Office of the Vice President for Research Aims to Improve Services

New strategic action plan supports research, scholarship and creative activity in every discipline.

Texas Tech University

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), based on three listening sessions with faculty, staff and students, has developed a road map for improving how the division serves the campus community.

“During the listening session, we heard consistent themes of where we could improve,” said Taylor Eighmy, vice president for research, of the OVPR’s strategic action plan. “We have created a series of action items with responsibilities assigned for each item over the next few years.”

The OVPR supports research, scholarship and creative activity in every discipline on the TTU campus.

“For Texas Tech to meet its goal of becoming a national research university, our office must continually look for better ways to serve our faculty, staff and students,” Eighmy said.

The plan is meant to be a dynamic document and will be reviewed annually.

To read the plan, click here.

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Office of Research and Innovation

The Office of Research and Innovation is tasked with facilitating excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity for Texas Tech students, faculty and staff. The office promotes an academic environment embracing creativity, curiosity, innovation, diversity, ethics and integrity.

Among other programs, the OR&I supports responsible and safe conduct of research, faculty development and recognition, interdisciplinary collaborations, externally sponsored research, partnerships with industry and community stakeholders, international research collaboration and the application of research for the benefit of society. The OR&I promotes a culture of creative expression, discovery, innovation and collaboration with the goal of advancing Texas Tech’s status as an elite national research university.

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