SP1.7: Develop a Plan to Achieve Membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU)
Binghamton University aspires to be a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Assistant Provost Nasrin Fatima and her staff in the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment have done preliminary analyses to determine how Binghamton compares on a set of metrics to the most recent addition to AAU (Boston University). As the Road Map projects become successful, they will advance Binghamton toward meeting the criteria, which will be considered upon application to AAU. OIRA has identified a set of data elements that will be tracked longitudinally as the University progresses toward meeting the AAU expectations.
Goals advanced under this project:
- Become a Nationally Recognized University for Outstanding Doctoral Education
- Increase Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Profile to that of a Premier Public University
- Enrich Collaborative Culture for Research, Scholarship and Creative Production
Indicators of success for these goals are:
- Enhance diversity of the student population at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Provide support services to all students, faculty, and staff with special needs.
Milestones completed since last progress report:
- 200 new tenure track faculty have been hired between 2012-2015
- Since 2011 nearly $600 million dollars spent in new construction on campus.
- Underrepresented minority faculty is up 46% since 2011.
- Since 2011 underrepresented minority is up 36% for undergraduates and 58% for graduate students.
Last Updated: 9/11/14