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Strategic Plan for Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence

Mission

The Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence and Research Administration provide infrastructure and programs that promote a culture of active, engaged, and ethical scholarship at Grand Valley State University.

Vision

GVSU's Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence and Research Administration is a nationally-recognized model of comprehensive services and support. We employ specialized expertise in research and sponsored-project administration; research protection; the federal, state, and institutional regulatory environment; and industry relations and technology commercialization to support innovative faculty and student research and collaborative partnerships at GVSU, in the broader community, and the world.

Value Statement

We believe that basic and applied research, artistic expression and performance, and other forms of scholarship contribute to the development and application of knowledge, and create a dynamic environment for learning. This scholarship is essential as Grand Valley is recognized for increasingly innovative and outstanding teaching, recognized scholarship including research significant community engagement, and excellent stewardship of its resources.

The following values guide these programs, policies, and assessment practices of CSCE/RA:

Strategic Priorities, outcomes, and key objectives

Strategic Priority Area 1: Actively engage learners at all levels.

Outcome D: Grand Valley supports innovative teaching, learning, integrative scholarly and creative activity, and the use of new technologies.

Objective 1.D.1

Goal 3: CSCE/RA will have an effective system of communication to inform and educate from the internal and external community about CSCE/RA programs and services. Objective 3.1: Assess and adapt current internal communication systems.

Strategic Priority Area 2: Further develop exceptional personnel.

Outcome D: Grand Valley supports innovative teaching, learning, integrative scholarly and creative activity, and the use of new technologies.

Objective 2.D.1

Goal: CSCE/RA will support the advancement of the scholarship of discovery, application, integration, and teaching. Objective 1.1: To support scholarship through providing training and services that enhance and encourage scholarship.

Objective 2.D.2

Goal 1: CSCE/RA will support the advancement of the scholarship of discovery, application, integration, and teaching. Objective 1.2: Foster accountability and academic integrity by educating scholars on Responsible Conduct of Research affecting human subjects, animal care, safety and export controls.

Outcome E: Grand Valley strategically allocates its fiscal, human, and other institutional resources.

Objective 2.E.1

Goal 4: CSCE/RA will develop effective operations to support the active scholarship of GVSUs faculty, staff, and students. Objective 4.2: Use staff Performance Development plans (ePDP) to maximize the training and effectiveness of current AP and PSS.

Strategic Priority Area 3: Ensure the alignment of institutional structures and functions.

Outcome D: Grand Valley supports innovative teaching, learning, integrative scholarly and creative activity, and the use of new technologies.

Objective 3.D.1

Goal 2: CSCE/RA will offer faculty, staff, and students funding to encourage active scholarship, research, and creativity in individual and collaborative work. Objective 2.1: Craft and employ a needs assessment of what external and internal support is needed/wanted by faculty.

Objective 3.D.2

Goal 2: CSCE/RA will offer faculty, staff, and students funding to encourage active scholarship, research, and creativity in individual and collaborative work. Objective 2.2: Maintain and grow current levels of internal and external funding support.

Outcome E: Grand Valley strategically allocates its fiscal, human, and other institutional resources.

Objective 3.E.1

Goal 4: CSCE/RA will develop effective operations to support the active scholarship of GVSUs faculty, staff, and students. Objective 4.1: Conduct a gap analysis of all CSCE/RA units to determine appropriate models for effectiveness and level of resources.

Strategic Priority Area 4: Enhance the institution's image and reputation.

Outcome C: Grand Valley has mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships, collaborations, and connections with local, state, national, and world communities.

Objective 4.C.1

Goal 3: CSCE/RA will have an effective system of communication to inform and educate from the internal and external community about CSCE/RA programs and services. Objective 3.2: Assess and adapt current external communication systems.

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