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Strategic Plan Update, Text Slide 7 of 16

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Slide title: Legislated Requirements

Slide words:
The Plan must include:
Mission statement - major functions & operations of NSF
General goals at the agency level
Relationship of strategic goals to annual performance & implementation goals
Discussion of “key factors” affecting success
Descriptions of program evaluations
Processes for communicating the plan internally and assigning accountability

Slide images: Photo of two West Virginia students doing nanostructure research at West Virginia EPSCoR (WVEPSCoR) (top); photo of a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) student operating the main telescope at the Prairie View Solar Observatory.

Image credits: West Virginia University/WVNano (top); Prairie View Solar Observatory (bottom)
Background image credit: Matthias Weber, Indiana University (image); design by Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation

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