Managing the Research University

Hardcover | August 19, 2011

byDean O. Smith

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In recent years, the federal government and private industry have entrusted universities to manage a considerable portion of their research portfolio. Many, but certainly not all, university research administrators come from the faculty ranks, and many have little or no formal training in thisrole. More often than not, they learn the profession "on the job." Some facets of research administration simply require either "common sense" or personal experience as a research-active faculty member. However, there are many other aspects that benefit from formal training. These include the historical and legal background behind many institutional and federalpolicies and regulations. Managing the Research University aims to fill that void by providing a comprehensive background and discussion of the issues and challenges of managing a university's research enterprise. It provides a thorough background to research administration, covering all of the mainissues confronting academic research administrators.

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In recent years, the federal government and private industry have entrusted universities to manage a considerable portion of their research portfolio. Many, but certainly not all, university research administrators come from the faculty ranks, and many have little or no formal training in thisrole. More often than not, they learn the p...

Dean O. Smith has been a Physiology Professor for 36 years at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Hawaii, and Texas Tech University. For 21 of those years, he was in the higher administration as Associate Vice President for Research, Vice President for Research, and Executive Vice Chancellor. He has published 133 scientific...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 6.42 × 9.49 × 0.98 inPublished:August 19, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199793255

ISBN - 13:9780199793259

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1. The Chief Research Officer2. External Relations3. Strategic Planning4. Resources5. Enhancing Research Resources6. Resource Investments7. Centers and Institutes8. Sponsored Research Services9. Research Ethics10. Hazardous Materials11. Restricted Research12. Human Subjects13. Animal Use and Care14. Intellectual Property15. Technology Transfer16. Economic Development17. Assessment and Evaluation