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Research and Scholarship

Focus: What are the University's research/scholarship priorities and how can they best be realized?

Diversity among disciplines research, scholarship, creativity
Distinctiveness - Identifying Pillars of Excellence
Leveraging/Partnerships: Building on successes, and creating new opportunities
Link to Graduate Educational Mission
International Connections
Applications, Economic Development
Technology Support

Research and Scholarship Committee Members

CHAIR Barbara Hargrave Science - Biological Sciences
Thomas Alberts Engineering - Aerospace
Karen Crum Education - Leadership & Counseling
Kate Ferguson Director of Research Development
Stuart Frazer Library/Access
Larry Hatab Arts & Letters - Philosophy
Richard Heller Bioelectrics
Ravindra Joshi Engineering - Elec. & Comp. Engineering
Yuping Liu Bus Marketing
Micah Scott Health Sciences - Nursing
Steve Yetiv Arts & Letters - Political Science & Geography
Dick Zimmerman Science - Ocean, Earth & Astmos. Science
TASK FORCE REP Rusty Waterfield OCCS

Principal Themes and Overall Considerations

  • Bolstering Old Dominion University's position as a Major Metropolitan University in the Southeast United States
  • Developing and Expanding Strategic Partnerships with wide range of educational, governmental, corporate institutions
  • Enriching a Student-Centered Culture on Campus

  • Identification of institutional strengths and challenges pertinent to Committee ScopeIdentification of external opportunities and threats pertinent to the Committee Scope
  • Areas of Distinctiveness in Academic Programs and Research; Pillars of Excellence; Expertise
  • Areas.Ideal size and composition of student body and faculty
  • Perspectives of stakeholders, beneficiaries and constituencies
  • University's regional, national, and international position
  • Leveraging geographic advantage
  • Balancing Quality and Access
  • Instructional Delivery: face-to-face vs. technology-delivered/on- vs. off-campus/role of regional centers
  • Service to military and veterans
  • Consideration of substantial resource limitations during the planning window; presumption of reallocation of resources
  • Keep recommendations at a strategic level, all the while considering relevant operational and tactical issues.
  • Propose directions which have reasonable potential for sustainability
  • Planning documents and recommendations arising from the Strategic Enrollment Management Process
  • Draft Plans of the Academic Colleges
  • SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats, Opportunities) Analysis Conducted for the Board of Visitors
  • Faculty Senate General Education Recommendations
  • Council of Graduate Schools Analysis of Graduate Studies and Programs
  • Distance Learning Analysis of Niche and Organization
  • Enrollment, Degree, and Resource Trends by Department and Program
  • Higher Education Restructuring Act and Institutional Performance Measures
  • Other information as requested