Ware named to NSF advisory committee
Ware named to NSF advisory committeeApril 10, 2006Sara Millersemortim@syr.edu
Ben R. Ware, vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School at Syracuse University, has been invited to serve on the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee for GPRA Performance Assessment (AC/GPRA) for 2005-2006.
The AC/GPRA is comprised of 20-25 people representing academia, industry and government. Implementing GPRA (Government Performance and Results Act of 1993) has been a challenge for NSF and other agencies with missions involving research and education, because the substance and timing of the outcomes of such activities are unpredictable. Many require years to develop and can only be judged retrospectively. As a result, NSF requested and received approval from the Office of Management and Budget for use of an alternative, non-quantitative reporting format in assessing agency progress toward achieving its strategic goals. Use of this alternative format enables NSF to use an independent, expert panel, such as the AC/GPRA, to contribute to the assessment of agency performance.
In January 2005, Ware became dean of the Graduate School, in addition to his position as vice president for research. He joined SU in 1979, coming from Harvard University, and in 1989 assumed the position of vice president for research. In this position, he is responsible for the encouragement and development of research and other forms of scholarly activity at the University, including responsibility for grants and contracts, technology transfer and research integrity. Ware serves as the Academic Affairs officer responsible for liaison to the Senate Committee on Research, the University Committee on Intellectual Property, the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations and the Office of Government Relations. He is the institutional official responsible for the protection of human and animal research subjects. From 1992 to 2004, Ware held the position of vice president for research and computing and chief information officer. In that capacity he was responsible for all of the University’s management of computing and media technology and services. In the fall of 2004, Ware stepped out of the CIO role in order to devote full time to the University’s expanding efforts in research and technology transfer.
He serves on the board of directors of the New York Indoor Environmental Quality Center, Inc., and has served on the boards of directors of the New York State Education and Research Network, Inc., the Museum of Science and Technology and Syracuse University Press.