Oklahoma State Moving Up in Academic Rankings

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llcoolw

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Without some major investment university wide, including higher salaries for research faculty, I don't see us jumping 30 or 40 spots any time in the foreseeable future. We're 10th in the Big 12 in average faculty salary and far down the rankings among high tier research institutions. We're probably doing pretty well given our fiscal realities.
My oldest started engineering in 2015 and I went with her to help move and look around. I went into the physics building and was just disappointed. It hadn't changed since the 80's. There were some papers hanging in a display case that were dated from ten years earlier. Just sad. I'm proud of the engineering program, there's lots to be proud of. Yet, we got to get physics back on the ground. No way we can attract Einstein with that crap.
 
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My oldest started engineering in 2015 and I went with her to help move and look around. I went into the physics building and was just disappointed. It hadn't changed since the 80's. There were some papers hanging in a display case that were dated from ten years earlier. Just sad. I'm proud of the engineering program, there's lots to be proud of. Yet, we got to get physics back on the ground. No way we can attract Einstein with that crap.
I guess that means Physical Sciences?

Yes its an old building
But i thought those buildings were going to undergo rennovations?
 

llcoolw

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I guess that means Physical Sciences?

Yes its an old building
But i thought those buildings were going to undergo rennovations?
This was 2015 last time I went in. For all I know Cambridge opened up an extension and rebuilt the building. Here is where the memory gets hazy. Isn't the physical sciences building the one with different species of reptiles on display? It seems either the physics department was at opposite end or in another building entirely.
Regardless I went and looked it up. I'm impressed with the web site and there's very cool programs going on. Maybe Einstein will come and check it out. We even have people at CERN which is cool in itself. We have research into new kinds of quarks. That's something that Stanford specializes in. Might have to go see if they updated the building too.

http://physics.okstate.edu
 

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This was 2015 last time I went in. For all I know Cambridge opened up an extension and rebuilt the building. Here is where the memory gets hazy. Isn't the physical sciences building the one with different species of reptiles on display? It seems either the physics department was at opposite end or in another building entirely.
Regardless I went and looked it up. I'm impressed with the web site and there's very cool programs going on. Maybe Einstein will come and check it out. We even have people at CERN which is cool in itself. We have research into new kinds of quarks. That's something that Stanford specializes in. Might have to go see if they updated the building too.

http://physics.okstate.edu
The reptiles are in one of the Life Science buildings. The physical sciences building has not been meaningfully renovated yet. It and Morrill are still in active competition for worst buildings on campus, with Paul Miller trailing in a distinct but distant 3rd (imo). Gundersen is in pretty bad shape as well, but it is my understanding that they plan to destroy that building.
 

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The reptiles are in one of the Life Science buildings. The physical sciences building has not been meaningfully renovated yet. It and Morrill are still in active competition for worst buildings on campus, with Paul Miller trailing in a distinct but distant 3rd (imo). Gundersen is in pretty bad shape as well, but it is my understanding that they plan to destroy that building.
They have to do something to renovate Morrill. It's falling apart but if they try to knock it down, I'll be laying in front of the bulldozers.
 

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the rankings seem pretty clownish when you read how they're compiled. Too many subjective categories, IMO.

It is pretty bad though that OSU is one of the very lowest of all P5 conference schools.

how much faculty is paid seems really silly.... lesser paid faculty are clearly more dumber.... and the more that you get paid the smarter you become!!! Heck, who needs education, just pay everybody more!!
 

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LOL!!! This isn't lying on your insurance. This is us news. Is it bad, yes. But it is likely unintentional and there is nothing illegal here. Why would they self report on this if it was intentional?
Given everything else that has come out with Boren I would say it almost 100% WAS intentional. Gaollogy (or whatever, dude who just resigned) found out about it after he took over and that's when they decided to make things right.
 
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LOL!!! This isn't lying on your insurance. This is us news. Is it bad, yes. But it is likely unintentional and there is nothing illegal here. Why would they self report on this if it was intentional?
No, it is fraud. They misrepresented the school for the intention of financial gain by attracting students using the false information. That is the definition of fraud and they should be sanctioned for it.
 
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How do these guys remain good at sports while their actual university seems to be in absolute shambles?
Reputation. As much as it pains me to say this, there are thousands of young athletes who see the O and the U and want to be a part of it. smh