Council of Academic Professional Cline Library March 9, 2011

Report
College Meeting
May 7, 2014
College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences
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Tenure and/or Promotions
Biological Sciences
• Neil Cobb – Research Professor
• Brett Dickson – Associate Research Professor
• Pauline Entin – Professor
Civil Engineering, Construction Management &
Environmental Engineering
• John Tingerthal – Associate Professor with tenure
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Tenure and/or Promotions
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
• John Georgas – Associate Professor with tenure
Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
• Erik Nielsen – Associate Professor with tenure
Mathematics & Statistics
• Elise Kennedy – Senior Lecturer
• Nándor Sieben - Professor
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Tenure and/or Promotions
Mechanical Engineering
• Bryan Coopperrider – Associate Professor of Practice
• Heidi Feigenbaum – Associate Professor with tenure
• Brent Nelson – Associate Professor with tenure
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Retirements
Sally Evans
25 years
Center for Ecosystem Science & Society
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Retirements
Dr. Michael Ketterer
15 years
Chemistry & Biochemistry
6
Retirements
Dr. John Wettaw
47 years
Chemistry & Biochemistry
7
Retirements
Dr. Craig A. Roberts
15 years
Civil & Environmental Engineering
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Retirements
Cynthia Lee Rose
11 years
Institute for Tribal Environmental
Professionals
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Retirements
Dr. Stephen E. Wilson
34 years
Mathematics & Statistics
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Chair Transitions
Chemistry & Biochemistry
• Marin Robinson (2009- 2014)
• Ed Civitello (begins July 1, 2014)
Mathematics & Statistics
• Terry Blows (2011-2014)
• Mike Falk (begins July 1, 2014)
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Some Recognitions
President’s Award
• Bruce Fox – Forestry
CEFNS Teacher of the Year
• Tad Theimer – Biological Sciences
Goldwater Scholars
• River Black – Biomedical Science
• Cedar Mitchell - Microbiology
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The only constant is change!
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Student Services Expansion and Changes
• Program Coordinator Sr. – Kathryn Sherer
• Additional Advisors: Provost authorized two new
advisors summer 2013
– Lourdes Giovani – full time Biology
– Barbara Mendez – full time Engineering (EE/CS)
• Advisor CHM/P&A/Math – Tomantha
Horseherder
• New Position: Scholarships and Development Kelley Horn
• Program Coordinator for Recruitment and
Retention (75%) – Jennifer Johnson
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Departmental Staff Expansion
CEFNS funded three new part-time
Administrative Assistants
• Chem. & Biochem. (Jeannette Thompson)
• Physics and Astronomy (Vanessa Bowden)
• Engineering Programs (Kimberly Coyle-Pohs)
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Tenured/Tenure-Track Searches
Searches during the upcoming academic year:
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Biological Sciences (physiology)
Chemistry & Biochemistry (analytical)
Civil Engineering (transportation)
Earth Science & Environmental Sustainability
(water & food; 0.49FTE in SESES and 0.51 FTE in
SBS Sustainable Communities)
• Electrical Engineering (tbd)
• Mathematics & Statistics (statistics; big data)
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Increase Research Expenditures
Carnegie High Research status
VP for Research
• Senior Hires
• Informatics
• Research Centers
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Senior Faculty Hires Update
Michelle Mack, Professor
Department of Biology
University of Florida
Ted Schuur, Professor
Department of Biology
University of Florida
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Informatics Update
Goals:
• Develop a productive research
program in informatics that supports
NAU’s High Research status.
• Develop academic programs in the
future after the research program is
secure.
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Informatics Update
Original plan
• Hire two senior faculty (both external)
one of whom would serve as Director of
the Informatics Program
• Hire a few junior faculty/research faculty
• Program and associated faculty would
report directly to the Dean of CEFNS
A University program; not associated with a
department.
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Informatics Update
Original plan
• Establish a computer cluster to support
informatics/big data research
• Hire a cluster operator
• Provide funds for administrative support
and operations
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Informatics Update
Current plan
• Appoint a Director and an Associate Director
(both internal) of the Informatics &
Computing Program (Director search
underway)
• Tenure-track Assistant Professor Slava
Fofanov hired March 2014 (bio-statistician)
• Hire two 0.5FTE tenure-track & 0.5FTE soft
money Assistant Professors
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Informatics Update
Current plan
• Program and associated faculty would
report directly to the Dean of CEFNS but
have a department affiliation
• A computer cluster (Monsoon) to
support informatics/big data research
has been established
• Cluster operator in place (Chris Coffey)
• Provide funds for administrative support
and operations
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New Centers
Landscape Conservation Initiative
• Tom Sisk, SESES
Institute for Sustainable Energy Solutions
• Tom Acker, Mechanical Engineering
Center for Ecosystem Science & Society
• Bruce Hungate, Biological Sciences
Center for Bioengineering Innovation
• Kiisa Nishikawa, Biological Sciences
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CEFNS Grant Programs Updates
Travel Grants AY14
Spring ’14
Fall ’13
$23,720.50 awarded, 30 applications, 25 funded
$15,919.00 awarded, 17 applications, 13 funded
Grant Writing Awards (new)
AY 13/14
$20,974 awarded, 3 applications, 2 awards of one
month (21 days) summer salary each
Lucking Family Faculty Awards
May 2013
May 2014
$8,174 awarded, 10 applications, 2 awards for
education enhancements
$10,926 awarded, 11 applications, 2 awards for
research enhancements
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Performance Metrics
Those that apply to CEFNS . . .
• Student course completion
• Number of students graduated
• Research Expenditures
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Performance Metrics
Number of CEFNS students graduated
1200
Graduation numbers (unofficial)
Approximately 900
students set to
graduate this Friday
1000
800
1191
905
661
600
519
400
440
458
200
0
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
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Performance Metrics
The quality of the education we provide is
important to all of us.
Remain dedicated to our students and the
excellence of the NAU experience.
This is NAU’s Grand Challenge!
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Performance Metrics
Research Funding Awarded
July 1, 2013 – Jan. 31, 2014 (previous equiv. period)
• Direct Costs: $8,433,342 ($8,714,280; -3.2%)
• Indirect Costs: $2,064,549 ($2,266,537; -8.9%)
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Fundraising Update
Gifts and pledges received
July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013 (12 mo.)
$2,643,991.28
July 1, 2013-March 31, 2014 (9 mo.)
$3,345,256.54
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Health and Science Building Update
• On schedule for move in mid-summer 2015
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Student & Academic Services Building
• New home for Lumberjack Math Center
• Location on central transit spine near San
Francisco Parking Garage
• Open January 2016 (tentative)
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CEFNS Rebranding Project
Goal
• Establish a national identity for CEFNS
based on its externally recognized
strengths
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CEFNS Rebranding Project
• University Advancement
o Marketing Department (Sandra Kowalski)
 Move rebranding from University level to
College level
 CEFNS approached as first College to
participate
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CEFNS Rebranding Project
Progress to date
• Consulting firms have submitted bids
and selection process is underway
• Work will begin this summer
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