Goal 1: Strengthen Support for Scholarly Activities

Objective

Action Step

Accomplishments 01-02

Responsible Party

Target Date

1. Enhance internal funding programs

1.a. Increase Research Council funding by $50,000 for 2002-03

Research Council program award funding increased by 23% in FY02 over FY01

Vice Provost, Associate Vice Provost

Fall 2002

1.b. Increase PRIME fund by $200,000 to a total of $1.4 million for 2002-03

The PRIME fund increased from $1.0 million to $1.2 million in FY02

Vice Provost, Associate Vice Provost

Fall 2002

1.c. Facilitate communication regarding Research Incentive Fund (RIF) distribution policies

Initial review and compilation of policies completed

Vice Provost, Associate Vice Provost

Fall 2002

1.d. Review research leave programs and policies in conjunction with the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Minority Affairs

[New action step for FY02]

Faculty Fellow

Spring 2003

2. Increase support for scholarship in the humanities

2.a. Integrate humanities and social sciences into interdisciplinary efforts such as the Missouri River Institute and Lewis and Clark Bicentennial initiative

Humanities faculty are serving on organizing committees

Faculty Fellow

Ongoing

2.b. Identify a director for and initiate the activities of  the MU Center for Arts and Humanities

The Center for Arts and Humanities was granted status as a recognized campus center

Faculty Fellow

Spring 2003

3. Enhance MU’s national stature

3.a. Promote MU faculty to become members of national professional organizations and win fellows

Nomination for National Academy membership was put forward for an MU faculty member

Vice Provost, OGWP

Ongoing

3.b. Promote faculty to win fellowships from Fulbright, Guggenheim, etc.

 

Faculty Fellow

Ongoing

3.c. Identify other measures of outstanding accomplishment in the humanities

The Center for Arts and Humanities was established in FY02. Speakers and a conference were organized to celebrate the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial.

Faculty Fellow

Ongoing

4. Sustain a nurturing environment for women and minority faculty, staff, and students that encourages research in all academic disciplines

4.a. Conduct a series of surveys that examine allocation of space, resources, and salaries for women

This action step remains a priority for data collection in FY03.

Associate Vice Provost

Ongoing

4.b. Assist divisions in the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty via cost-match funds and grant-writing assistance

Grant writing assistance provided to the proteomics group; PRIME fund cost match support for proteomics recruiting efforts

Vice Provost, Director, OGWP

Ongoing

4.c. Provide one-on-one assistance for new faculty identified via Research Council and/or Research Board

Ongoing mentoring and good reapplication success rate for Research Council and Research Board applications

Faculty Fellow, OGWP

Ongoing

5. Facilitate the quantity and quality of MU grant proposals


 


5.a. Increase extramural funding from grants and contracts an additional 10% in FY03

Increased federal expenditures by 78% since FY97; increased new federal awards by 148% in five years

Vice Provost for Research

Ongoing

5.b. Coordinate with the Development Office to increase private funding

OR personnel served on the search committee for the Director of Foundation Relations

OGWP

Ongoing

5.c. Help organize and support interdisciplinary center grant proposals

Submission of state tobacco initiative proposals and proposals for nuclear science institute, biomedical research space, bioinformatics con-sortium, and Lewis & Clark projects

OGWP

Ongoing

5.d. Provide grantsmanship seminars for faculty and staff, including a summer grantwriting institute for faculty and a workshop led by a national expert on SBIR/STTR /

Participated in five national teleconferences; organized grants-manship workshops, hosted an NCURA Fundamentals workshop, and held a grant writing institute

OGWP

Ongoing

5.e. Support ongoing development of the campus network of grant writers

Added grant writers for Journalism and Technology; grant writers supported requests totaling $74.8 million and awards totaling $27.4 million in FY02

OGWP

Ongoing

5.f. Encourage integration of faculty scholarly activity across PeopleSoft modules, Faculty Accomplishment System, and Community of Science

COS pick lists updated; FAS linkage in progress with completion expected in Fall 2002

OGWP

Ongoing

 

Goal 2: Enhance Communications

Objective

Action Step

Accomplishments 01-02

Responsible Party

Target Date

1. Improve information flow within the Division of Research

1.a. Bring PeopleSoft Grants online and explore its integration with  OTSP, IRB, and ACUC in order to eliminate duplicate data entry

Significant integration has been achieved within each of the local databases

OSPA, OTSP, ORCS

Summer 2003

1.b. Hold semi-annual staff retreats to review divisional goals and objectives

Retreats held in February and September, 2002

Vice Provost and Senior Staff

Ongoing

2. Improve communications with the campus community

2.a. Conduct annual meetings with deans, selected department chairs, and Faculty Council to review research progress

Meetings conducted for all groups in FY02

Vice Provost

Ongoing

2.b. Hold monthly meetings with Associate Deans and quarterly meetings with Center Directors and Advisory Committees to chart progress

Meetings held regularly

Vice Provost

Ongoing

2.c. Support the Graduate School in developing a more consistent system of support for graduate students

Developed a structure for handling fee waiver requests to the Graduate School.

Vice Provost, OSPA

Spring 2003

2.d. Continue to develop the Division of Research Web sites

Revised the main Web site in FY01

ORCS

Ongoing

2.e. Build awareness within the campus community about administrative processes and tools

Standard operating procedures developed for OSPA personnel; regular meetings of Grants and Contracts Support Group; electronic distribution of the Research Post; regular meetings of the grant writers network

OSPA, OTSP, OGWP

Ongoing

2.f. Maximize the efficiency of processes related to sponsored programs to reduce the time it takes for completion of necessary reviews and approvals

During FY02, proposal review time was reduced to 2.8 days

OSPA

Ongoing

3. Enhance relationships among the four UM campuses

3.a. Promote inter-campus collaborations with sponsors

Support was provided for the Monsanto Protein Technoliges funding ($1.5 million), DOE proposal for Nuclear Science Institute, NSF proposal for bioinformatics consortium, and tobacco settlement proposals.

Ongoing

Ongoing

3.b. Support the UM Bioinformatics Consortium

Tobacco settlement and NSF Major Research Instrumentation proposals were submitted. A grant writer was trained to support the UM Bioinformatics Consortium.

Ongoing

Ongoing

3.c. Share successful research administrative tools and processes with other campuses to increase efficiency and consistency

MU IRB reviews all UM IRB applications; NIH grant proposal includes sharing the MU eIRB with other UM campuses, Washington University and Saint Louis University; eSig process initiated

Ongoing

Ongoing

4. Enhance relationships with other universities

4.a. Develop a state-wide agenda on issues of common interest throughout Missouri

Missouri Technology Corporation passed a resolution encouraging collaboration among Missouri institutions of higher education

Vice Provost, OTSP, OSPA

Ongoing

4.b. Share best practices with such organizations as the Society of Research Administrators and the National Council of University Research Administrators through conference presentations

OSPA and OTSP personnel presented at the SRA conference in Vancouver; grant writer survey tool received IRB approval so that results can be shared

OSPA, OGWP

Ongoing

5. Improve communications with the community, state, and nation

5.a. Expand Illumination distribution, increasing mail subscriptions among graduate/professional school alumni

Circulation of 12,000, including mailing to alumni; recipient of national awards:

·    Gold Medal, National Admissions Marketing Report Competition

·    Silver Medal, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) national "Circle of Excellence Awards”

·    Silver Medal, national In-Print magazine competition

·    2002 Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award

·    2002 CASE Grand Gold awarded to MU for its entire publication program

 

Vice Provost, OGWP

June 2003

5.b. Continue distribution of Annual Grants & Contracts Report

FY02 circulation of  Annual Grants & Contracts report increased to 5,000

OGWP

Nov. 2002

5.c. Write opinion articles for newspapers, conduct radio and TV interviews, and speak to service clubs on research and technology transfer

Op-ed piece published; presentations on sponsored programs benchmarking process; presentation on technology development at the MoBio summit

Vice Provost, OGWP

Ongoing

 


Goal 3: Facilitate Sponsored Projects

Objective

Action Step

Accomplishments 01-02

Responsible Party

Target Date

1. Provide the highest quality sponsored program administration assistance to all University entities

1.a.Facilitate the transition to the PeopleSoft Grants module

Development of tools for reporting current and pending support and current and completed support

OSPA

Winter 2003

1.b. Adapt processes to take advantage of PeopleSoft capabilities, defining roles and responsibilities among OSPA, Development, and Business Services

[New action step for FY03]

OSPA

Spring 2003

1.c. Promote a customer service approach to meet the needs of the MU research community and improve campus perceptions of OSPA

Planning in place for development of electronic feedback tools

OSPA

Ongoing

1.d. Test and implement the electronic approval process for linear Grant Data Forms

Testing was completed in FY02.

ORCS

February 2003

1.e. Develop a plan for electronic proposal storage to be implemented with PeopleSoft Grants module

Planning was completed in FY02

ORCS

February 2003

1.f. Continue to work toward implementation of the recommenda-tions of the external review of OSPA procedures and associated policies:

·          provide clear guidance as to the contact individuals for particular tasks;

·          communicate the extent of OSPA review of proposals and the post-award commitments they make; and

·          delegate signature authority for routine proposals to the OSPA satellite offices.

External review completed; many recommendations already implemented

Vice Provost, OSPA

May 2003

1.g. Maintain University security clearance

Security clearance initially obtained in FY02

OSPA

Ongoing

2.  Participate actively in development and implementation of PeopleSoft modules while maintaining or improving current functionality

2.a. Complete successful implementation of PeopleSoft Grants module

Ongoing effort that is requiring a great deal of time

OSPA, ASP

Winter 2003

2.b. Access full functionality of PeopleSoft Grants and other modules to handle Sponsored Programs and campus requirements

Ongoing effort that is requiring a great deal of time

OSPA, ASP

Summer 2003

2.c. Provide sponsored programs training and certification programs for sponsored programs personnel across the campus

Hosted national NCURA Fundamentals of Sponsored Program Administration workshop

OSPA

May 2003

2.d. Implement data feed between the PeopleSoft Human Resources and Grants modules and the Faculty Accomplishment System

[New action step for FY03]

OSPA

May 2003

3. Streamline processes and maximize internal resources

3.a. Maintain information flow within OSPA to maximize the efficiency of responses to changing conditions

Standard operating procedures are in place; monthly whole-staff meetings are held; subsets of the staff meet weekly

OSPA

Ongoing

3.b. Develop a model sponsored program administration operation by evaluating OSPA against national peers, developing standard operating procedures for all functions, and developing a method for evaluating new procedures that may out-perform current procedures

Received very favorable marks on second round and invited to help draft the third round of the nationwide sponsored programs benchmarking study; completed external review of OSPA operations

OSPA

Ongoing

3.c. Develop the capacity for assessment and improvement of operations in order to measure progress

Planning in place to gather feedback electronically

OSPA

Ongoing in tandem with People-Soft

4. Promote efficient use of resources

4.a. Promote recovery of the cost of sponsored activities by including appropriate Facilities & Administration rates in proposals and establishing uniformity in F&A rates

Mean effective recovery rate of 17% in FY02

OSPA, campus community

Ongoing

4.b. Examine options for electronic transmittal of proposals and increase use of email to reduce the quantities of paper used and associated filing

Edocs storage and electronic award summary notice implemented in FY02

OSPA

Ongoing

4.c. Provide current data to enable faculty and departmental administrators to fully use awarded funds

[New action step for FY03]

OSPA

Ongoing

 

5. Maintain conformance with sponsored program rules and regulations

5.a. Evaluate the reporting system to assess whether or not reportable sponsored activity is going unreported

Some service operations were moved to OSPA oversight in FY02

OSPA, Business Services

August 2003

5.b. Maintain conformance in financial processes by building compliance functions into implementation of PeopleSoft

Some recommendations made by the Redesign Team have been implemented

OSPA, ASP

Ongoing

5.c. Maintain compliance with regulations on human subjects, animal use, biosafety, etc. by appropriate integration of these compliance databases with the sponsored programs database

PeopleSoft functionality will not allow an award to go forward without the requisite IRB approval

OSPA, ORCS, ASP

Ongoing

5.d. Develop a mechanism to produce electronic time and effort reports

A bridge between PeopleSoft Grants and Human Resources modules has been programmed and is being debugged

OSPA, ASP, ORCS

July 2003

5.e. Comply with the Facilities and Administration rate agreement by including approved rates in proposals

Use of full-costing budget template increased in FY02

OSPA, campus community

Ongoing

5.f. Minimize compliance risk exposure

OSPA reviews and oversight focused on the highest-risk areas

OSPA

Ongoing

6. Inform faculty of external funding opportunities

6.a. Manage the increasing number of limited submission competitions through email announcements and the established selection process

The limited submission process was further refined in FY02

Associate Vice Provost, OGWP

Ongoing

6.b. Distribute targeted notices of funding opportunities to relevant faculty

A keyword agreement was signed with COS. Investigators interested in funding related to bioterrorism were brought together and informed of funding opportunities.

OGWP

Ongoing

 


Goal 4: Facilitate Research Compliance

Objective

Action Step

Accomplishments 01-02

Responsible Party

Target Date

1. Enhance training in human and animal research subjects compliance

1.a. Provide education for researchers who perform research on human subjects and/or animals:

§       expand education efforts as necessary to fulfill Office of Research Integrity, Office of Human Research Protections, FDA, and USDA directives;

§       maintain and continue to upgrade IRB-Educate human subjects training site;

§       develop specialty ACUC training modules on animal surgery, rat, mouse, pig, cat, dog, horse, and cattle; and

§       monitor Responsible Conduct of Research developments and federal leadership in educational modules

§       The eIRB was implemented.

§       IRB workshops were offered in addition to the basic training module.

§       The mouse ACUC training module was completed.

§       Development of Responsible Conduct of Research educational modules on hold pending federal efforts in this area.

Associate Vice Provost

Ongoing

1.b. Conduct hands-on workshops focused on nontraditional clientele (journalism, communications, political science, education, etc.)

Almost weekly workshops were offered in a wide range of departments during FY02.

Associate Vice Provost

Ongoing

1.c. Conduct a HIPAA workshop for all Health Sciences Center investigators and specialty workshops for selected departments

Departmental workshops during FY02 reached 14 Health Science departments.

Associate Vice Provost

Spring 2003

1.d. Provide updated training information to IRB and ACUC members:

§       evaluate certification of IRB staff by the Council for Certification of IRB Professionals;

§       develop orientation for new IRB members;

§       emphasize attendance of compliance personnel and Board chairs at Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research/Applied Research Ethics National Association or related meetings; and

§       develop an overview of ACUC membership responsibilities and protocol application process for new ACUC members

PRIM&R/ARENA conference attendance; hosted Midwest IRB consortium; NIH grant proposal submitted to enhance eIRB; initiated development of overview of ACUC membership responsibilities and protocol application process

Associate Vice Provost

Ongoing

1.e.Redirect the Research Division newsletter to focus on compliance issues

[New action step for FY03]

Associate Vice Provost, OGWP

Ongoing

2. Enhance research compliance processes in human subject protection

2.a. Strive for compliance for all faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students by focusing on education by compliance officers and providing annual workshops to supplement Web-based training

Planning is underway to offer continued training for the recertification of investigators.

Associate Vice Provost

July 2003

2.b. Develop a method to identify human subjects research that lacks appropriate IRB approvals and conduct random internal audits of human subject research trials

An audit effort is in place on both the campus and health science sides.

Associate Vice Provost; Health Sciences Center compliance specialist

Ongoing

2.c. Refine process flow analysis and standard operating procedures for IRB offices by using campus procedures as a model for Health Sciences Center documents and holding regular meetings of compliance officers and specialists

Standard operating procedures have been implemented for the document flow on the campus side.  The Health Science IRB personnel are working with the VA toward NCQA standards.

Associate Vice Provost

Ongoing

2.d. Enhance electronic submission capabilities to support paperless submissions and online review of applications

eIRB was implemented in FY02; an NIH grant application proposed further enhancements

Associate Vice Provost

Sept. 2003

2.e. Experiment with collaborative IRB initiatives with other institutions and facilities to decrease redundancy:

§          work with Truman VA Hospital to facilitate their use of MU IRBs;

§          facilitate certification of MU IRBs to comply with federal mandates;

§          review and compare certification standards of the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection (AAHRP) programs;

§          coordinate Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Committee with Office of Research entities;

§          work with the UM System to facilitate use of the MU campus IRB for System projects; and

§          continue involvement with the Midwest IRB Consortium/Duke Consortium

§          Coordination with the HIPPA Privacy Committee is ongoing. 

§          Use of the campus IRB for UM System projects is in place. 

§          The Midwest IRB Consortium/Duke Consortium met at MU in February and previewed the eIRB. Many institutions expressed interest in adopting eIRB improvements if MU’s NIH grant proposal is funded.

Associate Vice Provost

Ongoing

2.f. Enhance staffing and space allocated to IRBs:  hire an administrative assistant for the campus IRB.

§        Moved the Health Sciences Center IRB to Dockery-Folk;

§        Hired an additional compliance specialist;

§        Brought the Health Sciences Center IRB’s secretarial position to full time; and

§        Moved the campus IRB to McReynolds Hall

Associate Vice Provost

Sept. 2002

3. Enhance research compliance processes in animal research

3.a. Refine the operations of the Office of Animal Research and the Animal Care Quality Assurance Office, including the recruitment of an associate director for OAR and an animal manager for CAFNR and the identification of additional space for the ACQA office

An Assistant Director has been hired for the Office of Animal Research. An Animal Manager is being recruited for CAFNR.

Associate Vice Provost

January 2003

3.b. Monitor new Occupational Health and Safety Program for animal care personnel through coordination with Environmental Health and Safety personnel; use space survey data to identify animal care personnel for training

This represents a continuing challenge as the number of veterinarians is declining.  An ACUC study group was convened on this topic and made recommendations. Work is underway toward making this a fully effective program.

Associate Vice Provost

Ongoing

3.c. Achieve AAALAC accreditation for Animal Sciences: 

§       develop standard operating procedures;

§       begin construction of Transgenic Core facility; and

§       focus on accreditation of the Animal Sciences Research Center and associated facilities

All CAFNR farms and centers were visited in FY02. The Transgenic Core facility is under construction.  Standard operating procedures are under development.

Associate Vice Provost

Fall 2004

 


Goal 5: Nurture Technology Development

Objective

Action Step

Accomplishments 01-02

Responsible Party

Target Date

1. Enhance OTSP infrastructure

1.a. Increase patents budget to the AAU median per $10 million of research expenditures

FY02 expenditures totaled $350,000

OTSP

July  2004

1.b. Establish a technology development fund

[New action step for FY03]

OTSP

July 2003

1.c. Update technology transfer database

This database is in place, although enhancements will continue.

OTSP

Ongoing

1.d. Enhance the OTSP Web site

The Web site is up and running.

OTSP

Ongoing

1.e. Review and recommend revision of UM intellectual property policies

Copyright policy and the policy on distribution of royalty income are currently under review; development of a software policy is underway.

OTSP

Ongoing

2. Extend technology development outreach

2.a. Increase visibility of OTSP on UM campuses:

§       conduct departmental seminars on all four campuses; and

§       identify potential intellectual property for development and arrange one-on-one visits with faculty

OTSP attended the new faculty orientations on all campuses in FY02.

OTSP

Ongoing

2.b. Hold a Technology Showcase in Columbia and increase corporate sector involvement in the event

FY02 Showcase attracted more than 200 participants and included receipt of the first annual Entrepreneur of the Year award by an MU faculty member

OTSP

Spring 2003

2.c. Work with the Small Business Development Center to implement a statewide SBIR/STTR outreach program

Grant was received; Director of OTSP serves on the steering committee; field staff are in place and working with OTSP

OTSP

Ongoing

2.d. Link at least three faculty members and Missouri companies to sources of seed and venture capital

OTSP worked with two companies in FY02, linking them to Prolog and other venture capital firms.

OTSP

Ongoing

2.e. Serve on the boards of directors of local, state and national technology and economic development organizations

Vice Provost serves on the Board for the Missouri Innovation Center and on the Venture Capital Roundtable; OTSP Executive Director serves on AAU technology transfer committee, REDI Board,  MOBIO Board, Venture Capital Roundtable, and (Kansas City) Metropolitan Enterprise Creation Alliance

Vice Provost, OTSP

Ongoing

2.f. Employ two student teams and offer a legal externship in technology development

 

OTSP

Ongoing

3. Implement process improvements

3.a. Chart the flow of and establish benchmarks for internal processes and implement steps to improve speed, efficiency and effectiveness

Flow of internal processes has been charted and some benchmarks have been established.

OTSP

Dec. 2002

3.b. Develop standard deal structure ranges to allow greater autonomy of licensing personnel

Standard deal structure ranges have been completed for some areas of technology.

