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ERIC Number: EJ1194939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1590
Providing Administrative Research Training for Everyone! It's a PART-E! Taking the "They Don't Know What They Don't Know" out of the Equation
DeMoss, Rebecca J. Youmans; Oberly , Kristina; Cross, Megan D.; Torres, Jacquelyn J. K.; Behnke, Teri J.; Poole, Kristin M.; Marshall, Kaitlyn; Messics, William J.; Shaw, Cynthia L.
Journal of Research Administration, v49 n2 p101-108 Fall 2018
Faculty new to an institution typically go through an orientation process during which they are presented with the information and resources available to aid in successful navigation of their new environment. An orientation often will include in-person presentations, online training modules, and other paper/digital resources in an attempt to cover the broad range of activities and responsibilities that fall within a faculty member's job description. One such orientation topic crucial to faculty at a research institution is research administration. While awareness and understanding of the research administration resources available to them can ease faculty's administrative burden and make the process more positive, research onboarding, particularly at a large research institution like the University of Michigan, may not be standard across the university or even within schools/units. Considering the impact familiarizing faculty with research administration can potentially have on faculty satisfaction, implementing additional training focused on research administration could be beneficial for individual departments. In this case study, the authors detail a research administration onboarding program designed for faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan. This program goes beyond the orientation introduction to offer the tools and knowledge necessary for a seamless transition into the research enterprise.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan (Ann Arbor)