ERIC Number: EJ788940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-22
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Small College, Big Research
Markin, Karen M.
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n24 pC1 Feb 2008
When scientists at small colleges and universities seek research grants, they often run into challenges not faced by their colleagues at major institutions. It is, nonetheless, possible to maintain a research program at a small institution, says the writer, if people have a great deal of passion and a little ingenuity. Issues to consider at various career junctures when navigating the grant landscape include: (1) Campus culture; (2) Workload; (3) Nature of the work (don't overreach); (4) Administrative support; (5) Facilities; and (6) Alternative programs.
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Scientists, Grants, Educational Research, School Culture, Faculty Workload, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Administrator Relationship, College Faculty, Educational Facilities, Cooperative Planning, Financial Support
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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