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  1. Fall, 2013 State of the College Address Kathryn J. Boor, Ph.D. The Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

  2. Environmental Sciences • Food & EnergySystems The Relevance of CALS’ Land Grant Mission • Sustainability Knowledge with public purpose • Economic & Community Vitality • Life Sciences

  3. The New Warren Hall Phase 1 of the $53M historic renovation completed this spring on the western wing of the building The new Warren Hall features state-of-the-art classrooms, sustainable design elements& comfortable new meeting spaces for students & faculty, many of which are available for naming

  4. The New Fernow Hall New sustainable design elements, including a rain garden to control storm water runoff & solar panels Fernow now boasts an elevator, climate control& two new classrooms – including a modern glass & steel extension to the historic building

  5. Greenhouse & Dairy Investments Ground was recently broken on $4.7M state-funded greenhouse renovation at NYSAES in Geneva Campaign to endow the Cornell Dairy Fellows Program Excellence Fund has raised $1.8M so far CALS’ has invested $8M in a new dairy research barn to support NY’s dairy industry

  6. The New Stocking Hall $105M renovation features a glass-fronted dairy plant to highlight transparency in food systems The building also boasts modern classrooms; state-of-the-art research & teaching laboratories, a pilot plant & testing facility; a new wine library & teaching winery; & a new Extension Conference Center

  7. Stocking Hall: The New Hub of Dairy Excellence in New York Senator Schumer proposes Cornell as the national center of excellence for dairy foods safety & quality research & training Chobaniannounced a $1.5M gift to support training programs in dairy quality & innovation Wegmansis partnering with Cornell on an artisan cheese-making training program to build New York into an artisan cheese-making leader

  8. A New Home for Communication The Department of Communication is moving from Kennedy Hall to a larger, more modern space on the fourth floor of Mann Library Communication has initiated a search for a senior-level faculty member who will be based at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City

  9. Newest CALS Faculty

  10. Newest CALS Faculty Toby Ault Brian Davis Melissa Warden Heather Huson

  11. Faculty Renewal: Securing the Future of CALS

  12. Tata-Cornell Agriculture & Nutrition Institute (TCi) Formed through a $25M endowment from the Tata Trusts to link Cornell experts with Indian colleagues & organizations to reduce poverty & malnutrition while protecting environmental, economic & human health in rural India Headed by PrabhuPingali, former World Bank economist & deputy director of agricultural development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  13. New Leaders in CALS Chris Barrett named the new David J. Nolan Director of the Dyson School Julie Suarez, the newly appointed CALS Assistant Dean of Governmental & Community Relations

  14. Federal Funding in Decline Nationally

  15. Federal Funding in Decline in CALS An August 2013 Science Magazine editorial cited a 26% decline in federal USDA spending for agriculture & food research over the past decade

  16. New York State Allocations Down 28.6%

  17. A New Model For Growth We envision a new model for a comprehensive applied agricultural research funding system for New York that is appropriately-funded, well-coordinated, efficiently run & transparent to stakeholders A key component of the model is the development of a public-private partnership that will incentivize private support through matching public dollars

  18. A New Model For Growth

  19. Budget Update: CALS Total Revenue from All Sources

  20. We predict a balanced budget this year (FY14) with the Provost’s Subvention Budget Update: CALS Core Budget Results* *Excludes Department Funds, Federal Appropriations, Restricted Gifts, Contracts & Grants

  21. Budget Update: Subventions Across Cornell *CALS figure is current & includes subventions to CALS affiliates, i.e., Lab of O, Plantations, etc. All others are estimates based on most recent data shared by the university

  22. Question: Addressing Deficits

  23. Question: Departments & the Budget Model

  24. Question: The Importance of Undergraduate Teaching

  25. Distribution of State Appropriation in the New Budget Model* Tuition Pool Student-based Appropriation $79M (65% of total) “True-up” -$25M Endowed Colleges Cornell Pools NYS Appropriations $121M Tubs Colleges Land Grant Appropriation $42M (35% of total) CALS & Contract Colleges *Using FY12/13 Appropriation to Illustrate

  26. Question: The Importance of Undergraduate Teaching

  27. Environmental Sciences • Food & EnergySystems Teaching, Research & Extension Are Essential to CALS’ Mission • Sustainability Knowledge with public purpose • Economic & Community Vitality • Life Sciences

  28. Question: CALS Trends in Credit Hours Taught • It is not clear what iscausing the decline in credit hours taught in CALS. We will ask departments for insight. * All credits taught by CALS faculty **All credits taught by CALS faculty and by non-CALS faculty in allshared departments

  29. Question: Graduate Teaching Assistantship Allocations

  30. Question: Visiting Scholars

  31. Question: Grounds & Facilities Maintenance

  32. Question: Facilities & Administrative Cost Recovery

  33. Question: The Future of Subsidized Units

  34. Question: CALS’ Strategic Planning Process

  35. Questions?