2013 Spring Assembly

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2013 Spring Assembly

Dean Eric M. Eisenberg, Ph.D.

YEAR IN REVIEW

Office of the Dean


We have had another tremendous semester
with positive movement toward our two main
goals:


Student Success: Graduate our students on time
and prepare them for life and work.


Research: Conduct meaningful research that
makes a positive difference in this world.

YEAR IN REVIEW

Office of the Dean


Currently, we are restructuring our college to
respond to students’ needs and to maximize
research productivity.


Addition of the School of Public Affairs


SPA is launching our first market
-
based master’s
degree this August


Exploring new synergies between the School of
Mass Communications and the School of
Information.


Proposing to create a new academic unit focused
on earth and the environment.

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Office of the Dean


CAS has signed a MOU with JSOU.


Identifying and exploring overlapping shared
commitment to development and diplomacy


Student
-
Faculty exchange


Joint research and teaching opportunities


Helping JSOU to create a new on
-
line journal


Strengthens our partnership with MacDill and
beyond

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Office of the Dean


Frontier Forum continues to grow in popularity.


This year we hosted:


Michio

Kaku
, Ph.D.


Rory Kennedy


Helen Fisher, Ph.D.

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Office of the Dean


Attendance at Trail Blazers has increased.


Presenters are encouraged to bring a student
or two to meet with our donors.


This year’s speakers included:


Lori Collins and Travis
Doering


Susan MacManus


Phil Levy


Liz Bird and Fraser Ottanelli

YEAR IN REVIEW

Office of the Dean

Trail Blazers 2013
-
2014 Call for Nominations


We are looking for engaging speakers who are
passionate about their research and able to
translate what they do into terms that a lay
audience can understand.


We want to feature high
-
impact, meaningful
research that includes participation of
undergraduate and graduate students.


Please send nominations to Michele Dye at
mdye@usf.edu

by April 22.

YEAR IN REVIEW

Office of the Dean


The Humanities
Institute had great success by
hosting Scholars in Residence for the first
time.


Nell Irvin Painter, prominent historian


Jorie

Graham, Pulitzer Prize
-
winning author


Our faculty participate in the
“Homegrown Humanities Faculty
Book Series”

YEAR IN REVIEW

Office of the Dean


TEDx

came to USF in February for the first
time to host a series of lectures with the
theme “On the Edge of the Future.”


Four of the speakers have CAS connections:


Randy
Borum
, Ph.D. (School of Information)


Patrizia
LaTrechia
, Ph.D. (World Languages)


Raven Villegas (CAS alumna)


Jordan Zimmerman (CAS alumnus, BOT member)

YEAR IN REVIEW

Office of the Dean

2012 USF Outstanding Staff Award Recipients


Michael Abrahams (webmaster)


Brandon Kroll (academic adviser)


Autumn Mueller (director of advising)


Kevin Slaughter (senior groundskeeper)

STUDENT SUCCESS

Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies


We need to be creating a dynamic catalog of
courses for our students and also examine
how well we are preparing
them.
Many
industries we’re preparing our students for are
in turmoil, and we need to be quick and
nimble in adapting to the changing world.

STUDENT SUCCESS

Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies


We need to continue to develop relationships
with our applicants and deepen our
engagement with them while they are at USF.


Following graduation, we need to make sure
they stay connected and become loyal alumni.

STUDENT SUCCESS

Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies


We should focus our energy on providing high
quality academic experiences for our students
both inside and outside the classroom.


Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence
(Kevin Yee)


Office for Undergraduate Research (Rick
Pollenz
)

STUDENT SUCCESS

Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies


The USF Board of Trustees have
approved to
split our Ph.D. in biology into two degrees:


Ph.D
. in cell and molecular biology


Ph.D
. in integrative
biology


The
next step is for the Florida Board of
Governors to consider these additions. These
new degrees will replace the current Ph.D. in
biology.


STUDENT SUCCESS

Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies


Enrollment remains dynamic! Mixture of native,
transfer, international and OOS will continue to change.


New degrees outside CAS are attracting students.

