Objectives Reflect Focus and Expansion

The Partners for Progress strategic direction has a number of components that integrate and work in parallel with the Engaged Inquiry strategic direction. Community partnerships often evolve either from the need for research or utilization of the skills and products emerging from the research/inquiry processes. These factors apply equally in research developments emerging from the science and medical areas, the social sciences and in the development of evidence-based teaching and learning practices.

Partners for Progress in the long-range plan has five major objectives:

Objective OneExpand the opportunities and increase the impact of JVIC and IDEA Commons on the economic development of the region and state and enhance the University’s role and impact in supporting entrepreneurial activities that foster job creation and economic growth in the region and the state

Measure 1:

Number of business clients served

2016 Target:

TBD

Tactics:

Accountability:

Continue development of IDEA Commons through a combination of strategic University and private investments

Vice President and Assoc. Vice President for Research and Economic Development in cooperation with Small Business and Technology Development Center, Jordan Valley Innovation Center, and Colleges of Natural and Applied Sciences and Business Administration

Collaborate with the City of Springfield to establish IDEA Commons as a major economic activity center

Vice President and Assoc. Vice President for Research and Economic Development in cooperation with Small Business and Technology Development Center, Jordan Valley Innovation Center, and Colleges of Natural and Applied Sciences and Business Administration

Establish an advisory group, chaired by the VPRED, with representation from the University, the city and the private sector charged with developing and overseeing implementation of the long-range finance and development plan for IDEA Commons

Vice President and Assoc. Vice President for Research and Economic Development in cooperation with Small Business and Technology Development Center, Jordan Valley Innovation Center, and Colleges of Natural and Applied Sciences and Business Administration

Decrease dependence on direct congressional appropriations by increasing competitive funds received; Diversify revenue streams to support on-going JVIC operations

Vice President and Assoc. Vice President for Research and Economic Development in cooperation with Small Business and Technology Development Center, Jordan Valley Innovation Center, and Colleges of Natural and Applied Sciences and Business Administration

In collaboration with Springfield Innovation, Inc., develop and operate a business incubator focused on supporting development of new technology-based businesses

Vice President and Assoc. Vice President for Research and Economic Development in cooperation with Small Business and Technology Development Center, Jordan Valley Innovation Center, and Colleges of Natural and Applied Sciences and Business Administration

In the first year, establish targets for this measure

Vice President and Assoc. Vice President for Research and Economic Development in cooperation with Small Business and Technology Development Center, Jordan Valley Innovation Center, and Colleges of Natural and Applied Sciences and Business Administration

Integrate activities of the Small Business Technology Development Center; Springfield Innovation, Inc.; and other related University programs in the Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development to assist entrepreneurs and local companies with innovation and product development and to increase investment capital for local companies through the expansion of the Springfield Angel Network

Vice President and Assoc. Vice President for Research and Economic Development in cooperation with Small Business and Technology Development Center, Jordan Valley Innovation Center, and Colleges of Natural and Applied Sciences and Business Administration

Utilize the extensive resources of University entities such as JVIC, CNAS and COBA to support entrepreneurial activities that foster job creation and economic growth in the region and state

Vice President and Assoc. Vice President for Research and Economic Development in cooperation with Small Business and Technology Development Center, Jordan Valley Innovation Center, and Colleges of Natural and Applied Sciences and Business Administration

Measure 2:

Number of jobs created in the region

2016 Target:

Increase from 59 to 150

Source: Small Business Technology Development Center Benchmark Comparisons

Tactics:

Accountability:

See tactics for Measure 1 "Number of business clients served"

Assoc. Vice President for Economic Development in cooperation with Small Business and Technology Development Center

Measure 3:

Number of businesses incubated

2016 Target:

Increase from 0 to 6

Source: Springfield Innovation, Inc. Benchmark Comparisons

Tactics:

Accountability:

See tactics for Measure 1 "Number of business clients served"

Assoc. Vice President for Economic Development in cooperation with Small Business and Technology Development Center and Springfield Innovation, Inc.

