Annual Chapter Meeting


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Thursday, June 24 & Friday, June 25

Effective Communication for the Research Administrator

Thursday, June 24, 10:15 am - 11:30 am CT

This program aims to discuss the various methods of communication and strategies to successfully implement them. We will touch on traditional and emerging methods, as well as discuss the who, the what, and the how of communication. 

Content Level: All Levels
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify changing trends
  2. Recognize issues and/or potential improvements for communication

Georgetta Dennis
, MRA, CRA, CPRA, CFRA, Accountant III, Auburn University
John Hedberg, CRA, Contracts and Grants Specialist, Auburn University

Panelist Discussion on Data Analytics

Friday, June 25, 9:00 am - 10:15 am CT

The panelists will represent various units across a university campus and will focus on how these offices use data to support and guide decision making for research administration.

Content Level: All Levels
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn how data can be used to support decision making
  2. Learn what data is important to take into consideration when making decisions

Janet Donaldson
, Professor and Associate Dean, The University of Southern Mississippi
Kim Rayborn, Research Data Analyst & Administrator, Mississippi State University
Amanda Seymour, Interim Director, Strategic Planning and Fiscal Affairs for Coastal Operations, The University of Southern Mississippi
Giselle Thibaudeau, Associate Dean for Research, College of Arts & Sciences, Mississippi State University