In order to ensure the continued productivity of our scholars, we must protect the allocation of targeted resources including summer research stipends, faculty travel funds for research and conferences, and paid academic leaves for tenured faculty. As we move forward, we must ensure that these support programs keep pace with the ever-increasing costs of conducting world-class scholarly work. Trinity will retain high expectations for research to be upheld through a rigorous promotion and tenure review process and annual performance reviews. Trinity will maintain state-of-the-art research facilities, including high-tech instrumentation and equipment, in the arts and sciences. In addition, we will develop objective measures to compare Trinity’s research expectations and faculty productivity with peer and aspirant schools.
In November 2016, Trinity released IMPACT: Scholarship, Creativity, and Community Engagement at Trinity University. Published annually, the magazine features the scholarly and creative works of University faculty and staff, addressing the strategic plan’s call for showcasing active scholarship and research.
In addition to updates on grants and awards, IMPACT showcases a sampling of research and creative work done during the academic year by Tiger faculty and staff. The inaugural issue of IMPACT highlighted physics professor Dennis Ugolini’s work on the LIGO gravitational waves discovery, as well as stories about Trinity’s partnership with San Antonio’s Advanced Learning Academy and housing and urban development projects on the Alamo City’s East Side. More than 11,000 copies were distributed to alumni, donors, faculty and staff, parents of current students, and presidents and provosts of peer institutions; additional copies were made available for pickup or perusal in the library, the admissions lobby, and other areas on campus.
IMPACT is developed by the Office of University Marketing and Communications in partnership with Academic Affairs. An advisory board comprised of faculty and staff from a variety of departments across campus assist with evaluating submissions and contributing acceptance criteria.
Read IMPACT online at magazine.trinity.edu/impact.