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Published on November 27, 2007

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Slide1:  Presentation to the Faculty Senate February 2, 2006 Executing Our Strategy Key Investments in Students, Faculty, & Facilities Nicholas Zeppos, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Our Goals Are To::  Our Goals Are To: Increase Diversity Create Distinctive Programs Achieve Excellence The Class of 2009: Attracting the Best Students:  The Class of 2009: Attracting the Best Students Undergraduate Applications:  Undergraduate Applications Percent of Applicants Admitted: Class of 2009:  Percent of Applicants Admitted: Class of 2009 Freshman Class Yield: Class of 2009:  Freshman Class Yield: Class of 2009 SAT Profile Scores: Class of 2009:  SAT Profile Scores: Class of 2009 Freshmen in Top 10 Percent of High School Class:  Freshmen in Top 10 Percent of High School Class Diversity of All Kinds:  Diversity of All Kinds Socio-Economic Diversity Increased Access to the Vanderbilt Experience:  Socio-Economic Diversity Increased Access to the Vanderbilt Experience Retention :  Retention * A Record Slide12:  Recruiting and Retaining Outstanding Faculty “Just as much as Vanderbilt’s investment is in its students, our investment in you (faculty) is the core of our capital.” - From Chancellor Gee’s speech at the 2005 Fall Faculty Assembly Slide13:  Faculty Attrition Slide14:  Diversity of Faculty In 2003, 14% of total tenured and tenure-track faculty were minorities. Slide15:  Diversity of Faculty 66% of all offers were accepted Our rate of acceptance is the same for women & men. In 2003, 22% of total faculty were women. Create Distinctive Programs:  Create Distinctive Programs Graduate Education Revitalizing Graduate Education: Progress?:  Revitalizing Graduate Education: Progress? 2001 2005 Graduate applications 2,709 5,203 Offers of admission 974 869 First-time enrollments* 387 480 Ph.D.s awarded 168 194 External funding $217,584,192 $443,986,914 Trends are encouraging! * Acceptances minus no-shows Average GRE Scores: New Domestic Graduate Students:  Average GRE Scores: New Domestic Graduate Students Average GRE Scores – Continued:  Average GRE Scores – Continued Program to Enhance Graduate Education (E.G.E.):  Program to Enhance Graduate Education (E.G.E.) New Program – First-ever awards made this semester Process Call for pre-proposals: Focus on Ph.D. programs Submission of pre-proposals: 29 received Invitation of complete proposals: 15 invitations 13 complete proposals received Internal review committee: 7 faculty members (December 2005) 6 three-year awards recommended and approved Authors of all 13 proposals notified (January 2006) Awards total $1,082,232 Annual Program, up to approximately $1 million/year The First Six E.G.E. Awards:  The First Six E.G.E. Awards Graduate Recruitment Coordinator for the School of Engineering Prof. George Cook and the Engineering Graduate committee Trans-Disciplinary Initiative on Environmental Systems (TIES) Prof. Calvin Miller & faculties of E&ES and C&EE Vanderbilt Prize for Undergraduate Research in Physics & Astronomy Profs. Robert Scherrer, Vicki Greene, and Robert Knop Robert-Penn Warren Fellowships Profs. Helmut Smith & Carolyn Dever and Exec. Dir. Mona Frederick Training Institute Fellowships in the Social Sciences Profs. Neal Tate and Marc Heatherington Recruitment Coordinator for Underrepresented U.S. Graduate Students Profs. Carolyn Dever, Holly Tucker, Keivan Stassun & Prof. Roberta Bell Faculty Productivity: Dollar Value of Awards Received:  Faculty Productivity: Dollar Value of Awards Received Millions of Dollars Federal Research Expenditures Ranking:  Federal Research Expenditures Ranking Sorted by percent change 13 Universities in Top 25 On Each of Two Lists:  13 Universities in Top 25 On Each of Two Lists Approved Initiatives:  Approved Initiatives 11 Programs Approved for Multi-Year AVCF Funding (start date): Law & Business Program (12/01) Learning Sciences Institute (12/01) Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research & Education (12/01) Institute for Nanoscale Science & Engineering (12/01) Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience (12/01) Proteomics and Functional Biology (12/01) – 4 initiatives Institute of Chemical Biology (8/02) Functional Genomics of the Zebrafish (8/02) Center for the Study of the Americas (4/03) Center for the Study of Religion and Culture (4/03) Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education (9/03) CICN: A Glimpse:  CICN: A Glimpse Selected Accomplishments Hiring four key technical staff to fortify the research infrastructure – administrative assistant – computer systems administrator – neuroimaging engineer – instrument maker Participation by 52 faculty, who are supervising >70 postdoctoral fellows, >100 graduate students Participation by Colleges/Schools of A&S, Engineering, Peabody, Medicine 500 peer-reviewed and invited papers receiving 2500 citations 142 grants totaling > $20 million Major grants: NEI Core grant, NEI Training grant and NICHD Center grant and NCRR grant for brain-imaging system for primates Note: There are 200 undergraduate Psychology majors and 80 undergraduate Neuroscience majors. ~40 undergraduates participate in CICN research. CICN- Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience:  CICN funds contributed to start-up packages for 4 new faculty members CICN also participated in the recruiting of nearly a dozen other faculty CICN- Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience VINSE: A Glimpse:  VINSE: A Glimpse Selected Accomplishments Major Laboratory Facilities Planned and Built Participation by 40 faculty, 20 postdoctoral fellows, 60 graduate students Participated in hiring 7 new faculty members More than 170 refereed publications in first 2.5 years More than 40 grants awarded during the first 2.5 years Major Vanderbilt-Fisk collaboration: NSF IGERT grant ($3.2 Million) awarded (NSF’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program) Growing collaboration with the Biological/Biomedical Sciences – Proposed Nanomedicine Center – Proposed Nano-Cancer Center Learning Sciences Institute:  Learning Sciences Institute This year, 30 faculty members from 12 departments have submitted proposals via the LSI: 10 first-time LSI investigators 27 proposals submitted 6 funded 10 unfunded 11 pending 8 in progress Initiated new topper awards for doctoral candidates pursuing research careers in the learning sciences ($4,000 per year for up to four years) Established Minority Scholars Program and hosted five visiting scholars (three of them minority scholars) on a variety of topics, from learning technology to cognitive psychology Advanced Computing Center for Research & Education:  Advanced Computing Center for Research & Education Widespread adoption: 121 investigators ran jobs Representing 27 departments and 4 schools Improving rate of discovery for VU researchers 71 publications have depended on ACCRE resources Leverages and enhances other Campus Research Centers (researchers from 4 AVCF Centers are users). $1.8M in external support this year $1.5M NIH “center grant.” A 24/7/365 high-performance computing facility Delivered 250 “compute-years” of computing in 2004 – equivalent to 250 computers running full time the full year. Quadrupled compute power since Jan 2004, factor of ten this June. Gained significant external visibility through external collaborations on major international computing initiatives Advanced Computing Center for Research & Education:  Advanced Computing Center for Research & Education Enabling Investigators 43 Faculty Investigators 121 Users from 27 Departments & 4 Schools Usage roughly proportional to number of users Center for the Americas:  Center for the Americas Highlights, Data & Plans Schools, Disciplines, and Institutions represented: A&S, Peabody, Owen, Law, Medicine, Blair Anthropology, English, Political Science, Spanish & Portuguese, Philosophy, French, Linguistics, Human & Organizational Dev., Teaching & Learning, Pediatrics, Cardiovascular Div., Medical Ethnics Stanford, UDLA, Univ. of Oaxaca, University of the West Indies Work Group and Project Topics: Ethical Research & Indigenous Populations The Sustainable Forest Industry Immigration and Incarceration Transnational Literacy Latin American Popular Opinion Project Graduate Scholars Program: 13 awards in 7 departments / 2 schools New workshop for 2005-06 Facilities Buildings That Support Diversity of All Kinds:  Facilities Buildings That Support Diversity of All Kinds Bishop Johnson Black Cultural Center Ben Schulman Building Studio Arts Building Freshman Commons Slide34:  Bishop Johnson Black Cultural Center Slide35:  Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life Slide36:  Studio Arts Building Slide37:  Freshman Commons Buildings That Make Us “One” University:  Buildings That Make Us “One” University Buttrick Hall Freshman Commons MRB III – Biological Sciences MRB IV – Chemical Biology Slide39:  Buttrick Hall Slide40:  Freshman Commons Slide41:  MRB III – Biological Sciences Slide42:  MRB IV – Chemical Biology Challenges and Opportunities Ahead:  Challenges and Opportunities Ahead Excellent Momentum In Faculty And Student Recruiting Continued Trans-institutional Strategy - - One University Federal Funding Other External Forces - - Inflation Slide44:  End Of Presentation February 2, 2006 Executing Our Strategy Key Investments in Students, Faculty, & Facilities Nicholas Zeppos, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Slide45:  BACK OF TRAY External Funding in the Provost’s Domain:  External Funding in the Provost’s Domain (doubled in five years) Advanced Computing Center for Research & Education:  Advanced Computing Center for Research & Education External Collaborations Grid: DOE/NSF Open Science Grid (OSG) & NSF International Virtual Data Grid Laboratory (iVDGL) Chairing the Storage Technical Group of OSG (Sheldon) HPC/Storage: UTK (Jack Dongarra, Micah Beck), Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory Initiated/Hosted Workshop w/ Fermilab & UTK to develop Open Science Grid storage initiative. Hosted International Advanced Computing Center for Research & Education:  Advanced Computing Center for Research & Education External Collaborations Grid: DOE/NSF Open Science Grid (OSG) & NSF International Virtual Data Grid Laboratory (iVDGL) Chair of Storage Technical Group for OSG Slide49:  Net Faculty

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