Departmental Administration

Schedule 

The Departmental Administration Intensive training will occur over a six-week period, April 3 - May 8, 2024. The cohort will meet weekly on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm EST for 90 minutes. Online classes will be recorded and available for 30 days following the program. 

Date Event Duration Objective/Description Education Hours
March 20 - April 3, 2024 Pre-Class Independent Study 2 weeks Read through Relationships, Roles and Responsibilities in Research Administration. 2-3 hours
April 3, 2024 Classroom Kickoff 1.5 hours Introduction to cohort, overview course events, frame key elements of first module, additional instruction in a few key areas, including a deeper dive into funding mechanisms, research develop initiatives, and why getting started well is so important to effective research management and introduction into next module.  1.5 hours
April 3 - 10, 2024 Independent Study 1 week Complete test for Relationships, Roles and Responsibilities in Research Administration and read through Principles of Proposal Development. 2-3 hours
April 10, 2024 Classroom session 2 1.5 hours Review/Discuss second module, emphasis on working with PI and Research team, reading sponsor guidelines/RFPs/RFAs, Importance of understanding institutional policies and procedures, initiating proposals in eRA systems, preparing non-financial proposal documents (cover pages, other support, biosketches, research plan). 1.5 hours
April 10 - 17, 2024 Independent Study 1 week Complete test for Principles of Proposal Development. Begin to read through Research Compliance Frameworks. 2 - 3 hours
April 17, 2024 Classroom session 3 1.5 hours Review/Discuss Compliance Framework module 1.5 hours
April 17 - 24, 2024 Independent Study 1 week Complete test for Research Compliance Frameworks. Begin to read through Post Award Financial module. 2 hours
April 24, 2024 Classroom session 4 1.5 hours Review/discuss managing active awards: preparing for new research accounts (what to do at award setup), Managing active awards (allocating expenses, effort distributions, journal entries), Financial Compliance, and managing subcontracts. 1.5 hours
April 24 - May 1, 2024 Independent Study 1 week Complete test for Post Award Financial. Begin to read through Principle of Post-award Non-Financial. 2-4 hours
May 1, 2024 Classroom session 5 1.5 hours Review/Discuss 1.5 hours
May 1 - 8, 2024 Independent Study 1 week Complete test for Principle of Post-award Non-Financial. 2-4 hours
May 8, 2024 Classroom session 6 1.5 hours Finish program by bringing complete life cycle into perspective, reinforce soft skills needed beyond technical knowledge, discuss case studies, and comprehensive Q&A session. 1.5 hours