OTSP

June 2003

3.c. Develop standard agreements, secure General Counsel’s Office approval, and mount on the OTSP Web site

Most standard agreements have been completed and approved by General Counsel’s Office.

OTSP

Dec. 2002

3.d. Develop streamlined, faculty-friendly disclosure forms, licensing deal sheets, and processing materials

This action step is underway with completion expected by December 2003.

OTSP

Dec. 2003

3.e. Work with the Conflict of Interest committee to clarify and streamline review of conflict of interest disclosures and preparation of conflict of interest management plans

[New action step for FY03]

OTSP

Ongoing

4. Raise monies for technology incubator

4.a. Raise $5.5 million for construction of a Phase I facility

White paper completed on the incubator study results; federal priorities request submitted.

OTSP

June 2004

5. Enhance performance outputs

5.a. Increase invention disclosures by 10% in FY03 and to the AAU median per $10 million research expenditures by FY04

The number of invention disclosures in FY02 rose 35% over FY01 to 71—a record number.

OTSP

Ongoing

5.b. Increase the number of patent applications by 10% in FY03 and to the AAU median per $10 million research expenditures by FY04

Patent applications in FY02 rose 32% over FY01 to 48—also a record number.

OTSP

Ongoing

5.c. Increase licensing income by 10%

Licensing income in FY02 rose 4% over FY01.

OTSP

Ongoing

5.d. Facilitate the launch of at least three start-up companies based on UM technologies

One new start-up company was launched in FY02; developed a manual for startup companies

OTSP

Ongoing

5.e. Increase the number of and revenues from research and development agreements with the corporate sector by 10%

In FY02 there were 372 active projects sponsored by corporations, with $8.4 million in expenditures.  There were 27 active industry projects with expenditures of $1.24 in which federal flow-through dollars were involved.

OTSP

Ongoing

5.f. Increase the number of SBIR/STTR applications and awards by 10%

[New action step for FY03]

OTSP

June 2003

 


Goal 6: Facilitate Governmental Relations

Objective

Action Step

Accomplishments 01-02

Responsible Party

Target Date

1. Enhance working relationships with federal agencies

1.a. Develop a plan to increase MU’s visibility with selected federal agencies

Areas of relevant strength and expertise were identified.

Vice Provost, Associate Vice Provost

Ongoing

1.b. Encourage faculty to serve on funding review panels; promote MU as a FIPSE review site; survey new faculty regarding review panel experience and interest and help match faculty members to appropriate agencies

MU served as a FIPSE review site.

Vice Provost, OGWP

Ongoing

1.c. Arrange for personnel from two federal agencies to visit MU

Personnel visiting MU in FY02 included individuals from NASA, NSF, ED, and NEH.

OGWP

Ongoing

2. Develop yearly federal projects agenda

2.a. Work with deans, center directors, and department chairs to submit proposals for funding consistent with strategic plans and development goals

This action step has been completed. White papers were thoroughly edited prior to submission to the UM System. Grant writer helped develop proposals for NASA earmark for Life Science Center equipment and for MURR/CCC earmark from DOE

Vice Provost

Dec. 2002

2.b. Use Associate Deans as a review panel for MU’s federal projects agenda

Successful review in FY02

Vice Provost

Fall 2002

2.c. Improve follow-up on earmark awards with timely proposals by using Federal Relations report data to remind Research Administrators that proposals should be submitted by 3/31/03

Proposals were submitted by 8/05/02 for all earmarked dollars

Vice Provost, OGWP, OSPA

Spring 2003

3. Improve working relationships with state sponsors

3.a. Work with the UM System and the Governor’s office to develop a common contracting mechanism across state agencies

Concept accepted by state Office of Administration; agreements executed with the Departments of Health and Conservation in FY01

OSPA

April 2003

3.b. Enhance state agency relationships through campus visits by state agency directors

Department of Economic Development personnel visited campus and OTSP.

Vice Provost, OSPA, OTSP

Ongoing

4. Shepherd major new initiatives

4.a. Relicense MU Research Reactor

$500,000 earmark granted; additional white papers submitted; 2006 deadline for completion of the relicensing work

Vice Provost

2005

4.b. Recruit a director for the Life Sciences Center

Life Science Center director search is underway

Vice Provost

Spring 2003