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The University of Texas at El Paso. Task Force on Research October 8, 2004. Long Term Goal. Obtain $100 million in externally funded research expenditures within a reasonable period. Overview of Research and Sponsored Projects. Total Active Awards (8/04): All Sources: $175.1 Million

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the university of texas at el paso

The University of Texas at El Paso

Task Force on Research

October 8, 2004

long term goal
Long Term Goal
  • Obtain $100 million in externally funded research expenditures within a reasonable period.
overview of research and sponsored projects
Overview of Research and Sponsored Projects
  • Total Active Awards (8/04):

All Sources: $175.1 Million

    • Federal: ~87% (NSF, DoEd, EPA, NASA, DOC, DOE, DOD, etc)
    • State: ~2%
    • Private Sector: ~10%
research efforts where we are
Research Efforts—Where We Are:
  • FY2003 - $32.7 million
  • Fifth Largest Federal Research Activity in Texas among Public, Academic Institutions of Higher Education
  • Highest ratio of State return – 4.65—among top 20 Public Research Institutions
strategic research areas as defined in 2001 plan
Strategic Research AreasAs Defined in 2001 Plan
  • Biomedical and Health Sciences
  • Environment, Energy and Geosciences
  • Materials and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Communications and Information Technology
  • Transportation Policy and Infrastructure
  • Education
  • Business, Policy and Social and Economic Development
  • Defense/Security
washington advisory group wag report
Washington Advisory Group, WAG Report
  • WAG hired by UT System to evaluate UTEP, UTD, UT Arlington and UT San Antonio$100 million research goal.
  • UTEP Strengths:
    • Ability to attract federal funding (2nd in UT System; 5th in State)
    • Strong research base with quality faculty.
  • UTEP Challenges:
    • Additional doctoral programs needed (for instance, Physics and Chemistry)
    • Competitive vs. set-aside research funding
    • New sources of funding—foundations, private sector, etc
  • Recommendations:
    • Develop new strategic research plan
    • More faculty (~300!)
    • Additional PhD programs
    • Higher investment by State to Research Infrastructure
research task force goals
Research Task Force Goals
  • Respond to the recommendations in the Washington Advisory Group (WAG) report, divided into two major Subcommittees:
    • Strategic Research Directions (Roadmap to Research-Extensive and Top-Tier Status);
    • Research Enhancement Mechanisms and Strategies (Organizations/Policies/Procedures).
research theme
Assets

Weaknesses

Opportunities

Barriers

People

Equipment

Facilities

Research Theme

Strategies

milestones research taskforce
Milestones—Research Taskforce
  • October 8* 1st Research Forum—development & assignment of tasks
  • October 9-22 Subgroup meetings on tasks
  • October 25 Initial Completion of Tasks
  • October 27* 2nd Research Forum—discussion of Tasks; begin 1st draft
  • November 1 1st Draft to Taskforce for comment (due Nov 4th)
  • November 5th* Taskforce meeting—assign additional tasks/discussion
  • November 12th Completion of additional tasks
  • November 15th 2nd Draft to Taskforce for comment (due Nov 18th)
  • November 19th* Taskforce meeting—discussion and comment
  • November 30th*Public Presentation of 3rd Draft/public feedback
  • December 3rd* Taskforce meeting to review/comment final draft
  • December 10th Completion of final draft
  • December 15th Final Report to the President

*Face to Face meetings