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Strategic Plan

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Goal Three: To Strengthen Scholarly Research And Creative Achievement

The mission of distinguished universities includes both sharing and creating knowledge. To enhance its academic standing, SMU must increase its support of scholarly research and creative achievement.

Goal Three Objectives

Objective One: Reorganization of the Office of the Dean for Research and Graduate Studies with resources appropriate to its responsibilities.

Objective Two: Implementation of an updated technology transfer program to provide additional resources for scholarly research.

Objective Three: Development of collaborative programs with corporations, businesses, governments, educational institutions, and other partners.

Objective Four: Encouragement of interdisciplinary teaching and research, especially at the doctoral level.

Objective Five: Expansion of funded research support.

Objective Six: Support of doctoral programs resulting in increases in research productivity and creative achievement.

Objective Seven: Enhancement of undergraduate research.