An Advisory Board will meet at least annually to help guide the evolution of the Center. The Advisory Board reviews the Center's progress at regular intervals. The following criteria are considered in evaluating the degree to which Center goals and objectives are being met:

  • Evidence of managed growth in funding base consistent with quality in integrated research and education

  • Evidence of a strong national reputation for quality research. Examples of useful indicators include a) continuous research funding from repeat sponsors, b) unsolicited requests from new or potential sponsors for Center research, c) examples of sponsors seeking Center assistance, and d) examples of research results that contribute to the national interest

  • Evidence of high-quality research as indicated by research results, publication in journals and conference papers, meeting presentations, invited seminars and presentations, student quality, and visitors

  • Endorsements from external sponsors and community leaders.