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View from the Top | A Good Read

View from the Top | A Good Read Like many of you I have been working from home. With all this “extra time” on my hands, I have been able to do a little more reading. I often try to read something on the best seller list. It dawned on me that if SRAI was a book, it would be an award winner. ...


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View from the Top | The Power of Connection

View from the Top | The Power of Connection Nearly six years ago, one of my Alabama colleagues invited me to an SRAI Chapter meeting. A lot has happened since that invitation, and now here we are. My involvement in SRA International began with a Chapter meeting invitation in the summer of...


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View from the Top | Managing Expectations and Perceptions During a Pandemic

Managing Expectations and Perceptions During a Pandemic I live in New York City aka COVID-19 epicenter in the USA. To be precise, I live in a middle-class neighborhood in Queens about 20 miles from Manhattan. Under “normal” circumstances I ride the subway to work each day for about 45 minutes...


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View from the Top | New Year, Same Challenges, New You

View from the Top | New Year, Same Challenges, New You Welcome to the not-so Roaring 20s in research administration. I want to challenge each of you to focus on the “New You.” In particular, let’s start with some highlights from Stephen Covey’s, “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” ...


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View from the Top | Time for Reflection and Inspiration

View from the Top | Time for Reflection and Inspiration Happy New Year to all my fellow research administrators! I hope your new year is off to a great start. A new year offers a time for reflection and inspiration. It’s time to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. This year is shaping up to be...


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View from the Top | October Board Meeting

View from the Top | October Board Meeting The Board of Directors met twice at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco. President Kim Carter reported that last year’s Annual Meeting in Orlando was very successful in spite of the last-minute move from Puerto Rico. She received many positive...


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View from the Top | LevelUP

Authored by Mark B. Hochman , PhD Director Research Management Resources Chair Micro-credentialing Task Force & Evan Roberts Executive Director SRAI By now you may have realized that SRAI is about to embark on the first step of perhaps its most ambitious project ever – the release on...


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View from the Top | SRAI partnership with the Danish sister society DARMA

Authored by Annedorte Vad Head of CBS Research Support Office Copenhagen Business School SRAI is truly international. From the sheer number of international members in our community to the annual meeting, where a significant number of speaking proposals are delivered by the international...


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View from the Top | You never stop learning - New Discoveries in the Journey of a SRAI Board Member

Authored by Domenica G. Pappas, CRA SRAI At-Large Board Member “You should just do it”, “you would be great”, “you’re going to do what!!??” Those are some of the things I heard when I decided to submit my nomination to become a SRAI at-large Board member. I ran because I wanted to get more...


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View from the Top | In the World of Ordinary Mortals, Research Administrators Are Superheroes

Authored by: Kim C. Carter SRAI President University of Kentucky As a child who loved to read and had a vivid imagination, I was fascinated with superheroes. I wanted to be just like Superman and fly across the sky and like Batman who had so many cool gadgets to play with. Most of all,...