Goal 4 | Engaging Scholarship for Public Impact

Spring 2013 Updates | Fall 2012 Updates

Engage local, state, national, and global communities as partners in scholarly activities that have direct public impact

Archived monthly updates are now available on the Implementation Progress page.


November 2013 Updates

Strategy 4-A: Promote a culture that openly values engaged scholarship & Strategy B: Encourage, support, and coordinate engaged scholarship

  • The Alliance for Community Engaged Scholarship proposal has been submitted to the provost and awaits his response.

Strategy 4-C: Promote active entrepreneurship and vibrant external partnerships

  1. The Second Annual Faculty Bootcamp has been developed as a three part series.  The second part was an SBIR Grant Program Training on Oct 21.  Over 30 faculty and staff attended from both campuses.  One-on-one faculty meetings were held the next day with faculty identified as ready to start a company.  Lisa Kurek will be retained to assist these faculty in SBIR development.  Continuing planning a TED like conference.  Planning committee comprised of Paul Arnold (KUMC), Lisa Friis (KUL) and Julie Nagel. Date set for Feb 24, 2014.  Innovation Fair in planning.
  2. Began conversations with BTBC, School of Business, CLAS and KUEndowment to leverage existing student innovation/entrepreneurship programs to develop a proposal to a donor for funding. Project continued to catalog all drug targets at KU and cataloging all KU technology that has become or is part of a product on the market.  Faculty meetings ongoing.  Faculty pages of new website going through process to provide more functionality for faculty.   Additional functionality being added to web page for 2.0 release.  More technologies available for license being added to the web page. Audit completed to eliminate “dead” technologies from inventory and secondary review underway to be completed prior to ending support.  Signed agreement with Tremonti to market 15 images from the Spencer Art Museum.  

  3. The CRM development project is in final deployment phase for Go Live in November.  Analytics reviewed October 17-18.  Decision made to deploy with a report useful to deans, directors, etc. that would be globally useful and accessible.   Will begin to incorporate RI data. Analytics based reports will continue to be refined in Phase II.  Continued work on task force charged with creating a plan to engage companies in Languages and Humanities through an affiliates program.  Seventeen company visits in Oct 2013.

  4. Continued conversations with BTBC, School of Business, CLAS and KU Endowment to leverage existing student innovation/entrepreneurship programs to develop a proposal to a donor for funding. Innovation Fair winners would feed into this program.

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