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WSU-CECS: Where Education & Innovation Meet. S. Narayanan, Ph.D., P.E., Dean, CECS Fall 2010 Faculty Meeting. Balancing the Academic Unit. Teaching. Economic Impact. Service. Research. Photo from http://www.infinitiusa.com/g_sedan.

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wsu cecs where education innovation meet

WSU-CECS: Where Education & Innovation Meet

S. Narayanan, Ph.D., P.E., Dean, CECS

Fall 2010 Faculty Meeting

balancing the academic unit
Balancing the Academic Unit

Teaching

Economic Impact

Service

Research

Photo from http://www.infinitiusa.com/g_sedan

principles to enable excellence
Principles to Enable Excellence
  • Creating a nurturing environment
      • Capitalizes on differing strengths of faculty in an academic environment
      • Maximizes personal and professional growth of people
      • Inspires people to give their best to the organization
  • Building an entrepreneurial spirit
      • Promotes creative thinking and risk taking
      • Enables organization to be nimble and proactive
  • Institutionalizing a results-oriented mindset
      • Focus on outcomes rather than on activities
      • Analyze tactics to determine what works, continuously adapt, and break down barriers to achieving results
major challenges
Major Challenges
  • Global battle for talent
  • Reduced state funding
  • Globalization & geopolitical impact
  • USO & push for economic impact
  • Fund raising in an uncertain economic climate
  • Growth in Distance Education programs
  • DAGSI & graduate student support
  • High school graduation & implication
great opportunities
Great Opportunities
  • BRAC and WPAFB growth
    • Human Performance, Sensors, and Aerospace Medicine
    • Movement of Industrial Base
  • Issue 1: Ohio Third Frontier funding ($700M until 2012)
  • America COMPETES Act and doubling of federal funding (5 more years) – NSF, NIST, DoE, NIH (flat)
  • Budget cuts in many states and talent grab potential (California, Florida, Arizona)
  • New State of Ohio law allowing state universities to take up equity positions in spin-offs
budget pressures and growth implications
Budget Pressures and GrowthImplications

Revenue Streams

  • Tuition Revenue (increase enrollment and graduation rates)
  • Endowments (align CECS with WSU priorities, leverage on CoEs, OTF ORS in addition to corporate, foundations, and alumnae giving; cultivation through a phased approach)
  • Research IDC (grant writing, boiler-plate and large PM support, OTF research commercialization templates, strategies for addressing the fluctuating cash flow problem)
  • AY release time and course buyout (lower threshold for buyout, but increasing non-linearly; revitalize research performance program; attractive release time policy)
  • WSU equity position in faculty startups (manage conflict of interest, SBIR/STTR, VPR for new tech transfer/licensing policies)
  • Alternative funding streams (short courses, E-courses, certificates)
basic principles for growth under constraints
Basic Principles forGrowth Under Constraints
  • Organic Growth in the Big League Model (Calculated Risk-Based Investment)
  • Focus on Core Competencies
  • Outcome-Driven Activities
  • Accounting for Investment
  • Leveraging Partnerships
  • Focus on Efficiencies
  • Celebrate and Market Success for National Prominence
  • Systematically Pursue Alternative Revenue Models
first steps
First Steps
  • Technical Communication, Marketing, Distance & Continuing Education Programs (Leo, Meg, Brandy) – BIE, CS, ME-Lake Campus
  • daytaOhio Access & Integration; Programming for New Building
  • Recruitment & Retention Activities Under Associate Dean Nate Klingbeil (Academic Affairs)
      • Enrollment Data, Retention Success, Quarter-to-Semester Transition
      • Dual-Admissions Opportunity with SCC
  • Associate Dean Lang Hong, Research & Graduate Studies
      • Distinguished Speaker Series, SBIR/STTR For-Profit Venture
      • Leveraged Support for Graduate Students (Tom Bazzoli)
undergraduate recruitment retention
UndergraduateRecruitment & Retention
  • Recruitment and Retention (RRT) Staff:
    • Student Affairs Manager: Cindy Oakley, RC 405
    • Enrollment Advisors: Ann Wright, Courtney Tygret, Mary Hutcheson
    • New CECS Recruitment & Retention Office: RC 351
  • Vision and Goals
    • Increase both the number and caliber of our incoming students
    • Support student success from first-year through graduation
    • Make Wright State University the first choice for area high school students interested in engineering or computer science
recruitment strategies
Recruitment Strategies
  • Saturate our local footprint
    • 20+ area high school visits planned for 2010-11
    • 50+ visits planned for 2011-12
  • Focus our investment on highest impact events
    • Trebuchet Competition
    • Direct Admit Receptions
    • K-12 Outreach Programs: GREEN, Women in Engineering Day, etc.
    • Selected college fairs
  • Streamline transfer and articulation
    • Dual Admission program with Sinclair
    • Expansion of dual-enrollment and PSEO offerings
retention activities
Retention Activities
  • First-year engineering math program
    • EGR 101, EGR 199, DEV 095 for Engineers
    • Over 300 total students enrolled in Fall 2010
  • CECS Help Room
    • EGR 499 Peer Tutoring in Engineering
    • Volunteer support for both first-year and upper division courses
  • Increased CECS advising of intending students
    • Direct admit student scheduling by CECS advisors
    • Earlier transition of pre-majors from University College
    • Nearly all transfer students now advised by CECS
  • Ultimate Goal: Engineering Student Success Center
fall 2010 enrollment
Fall 2010 Enrollment
  • Total New Direct from High School Enrollment: 351

3.8% increase from 2009

  • Total CECS Undergraduate Enrollment: 1610

8.3% increase from 2009

  • Total CECS Enrollment: 2191

5.9% increase from 2009

  • Total New Direct from High School Applications: 841

8.1% increase from 2009

research
Research
  • Distinguished Speaker Series
    • Introduce state-of-the-art technologies to students and faculty
    • Provide NAE-ready faculty the personal engagement opportunities with NAE members
  • Proposals for major research opportunities, such as DoD, NSF and Ohio 3rd Frontier
    • Coordinate with WSRI
  • Research incentive policy
  • Mentor junior faculty
research1
Research

For-profit company for SBIR/STTR and commercialization

  • Only for-profit companies can bid on SBIR/STTR topics
  • Faculty as PI in SBIR/STTR proposals
  • Much larger percentage of fund directly to faculty (more than 50% in Phase I)
  • Increase WSU/CECS portfolio
  • Faculty taking ownership of the company
  • Develop pipeline of potential technologies for commercialization
  • servers as an incubator for the creation of spin-off, high-tech companies based on technologies developed at WSU
graduate studies
Graduate Studies
  • Coordinate MS and Ph.D. programs
  • Quarter to semester: MS program requirements and graduate course semester conversion
  • Graduate student recruitment
  • Continue to improve the quality of the graduate programs
  • Faculty and student exchange programs
  • Wright State International Academy (WSIA)
graduate student funding
Graduate Student Funding
  • Loss of external sources of support
    • DAGSI
    • OBR PhD Enhancement Funds
  • Request for funding support in progress
  • Relies heavily on leveraging with research funds
    • Shared stipend expense between college funds and grant
    • Early as first year of studies
    • Transition to fully grant funded by third year
enabling cecs growth excellence in a resource constrained world
Enabling CECS Growth & Excellencein a Resource-Constrained World

Vision without execution is hallucination!

– Albert Einstein

Q & A

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