|President's office invites resource proposals|
The Office of the President invites individuals, in consultation with their Unit leadership to develop White Papers that request resources to develop ideas under one of the following directives:
1. Existing Groups. Demonstrates that the addition of individuals and/or resources to an existing working group will bring that group to a national prominence that is not quite attainable with the current resources. Current, highly successful groups (e.g. Centers of Excellence groups) will need significant justification to receive consideration. We suggest that those groups be taking a radical turn
in a new direction that would build on existing strengths but are currently missing members/facilities in that new direction they plan to move.
2. New Groups. Ideally brings together individuals from more than one department/unit to form a new group of faculty that will: reach a level of collaboration, expertise, and synergy not before realized,
is limited by missing key members or resources, and will bring national prominence to that group with the addition of resources. Groups formed from within a department will also be considered.
Although there are no guarantees of support, the Office of the President intends to work with the faculty with the best ideas to seek the resources to develop those working groups. You are limited to two pages of text (no citations) that gives the basis for the group, the current resources, the needed resources, and the impact of the group on either teaching, research, or economic development.
There should be only one additional page for a budget and each proposal must include the approval signature lines of department chairs and deans for all participants on a separate page. [four pages total] These are due to the President's Office Wednesday, Jan. 7 (new deadline).
If you have questions, please contact John La Duke, associate dean of arts and sciences, John_laduke@und.nodak.edu. 777-3641.