UALR will develop as a research institution in alignment with its Carnegie classification as a doctoral research university.
Objective 1: UALR will continue to develop and mature as a research university.
Strategy 1: Hire and retain faculty with the demonstrated capacity to contribute to the achievement of the university ’s research mission and agenda in alignment with the 2007 Faculty Roles and Rewards statement.
Strategy 2: Develop research offices and oversight groups to provide leadership in staying abreast of best practices and in conformity with applicable laws and regulations.
Strategy 3: Build an appropriate support infrastructure, including research facilities, equipment and technology with replacement programs, reassigned time for faculty with productive research agendas, seed funding for research projects, and increased numbers of graduate assistantships with competitive stipends.
Strategy 4: Pursue external partnerships to enhance fulfillment of UALR ’s research mission.
Strategy 5: Support the development of library and archival resources such as the Sequoyah National Research Center and the Arkansas Studies Institute to facilitate research.
Strategy 6: Ensure the maturation of the Office of Innovation and Commercialization to take advantage of promising discoveries emanating from the work of UALR faculty and students for the benefit of Arkansas.
Objective 2: UALR will support the development of key research units.
Strategy 1: Continue to develop and enhance the Nanotechnology Center as a Center of
Strategy 2: Play a leadership role in the development of a research park in central Little
Strategy 3: Develop the Institute on Race and Ethnicity to address through research the problem of racial and ethnic injustice in Arkansas.
Strategy 4: Establish and implement a process by which priority research initiatives, programs, and Centers of Excellence are supported , and their continued success evaluated within the framework of UALR ’s commitment to economic and community development.