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Physical Address:
Morrill Hall 105

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3010
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6689

Email: vpresearch@uidaho.edu

Web: ORED

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Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 414
Moscow, ID  83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3010
Moscow, ID  83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6162

Email: ored-ora@uidaho.edu

Web: ORA Website

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Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 103
Moscow, ID  83843

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3020
Moscow, ID  83844-3020

Phone: 208-885-6651

Fax: 208-885-4990

Email: osp@uidaho.edu

Web: OSP Website

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Physical Address:
Food Research Center
860 W. Idaho Ave, #201
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 3003
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Jeremy Tamsen
Phone: 208-885-4550
Email: tamsen@uidaho.edu
Web: OTT Website

Universitywide Scholarly and Creative Activity Planning

The University of Idaho Office of Research and Economic Development began a strategic planning process in fall 2015 to define the role of research, scholarly and creative activities in achieving the university’s mission; identify existing and potential areas of excellence; and assess the university’s capacity to address these areas.

The plan seeks to increase UI’s scholarly and creative activity capacity and relevance, leading to new knowledge and new solutions and developing “ideas that matter” to Idaho, the region and the world. It will integrate with the university’s overall strategic plan.

The open, data-supported planning process involved faculty, staff, students and partners, led by a universitywide ad hoc committee. 

The committee was tasked with identifying themes of scholarship in which the university might invest through faculty hiring and improving infrastructure. As part of this, the committee developed ways to promote scholarly and creative activity within and among disciplines at UI and identify barriers to scholarly excellence.

The committee completed their report in spring 2015. Download the report.

To learn about the planning process in more detail, view former Vice President for Research and Economic Development Jack McIver’s presentation from Oct. 14, 2015.

Distinguished Professor Larry Forney and College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences Dean Andy Kersten co-chair the scholarly and creative activity planning committee.

The committee is charged with developing a list of current and potential strengths; assessing capacity in faculty strength, collaboration potential and infrastructure; identifying barriers; providing metrics; and summarizing findings and recommendations. The committee has sought input from all deans and other members of university leadership and will submit its recommendations to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development in mid-April.

Brad Fenwick of Elsevier Research Intelligence is working with the committee by providing data and intelligence about research capabilities.

The committee includes faculty at all ranks and from all colleges, as well as staff from key university programs, including:

  • Lilian Alessa
  • Nilsa Bosque-Perez
  • Daniel Bukvich
  • Elizabeth Cassel
  • Rajal Cohen
  • Elizabeth Cooper
  • Barb Cosens
  • Raymond Dacey
  • Sanford Eigenbrode
  • Matt Foss
  • Debbie Hornbuckle
  • Daniel Johnson
  • Susie Johnson
  • Jeremy Kenyon
  • Sarah Koerber
  • Samantha Ramsay
  • Barrie Robison
  • Cathy Roheim
  • Deb Shaver
  • Scott Slovic
  • Alistair Smith
  • Vivek Utgikar
  • Margaret Vaughn
  • Lisette Waits
  • Marty Ytreberg

In summer 2015, Elsevier Research Intelligence conducted a preliminary study of University of Idaho research publications. 

Brad Fenwick, senior vice president for Global Strategic Alliances at Elsevier, explained the results with a presentation that describes Elsevier’s methods and includes data about UI’s publication portfolio, dedicated and emerging research strengths, and successful collaborations.

Physical Address:
Morrill Hall 105

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3010
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6689

Email: vpresearch@uidaho.edu

Web: ORED

Map

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 414
Moscow, ID  83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3010
Moscow, ID  83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6162

Email: ored-ora@uidaho.edu

Web: ORA Website

Map

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 103
Moscow, ID  83843

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3020
Moscow, ID  83844-3020

Phone: 208-885-6651

Fax: 208-885-4990

Email: osp@uidaho.edu

Web: OSP Website

Map

Physical Address:
Food Research Center
860 W. Idaho Ave, #201
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 3003
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Jeremy Tamsen
Phone: 208-885-4550
Email: tamsen@uidaho.edu
Web: OTT Website