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UH Preeminence: 50-in-5 initiative launches the University of Houston’s commitment to increasing the research and scholarly output of the faculty by 50 percent within five years. Provost Paula Myrick Short and Vice President for Research Amr Elnashai have held various meetings and open forums with faculty and stakeholders during the fall 2018 semester.

A list of events is provided below. Drs. Short and Elnashai also worked with the college deans to develop plans for engaging the departments in planning and implementing strategies to fulfil the expectations of the 50in5 initiative. The plans have been reviewed and approved by the Provost.

In addition, colleges have updated their success measures to include scholarly outputs and are working to set benchmarks and targets for marking progress over the 5 years.

Fall 2018 50-in-5 Meetings and Open Forums

  • Presentation and discussion with the Deans’ Council (August 30)
  • Presentation and discussion with Council of Chairs (September 7)
  • Presentation and discussion with Faculty Senate (September 19)
  • Presentation and discussion with the College of Pharmacy Advisory Council (October 5)
  • Presentation and discussion with ADVANCE/ women faculty (October 12)
  • Presentation and discussion with the College of Pharmacy faculty (October 19)
  • Presentation and discussion/open forum with the College of Education faculty (November 30)
  • Open Forum with campus-wide faculty (December 7)
  • Two discussion sessions with the Research and Scholarship Committee (and before each, discussions with its executive committee)
  • Two discussion sessions with the Committee of Associate Deans for Research

The following additional events are being planned:

  • Additional open forums with campus-wide faculty and (1) McAllister and Quinn, proposal preparation consultant, and (2) Husch Blackwell Strategies, DC lobbyists
  • Four thematic 50-in-5 workshops to cover the following topics: (1) tactics for increasing citations, (2) effective and winning proposal-writing, (3) Center proposals Dos and Don’ts, and (4) strategies for increasing research impacts.