Research and Graduate Education Task Force Report

In the fall of 2004, the president and provost created the Research and Graduate Education (RGE) Task Force.

Membership on the task force included:

  • all the academic deans
  • the vice provost for research and graduate studies
  • representatives from:
  • the University Graduate Committee
  • the Faculty Senate
  • the Academic Chairs Council
  • the Regents’ Professors

The RGE Task Force was charged to study and discuss Northern Arizona University’s research and graduate education enterprises and make recommendations regarding the role of these aspects in the university’s mission, currently and in the future.

We began our work by studying the now; this meant looking at data from the university as well as comparative data from our peer institutions. The bulk of the RGE Task Force report presents our data for graduate education (part I) and research (part II).

Much of this data collection and comparative work was done during the 2004 to 2005 academic year, and the numbers reflect the data available at the time.

During the 2005 to 2006 academic year, the task force developed specific recommendations for research and graduate education at Northern Arizona University (part III); these were discussed extensively on campus with a variety of groups during that year. 

For more information, take a look at these documents: