) 10% more undergraduate students in research in 2012 than 2010 (2300 vs 2100).
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) 9 of 14 departments in the college are classified as STEM by the National Science Foundation. Founding College of the TAMU STEM Center NSF ADVANCE Center for Women in STEM Faculty, staff, students All Departments participate Faculty leaders, 4 administrative fellows, 3 scholars
Diversity 53% female/47% male students Hispanic undergraduates up 100%, graduates up 200% Black undergraduates up 50%, graduates up 100% Faculty diversity steady despite total number decrease ADVANCE Center for Women in STEM Six graduate student funding programs Three college recruiters (Houston, D/FW, San Antonio) Confirmed freshmen up 30%, minority up 46% (274), National Scholars up 60% (48) Biochemistry most admitted, Animal Sci. most confirms Five undergraduate learning communities Targeted Comm. Colleges and Transfer Mentor Network
Accountability Department and College goals in important metrics Peer comparison of performance data AAU institutions Land-grant universities Carnegie Foundation very high research designation Program assessment and improvement SACS accreditation Aggies COMMIT (Activities 1-8) Learning outcomes, Weave on-line and “Closing the Loop”
International Programs Building programs 11 vs 23 Building partnerships MX, BR, SA Developing locations MX, SA, CR Developing faculty N-S grants, study abroad scholarships
TAMU Vision 2020 Imperatives 1.Elevate our faculty and their teaching, research, and service. 2.Strengthen our graduate programs. 3.Enhance the undergraduate academic experience. 4.Build the Letters, Arts, and Sciences core. 5.Build on the tradition of professional excellence. 6.Diversify and globalize the A&M Community. 7.Increase access to knowledge resources. 8.Enrich our campus. 9.Build community and metropolitan connections. 10.Demand enlightened governance and leadership. 11.Attain resource parity with the best public universities. 12.Meet our commitment to Texas.
College Strategic Plan Highlights Elevate our Faculty Recognition, development, advancement Strengthen our Graduate Programs Diversity, distance ed., HIP’s, prof. dev., learning comms. Enhance the Undergraduate Experience HIP’s, diversity, distance ed., learning comms Diversify and Globalize the TAMU Community Enrollment, success, international programs Build Connections Beyond the University Comm. College networks, Stakeholders, HIP’s
Moving Forward Strategic Plan has enhanced our excellence Land Grant University mission Societal needs Apply our excellence to the Land Grant mission
Grand Challenges Feeding our World Protecting our Environment Improving our Health Enriching our Youth Growing our Economy