Submission deadline dates for 2017 by 5:00 pm.
We are pleased to introduce a new process for requesting financial support from the DGSOM Dean for academic/programmatic investments. The new process was developed in close partnership with the DGSOM Budget and Finance Advisory Committee, so I want to thank all of its members for their thoughtful evaluation of the new process and their invaluable recommendations for improving it.
The intention of the new process is to empower the Departments, and Major Centers and Institutes that report directly to the Dean to plan and prepare for programmatic investments by streamlining the Dean’s support request process and by providing clarity around the support request review criteria.
In the new process, Chairs and Institute/Center Directors may submit requests for Dean’s support every quarter. Requests for support for urgent retentions may be submitted off-cycle. Requests for Dean’s support for recruitment packages will be considered in a two-step process: First, requests to open searches will be considered during the annual budget planning process. Second, if the search is approved, the Dean’s office contribution toward the recruitment package will be considered when a candidate is identified in combination with a careful evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications and added value to the university by the Dean’s office and the CTSI-DGSOM Recruitment Committee.
Please note that Research Themes do not at this point in time have their own FTE or recruitment funds. The Themes provide input on South Tower space assignments and departments are asked, whenever relevant, to include the Themes in faculty searches and have Theme leaders endorse requests for recruitment support. In addition, a separate Theme-centered seed grant and equipment support program is under development, and the Themes may be asked to comment on other departmental requests that are relevant to the mission of a Theme. Moreover, Theme Leaders may ask for resources for cross-departmental programs, which the relevant Chairs will be asked to endorse.
All requests will be reviewed by an advisory committee to the Dean using consistent evaluation criteria. This change from the current “ad hoc” process allows for a better and fairer prioritization of requests in alignment with the strategic priorities of the DGSOM.
The evaluation criteria used are:
While a “formal” refresh of the DGSOM’s strategic plan will be developed and strategic priorities change over time, the following institutional endeavors are of critical strategic importance to maintain and enhance the DGSOM’s status of excellence in the foreseeable future and beyond:
We recognize that in addition to these specific priority areas, there are many high-impact and valuable activities in which we need to invest.
The new program support request process was implemented on January 1, 2017. We are committed to evaluating the process after it is implemented and making modifications if necessary.