UALR will develop as a research institution in alignment with its Carnegie classification as a doctoral research university.
(NOTE: UALR embraces the concept of research as defined, broadly, by Ernest Boyer in Scholarship Reconsidered-1990, a concept endorsed by the 2007 Faculty Roles and Rewards document.)
UALR will dedicate and develop resources to establish and maintain priority research areas.
Strategy 1: UALR will hire and retain faculty who enhance fulfillment of the institution’s research mission.
Strategy 2: Expand research activities for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Strategy 3: UALR will build an appropriate support infrastructure to facilitate research processes.
Strategy 4: UALR will dedicate and develop financial resources to foster the development of its research mission.
Strategy 5: UALR will pursue external partnerships to enhance fulfillment of its research mission.
UALR will support the development of key, established research units.
Strategy 1: UALR will foster the Nanotechnology Center.
Strategy 2: UALR will enhance its support for the Sequoyah National Research Center to ensure its emergence as a nationally prominent research enterprise.
Strategy 3: UALR will partner with the Central Arkansas Library System to ensure the appropriate maturation of the Arkansas Studies Institute.
UALR will identify priority programs for future research investment.
Strategy 1: UALR will establish and implement a process by which priority programs will be identified and their continued success evaluated, taking into account the differences among disciplines and the potential for adding value to UALR.