ERIC Number: ED559348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Reference Count: N/A
Vision 2015: The West Virginia Science and Technology Strategic Plan. Progress Report
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
In 2005, West Virginia science and education leaders developed a strategic plan entitled: "Vision 2015: The West Virginia Science and Technology Strategic Plan." The plan is comprised of five (5) target areas for infrastructure development, with 14 goals for action by designated leaders from higher education, state government, and industry. Upon completion of the fifth year of implementation, the West Virginia Science and Research Council commissioned a review of the plan, its outcomes, and progress indicators. This 2014 progress report update advises: (1) competitive funding from federal agencies more than tripled since 2005; (2) new science and engineering facilities at Marshall University (MU) and West Virginia University (WVU), and more being built; (3) small and medium-sized high performance computing clusters have been installed and are in use by faculty, post docs, graduate students, and undergraduate students at MU, WVU and West Virginia State University (WVSU); and (4) the enrollment and graduation of minority STEM students has been very successful--with enrollment percentage more than triple the percentage of minorities in WV--and graduation numbers nearly doubling from 2010. The report also provides updates on the 14 goals outlined in 2005.The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission-Division of Science and Research stakeholders will be brought together in the Fall 2014 to begin to develop the successor to "Vision 2015."
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, STEM Education, Science Education, Federal Aid, Engineering Education, College Science, Enrollment Trends, Graduation Rate, Minority Group Students, Researchers, Financial Support, Competition, Research Universities, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Research and Development, Institutional Cooperation, Agency Cooperation, Doctoral Degrees, Labor Force Development
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Higher Education Policy Commission, Charleston.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia