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ERIC Number: EJ945949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1590
Building a Research Administration Infrastructure at the Department Level
Chun, Maria B. J.
Journal of Research Administration, v41 n3 p77-84 Fall 2010
Due to the current economic crisis, research administrators at public universities are grappling with declining state funding and are faced with identifying other potential sources of revenue to support operations. Research administrators at all levels are forced to do more with less. Department level research administrators must be innovative since they have the least control over distribution of resources, including fiscal, staffing, and space. They must be adequately trained to deal with periodic shifts in the centralization and decentralization of duties that result from fiscal uncertainty and leadership changes. Therefore, strategically planning to accommodate department level assistance for its faculty who are engaged in or are pursuing extramural funding has become imperative. This article discusses a public university department's initiative to support both its faculty and the central administrative office by attempting to reduce administrative burdens. This was accomplished through increasing self-sufficiency of department-level research administration staff via professional development efforts and engaging in collaborative efforts with other departments and the central administrative office.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii