Catalyst: Learn Succeed Lead

by rebecca.rinehart@uni.edu on December 21, 2017

This is the first in a series of articles on literary works that intersect with our professional interests in research, research administration, and university life.... Read more

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by SRA International on November 30, 2017

Take advantage of these valuable offerings on the 2018 SRAI educational calendar. Find the best suitable program for you, connect with peers, advance your career or get more involved.... Read more

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by Katie Porter on December 15, 2014

“Change is good.” We’ve all heard the saying. But change is also hard. As research administrators, we have a choice. We can stick with the status quo, which is undoubtedly more comfortable, or we can choose to embrace new opportunities and grow professionally. In order to continuously raise the bar of professionalism in our dynamic field, I hope we choose growth!... Read more

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by Katie Porter on November 17, 2014

The workplace is more diverse than ever before, with four generations of actively engaged workers, more mobile employees, not to mention the variety of skill sets and work styles required in today’s modern work world. For such a wide assortment of employees to function effectively in a research administration team, understanding is key. We need to understand how employees in today’s new world of work operate and collaborate.... Read more

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by Katie Porter on October 20, 2014

With deadlines, deliverables, and ever-increasing responsibilities how is the professional research administrator supposed to find time to develop professionally? I have some suggestions for those who find it a challenge to leave behind their everyday work obligations and take time for professional development. No matter what avenue you choose for professional growth, remember that by improving your skills, you are demonstrating a commitment to life-long learning.... Read more

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by Katie Porter on September 15, 2014

With some PIs spending over 50% of their time on administrative matters, Research Administrators can be, and are too often perceived to be, hurdles rather than bridges. Re-positioning ourselves as investigator-advocates requires a new perspective. Instead of aiming to educate the researchers on our policies and procedures, we need to start by educating ourselves on their needs and realities.... Read more

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by Sarah Lampson on August 18, 2014

The Annual Meeting is going to be wonderful with a full slate of expert speakers, but the most valuable thing you can do may be to expand your network and strengthen the one you already have. Have fun and join the conversation with your peers! If you are fortunate enough to be attending this great event, here are some ways to maximize your time there:... Read more

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by Katie Porter on July 14, 2014

What makes some people keep working toward a goal, while others, also working toward that same goal, give up? What makes some people able to persevere and even emerge stronger from trying circumstances, while others falter at the first sign of adversity? The answer is “resilience.” No longer just a buzzword on a child’s report card, resiliency has emerged as a key skill in one’s professional portfolio... Read more

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by Katie Porter on June 16, 2014

The ability to find happiness in one’s professional journey is more important than ever. After recently leading a webinar entitled, “Consciously Cultivating Happiness at Work” for CAURA (the Canadian equivalent to SRA) , I thought it would be interesting to explore how our community of research administration professionals, despite time and budget constraints so prevalent in our respective institutions, can learn the skills to grow their work life “happiness quotient.”... Read more

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by Sarah Lampson on May 19, 2014

Feeling a bit bored? Are your processes perfectly efficient? Over time, we can feel less engaged as we are not as challenged having mastered our roles. Once we have mastered our day to day tasks we can continue to add value to our functions by becoming more innovative. Innovation in research is mandatory and research managers can embrace the same value for their work!... Read more

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