SP5.6: Enhance Creative Activities and Research Infrastructure
This project focused on the immediate personnel needs the Division of Research faces in delivering critical research services to support the current and planned increase in research-active faculty. With $45,000 in funding provided through the budget process and additional funding from the division, two new full-time positions in research administration were created to support the anticipated increase in sponsored-program activity. These placements will assist the division to proactively develop initiatives to streamline grants administration, lessen the administrative burden faculty face in meeting the mandated compliance requirements of sponsored-programs administration and support principal investigator informational needs. The impact of the two positions will be monitored to ensure the project’s desired benefits are achieved.
Goals advanced under this project are:
- Develop the financial resources necessary to achieve the University’s goals
- Optimize staff and faculty resources
- Expand technological resources
Indicators of success for these goals are:
- Increase in research revenues
Milestones completed since last progress report:
- The two positions were filled during the 2013-14 Academic Year.
- VP Sammakia, AVP Parker and AVP Gilroy met with the deans of CCPA, Education, Harpur, Nursing, Watson and Management to update them on new hires and goals for streamlining grants administration, lessening administrative burden on faculty and supporting principal investigator informational needs.
- VP Sammakia, AVP Parker and AVP Gilroy attended a meeting of the Harpur chairs and program directors on January 31, 2014. The meeting provided an overview of the organized research centers, emphasizing recent changes, and the sponsored programs activity level of the college.
- A campus-wide PI/PD meeting took place on March 19, 2014. Approximately 70 PIs and project administrative staff were in attendance. Topics covered included: divisional update by VP Sammakia, upgrade and improvements to the RF Business system; introduction of new staff, and updates from each of the functional areas on information pertinent to their sponsored programs. It was also an opportunity to discuss issues and challenges PIs may be facing in the management of their sponsored programs.
Last Updated: 6/7/17