Goal 2

Underscore the value of research and public service.

Objective 2.1

Increase the engagement of students in faculty-mentored research.
(Vice President for Academic Affairs)
  • Strategic Action 2.1.1 - Secure a College membership in the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), appoint a faculty member as a representative to CUR, and participate fully in CUR activities.
  • Strategic Action 2.1.2 - Initiate an annual student research forum that highlights research achievements.
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Objective 2.2

Identify mechanisms and systems for recognizing and supporting faculty scholarship, creative endeavors, and public service.
(Vice President for Academic Affairs)
  • Strategic Action 2.2.1 - Identify strategies and means for recognizing and supporting the outstanding achievement of faculty and staff
  • Strategic Action 2.2.2 - Institute an annual faculty research and creativity day celebration that highlights faculty achievements to the campus and the broader public community.
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Objectives 2.3

Expand funded applied research and public service activities/programs offered by the College's schools/faculties and existing research/service centers.
(Vice President for Academic Affairs)
  • Strategic Action 2.3.1 - Develop and implement a plan for expanding funded collaborations between College faculty and P-12 schools and school teachers, with special emphasis on activities that support improved P-12 student success.
  • Strategic Action 2.3.2 - Develop and implement a plan for expanding workforce development initiatives offered by the School of Management and Technology Outreach Programs.
  • Strategic Action 2.3.3 - Develop and implement a plan for expanding funded programs in the School of Social Work, especially through systematic expansion of initiatives offered through the Child Welfare Institute, the Poverty Institute, and the Case Management Institute.
  • Strategic Action 2.3.4 - Develop and implement a plan for expansion of research/services offered by the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities.
  • Strategic Action 2.3.5 - Develop and implement a plan for expansion of research/services offered by the Rhode Island Technical Assistance Project.
  • Strategic Action 2.3.6 - Develop and implement a plan for expansion of research/services offered by the Center for Public Policy.
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Objectives 2.4

Expand continuing education opportunities (credit and non-credit, degree and non-degree, personally- and professionally-oriented) to meet better the needs of the State's citizens.
(Vice President for Academic Affairs)
  • Strategic Action 2.4.1 - Establish baseline benchmarks for credit and non-credit continuing education offerings, and faculty/school-based program growth targets for a three-year period.
  • Strategic Action 2.4.2 - Establish and implement a certificate program in not-for-profit management and leadership.
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