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ERIC Number: EJ1003767
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1590
Support from Chief Executives to Sponsored Programs Administration at Baccalaureate Universities in the United States
Hamilton, Zoya
Journal of Research Administration, v43 n2 p43-68 Fall 2012
This research study examined support to sponsored programs administrators (SPAs, or research administrators) at baccalaureate universities from their chief executives. Support to SPAs strengthens the shared purpose of the university, enabling SPAs to serve as effective organizational representatives in business transactions pertaining to grants and sponsored programs. This descriptive, quantitative study grounded in organizational culture theory compared the level of support for sponsored programs and the level of support to sponsored programs administration. A survey instrument, the Sponsored Programs Administrators Survey (SPAsS), was developed to gather information from research administrators who were members of the National Council of University Research Administrators and were affiliated with baccalaureate universities in the United States. Based on the study findings, nonfinancial support from chief executives of baccalaureate universities is not related to the control of the institution, size of student enrollment, or level of sponsored revenue. The study also found that chief executives who supported sponsored programs were more likely to demonstrate behaviors supportive of SPAs. The research contributes to a deeper understanding by SPAs and institutional leadership of issues and concerns that weaken collaborative approaches. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States