The short and medium term impacts of CAS research can be found by examining the citations of CAS published works; documenting invitations for presentations/workshops/demonstrations at national/international meetings; external funding for research/outreach directed at the CAS goals; the adoption of CAS research products such as design frameworks, pedagogical innovation, patents, crop varieties/germplasm, livestock breeds; and the adoption of best practices in management of business and agricultural policies.
Specific objectives include the following:
- Increase the annually measured citation counts for CAS publications by a total of 25% by 2022.
- Increase the average dollar value of extramural research grants expenditures by CAS faculty to $35 million per year by 2022.
- Benchmark and then increase patent disclosures from research conducted at CAS supported research labs.
- Support 5 new start-ups emanating from research conducted at CAS by 2021.