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Expanding Breakthrough Research and Creative Endeavors Metrics

Ultimately, our success as a research institution will depend on how well our undergraduate and graduate students are prepared for future careers. By engaging in real-world research experiences, our students will demonstrate their competence and skill to future employers, and in the process affirm the excellence of Kent State University.

Metrics for the Implementation Plan Source Baseline 2013 Intermediate 2015 Target 2018
Increase total research expenditures.        
  RASP $15,082,097 7% increase per year on 2013 base 7% increase per year on 2013 base
Increase the number of grant applications.        
  RASP 540 567 595
Increase the number of coordinated hires.        
  RASP 12 13 14
Increase the number of patent and start-up applications.        
• Number of invention disclosures RASP 21 25 27
• Number of issued patents RASP 11   15
• Number of start-ups RASP 0 2 3
• Number of new licenses RASP 2 3 4
• Number of patent applications pending RASP 45 50 52
Increase the number of students participating in research projects with faculty members.        
  NSSE 35% 38% 41%
Increase the number of seniors participating in research projects with faculty members.        
  NSSE 29% 32% 35%
Increase the number of post-doctoral positions.        
  RASP 22 25 40
Increase the number of funded proposals for cross-disciplinary PIs.        
  RASP 97 107 118