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Research

GOAL 1: Stakeholders (including existing and prospective students, federal and state agencies, Oregon citizens, etc.) are aware of and, when appropriate, connected to existing climate change and sustainability‐related research and the personnel behind this research.

Progress Summary

Strategy Implementation Period Progress Indicator
FY10 Progress
1. Incorporate marketing of sustainability and climate research as part of OSU’s integrated marketing campaign.  FY10    
2. Institutionalize tracking of sustainability and climate‐related research activities.      

GOAL 2: Oregon citizens are aware of potential impacts of climate change and also aware of ways to mitigate their contributions to climate change.

Progress Summary

Strategy Implementation Period Progress Indicator FY10 Progress
1. Broaden information availability to external audiences about regional climate change impacts.  FY10    
2. Study socio‐economic issues in a global way, linking disciplines such as engineering, social sciences and natural sciences. Identify who understands these linkages and promote discussion and study among experts.       

 

GOAL 3: Enhance incentive funding to better enable faculty to undertake ‘top tier’ climate change research.

Progress Summary

Strategy Implementation Period Progress Indicator FY10 Progress
1. Make available startup funds to build research and teaching programs. When appropriate, target these funds toward new faculty.  FY10    
2. Increase available internal funding to match external funding sources.      
3. Reward and evaluate faculty for promotion and tenure based on interdisciplinary (non‐“silo”) activities.      
4. Create physical space that does not isolate people and programs.      

For more detail, please see OSU Climate Plan page 42.

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