ERIC Number: ED185920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Management for Research in U.S. Universities.
Woodrow, Raymond J.
A distinction is made between management for research and management of research. The former refers to the provision of a nourishing climate, sound policies supporting services of various kinds, financial systems, and organizational arrangements that will help research to flourish in a university. It exists to support the management of research, a function of primary investigators. General and specific matters of concern in management for research include: (1) the institutional climate (enlightened attitudes of governing bodies, officers, and administrators; research emphasis in appointments, advancements, and faculty workloads; institutional funds; basic versus applied research needs); (2) policies and criteria (external control; relation to the curriculum; student participation and faculty supervision; qualified and committed personnel; dissemination of results; conflicts of interest; disclosure of sponsorship); (3) developing and implementing sponsored research (development and review of proposals; seeking sponsors; proposal submission, negotiation, activation, monitoring, and completion; implementing sponsor requirements; research administration organization); (4) interdisciplinary research; (5) professional personnel other than faculty; (6) patents and copyrights; (7) indirect costs (calculation and negotiation); (8) administrative offices and supporting services and facilities; and (9) organizational structures and considerations. A preferred system of management for research is briefly outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrators, Ancillary School Services, College Administration, College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Students, Copyrights, Costs, Facilities, Faculty Workload, Financial Support, Fund Raising, Governance, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Grantsmanship, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Organizational Climate, Patents, Personnel, Policy Formation, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Research Opportunities, Research Projects, Researchers, Scientific Research, Technology Transfer
National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Research Administration; Research Universities