13th Annual NORDP
Research Development Conference

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Post-Conference Roundtables

Note: The roundtables have now filledHowever, there are many other opportunities planned during both the pre- and post-conference weeks for registrants to engage in. If you've registered for conference, please look for an email during conference with more details and directions for participating

Friday, MAY 7

 3:00-5:00 pm EDT Conversation Roadblocks

Etta Ward, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis; Anne Maglia, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
The Committee on Inclusive Excellence (CIE) continues to lead the charge to bring opportunities for dialogue to NORDP members that will move us beyond simply checking off boxes on a diversity plan or proclaiming that we are realizing our diversity mission goals. Until we all feel that we belong and are valued, we still have work to do toward becoming a more inclusive, welcoming, and actively anti-racist organization. Part of our commitment to action is helping our members enter and stay engaged in vulnerable dialogue, by identifying and ultimately overcoming roadblocks that keep us from participating in uncomfortable yet critical conversations that lead to meaningful actions for increased racial and social justice. Register here.

Monday, May 10

2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT

Concurrent Roundtables

  • Developing a Community of Practice for Seed Funding
    Courtney Peebles, Joe R. and Teresa Lozano School
    of Medicine, UT Health Science Center San Antonio; Kim Patten, University of Arizona
    Join a group of your peers who have either tackled the complexity of seed funding or are struggling with implementing programs and/or measuring their outcomes and impact. Come prepared to share your seed grant situation or questions regarding starting a seed funding program. The goal of this introductory roundtable is to continue the conversation through a NORDP circle dedicated to internal seed grants and their administration for the dissemination of best practices.

  • Making it Count: Tracking and Measuring Research Productivity for the Arts & Humanities
    Sarah Workman, Syracuse University; Allison Devries, Chapman University
    This roundtable discussion will enable RD professionals who support artists and humanists to share practical tools and successful solutions to capturing and reporting the achievements of arts and humanities faculty. Additionally, we aim to provide a supportive space for generating new approaches, ideas, and best practices that serve both quantitative reporting needs and account for the societal impact and cultural shifts central to arts and humanities. Workman and DeVries will highlight tools, language, and strategies from their institutions, and facilitate a discussion and brainstorming session around this topic.
  4:00-6:00 pm EDT

Conversation Roadblocks
Etta Ward, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis; Michael Preuss, Exquiri Consulting, LLC
The Committee on Inclusive Excellence (CIE) continues to lead the charge to bring opportunities for dialogue to NORDP members that will move us beyond simply checking off boxes on a diversity plan or proclaiming that we are realizing our diversity mission goals. Until we all feel that we belong and are valued, we still have work to do toward becoming a more inclusive, welcoming, and actively anti-racist organization. Part of our commitment to action is helping our members enter and stay engaged in vulnerable dialogue, by identifying and ultimately overcoming roadblocks that keep us from participating in uncomfortable yet critical conversations that lead to meaningful actions for increased racial and social justice. Register here.

Tuesday, May 11

2:00-3:00 pm EDT

Roundtable

  • Using Writing Groups as an Effective Vehicle for Faculty Grant-writing Success
    Kelly Bolcavage, University of California, Merced; Melinda Boehm, University of California, Merced
    Faculty grant-writing groups can be effectively delivered using various formats and models, dependent on the objectives and needs of participants, as well as career levels, disciplines, and personal preferences. We intend to collectively discuss why writing groups, no matter the format, can serve as an effective platform to help faculty clarify research goals and stay on task, providing protected time in a structured or semi-structured environment. Participants in this interactive Roundtable Discussion will learn from each other about how best to initiate or moderate such groups at their home institutions for their faculty’s grant writing success.

