The Deanship will be an institutional leader in the development and delivery of flexible programs and services. It will focus on building public and institutional awareness and support for research. A strong external executive advisory committee will oversee the structure for the deanship and foster internal/external partnership building opportunities in research. Programs will be developed that are consistent with the mission strategic plans of the individual colleges and departments within the university.
Under the Deanship, research is divided into two main tracks: