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Fall, 2013 State of the College Address
Kathryn J. Boor, Ph.D.The Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The Relevance of CALS’ Land Grant Mission
Knowledge withpublicpurpose
Food & EnergySystems
Environmental Sciences
Economic& Community Vitality
Life Sciences
The newWarren Hall features state-of-the-art classrooms, sustainable designelements& comfortablenew meeting spaces forstudents & faculty, many of whichareavailable fornaming
The New Warren Hall
Phase 1 of the $53M historic renovation completed this spring on the western wing of the building
Fernownowboasts an elevator,climate control&two new classrooms – including a modern glass&steel extension to the historicbuilding
The NewFernowHall
New sustainabledesign elements, including a rain garden to control storm water runoff& solar panels
CALS’has invested $8M ina new dairy research barnto support NY’s dairy industry
Greenhouse & Dairy Investments
Ground was recently broken on $4.7M state-funded greenhouse renovation at NYSAES in Geneva
Campaign to endow theCornellDairy Fellows Program ExcellenceFundhas raised $1.8M so far
The buildingalso boasts modern classrooms; state-of-the-art research&teachinglaboratories, apilot plant& testingfacility; a new wine library& teachingwinery;& a new ExtensionConference Center
The New Stocking Hall
$105M renovation features aglass-fronted dairy plantto highlight transparency in food systems
Chobaniannounced a$1.5M gift to support trainingprograms in dairy quality&innovation
Stocking Hall: The New Hub of Dairy Excellence in New York
Senator SchumerproposesCornell asthe nationalcenter of excellence for dairy foods safety& qualityresearch&training
Wegmansispartnering with Cornellon anartisan cheese-making training program to build New York into an artisan cheese-making leader
A New Home for Communication
Communication hasinitiateda search for a senior-level faculty memberwhowill be based at theCornell Techcampus in New York City
TheDepartment ofCommunication is movingfromKennedyHall to a larger, more modern space on the fourth floor ofMann Library
Newest CALS Faculty
Newest CALS Faculty
Toby Ault
Brian Davis
Melissa Warden
Faculty Renewal: Securing the Future of CALS
Headed byPrabhuPingali, former World Bank economist&deputy director of agricultural development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Formed through a $25M endowment from theTata Truststolink Cornell experts with Indiancolleagues & organizationsto reduce poverty& malnutritionwhile protecting environmental, economic&human health in ruralIndia
Tata-Cornell Agriculture & Nutrition Institute (TCi)
Julie Suarez,thenewlyappointedCALS AssistantDean ofGovernmental &Community Relations
New Leaders in CALS
Chris Barrett named the newDavid J. Nolan Directorof the Dyson School
Federal Funding in Decline Nationally
Federal Funding in Decline in CALS
An August2013Science Magazineeditorial cited a 26% decline in federal USDA spending foragriculture &food research over the past decade
New York State Allocations Down 28.6%
A New Model For Growth
Akey component of themodelis the development of a public-private partnership that will incentivize private support through matching publicdollars
We envision anew model for a comprehensive appliedagriculturalresearch funding system forNew York thatis appropriately-funded, well-coordinated, efficiently run & transparent to stakeholders
A New Model For Growth
Budget Update: CALS Total Revenue from All Sources
We predict a balanced budget this year (FY14)with theProvost’s Subvention
Budget Update: CALS Core Budget Results*
*Excludes Department Funds, Federal Appropriations, Restricted Gifts, Contracts & Grants
Budget Update: Subventions Across Cornell
*CALS figure is current & includes subventions to CALS affiliates, i.e., Lab of O, Plantations, etc.All others are estimates based on most recent data shared by the university
Question: Addressing Deficits
Question: Departments & the Budget Model
Question: The Importance of Undergraduate Teaching
Student-based Appropriation$79M(65% of total)
Land Grant Appropriation$42M(35% of total)
Cornell Pools NYS Appropriations$121M
Tuition Pool
CALS & ContractColleges
Endowed Colleges
Distribution of State Appropriation in the New Budget Model*
*Using FY12/13 Appropriation to Illustrate
Question: The Importance of Undergraduate Teaching
Teaching, Research & Extension Are Essential to CALS’ Mission
Knowledge withpublicpurpose
Food & EnergySystems
Environmental Sciences
Economic& Community Vitality
Life Sciences
Question: CALS Trends in Credit Hours Taught
It is not clear whatiscausing the decline in credit hours taught in CALS.We will askdepartments forinsight.
* Allcredits taught by CALS faculty**All credits taught by CALS facultyandby non-CALSfaculty inallshared departments
Question:Graduate Teaching Assistantship Allocations
Question:Visiting Scholars
Question: Grounds&Facilities Maintenance
Question: Facilities & Administrative Cost Recovery
Question:The Future of Subsidized Units
Question:CALS’ Strategic Planning Process





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