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Blue Sky Research Initiatives

In year three of the Blue Sky Project, the focus is on integrating the plan’s strategies and goals into the organizational structure of the university. Just as the Blue Sky Strategic Plan was developed through an inclusive process, integration will emerge through collaboration.

Current Blue Sky Research Efforts:

  • Reinvest indirect cost return (ICR) dollars into identified faculty needs to enhance research productivity (Pathway 2); shared with Administration and Finance
  • Create a process to reward innovation and integration of teaching, research and service across interdisciplinary paths through unit-based incentive programs (Pathway 3); shared with Academic Affairs

More detail about research accomplishments can be read in the Annual Report, Blue Sky Impacts. Specific documents related to Blue Sky Initiatives can be read in the Blue Sky Archive.