Among the areas in which Appalachian State University has signed an agreement with the UNC System to improve in support of the UNC System strategic plan is research productivity.
This item addresses the UNC System’s goal of economic impact and community engagement — deepening partnerships that strengthen local communities and the state’s economy.
By 2021–22, receive $18,279,664 in research- and development-sponsored program awards and licensing income, an increase of 15.8% ($2,500,000 additional over a base of $15,779,664).
What constitutes “research productivity”?
The UNC System strategic plan defines research productivity as the amount of revenue generated by research- and development-sponsored program awards and licensing income in a given fiscal year.
Appalachian’s Office of Research provides support for the research, creative and scholarly endeavors of Appalachian faculty, staff and students.
Dr. Brooke Christian, pictured in the College of Arts and Sciences’ A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences with a student, is among faculty whose research is supported by external grants. She is part of a research team seeking a new strategy for storing and transporting medications and vaccines without the need for refrigeration. Photo by Marie Freeman