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Gossman, Susan – Research Management Review, 2016
The focus of this single site, qualitative case study was on public research university STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) faculty and their perspectives on, and behavior towards, indirect cost recovery. The explanatory scheme was derived from anthropological theory and incorporated organizational culture, resource dependency…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Public Colleges
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Besch, Janice – Research Management Review, 2014
With the arrival of online survey tools that are low-cost, readily available and easy to administer, all organizations have access to one of the most effective mechanisms for determining quality improvement priorities and measuring progress towards achieving those priorities over time. This case study outlines the use made of this simple tool by a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Case Studies, Educational Improvement
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Lee, Matthew R.; Berthelot, Ashley – Research Management Review, 2012
On occasion, colleges and universities are confronted with natural or technological disasters that affect their communities or their constituents throughout the state. While these situations demand a coordinated institutional research response, administration and management of these endeavors are extremely complex. In this paper we discuss the…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Role, State Universities, Cooperation
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Minnema, Linnea – Research Management Review, 2011
Federally sponsored research funding sources are not stagnant programs. Many things influence the nature of research, not all of them purely scientific. Historically significant events draw public attention to causes, and in the age of immediate information those events can have a powerful and lasting impact on research funding. September 11, 2001…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Economic Impact, Social Change, Financial Support
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Saha, Dhanonjoy C.; Ahmed, Abrar; Hanumandla, Shailaja – Research Management Review, 2011
Conventional wisdom may support the presumed notion that higher expectations increase efficiency and improve quality. However, this claim may only be validated when workers are equipped with appropriate tools, training, and a conducive work environment. This study implements various interventions, observes outcomes, and analyzes data collected in…
Descriptors: Efficiency, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Research Administration
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Denton, Jon J.; Hunter, Frances A. – Research Management Review, 1997
A study investigated how sustained faculty participation in research fund raising produced substantial increases in external funding while faculty morale eroded. Seven mechanisms based on principles of work motivation had been developed and implemented to help faculty increase external funding. It is suggested this situation resulted from…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Fund Raising, Higher Education
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Parker, Linda E.; Clark, David L. – Research Management Review, 1990
Consequences of two university departments' dependence on fluctuating research funding and their responses to it are examined, focusing on juggling dependence-based problems with graduate student education, instrumentation needs, grant discontinuation, faculty recruitment, and planning. The combination of institutional decentralization and the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Decentralization, Departments, Economic Change
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Kenny, James T. – Research Management Review, 1990
The article looks at one university-related research park, the Alabama TechnaCenter, which is characterized by cooperation between the community and Auburn University. Considered are benefits of the park perspective; early involvement of Gunter Air Base; first buildings; cooperation of government, business, and university agencies; and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Facilities, Facility Planning, Higher Education
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Seligman, Richard P. – Research Management Review, 1989
Origins of the University of California's procedures for systematic review of principal investigators' financial disclosures prior to acceptance of grants, and the manner in which they are working at present, are examined. The disclosure requirements, faculty committee, criteria, and disclosures made during 1988 are described. Two case studies are…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Case Studies, College Faculty, Conflict of Interest
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Cole, Belle – Research Management Review, 1989
A discussion of the controversial proposed National Institutes of Health/Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration guidelines for policies on conflict of interest are assessed in relation to the University of California's experience with research policies and peer review practice in regulating potential conflict-of-interest situations.…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Case Studies, Conflict of Interest, Higher Education