CEFNS Fall College Meeting 8-20-14

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College of Engineering,
Forestry & Natural
Sciences
College Meeting
August 20, 2014
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Agenda
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Special Guests
Introductions of new members of CEFNS
T/TT Faculty Searches
CEFNS Updates
o Informatics & Computing, Possible faculty
salary incentive program, Performance
Funding, New Research Center, Keck Award,
Carnegie Classification, New Building
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Special guests . . .
President Rita Cheng
Provost Laura Huenneke
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Introductions of new members of CEFNS
Biological Sciences
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Lara Dickson, Lab Manager
Michelle Mack, Professor
Edward “Ted” Schuur, Professor
Aaron Smith, Assistant Professor
Lori Wilson, Assistant Clinical Professor
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Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Clara Adams, Lecturer
Rebecca Carpenter, Instructor
Gerrick Lindberg, Assistant Professor
Steven Mercer, Instructor
Joseph Ramos, Lecturer
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Civil Engineering, Construction
Management & Environmental
Engineering
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Jeff Heiderscheidt, Lecturer
Fethiye “Faith” Ozis, Instructor
Gerjen “Gary” Slim, Instructor
Dianne McDonnell, Assistant Professor of
Practice
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Earth Sciences & Environmental
Sustainability
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Kerry Grimm-Greenblatt, Lecturer
Taylor Joyal, Instructor
Nick McKay, Assistant Professor
Jean Palumbo, Editor
Michael Smith, Assistant Professor
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Ecosystem Science and Society
• Michaela Hayer, Research Specialist, Sr.
• Rebecca Mau, Research Specialist, Sr.
• Jingran Sun, Research/Laboratory Aide
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Electrical Engineering & Computer
Science
• Elmer Grubbs, Instructor
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Forestry
• David Auty, Assistant Professor
• Lluvia Flores-Renteria, Research
Associate
• Christopher Updike, Research
Specialist, Sr.
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Informatics & Computing
• Viacheslav “Slava” Fofanov, Assistant
Professor
• Temuulen “Teki” Sankey, Assistant
Professor
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Landscape Conservation Initiative
• Kristen Potter, Coordinator
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Mathematics & Statistics
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Patricia Barton, Administrative Assistant
Christina Kestler, Instructor
Benjamin Lantz, Instructor
Sudipta Mallik, Instructor
Bhupendra Paudyal, Instructor
Salvadore Vera, Lecturer
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Mechanical Engineering
• Sagnik Mazumdar, Instructor
• Sarah Oman, Lecturer
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Microbial Genetics and Genomics
• Erik Settles, Research Associate
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Physics & Astronomy
• John Gibbs, Assistant Professor
• James Rall, Instructor
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Science Teaching & Learning
• Kristi Fredrickson, Professional
Development Associate
• Danielle Ross, Assistant Professor
• Brooke Whitworth, Assistant Professor
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Sustainable Energy Solutions &
Bioengineering Innovation
• Megan Coe, Administrative Associate
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Tribal Environmental Professionals
• Andy Bessler, Project Director
• Darlene Santosdiaz, Admin. Associate
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Dean’s Office
• Michael Franchi, Accountant
• Marisol Holder, Academic Advisor
• Diana Sundermeyer, Program
Coordinator, Multicultural
Engineering Program
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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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Senior Faculty Hires Update
Michelle Mack, Professor
ECOSS & Bio. Sciences
Northern Arizona University
Ted Schuur, Professor
ECOSS & Bio. Sciences
Northern Arizona University
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TT/T Faculty Searches AY 14/15
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TT/T Faculty Searches AY 14/15
Biological Sciences - Assistant Professor
– physiology
CECMEE - Assistant Professor –
transportation
Chem & Biochem - Assistant Professor –
analytical chemistry
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TT/T Faculty Searches AY 14/15
EE/CS
– Assistant Professor – electrical engineering
– Assistant Professor – electrical engineering
(loss of faculty due to Informatics)
– Mid-Career – computer science (loss of
faculty due to Informatics)
Math & Statistics - Assistant Professor –
statistics (biostatics/big data)
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TT/T Faculty Searches AY 14/15