Measure 4:

External research funds generated

2016 Target:

Increase from $4.4 million annually to $6 million

Source: University Benchmark Comparisons

Tactics:

Accountability:

See tactics for Measure 1 "Number of business clients served"

Director of Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) in cooperation with Provost and College Deans

Measure 5:

Total investment in new businesses or expansion of existing businesses

2016 Target:

Increase from $1.5 million to $8 million

Source: Springfield Innovation, Inc. Benchmark Comparisons

Tactics:

Accountability:

See tactics for Measure 1 "Number of business clients served"

Assoc. Vice President for Economic Development in cooperation with SBTDC and Springfield Innovation, Inc.

Measure 6:

Number of students interning/studying at JVIC/IDEA Commons

2016 Target:

Increase from 10 to 20

Source: Aspirational based on history

Tactics:

Accountability:

See tactics for Measure 1 "Number of business clients served"

Vice President for Research and Economic Development and Assoc. Vice President for Research in cooperation with Provost and College Deans

Objective 2Increase MSU's presence and impact in helping resolve critical community-based issues locally and regionally

Measure 1:

Number of continuing education offerings and technical assistance

2016 Target:

Increase from 30 to 50 annually

Source: Aspirational

Tactics:

Accountability:

Appoint task force in first year of the plan to determine:

  • Agreement on definitions
  • Priority areas on focus
  • Evaluation and revision of targets
  • Identify and inventory current community-based problem solving research project
Vice President for Research and Economic Development and Assoc. Vice President for Research in cooperation with Provost and College Deans

Measure 2:

Number of applied community-based problem-solving research projects

2016 Target:

TBD

Tactics:

Accountability:

Appoint task force in first year of the plan to determine:

  • Agreement on definitions
  • Priority areas on focus
  • Evaluation and revision of targets
  • Identify and inventory current community-based problem solving research project
Assoc. Vice President for Research in cooperation with Provost and College Deans

Objective 3Expand collaborations and work with P-12 partners to improve schools and student readiness for college

Measure:

Number of collaborations

2016 Target:

TBD

Tactics:

Accountability:

Continue College of Education's development of Rural Education Center

Provost, College of Education in cooperation with the Director, Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

Prepare College of Education inventory of existing partnerships in the first year of the plan, and continue to seek additional partnerships, where feasible

Provost, College of Education in cooperation with the Director, Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

Objective 4Increase technology transfer through innovation and partnerships with science and technology communities in the region and beyond

Measure:

Number of invention disclosures received

2016 Target:

Increase from 2 to 3

Source: University Benchmark Comparisons

Tactics:

Accountability:

Continue to develop the relationship and joint services among Missouri State University, the Missouri Technology Corporation and the Missouri University of Science and Technology to increase technology transfer and commercialization

Assoc. Vice President for Research and Assoc. Vice President for Economic Development in cooperation with Springfield Innovation, Inc.

Ensure that Springfield Innovation, Inc. is a major contributor in the statewide network of innovation centers

Assoc. Vice President for Research and Assoc. Vice President for Economic Development in cooperation with Springfield Innovation, Inc.

Continue to support expansion of the Springfield Angels Network as well as pursue public and private funding necessary to commercialize new, innovative products

Assoc. Vice President for Research and Assoc. Vice President for Economic Development in cooperation with Springfield Innovation, Inc.

Objective 5Expand opportunities to support social, cultural, education, and health related issues through collaborations with local, regional, state, national and global partners

Measure 1:

Number of collaborations developed by academic colleges

2016 Target:

TBD

Tactics:

Accountability:

Academic colleges will have advisory groups for each discipline and college

 

Provost, College Deans

Deans and possibly department heads will become more involved in civic organizations to identify community needs

Provost, College Deans

Academic colleges will develop additional collaborations utilizing faculty research and expertise

Provost, College Deans

Measure 2:

Number of new projects completed

2016 Target:

TBD

Tactics:

Accountability:

College of Health and Human Services will develop and implement a Rural Health Initiative

Provost, Deans of College of Health and Human Services in cooperation with Director, Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

College of Education will develop and implement a Rural Education Initiative

Provost, Dean of College of Education in cooperation with Director, Office of Sponsored Research and Programs