57%

6%

10%

6%

6%

9%

5%

1%

UNDERGRADUATE
SCH TAMPA


SPRING
2013

Arts & Sciences
Behavioral &
Community Sciences
Business
Education
Engineering
Health
The Arts
CAS Undergraduate Headcount: 13,339

STUDENT SUCCESS

Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies


Active recruitment is needed to elevate our
overall profile.

21%

11%

10%

15%

9%

27%

5%

3%

Arts & Sciences
Behavioral &
Community Sciences
Business
Education
Engineering
Health
The Arts
Other
GRADUATE SCH TAMPA


SPRING 2013

Master’s Student Headcount: 827 Ph.D. Student Headcount
:
888

STUDENT SUCCESS

Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

SACS Reaffirmation


Faculty credentialing for Fall 2013 and Spring
2014:


Updated CV’s


Official transcripts on file


Meaningful program assessment that leads to
improvement

STUDENT SUCCESS

Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies


Tracking academic progress of undergraduate
students:


Utilization of degree planning software allowing
students and advisers to sequence course options


Pilot program planned for Spring/Summer 2013


English, Political Science, Psychology and Biomedical Science


Advantages:


Decreased time to degree


Improve planning of departmental course offerings

STUDENT SUCCESS

Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies


Our students continue to win prestigious
awards:


Fulbright Award


NIH Oxford Cambridge Scholar


NOAA Hollings Scholarship


UNCF/Merck Science Initiative


Critical Language Scholarship


RESEARCH

Office of Research and Scholarship


Ongoing conversation to identify our areas
where we are truly great and are positioned to
become national or international leaders.


Materials Science


Biomedical Science and Drug Discovery


Global Governance and Cultural Identity


Data Imaging and Visualization


Global Change and Environmental Hazards


Human Performance and Resilience

RESEARCH

Office of Research and Scholarship


Eight of the 15 AAAS
Fellows from USF
are CAS faculty.


USF had more
fellows named this
year than Harvard,
Duke, USC and UF.

Congratulations to: Susan Bell, Jim
Garey
,
Lorena Madrigal, Earl McCoy, George
Nolas
, Richard
Pollenz
, John
Skvoretz

and
Peter
Stiling
.

RESEARCH

Office of Research and Scholarship


French
Literature

Professor

Christine
Probes received the
Chevalier
dans l’Ordre
des Palmes
Académiques
award

from

France.


She

is

only

the
eighth

American to
win

the
award
.

France Consul General Gaël de Maisonneuve
pinned

the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes
Académiques
award

on USF
Professor

Christine
McCall

Probes.

RESEARCH

Office of Research and Scholarship


For the third time since 2009, a faculty
member in physics has received an NSF
-
CAREER Award.


Andreas Muller received a 5
-
year, $595,000 grant
to study “Interfacing Remote Quantum Dot
Nanostructures by Resonant Light Scattering”

RESEARCH

Office of Research and Scholarship


Our faculty are capturing the attention of
local, national and international media.


Erin
Kimmerle’s

work at the Dozier school has
been featured in The New York Times.

RESEARCH

Office of Research and Scholarship


Mike
Zawortko
, Mohamed
Eddaoudi

and Brian Space were featured in
Nature for their work in carbon
dioxide (CO2) capture and separation
.


The metal
-
organic framework material
at the center of a new discovery
by
chemists at the USF and KAUST is
shown under
a microscope. The
crystals have been found to be a more
efficient, less expensive and reusable
material for carbon capture and
separation, and is a promising
breakthrough in developing better
carbon
-
control technologies.


RESEARCH

Office of Research and Scholarship


Philip Levy’s work in the community
has been featured in the local
papers, and his latest book on
George Washington’s boyhood
home has received rave reviews
.

RESEARCH

Office of Research and Scholarship


David
Jacobson’s latest
book,
“Of Virgins and Martyrs:
Women and Sexuality in Global
Conflict,”
has received
international media attention.

RESEARCH

Office of Research and Scholarship


Funding rates for USF Internal Award applications
submitted by CAS faculty are high!


2 out of 4 Conference Support Grants submitted by CAS
faculty were funded by USF Internal Awards.


6 out of 11 Faculty International Travel Grants submitted by
CAS faculty were funded by USF Internal Awards.