SESES - Assistant Professor – water and
food/sustainability cluster (0.51FTE SBS
and 0.49FTE SESES)
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CEFNS Updates
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Informatics & Computing Program
Faculty Salary Incentive Program (maybe)
Performance Funding
Research Center and W.M. Keck
Carnegie High Research Classification
Health & Science Building
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ICP Update
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ICP Update
• Informatics & Computing Program (ICP)
– (NAU program; reports to the Dean of
CEFNS; research intensive faculty)
• Leadership
– Paul Flikkema, Director (EE/CS)
– John Georgas, Associate Director (EE/CS)
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ICP Update
• Faculty
– Slava Fofanov, TT Assistant Professor,
Biostatistics
– Teki Sankey, TT Assistant Professor,
Geoinformatics (50:50)
– External Search, TT Assistant Professor,
Area Open (50:50)
• Location
– Applied Research & Development Building
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Possible Faculty Salary
Incentive Program
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Possible Faculty Salary
Incentive Program
Eligible Faculty
• At least two years of external grants with ability
and capacity to pay salary plus ERE (not TRIF)
Arrangement
• Grants pay a set percentage of reference
salary and associated ERE
• Percentage in the range 15% to 50% (fixed)
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Possible Faculty Salary
Incentive Program
Grace Period
• Possible grace period between grants but
salary arrangement will not be modified; NAU
will not pay the missing salary or allow you to
temporarily return to “standard” salary model
Arrangement Terminated
• If arrangement is terminated for whatever
reason then that faulty member is precluded
from further participation
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Possible Faculty Salary
Incentive Program
Example
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$100,000
= 0.769
$130,000 salary)
$100,000 AY salary with 35% ERE (reference
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o 30% Of reference salary paid by grants (salary increase)
• Grants pay 30% of reference salary plus
associated ERE
o NAU pays $100,000 for 0.769FTE plus associated ERE
o Grants pay for 0.231FTE plus associated ERE; 30% of
reference salary = $30,000
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35% ERE on $30,000 = $10,500
Total paid by grants = $40,500
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Possible Faculty Salary
Incentive Program
Example (cont’d.)
• Faculty AY salary = $130,000 (base AY salary
reference point still $100K; raises will change
reference AY salary; grants must accommodate
any and all raises)
Only discussion stage at this time!
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Performance Funding
Important for CEFNS
• Degrees granted
• Courses completed
• Research expenditures
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Numbers of Graduates
Graduation numbers (unofficial)
1200
1191
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905
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661
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519
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458
200
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2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
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More graduates . . .
The quality of the education we provide is
important to all of us.
We must remain dedicated to our students
and the excellence of the NAU experience.
This is NAU’s Grand Challenge!
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Research Expenditures
New research center:
• Center for Bioengineering Innovation
(Kiisa Nishikawa)
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Research Expenditures
Kiisa Nishikawa, Brent Nelson, Chris Mann
and Matt Gage
received one of six nation-wide
W.M. Keck Foundation Grants
in Medical Research
“A New Twist on Muscle Contraction”
The check is in the mail.
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Carnegie High Research Classification
NAU is being attentive to:
• external research dollars
• number of Ph.D. graduates
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Health & Science Building
New home for Chem & Biochem and CSTL
Classrooms, teaching
labs, research labs
Faculty, staff and
departmental offices.
Expected completion
date is July 1, 2015
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Health & Science Building
New home for Chem & Biochem and CSTL
Classrooms, teaching
labs, research labs
Faculty, staff and
departmental offices.
Expected completion
date is July 1, 2015
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Health & Science Building
The Chemistry Building
will be razed.
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College of Engineering,
Forestry & Natural
Sciences
College Meeting
August 20, 2014
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