Aggie Ingeniero, December 2016
Message from the Dean
In my efforts to engage our faculty in defining our strategies and priorities, I have met with three faculty member groups – Assistant, Associate and Full Professors. Among the topics that attracted widespread attention from the groups were:
- increasing the number of graduate assistantships and making good use of the limited resources we have in GAs and GTAs;
- increasing the quantity and quality of candidates applying for our graduate programs;
- focusing on steady pipeline agreements with quality international institutions;
- streamlining existing, and developing new, avenues for performance-based increases in faculty salaries including endowed professorships and chairs, differential tuition fee increases, etc; and
- opportunities and incentives for interdisciplinary research.
These specific themes fall in the four broad strategic priorities I outlined at the beginning of fall: i) Recruitment and Retention, ii) Research, iii) Funding base, and iv) Operational efficiencies. I thank all of our faculty for the engaging discussions and for thoughtful comments. I intend to have our leadership team address these specific themes in the coming weeks and months.
Lakshmi N. Reddi
College of Engineering Dean
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