Special Issue on Inclusion and Diversity | SRAI Journal of Research Administration

By SRAI News posted 01-15-2021 16:00


Special Issue on Inclusion and Diversity | SRAI Journal of Research Administration

SRAI members are invited to submit a manuscript for a special issue of the Journal of Research Administration.  The focus of this issue is to highlight the essential role research administrators – either through their own efforts or as partners with other administrative and academic units - execute to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion among faculty, administrators, and staff.  Our hope is to receive submissions that provide a representative sampling of the effective ways research offices, research administrators, and others have improved and enhanced the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women and those from diverse and underrepresented groups at their institutions.  These actions can be in central administration, at college, or departmental levels, or in other organizational units. As noted, they may be in partnership with other units, as parts of institution-wide equity initiatives, or through changes primarily within research offices. They may include policies and practices, special initiatives, programmatic efforts, combinations, or other avenues. Of particular interest are such efforts that affect representation in STEM fields or those that include lessons from effective efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in other units and/or that have institution-wide implications.

If your institution has developed a successful diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative highlighting the critical role of research administrators either separately or with their institutional partners, we hope you take this opportunity to share it with the readers/members of JRA/SRAI so research administrators across the globe may be ever more effective participants in these important efforts.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript or have questions any questions, please contact me at JenniferTaylor@TnTech.edu.

The Journal of Research Administration is the premier academic, peer-reviewed publication in the field of research administration and management.  Published online twice a year, the SRAI Journal presents articles dedicated to the education and professional development of research administrators. Topics cover the changing research environment worldwide, focusing on quality and innovation in research administration.


Authored by Jennifer Taylor, PhD, MBA, Vice President for Research, Office of Research and Economic Development
Tennessee Tech University
SRAI Deputy Editor, Journal of Research Administration