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Central and Departmental Research Administrators Working Together: The Ultimate Collaboration. Panelists Csilla Csaplar, Stanford University Susan Phillips Moskowitz, Stanford University Samantha Westcott, California Institute of Technology. Warm Up Exercise.

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Central and departmental research administrators working together the ultimate collaboration

Central and Departmental Research Administrators Working Together: The Ultimate Collaboration

Panelists

Csilla Csaplar, Stanford University

Susan Phillips Moskowitz, Stanford University

Samantha Westcott, California Institute of Technology


Warm up exercise

Warm Up Exercise


Competing priorities the same but different

Competing Priorities: the same, but different!

  • Allegiance and pecking order

  • Deadlines

  • The epitome of multi-tasking

  • Ignorant bliss


Challenges

Challenges

  • Empathy

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Collegiality

  • Ethics

  • Culpability

  • Unconditional

  • Security


Building bridges easier than moving mountains

Building bridges…easier than moving mountains!

  • Be proactive

  • Be honest

  • Leave the ego at home

  • Ask questions

  • Build a Team

  • Be creative


Group exercise

Group Exercise


Evaluating ourselves

Evaluating Ourselves

  • Where are we successful?

  • Where is there room for improvement?


Strategies

Strategies

  • Face time!

  • Informal training

  • Formal education and training


Applying strategies to reality

Applying Strategies to Reality

  • Example: New Faculty Member Arrives

  • Face time:

    • Meet

    • Explain Who, What, Where, When, Why

    • Introduce to Key Individuals

  • Informal Training: Faculty Meetings

  • Formal Training: ??????


Applying strategies to reality1

Applying Strategies to Reality

  • Example: Turnover in Sponsored Projects

  • Face time:

    • Welcome new people early

    • Provide information about how it works ‘around here’

    • Get around the campus and visit people

  • Informal training: On-the-job

  • Formal training: NCURA!


Applying strategies to reality2

Applying Strategies to Reality

  • Example: The Auditors are Coming!!!

  • Face time:

    • Central and departments must meet to prepare

    • Departments must work with labs/faculty/staff

    • Central must work across campus units

  • Informal and Formal Training: Get organized and be prepared to do more.


Helpful hints

Helpful Hints

  • Stubborn isn’t a good trait – even for a mule.

  • An apology can go a long way.

  • Play fair.

  • Be the Research Administrator that is needed for the job.

  • Be careful when setting a precedent.

  • Include details in your correspondence.

  • Find written policy when available.

  • Quote from source material such as OMB’s. If they won’t believe you…they’ll believe the Feds!


Contacts and credits

Contacts and Credits

  • Csilla Csaplar

    • [email protected]

  • Susan Phillips Moskowitz

    • [email protected]

  • Samantha Westcott

    • [email protected]

      Contribution thanks belong to:

  • Anne Pascucci, Rhode Island College

  • Nancy Daneau, SUNY - Stonybrook


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