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therensselaerplan20248FuNDAmENTALSWewillachieveourgoalbyembracingourfundamentalvaluesidentifyingthekeystrengthsonwhichwewillbuildandintegratingourplanningandaction.2.1rensselaeTodayBuildingonitsstoriedlegacyunderTheRensselaerPlantheInstitutehastransformeditselfintoafullyrealizeduniversitythatprovidesundergraduateandgraduateeducationofundis-putedintellectualrigorwithresearchimpactandpromisethatextendtoeverycontinent.TheSchoolsofArchitectureEngineeringHumanitiesArtsandSocialSciencesTheLallySchoolofManagementandTechnologyandScienceeducateapproximately7000studentsenrolling5300undergraduatesandapproximate-ly1250graduatestudentsinfull-timeprogramsontheTroycampus.RensselaeratHartfordoffersgraduateprogramsforapproximately500work-ingprofessionalsinengineeringbusinessandthemanagementofscienceandtechnology.DuringthelifeofTheRensselaerPlanannualresearchfundinghastripledto100million.TheInstituteisaleaderininterdisciplinaryresearchandhasmadestrategicinvestmentsinimportantnewandexistingresearcharenas.RensselaerhasattractedoutstandingfacultywhoseresearchprogramsrepresentawidearrayoffieldsincludingnanoelectronicsinformationtechnologyandWebsciencecomputationalsci-enceandengineeringbusinessanalyticsnano-technologyandadvancedmaterialsbiotechnol-ogyandthelifesciencesenvironmentalstudieslightingandacousticsandmediaartsscienceandtechnology.Ourresearchprogramsaremak-inganimpactontheproblemsfacingsociety.Theyareleadingtopivotalacademicadvancesoftenwithapplicationsacrossmultipledisciplines.NewcurriculaandprogramshaveenrichedtheacademicofferingsattheInstitute.Rensselaerhasextendeditsdistinctionininteractivelearn-ingandtheapplicationofinformationanddigitaltechnologiestoeducation.2.2AccoplishentsundeTheRensselaerPlan2000-2012TheRensselaerPlanbroughtanexaminationoftheintellectualcoreinkeydisciplinesandarestructur-ingofundergraduateandgraduateofferings.ToadvanceThePlanwehavefocusedonthedevelop-mentofpeopleprogramsplatformsandpartner-ships.Intheprocesswehavebroughtcompre-hensivechangetoeveryaspectoftheInstitute.PeopleTheFacltyAnexceptionallygiftedprofessoriatetheveryheartofeducationalexcellenceandacademicandscientificrigorisdrawntoRensselaerbybrightandmotivatedstudentsoutstandingcolleaguessupportivestaffadvancedresearchfacilitiesandaculturethatcelebratesinterdisciplinaryinquiry.Wehaveestablished34newnamedchairsincluding24ConstellationProfessors.OverthecourseofTheRensselaerPlan275facultymem-bershavebeenhiredincludingoutstandingearlycareerpeoplehelpingtorevitalizethefaculty.OverthedecadetheNationalScienceFoundationhashonored53ofourearlycareerfacultymem-berswithitsprestigiousCareerAward.Rensselaerfacultymembersaredeeplyengagedindiscoveryknowledgecreationtechnologicalandbusinessinnovationandcreativedesign.Facultymemberswellknownfortheirforward-lookingresearchandscholarshipwelcomeandencouragestudentsaspartners.TodayRensselaerishometo421full-timefacultyincluding343tenuredandtenure-trackfaculty.AsRensselaercontinuestobuilditsfacultyranksithasaggressivelypursuedgreaterrepresenta-tionofwomenandunderrepresentedminorities.Wehavedevelopedsystemicuniversity-wideapproachestoadvanceanddiversifyfacultyinacademicengineeringandsciencecareers.Thepercentageofwomenfacultyhasrisenfrom15percentto21percentandunderrepresentedminorityfacultyfrom4percentto7percent.Thereismoretodo.PeopleTheStdentsUndergraduateadmissionsapplicationshavegrowndramaticallywithathreefoldincreasecomparedto12yearsago.Applicationsforfull-