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Office of Undergraduate Studies CERTI • Five educational research projects by Missouri S&T faculty totaling nearly $22,000 will be funded in 2011-2012 as part of a mini-grant program co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Educational Research and Teaching Innovation (CERTI). Student Design & Experiential Learning Center • The Kummer Student Design Center was dedicated May 20, 2011, dedication program was a huge success. • Received 2 donations for equipment for the Kummer Student Design Center • SDELC hosted the University of Sao Paulo Baja Team from Brazil as they prepared for their U.S. Baja competition in Kansas Memorial Day Weekend.
Global Learning Distance and Continuing Education: • Preliminary estimates indicate a 10% increase in the number of distance courses for this coming year. Video Communications Center: • The Video Communications Center (VCC) has been reorganized to place increased emphasis on faculty services. • Academic departments are encouraged to let the VCC know how we can help the faculty and make their job easier when teaching distance students over the Internet. • Dr. Dan Cernusca, an instructional designer, is available to help faculty with ideas on course structure and presentation technique. He can be contacted directly or through the VCC.
Summer Camps A variety of summer camps will be held this year with over 1,500 attendees anticipated. The camps are organized as shown below with 2010 historical enrollment* shown. Coordinator No. Camps No. Students* Distance & Continuing Ed. 6 768 Pre-college Programs 7 393 Athletics 8 405 Academic Depts. 3 118 TOTAL 24 1684 Please extend a cordial greeting to campers and parents if the opportunity presents itself. It’s important that they feel welcomed.
Office of Sponsored Programs FY11 activities through the end of May and a year-over-year comparison are as follows: Proposals awarded in total dollars: $37.3M (down 15%) Number of proposals awarded and amendments: 264 (down 11.4%) Proposals submitted in total dollars: $124.9M (down 49.2%) Number of proposals submitted: 444 (down 4.1%) Research expenditures: $40.5M (up 4%) F&A recovered: $6.4M (up 1%) Number of active awards: 599 (down 2.6%)
Office of Sponsored Programs • UM Research Board – 2011 Spring Competition • Proposals awarded in total dollars: $75,000 • Number of proposals awarded: 5 • Proposals submitted in total dollars: $1,047,088 • Number of proposals submitted: 22
Office of Graduate Studies • Working with other units and individual faculty to increase the admit-enrollment yield of high quality doctoral students. • Working with other units on campus to address the Libyan graduate student funding situation. • Made a presentation on “Webinars: The Virtual Visit” at the NAGAP National Convention, Washington DC, April 2011.