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Beasley, Kenneth L. – SRA Journal, 1998
The origins and early years of the Society of Research Administrators are chronicled from 1966, focusing on the basic premise of the organization, its purpose as stated in the bylaws, its activities into the early 1970s, and the evolution of the national meetings and journal. (MSE)
Descriptors: Conferences, Higher Education, Organizational Change, Professional Associations
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Blankinship, David A.; Ehlen, Denise M. – SRA Journal, 1997
Describes the development and use of a 7-item survey to evaluate sessions at an annual meeting of the Society of Research Administrators. Based on the 556 responses, the procedure proved an efficient and reliable method of obtaining information on sessions. Items addressed respondents' interest in the session, speaker qualifications and…
Descriptors: Conferences, Course Evaluation, Higher Education, Measurement Techniques
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D'Agostino, Richard; And Others – SRA Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1991
A Society of Research Administrators national survey of research administrators gathered information on their organizational units, funding, professional, educational and personal characteristics, and areas of professional experience and involvement. Results are reported as compiled questionnaire response data and in the form of an administrator…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Qualifications, Higher Education, National Surveys
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Beasley, Kenneth L. – SRA Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1992
Three major professional associations for research administrators (National Conference on the Administration of Research, National Council of University Research Administrators, and Society of Research Administrators) are described and compared in terms of their objectives, group membership, and activities. The three are seen to serve different…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrators, Committees, Comparative Analysis
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Harrel, Peggy F. – SRA Journal, 1996
Examines both benefits and problems associated with collaborative projects, based on experiences of the University of Southern Indiana and 15 school corporations in the state to improve public school mathematics and science instruction. While the partnerships had many positive outcomes, the burden of preparing proposals and implementing projects…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Costs
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Smith, Deborah L. – Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1991
Because higher education institutions have become dependent on federal funding for academic and research activities, compliance with federal regulations is mandatory. Keeping up with these regulations, implementing them, and providing necessary certifications requires careful planning and management. Accomplishing this efficiently will both help…
Descriptors: Certification, Compliance (Legal), Costs, Efficiency
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Meyer, Katrina A. – SRA Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1991
In response to increasing costs and growing reliance on external funding for college faculty research, a plan for promoting faculty success in gaining financial support for research is proposed. The plan is based on information in the literature concerning prerequisites for success in getting external support. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Fund Raising, Grantsmanship, Higher Education
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Fife, Jerry G. – SRA Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1992
A discussion of the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policies concerning computation of indirect costs on federally funded research projects at universities focuses on recent policy changes. Significant revisions are examined, future points of scrutiny are noted, and ongoing initiatives are described. Three options for indirect cost…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Regulation, Higher Education, Indirect Costs
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Mears, David F.; Sellers, William – SRA Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1992
A study found that formal federally mandated equipment screening requirements are negligible in meeting their stated objectives of preventing purchase of unnecessary/duplicative equipment. Savings resulting from purchases not made represented under 0.008 percent of all federal dollars used to purchase equipment, with $10.35 spent for every dollar…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Equipment Evaluation, Equipment Standards
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Lucas, Robert A. – Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1988
The tradition of negotiating indirect costs in grants should be abandoned, and research administrators should instead offer different levels of service depending on what the sponsor wants to spend. Three levels of overhead rate are suggested (super, regular, and economy) and their corresponding levels of service are defined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classification, Cost Effectiveness, Grants, Higher Education
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Ursprung, Heinrich – Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1988
A study of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology suggests (1) an abrupt change in an institution's financial pattern need not mean loss of excellence; (2) in crisis, the institution must build on its strengths; (3) strong central planning is essential; (4) an excellent faculty is the first responsibility. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, College Planning, Educational Quality
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Whitehead, Edwin C. – Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1988
The founder of the Whitehead Institute (Massachusetts) describes the issues and challenges encountered in establishing a private research institute, focusing on the evolution of the institute's affiliation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Autonomy, taxes, the differences between academic and industrial organizations, and defining…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Medical Research
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Tuttle, Waneta C.; And Others – Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1989
Research management strategies used effectively in a large-scale clinical trial to determine the health effects of exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam are discussed, including pre-project planning, organization according to strategy, attention to scheduling, a team approach, emphasis on guest relations, cross-training of personnel, and preparing…
Descriptors: Experiments, Higher Education, Medical Research, Planning
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Cichy, Kelly A. – Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1990
As colleges and universities increasingly seek for-profit corporate sponsors for their research programs, collaboration may be complicated by differential missions leading to potential conflicts of interest. Ethical issues include corporate influence on research topics, secrecy and publication restrictions, patent ownership, unfavorable…
Descriptors: Cheating, College Faculty, College Role, Conflict of Interest
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Rose, Rodney – SRA Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1991
This reprinted 1971 article reports on analysis of a 1968 survey of 221 research administrators in terms of organizational affiliation, duties and responsibilities, titles, and educational background. The paper argues that administration is like the doughnut hole, but research is the doughnut, and points out that research as an activity needs to…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Education, Administrator Role
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