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					New Regent Orientation on Texas
Tech University Research

Taylor Eighmy
Vice President for Research
Office of the Vice President for Research

May 31, 2011
 We are on a path to becoming a great public
 research university by 2020…
 HB 51 and ERU status was the first step
 Passage of Proposition 4 was the second step
 HB 51 Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP) was the
  third step (we raised $23.5M in research gifts matched with
  $21.1M in state funding)
 Announcing $1B Capital campaign for TTUS was the fourth
 NRUF and Tier 1 in FY12 will be the fifth step
 All of these lead to our becoming a great public research
  university by 2020… having the characteristics of an
  Association of American Universities (AAU) institution (e.g.,
  like Georgia Tech)
 What do we look like today as a research

1. What does NSF say about TTU using 2006
  data compared to all reporting universities?:
 We rank 71 out of 630 for earned doctorates in S&E
 We rank 167 out of 1,227 institutions for federal S&E
 We rank 79 out of 572 institutions for full time grad
  students in STEM and health
 We rank 156 out of 630 institutions that report R&D
  S&E expenditures
  What do we look like today as a research
2. What does the Center for Measuring University
   Performance (CMUP) say about TTU using 2007 and
   2008 data compared to the top 200 publics and
 We rank 169 out of 200 for total research
  expenditures (TREs, $57M)
 We rank 193 out of 200 for federal research
  expenditures ($22.8M)
 We rank 119 out of 200 for endowment assets
 We rank 67 out of 200 for annual giving ($97M)
 What do we look like today as a research

2 (continued):
 We rank 156 out of 200 for National Academy
  Members (1)
 We rank 80 out of 200 for doctorates awarded (230)
 We rank 109 out of 200 for National Merit &
  Achievement Scholars (53)
What are some of the performance measures
we are paying attention to right now?
1. Restricted research expenditures (RREs)
•   Tied to NRUF status
•   RDF formulaic payout
2. Total research expenditures (TREs)
•   Tied to RUDF formulaic payout
•   Tied to NSF, CUMP and USN&WR rankings
•   Foundational to American Association of University (AAU)
3. National Research University Fund (NRUF)
•   Tied to NRUF, RUDF annual payouts
     How are we doing with RREs?
                    Change in Restricted Research Expenditures, FY06-FY10
                     (Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board)




30,000,000                             28,701,355



             FY06                  FY07                 FY08                FY09            FY10
     How are we doing with TREs?
         Total Research Expenditures at Texas Tech University, FY06-FY10 (Sources: THECB and TTU Office of
                                          the Vice President for Research)





                        51,160,404           52,198,186


                    FY06                 FY07                 FY08                 FY09                  FY10
     How do we compare with RREs?
         Comparison of Restricted Research Expenditures at Seven Emerging Research Universities,
                                Preliminary FY2010, FY2009, and FY2008
                                 (Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board)


40,000,000                                              37,813,868


30,000,000                                                                             28,084,442



                  TTU           UH            UTD            UTEP            UTA            UTSA          UNT
                                  Preliminary FY 2010        FY 2009       FY 2008
How do we compare with TREs?
     TTU FY10 research productivity measures around
     sponsored programs R&D
Parameter          FY08           FY09 (w/o        FY09 ARRA      FY10
                                  FY09 ARRA)

Number of          801            950              92             954
proposals                         (858)

Value of the       $214,041,565   $357,718,163     $108,358,142   $335,325,163
submitted                         ($249,360,020)

Number of awards   557            600              14             608

Value of the       $57,529,656    $58,651,255      $3,802,905     $67,099,199
awards                            ($54,848,349)
NRUF purpose and facts

   Provide a “dedicated, independent, and equitable
  source of funding to enable emerging research
  universities in this state to achieve national prominence
  as major research universities.”

   Voters approved Proposition 4 on November, 3, 2009.

   Value of Fund: $552,711,746.38as of June 27th, 2010.

   Formerly the Permanent Higher Education Fund,
  created by constitutional amendment in November 1995.
                                             Senate Finance Committee Hearing, 8-14-10
Enabling language

Eligible for distributions from the NRUF:
 Designated by the THECB as Emerging Research

 At least 2 yrs. of annual Restricted Research
expenditures ≥ $45m (must be both years of the

 At least 4 of the following:
       - Endowment ≥ $400m
       - Ph.D.s awarded ≥ 200 previous 2 yrs
       - High achievement of freshmen class for 2 yrs (TBD by the THECB)
       - Association of Research Libraries OR Phi Beta Kappa
       - High quality faculty for 2 yrs (TBD by the THECB)
       - High quality graduate-level programs (TBD by the THECB)
                                                    Senate Finance Committee Hearing, 8-14-10
            FY10 NRUF status (first year of two year
Parameter in each FY (FY10,11)                            Action or Level                                                 Current Estimate for FY10

Must meet ERU status                                      Designated by law                                               Designated in HB51 (WE MEET THIS)

Must meet RRE benchmark                                   > $45M                                                          $51.03M (WE PRESENTLY MEET THIS)


1. Value of endowment                                     > $400M                                                         $434M (WE PRESENTLY MEET THIS)

2. Ph.D.s                                                 >200                                                            214 (WE MEET THIS)

3. ARL, Phi Beta Kappa, or Phi Kappa Phi,                 Designated at some prior point by these entities                We meet all three (ARL, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi),
                                                                                                                          only need one (WE MEET THIS)

