Think Big Alignment Plans

About Think Big Annual Alignment Plans

In order to build Think Big into the fabric of the institution, annual Alignment Plans will be developed by the Deans and VPs who report to the Provost. These plans will provide leadership with the opportunity to consider how the North Star and pathways help each unit move forward and will help the university adjust priorities as needed each year.

2020 Selections for Provost's Priority Funding

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce an investment in strategic initiatives to help build on CWRU’s strengths at the intersection of humanity & technology; diversify the CWRU campus and support surrounding neighborhoods; and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following projects represent selections for 2020 Provost's Priority Funding to align with needs of the deans and academic-support units. 

Description: Provost's Priority Funding

Funding is intended to support faculty hires in the School of Medicine as well as the Case School of Engineering to help the university advance its goal to define the next level of understanding and knowledge creation at the intersection of humanity and technology.

Contact

Lisa Camp, Chief of Staff, Office of the Provost, lisa.camp@case.edu.

Description: Provost's Priority Funding

This one-time support will fund underrepresented minority students recruited into the re-launched Bioethics & Medical Humanities PhD program.

Lead Contact

Stan Gerson, Dean, School of Medicine, pbd@case.edu

Description: Provost's Priority Funding

This program seeks to provide support for a variety of activities related to faculty and graduate student diversity efforts.

Lead Contact

Lisa Camp, Chief of Staff, Office of the Provost, lisa.camp@case.edu

Description: Provost's Priority Funding

This program seeks to provide grant training support for early career faculty.

Lead Contact

Mitch Drumm, Interim Vice President, Office of Research and Technology Management, mitchell.drumm@case.edu

Description: Provost's Priority Funding

This funding is intended to increase support for newly recruited underrepresented minority students in high performing graduate programs.

Lead Contact

Joy Ward, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, swr@case.edu 

Description: Provost's Priority Funding

This funding seeks to expand the impact of the PREP program, which is focused on increasing the percentage of postbaccalaureate minority students seeking PhDs. Learn more about the program.

Lead Contact

Stan Gerson, Dean, School of Medicine, pbd@case.edu

Description: Provost's Priority Funding

The Systems Biology & Informatics First Year Fellowships will support first year PhD scholarships for the Systems Biology & Informatics program, with students shared between the Case School of Engineering and School of Medicine with funds targeted for underrepresented minority (URM) students.

Lead Contact

Stan Gerson, Dean, School of Medicine, pbd@case.edu

Description: Provost's Priority Funding

This program seeks to build an undergraduate research summer experience to be a pipeline to graduate programs at CWRU.

Lead Contact

Grover Gilmore, Dean, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, grover.gilmore@case.edu