Catalyst

 


SRAI Catalyst

SRAI’s monthly electronic newsletter, Catalyst, features insights from top professionals in research management and administration, informs readers of SRAI’s extensive conference and educational offerings, recognizes members for their achievements and provides a space to network and learn more about the structure, functions and people of SRAI.

How to write for the Catalyst: Not sure what to write about and how to format your submission? Read more information here and submit your articles here. If you have any questions, please send them here: catalyst@srainternational.org .


 

by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on Monday, July 14, 2014

Service evaluations help users communicate their needs, and provide research administration offices with data about where they are meeting their goals, and where there are areas for improvement. We surveyed offices of research administration in order to find the current “pulse” of how they are evaluating their services.... Read more

Tagged with: Surveys, The Pulse

by Katie Porter on Monday, 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

Tagged with: Learn Succeed Lead, Professional Development

by Debra Schaller-Demers on Monday, July 14, 2014

First impressions mean a lot – often they frame what we think about someone or something for a long time to come. In this column, we generally share members’ “first impressions” and hopefully those firsts turn into “lasting memories” that keep us coming back to SRA International year after year. In this month’s column, SRA Board Member, Debra Schaller-Demers shares her first impression of ARMA (sister organization to SRA International) as both an attendee and a presenter.... Read more

Tagged with: Partner Societies

by Debra Schaller-Demers on Monday, July 14, 2014

SRA International is a professional networking community of learners. One way to gain knowledge and expertise is to share our stories of successful achievements with our peers and colleagues. Often research administrators are cast in the role of promoting, supporting and applauding others. While this may be gratifying in many respects, it is also healthy to have pride in one’s own accomplishments. Kudos Korner offers SRA members a wonderful and respectful venue for sharing and “bragging.”... Read more

Tagged with: Kudos Korner

by Sandra Nordahl on Monday, July 14, 2014

SRA International is always striving to increase its many perspectives. This month Mark Hochman and Margo Gross provide Section and Chapter insights. The Society continues to evolve into a stronger organization because of what our members contribute whether it is at the Chapter, Division, Section or crosscutting levels. All participation is important! Please contact me at Snordahl@foundation.sdsu.edu if you would like to become more involved.... Read more

Tagged with: Leadership

by Katie Porter on Monday, 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

Tagged with: Learn Succeed Lead, Professional Development

by John Westensee on Monday, June 16, 2014

Research support as a function was only recently introduced in Japan. The Japanese government financed this development through a program, now in its third year, which gives universities an opportunity to compete for government grants to build research support offices.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Leadership

by Sandra Nordahl on Monday, June 16, 2014

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we wish to congratulate the Michigan Chapter on its 20th anniversary. During their meeting, held June 5th and 6th in Dearborn, Michigan, Margo Gross represented the Board of Directors and presented the Chapter with a beautiful table drape that can be used for many meetings to come! Other summer activities that you might want to include on your personal development calendar:... Read more

by Debra Schaller-Demers on Monday, June 16, 2014

First impressions mean a lot – often they frame what we think about someone or something for a long time to come. In this column, we generally share members’ “first impressions” and hopefully those firsts turn into “lasting memories” that keep us coming back to SRA International year after year. In this month’s column, Erik Schneebeck from Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City, shares his first impressions as both an attendee and a presenter.... Read more

by Debra Schaller-Demers on Monday, June 16, 2014

SRA is a professional networking community of learners. One way to gain knowledge and expertise is to share our stories of successful achievements with our peers and colleagues. Often research administrators are cast in the role of promoting, supporting and applauding others. While this may be gratifying in many respects, it is also healthy to have pride in one’s own accomplishments. Kudos Korner offers SRA members a wonderful and respectful venue for sharing and “bragging.”... Read more

Tagged with: Kudos Korner, Leadership

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