The College of Science and Engineering is a vibrant research enterprise supported by more than $134 million in annual research expenditures from external funding sources. Research is carried out in 12 academic departments and their numerous research centers and labs and dozens of collegiate research centers and facilities.

The Associate Dean for Research and Planning is responsible for organizing and overseeing the college’s research enterprise, finance planning, and execution.

For research and professional activities, the associate dean:

  • facilitates the organizational and institutional support for major research initiatives and proposals
  • manages indirect cost allocations to units, and research cost-sharing
  • oversees responsible research conduct, certified approvers, and research safety
  • approves proposal routing forms (PRFs)
  • serves as point of contact for conflict of interest management
  • approves Reports of External Activities (REPAs) and Request for Consultant or Other Service Agreements (ROCs)
  • oversees the college’s technology transfer and industrial research relations
  • represents the college in the University’s Council of Research Associate Deans (CRAD)

For planning and operations, the associate dean:

  • oversees the college’s Office of Finance and Budget
  • oversees the college’s budget development and how operations and maintenance funds are allocated to collegiate units
  • oversees the college’s information technology administration
  • manages funds allocation for teaching assistant, instructional laboratory and computing and construction, repairs and betterment to collegiate units
  • manages data collection and reporting for collegiate research and graduate activities