A commitment to continuous improvement & growth


The Office of the Vice Chancellor has a number of initiatives in progress at any given time and new ones identified each year.  Often the initiative transitions into standard operations integrated into the daily functions of the office.

To date, these initiatives have focused on infrastructure improvements and/or research development (activities designed to facilitate individual faculty members, teams of researchers and their support personnel in attracting extramural research funding, creating relationships and developing and implementing strategies that increase institutional competitiveness).

Currently Active:
Research Infrastructure
Mid-Stream Review of the Grand Challenges
Streamlining Internal Funding Opportunities
Enhancing Relationships with Government & Funding Agencies
Building a Proposal Development & Support Team
Enhanced Support for North Campus
Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) Preparation

Already Integrated into Operations or Completed from 2010 through the present:
Reorganization of Office
Laboratory Safety
Grand Challenges
Big Data Initiative
Expansion of Campuswide Services through Research Enhancement Office 
Enhancing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Diversity Research
Responsible Conduct of Research
Shared Resource Consortium
Seeding Transdisciplinary Work
Research Informatics Strategic Planning
Revision of Limited Submission Process