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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity

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The Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity Task Force is charged with identifying high potential strategic directions and goals that will advance research, scholarship, and creative activity at Minnesota State University, Mankato for the period of 2015-2018.
        As a part of this charge, the task force will address the following categories and issues.
·         Vision
o    Definition of key terms
o    Engagement of the campus community to determine:
§ Who we want to be as an institution in terms of research, scholarly, and creative activity
§ What we hope to achieve in regards to our research, scholarly, and creative activity identity
o    Identification of strategic directions and goals
·         Methods of Achievement
o    Organizational structures, including policies, procedures, and practices
o    Support for moving ideas to outcomes and achievements
o    Resources and sustainability
·         Implementation and Assessment Plan
o    Steps necessary to achieve our vision
o    Methods by which we will know if our vision is achieved
o    Actionable items to achieve in a 3 year time frame
o    Benchmarks that are linked to the strategic priorities and performance measures of the University and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
The task force will provide a report to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs prior to the end of the 2014 Fall semester.



Brian Martensen, Co-Chair, Dean, College of Science, Engineering and Technology
Paul Mackie, Co-Chair, Professor, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and University Assessment Coordinator
Scott Granberg-Rademacker, FA
Joseph Flood, FA
Kofi Danso, FA
Kristel Seth, MSUAASF
Jennifer O’Donnell, MSUAASF
Jeane McGraw, MAPE
Debra Norman, AFSCME
Dillon Petrowitz, MSSA
Jackie Lewis, At-Large
Barry Ries, At-Large
Kent Clark, Vice President for University Advancement

Draft RSCA Vision

Meeting Materials