ERIC Number: ED332626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Faculty Professional Development Opportunities through the Provision of Faculty Research Funding.
Stauffer, Gregory L.
With the goal of providing professional development resources for enhancing faculty research productivity, Washburn University (Kansas), which employs about 250 full-time faculty, developed a program that allocates institutional funds through a peer review process. The fund's peer review process has involved two committees, a Faculty Research Committee (FRC), and a Research Review Committee (RRC). The FRC, an umbrella committee of 10 members responsible for the dispersal of funds, has met monthly to review "small" grant requests (under $2,000) and to review recommendations from the RRC. The RRC has been primarily responsible for reviewing "large" funding requests (over $2,000) and making recommendations regarding those requests to the FRC. Proposal guidelines for small and large grants have been developed over the lifetime of the fund. Conflicts have developed over the desire for more detail and additional guidelines versus the desire to reduce complexity and paper work. In addition, once the funds are allocated, the recipients have received no further support for coping with institutional personnel and purchasing procedures. Included are program guidelines for both small and large proposals, a five-item bibliography and an appendix containing a major research grant proposal application form. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Washburn Univ. of Topeka, KS.