4. Entering freshman class high academic achievement      50% in top 25% OR average SAT at 75th percentile is 1210        We are at 52.6% in top 25, SAT of 1190 at 75th percentile,
(NOTE: We control the data sent, the THECB controls the   or greater or average ACT at 75th percentile is 26 or greater   ACT of 26 at 75th percentile (WE MEET THIS BASED ON
analysis)                                                 AND entering class demonstrates progress towards Closing        OUR ANALYSIS, BUT WE MUST LOOK AT THE
                                                          the Gaps goals                                                  CLOSING THE GAP REQUIREMENT, FALL 10 DATA
                                                                                                                          SHOWS INCREASED MINORITY MATRICULATION)

5. High quality faculty                                   National Academy members at 5 or more OR national               We meet the national awards (7) (WE MEET THIS BASED
(NOTE: We control the data sent, the THECB controls the   awards at 7 or more OR comprehensive review of five grad        ON OUR ANALYSIS)
analysis)                                                 degree programs

6. Graduate level programs                                Number of grad programs > 50 AND all three of the               We are at 167 programs (this will decrease as we remove
(We control the data sent, the THECB controls the         following: (i) admitted students GRE scores are above norms     under-performing programs), 18 programs exceed GRE
analysis)                                                 in at least five programs, (ii) MS graduation rate is 56% and   norm, MS graduation rate is 71%, doctoral graduation rate is
                                                          doctoral graduation rate is 58%, and (iii) median time to       60.2%, median time is 8 years (WE MEET THIS BASED
                                                          doctoral degree < 8 years) OR if doctoral program review        ON OUR ANALYSIS)
                                                          for faculty above, then grad program review and >50 grad
                                                          programs and two of three of others
TTU in 2020 by the numbers (estimates)

 30,000 undergraduates (25,000 now)
 10,000 graduate students (5,000 now)
 1,500 to 2,000 faculty (1,000 now)
 1,000,000 SF of research space (500,000 now)
 $250M in TREs ($125M now)
    What are our expectations over the next ten
    years based on our strategic plan?
 Excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity--- the
  entire spectrum is important
 High quality teaching with undergraduates and graduate students
 Translational pedagogy--- scholarship in the classroom
 The integrated scholar--- teaching, research and engaged outreach
   Nationally-prominent fellowships
   National Academy members
   Nobel Laureates

 Funded graduate research (Ph.D.s research assistantships)
 Engaged undergraduate research
 Trans-disciplinary scholarship
 Intellectual property (spin outs, economic development)
 Areas of focus from our strategic plans

1. Utilize the eight strategic research themes to advance disciplinary,
   multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary research.
(1) Sustainable Society and Economy-Energy, Water, Agriculture and the
    Built Environment
(2) Computational and Theoretical Sciences and Visualization
(3) Innovative Education and Assessment
(4) Advanced Electronics and Materials
(5) Integrative Biosciences
(6) Community Health and Wellness
(7) Culture, Communication, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership
(8) Creative Capital-Arts and Design Technologies
 Economic Impacts From Research
 Universities Generally
 Many studies (see
 Some very important observations (see
 Some concerns about methodologies: (e.g., see
 See Boston case study (see
 See the Michigan University Research Corridor study
 See New York and SUNY System announcement
 Many for Texas (e.g., UT, A&M, UH, TTU)
 Economic Impacts From 63 Major Research
 (AAU) Universities
 AAU is an association of 63 leading research universities in the United
  States and Canada. The 61 U.S. members of AAU:
 Educate more than one million undergraduate students, 430,000 graduate
  students, and 77,000 professional students each year;
 Employ nearly 800,000 people, roughly the population of the city of San
 Have combined annual operating budgets of about $121 billion, which if
  they were a separate nation, would rank them number 65 in the world; and
 Have patented and licensed thousands of innovative discoveries and
  technologies that have fostered new products, companies, and entire
  industries in such fields as medicine, public safety, food and agriculture,
  new materials, semiconductor devices, education, and communications.
The role of commercialization

                        •Google (Stanford)
                        •SAS (NC State)
                        •SenSound (Wayne State)
                        •Molecular Imaging (ASU)
                        •Molecular Imprints (UT)
                        •ThermoAnalytics (Michigan Tech)
                        •iRobot (MIT)
                        •Orbital Sciences Inc. (Harvard)
                        •Cisco Systems (Stanford)
                        •Genentech U.C. San Francisco,
                        •ImagiSonic (WPI)
                        •Sharklet (U. Florida)
                        •NanoMas (Binghamton University)
                        •Lehigh Nanotech (Lehigh)
                        •Sun Microsystems (U.C. Berkeley
                        and Stanford)
                        •ONY (University of Buffalo)
 Economic impacts for Lubbock tied to TTU
 presently (Ewing, 2010)

 Total economic impact of $1.26B
 15,000 jobs
 Household earnings of $612M
 Research component
 $155M in economic output
 $69M in household earnings
 1,318 jobs
 Economic impacts for Lubbock tied to TTU
 and Tier One in 2020 (Ewing, 2010)

 Total economic impact of $2.00B
 22,000 jobs
 Household earnings of $987M
 Research component
 $352M in economic output
 Household earnings not estimated
 Jobs not estimated

        Thank you

     Dr. Taylor Eighmy
Vice President for Research

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