Center for Sports Success Faculty - Peter Omondi-Ochieng, PhD & Jeremy Foreman, PhD
1. Background: Sports teams have opportunities to succeed on and off the field.
a) On-field successes is often measured by rankings, win-loss, championships, qualifications for major tournaments, and/or medals among others.
b) Off-field successes is usually indicated by various corporate social responsibility initiatives and/or programs pertaining to, anti-doping, concussion and domestic violence policies, as well as psychological and retirement programs among others.
2. Vision: The vision of CSS is to be a world class leader in researching the effectiveness and efficiency of sports teams.
3. Mission: The mission of CSS is to produce applicable and valuable research on the effectiveness and efficiency of sports teams in meeting their on-field and off-field goals.
4. Research Focus: To fulfill its vision and mission CSS will focus on:
a) Analyzing the causes of on-field sports team successes based on the maximization of revenues, human capital, stakeholders, organizational capacity, and laws among other related factors.
b) Evaluating off-field sports team successes based on initiatives pertaining to greening, health, morality, retirement, and risk management programs.
5. Research Services: CSS will offer the following research services:
a) Student-led research focusing on Masters and undergraduate independent studies
b) Faculty-led research based on collaborations with UL faculty and visiting scholars
c) Knowledge sharing through local, national and international conferences and seminars
d) Knowledge dissemination through publication of books and journals
e) Fundraising through consultancies, grants, development of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and the development of start-ups through collaborations and partnerships.
6. Key Performance Indicators: CSS will be evaluated based on the quantity and quality of:
a) Masters and undergraduate independent study research students,
b) Internal and external faculty collaborations and partnerships,
c) Local, national and international conference and seminar presentations
d) Peer reviewed books and journals
e) Revenue streams from grants, new undergraduate and graduate courses, short-term training, paid consultancies and start-ups