TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, OUTREACH
THE FIVE YEAR GOAL
Stony Brook will continue to expand its role as a leader in regional industrial development, health care, education and the arts, and in developing distance-learning and corporate-education programs. Collaboration with business organizations in the metropolitan area will provide opportunities to enhance campus programs and resources. Mechanisms will be developed to coordinate business outreach and provide the community with more "entry points" to campus activities. The University will also develop external fundraising and alumni involvement in University affairs.
Seek new funding for University economic development and technology transfer activities through the Jobs 2000 (J2K) program. (7.1, Vice President for Economic Development, Vice President for Research)
Stony Brook obtained $550,000 for technology transfer activities from the Jobs 2000 (J2K) program administered by the New York Science, Technology and Academic Research Office (NYSTAR). The funds will be used to expand licensing opportunities for three-dimensional visualization technology developed in the Department of Computer Science. This technology is already licensed to an incubator company for developing virtual colonoscopy. The NYSTAR funding will permit expansion to other medical applications and potentially to non-medical applications. Other J2K proposals are pending in spring 2001.
Review the working relationships between the Office of Public Affairs and Community Relations and the deans and departments, and make changes as appropriate. Publicize community-relations activities. (7.4, President)
The Department of Public Affairs and Community Relations has an active working relationship with vice presidents, deans and department chairs that includes providing regular information on federal and state issues, coordinating government relations activities such as Stony Brook Day, and assisting with special projects that involve public officials. The department publicizes campus events and activities through the Citizens Advisory Council and in local civic and business organization meetings.
Engage a consulting firm to complete a comprehensive review of the campus development structure and staffing, and to recommend ways to develop external funding for all Stony Brook functions. The plan should recommend the degree of centralization/decentralization that is desirable for fundraising. (7.5, President)
Grenzebach Glier & Associates was engaged to conduct a development program review assessing fundraising programs and related activities throughout the University and making recommendations on every aspect of university advancement. A Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director of the Stony Brook Foundation was appointed in January 2001 to implement these recommendations. He has created a semi-decentralized advancement staffing structure, consolidating central development services as in-house resources to directors of advancement located in academic units and other key areas. An Assistant Vice President for Advancement/HSC will be recruited in summer 2001 to enhance the fundraising programs of University Hospital and the five Health Sciences schools. A campaign planning study is scheduled for Summer 2001, involving University constituents in assessing potential support for Stony Brook’s first comprehensive capital campaign. Campaign recommendations will be presented to the President and the Stony Brook Foundation Board in Fall 2001.
Arrange a New York City site for University and alumni activities. (7.6, President)
Stony Brook has leased space at 401 Park Avenue South (at 28th Street) that will be ready for use in by Fall 2001 for alumni activities, fundraising and instruction.
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