Three of the four Proposal Enhancement Grants from the
USF Research Council were received by CAS faculty:


Stephan
Deban

(IB)


Randy Larsen (Chemistry)


Brian Space (Chemistry)

RESEARCH

Office of Research and Scholarship


Like USF’s distribution
of external funding,
CAS funding is largely
from federal sources
($
9 million
of
$
19million)
, with the
remaining $
10 million
from State and Local
Government
and
Private Partnerships.

RESEARCH

Office of Research and Scholarship

2012 Recovered F&A


24 percent!

CAS Contracts and Grants


NIH: $3.7 million


NSF: $4.5 million


NEH: $285,000


Congressional Earmarks: $221,000

Unit

F&A %

College of Pharmacy

42.4%

College of Nursing

25.2%

College of Arts &
Sciences

24.9%

College of Engineering

21.0%

BUDGET

Office of the Dean


Last year’s view of the road ahead.

BUDGET

Office of the Dean


This year’s view.

BUDGET

Office of the Dean

State of Florida Outlook for 2013
-
2014


Sustained modest improvement in economy.


Unemployment is down from 9 percent to 7.7 percent.


Foreclosures are in decline and housing prices are
beginning to rebound.


New home construction starts are up from last year.


3.2 percent increase in average per capita income over
last year.


$
3.5 billion
state budget surplus for next year.

BUDGET

Office of the Dean

Florida Legislature


Governor proposed $74.2 billion budget, an increase of
$4 billion over last year.


House and Senate budgets plan to boost university
spending by more than $100 million in addition to
restoring $300 million cut from last year.


House leaders propose a 6 percent increase in tuition.


Funding for UF and FSU to improve national ranking.


Long way from done (session ends May 3).

BUDGET

Office of the Dean

CAS Budget Update for 2013
-
2014


We have significantly reduced our dependency on a
cash supplement from Academic Affairs from slightly
more than $5 million last year to $3.6 million in 2013
-
2014.


Resources for summer continue to come from cash
supplement ($3 million).


Base budget has increased with an investment of $2.4
million in faculty lines. There is very little flexibility. Our
positions are filled and everything is committed.

FACULTY AFFAIRS

Office of the Dean

Faculty Hires in 2012
-
2013

Instructors:






33

Research Assistant Professors: 8

Assistant Professors:



34

Associate Professors:



6

Professors:






3

Total:








84


We hired 10 STEM faculty in the areas of computation
and science education.


FACULTY AFFAIRS

Office of the Dean

Spring and Summer 2013 Retirees


Mary
Bennett
|

Office Manager | Economics


Kathryn
Borman


| Professor | Anthropology


Maria
Esformes

| Associate Professor | World
Languages


Charles
Guignon


| Professor | Philosophy


Robin
R.
Jones

| Senior Instructor | Public
Affairs


Taketo
Ohtani

|

Instructor | World
Languages


DEVELOPMENT

Office of the Dean


New energy in the development office with the hiring of
Nico

Karagosian
, senior director of development


We reached our goal of 40 percent for the Faculty and Staff
Campaign


Thank you to our area representatives!


Dean Martin, Sandra Justice, Lorene Hall
-
Jennings and Sheri
Broner


Please join us
at 10 a.m. on
Monday, April 15 in front of the
Marshall Student Center to watch the Dean surf the waves!


If you would like to be an area representative, please
contact Elisa Jackson at
elisajackson@usf.edu
.

COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING

Office of the Dean


The CAS website will be moving into the
university’s content management system in Fall
2014. We will begin preparations this summer.


Our social media strategy resulted in front
-
page
coverage in the Tampa Bay Times.


Dean’s Office Internship Program applications
have tripled since launching two years ago.


Launching a student grass roots marketing team
in May 2013 that will help promote the College to
our campus community.

COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING

Office of the Dean


Dean’s Student Leadership Society will launch
in Fall 2013.


We will be asking faculty to nominate
outstanding students to apply for this
prestigious organization.


These students will serve as ambassadors for
our college and work closely with the Dean’s
Office and our development team.

MOVING FORWARD

Office of the Dean


What’s next?

MOVING FORWARD

Office of the Dean


Questions?