ISU Classified to Research University - High Status

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SLCBengal
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ISU Classified to Research University - High Status

Post by SLCBengal » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:11 pm

The Carnegie Foundation classified Idaho State University to Research University - High status, the same level as the University of Idaho and two levels above Boise State (Master's L)...
The Carnegie Foundation announced today its rankings of U.S. colleges and universities and Idaho State University has catapulted to Research University-High status. ISU is only one of 98 institutions in the country in this prestigious group.

This classification is second only to the highest category Research University-Very High, with 108 universities holding this elite designation. Combined, these two research categories represent less than 5 percent of the nation's 4,663 institutions of higher education.
This new distinction has many material consequences for ISU. According to ISU Provost Gary A. Olson, "ISU will enjoy more prestige nationally in the eyes of those in higher education and the state, too, will benefit by being able to boast that it now supports two RU-H institutions."
The higher Carnegie designation will also have significant positive ramifications in the area of research as it will make the university more attractive as a partner to industry, and it increases ISU's ability to negotiate a higher indirect cost rate for grants from the federal government.

"Research University-High status will improve our ability to attract increased externally funded research," Pamela Crowell, vice president for research, said. "Funding agencies generally tend to have more confidence in grant proposals submitted by faculty from higher ranked institutions."

Provost Olson added "Our new status not only improves our ability to recruit high-quality faculty, postdocs and graduate students, but it strengthens our justification for increased salary for faculty and staff when funding becomes available. And it also enhances our graduates’ attractiveness to prospective employers and prestigious graduate and professional schools."
Read more: ISU.edu: Idaho State University receives Carnegie Foundation Research University-High academic designation

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Re: ISU Classified to Research University - High Status

Post by biobengal » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:50 am

This is very good news and shows how ISU has contiued to mature through the years. I look forward to seeing some positive news articles from around the state.

The next jump to "very high' research activity would appear to be a long way out.

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Re: ISU Classified to Research University - High Status

Post by biobengal » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:31 pm

I was following this story and how it developed around the state.... or, should I say, how it didn't develop around the state. Very few mentions, especially in the Treasure Valley. A bit shocking if you ask me, this is a bid story for ISU and the state. Despite the tough times and shrinking state support ISU manages to produce research at an increasingly faster rate.

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