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Title: Texas Tech University Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity--- Preparing for the Next Ten Years


1
Texas Tech University Research, Scholarship and
Creative Activity--- Preparing for the Next Ten
Years
  • Presentation to MassComm Faculty
  • Taylor Eighmy
  • Vice President for Research
  • Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)
  • August 22, 2011

2
Typical Components of an OVPR
Faculty Professional Development
Advancing Scholarship Across All Disciplines
Graduate Education
Sponsored Research Administrative Services
Undergraduate Research
Post Award Accounting And Reporting
Research Integrity
Commercialization Economic Development
Strategic Initiatives
Federal Relations
Communications
3
Sponsored research is highly regulated
  • OMB A-21 Cost Principles for Educational
    Institutions
  • OMB A-110 Uniform Administrative Requirements
    for Grants
  • OMB A-133 Audits of State Government
  • Cost accounting standards (NACUBO, GASB)
  • Federal acquisition regulations (FAR)
  • Bayh-Dole Act
  • Various executive orders
  • The ARRA Stimulus Act
  • Agency specific regulations on COI
  • Regulation or policy guidance on human subjects
  • Regulations or policy guidance on
  • animal use and care
  • Export controls/ITAR
  • Biohazard regulations
  • Hazardous chemical waste regulations
  • Radiation protection regulations
  • OSHA
  • Major agency operating policies /guidance
  • Contract law
  • Patent law
  • Intellectual property protection

4
The sponsored program area is increasingly focused
on risk management
Fiscal compliance
Research compliance
  • Animal subject protections (IACUC)
  • Human subject protections (IRB)
  • Financial conflicts of interest (COI)
  • Environmental health safety
  • Export controls
  • Invention disclosure reporting
  • Other support
  • Scientific misconduct
  • Scientific overlap/duplicative funding
  • Cost sharing
  • Cost transfers
  • Direct charging practices
  • Effort reporting
  • Financial reporting
  • Program income reporting
  • Recharge centers
  • Sub-recipient monitoring
  • Unallowable costs

5
New OVPR functional areas
  • Research Services
  • (Dr. Kathleen Harris)
  • Proposal development
  • Proposal budgeting
  • Proposal submittal
  • Award set up
  • Sub-contracting
  • Contract negotiation
  • Re-budgeting and extensions
  • Reporting
  • Faculty mentoring
  • Research expenditures
  • Financial compliance (with SPAR)
  • Policies
  • Research Integrity
  • (Dr. Alice Young)
  • Responsible conduct
  • of research research ethics
  • IACUC animal care and use
  • IRB human subjects protection
  • EHS safety culture compliance
  • Conflicts of interest commitment
  • Misconduct in research and
  • scholarly activity
  • Collaborative training
  • Research compliance
  • Policies
  • Faculty Professional Development
  • (Dr. Michael San Francisco)
  • Interdisciplinary scholarship academy
  • (with Provost)
  • Interdisciplinary scholarship initiatives
  • Large strategic initiative team (with Deans)
  • Faculty mentoring (with Deans and Chairs)
  • Individual proposal development
  • Work with colleges and departments
  • Limited submissions
  • Nominations awards
  • Finance Administration
  • (Mrs. Katy Henderson)
  • Staff appointments and development
  • Budget development
  • Research metrics
  • LARs
  • ARRA
  • Research expenditures
  • Graduate fellowships (with Grad School)
  • HEAF, RDF, CKF disbursement
  • Start up packages (traditional strategic)
  • FA return
  • Payroll, purchasing, HR coordination
  • Assist centers/institutes
  • Strategic Initiatives
  • (Dr. Taylor Eighmy)
  • Strategic hires (with Provost)
  • Traditional hires (with Provost
  • and Deans)
  • Congressional efforts
  • Corporate and foundation
  • partnerships (with OTC and IA)
  • NRUF
  • Strategic programs, proposals
  • and facilities (with Deans and
  • RAC)
  • Core facilities
  • Space
  • Interdisciplinary Centers
  • and Institutes (Dr. Taylor Eighmy)
  • NW Texas Small Business
  • Development Center (NWTSBDC)
  • Institute for Comparative and
  • Experimental Medicine (ICEM)
  • Center for Biotechnology and Genomics
  • WISE
  • National Wind Resource Center (NWRC)
  • Neuroimaging Institute

6
NRUF Status
  • Expect FY11 RREs to be about 51M
  • Internal Audit review
  • Should meet at least four of the six other
    criteria for FY11
  • Data provided to the THECB in late fall
  • Ruling by approximately next February, 2012
  • Subject to SAO audit
  • Funds (about 9M) by FY13

7
Some Thoughts on AAU Status
  • Many reasons to aspire to AAU-like status
    (including our strategic plan)
  • This is a 10 to 15 year maturation process for us
  • You are invited in (or out)
  • Two phase rigorous data analysis
  • Phase I includes federal competitive research
    expenditures, National Academy members, NRC
    faculty quality rankings, faculty awards, and
    citations data from U.S. University Science
    Indicators
  • Phase II includes other research expenditures,
    doctorates, post docs and undergraduate education

8
Some Thoughts on AAU-Like Status
Quintile Average Total Research Expend. (M) Average Federal Research Expend. (M) Average Endowment (M) Average Annual Giving (M) National Academy Members Average Annual Faculty Awards Average Annual Doctorates Graduated Postdocs
Top 20 804 567 12,585 477 158 47 767 1,347
Second 545 336 4,047 271 58 29 569 614
Third 419 254 2,061 165 32 20 434 393
Fourth 293 177 1,010 109 22 13 339 253
Bottom 20 136 77 452 75 7 7 207 123
TTU In FY10 126 36 420 96 1 6 212 104
9
Some important specific new initiatives.
  • Faculty annual awards incentivization
  • http//www.depts.ttu.edu/vpr/award-ops/nruf-awards
    -scholarships.php
  • Focus on expanding scholarly opportunities for
    all faculty
  • List tied to NRUF, but provision to expand based
    on equivalency
  • 5k permanent increase in annual salary
  • Up to 25k in relocation expenses if applicable
  • 25 annual awards listed initially
  • Nine new ones have been added
  • You can request one to be added by working with
    your chair and dean to bring forward a request

10
Some important specific new initiatives.
  • Faculty annual awards on the original list
  • American Academy of Nursing Member
  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellow
  • American Law Institute Member
  • Beckman Young Investigator
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award
  • Cottrell Scholars
  • Getty Scholars in Residence
  • Guggenheim Fellows
  • HHMI Investigator
  • Lasker Medical Research Award
  • MacArthur Foundation Fellow
  • Andrew Mellon Foundation Distinguished
  • Achievement Award
  • NEH Fellow
  • National Humanities Center Fellow
  • NIH MERIT awardee
  • National Medal of Science winner
  • National Medal of Technology winner
  • NSF CAREER awardee
  • Newberry Library Long-term fellow
  • Pew Scholar in Biomedicine
  • PECASE
  • Robert Wood Johnson Policy Fellow
  • Searle Scholar
  • Sloan Research Fellow
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow

11
Some important specific new initiatives.
  • New faculty annual awards added to the list
  • Amy Lowell Scholarship
  • Rome Academy Prize
  • Dept. of State Franklin Fellow
  • NIH Directors New Innovator Prize
  • DOE Early Career Award
  • ONR Young Investigator Award
  • ARO Young Investigator Award
  • AFOSR Yong Investigator Award

12
Some important specific new initiatives.
  • Internal Scholarship Competition for Creative
    Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences (in September)
  • 300k annually initially
  • Launch September FY11
  • May be rolling, may be opened three times (fall,
    spring, summer)
  • Internal competition with a high bar
  • Peer review committee
  • Proposals will be required, with deliverables
  • Various level of awards (e.g., 3k to 20k)
  • Various levels of leveraging/ROI
  • Conceptually for faculty who do not have access
    to external funding

13
Some important specific new initiatives.
www.texastechdiscoveries.ttu.edu
14
Some important specific new initiatives.
  • OVPR Strategic Action Plan
  • Action plan to map efforts of OVPR to meet needs
    of colleges and their strategic planning efforts
  • Three listening sessions last fall (over 250
    attended)
  • Faculty committee assisting with report framing
  • Drafts to be shared with many constituencies
  • Visits to colleges this fall

15
Some important specific new initiatives.
  • Undergraduate Research Task Force
  • Frame approach
  • Large participatory Task Force
  • External best practices, internal activities
  • About 20 working recommendations
  • Draft report to widely shared
  • Final report to President and Provost in the Fall

16
Some important specific new initiatives.
17
Some more of whats new
  • Research Advisory Council (RAC)
  • Faculty Senate Standing Committee on Research
  • Annual faculty research (scholarship) award
    designation for (i) STEM and for (ii) Creative
    Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences with the
    Chancellors Council award and Barnie Rushing
    award
  • Three new positions in ORS
  • Two more additions are planned
  • Academy for Transdisciplinary Scholarship
  • Strategic Initiatives Team (SOAR)

18
Some more of whats new
  • OVPR proposal preparation support for individual
    PIs
  • New web site (http//www.depts.ttu.edu/vpr/)
  • Social media (Facebook, Twitter)
  • e-CRT for time effort
  • New monthly grant financial report through
    e-Raider
  • New or revised OPs (financial conflict of
    interest, Time Effort, Chancellors Council
    Award for Research)
  • Planned OPs (fixed price close outs, export
    control, FA return to PIs)

19
Some of whats coming
  • Regents Rule 10 on IP
  • Response from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board
  • New external funding web site through e-Raider
  • Funding news from foundations
  • Up front proposal processing system (including
    electronic routing)
  • New approach to Centers Institutes review
  • RCM and multidisciplinary research centers

20
Questions? Thank you Dr. Taylor Eighmy Vice
President for Research (806)742-3905 taylor.eighmy
_at_ttu.edu
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