  • PEERD Experts
    Jamie Burns, Arizona State University; Camille Coley, American Museum of Natural History; Karen Eck, Old Dominion University; Sharon Franks, University of California, San Diego; Alicia Knoedler, Miami University; Jacob Levin, University of California, Irvine; Michael Spires, Oakland University; Peggy Sundermeyer, Trinity University; Jessica Venable, McAllister & Quinn; Barbara Walker, University of California, Santa Barbara; Quyen Wickham, University of Oklahoma
    Come join the PEERD Experts to learn a little more about the PEERD Consulting Program.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12

 Noon EDT

Panel Discussion: How Can the Growth of Open Science Contribute to Your Research Development Efforts?
Moderator Kimberly Eck, Emory University
NORDP welcomes F1000Research (Taylor & Francis Group) for an expert panel discussion led by NORDP President Dr. Kimberly Eck to answer, “How can the growth in open science contribute to your research development efforts?” Join this webinar for a lively, interactive discussion around open science, research development, innovation, collaboration, trends and emerging opportunities to increase research competitiveness. 

Please register for this special session here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1208734227907282701?source=NORDP+Website

 

2:00-3:00 pm EDT

Concurrent Roundtables

  • RD Professionals: A Key Strategic Liaison for the Office of Advancement Fundraising Efforts
    Bridget Hughes, University of Utah; Nicole Hughes, University of Utah; Sara Salmon, University of Utah; Brian Davis, University of Utah
    RD professionals commonly struggle to work effectively with institutional advancement fundraising staff because of competing interests or organizational barriers. But there are considerable opportunities to unlock when we work together because we have similar goals to increase institutional funding. At this roundtable we aim to foster a discussion about how RD Professionals can work productively with their colleagues in Advancement and will address the benefits and challenges of this relationship.  Attendees will be encouraged to share their own experiences and learn from others to advance the role of RD professionals at their institutions.

  • Making Peer-to-Peer Review More Effective 
    Courtney Peebles, Joe R. and Teresa Lozano School of Medicine, UT Health Science Center San Antonio; Samuel Rodriquez-Flecha, Washington State University; Andrea Stith, University of California, Santa Barbara; Crystal Botham, Stanford University School of Medicine; Orit Rapaport, Stanford University School of Medicine
    Led by a group of individuals representing a variety of institutions and types of programs, the goal of this roundtable is to discuss mechanisms for making peer-review processes more effective and how to incorporate this into existing programs. Participants should come prepared to discuss resources, tools, and metrics in use or that would be useful for making peer review processes more effective.

Thursday, May 13

2:00-3:00 pm EDT

Concurrent Roundtables

  • Defining, Measuring and Communicating Internal Grant Success
    Stephanie McCombs, Eastern Virginia Medical School
    This session, which relates to a current NORD grant, will explore methods of evaluating internal grant outcomes and success. As institutions work to streamline budgets given current events, to avoid budget cuts, departments may now be required to clearly communicate the value and output of their use of institutional funds, including funds for internal grant mechanisms. How should internal grant outcomes be evaluated? What metrics are included? What constitutes success? How are these things even defined? Input is sought from participants about ways internal grants are assessed at their institutions and thoughts on different ways to view internal grant success.

  • Retirement Reflections: NORDP Connections
    Jan Abramson, NORDP Emeritus Member; Kathy Cataneo, NORDP Emeritus Member; Susan Emerson, Oregon State University
    This roundtable session is designed for NORDP members who are thinking about, close to (or dreaming of) retirement, and what that might mean for the next chapter of our lives. Participants will share ways they would like to continue to engage with NORDP, and that information will be shared with NORDP leadership as a way to cultivate an emeritus program. Facilitators Kathy Cataneo and Jan Abramson have found ways to stay engaged with NORDP as emeritus members and will share options available to keep giving back to NORDP and the field of research development. 
  4:00-6:00 pm EDT

Conversation Roadblocks
Gretchen Kiser, University of California, San Francisco; Paul Tuttle, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
The Committee on Inclusive Excellence (CIE) continues to lead the charge to bring opportunities for dialogue to NORDP members that will move us beyond simply checking off boxes on a diversity plan or proclaiming that we are realizing our diversity mission goals. Until we all feel that we belong and are valued, we still have work to do toward becoming a more inclusive, welcoming, and actively anti-racist organization. Part of our commitment to action is helping our members enter and stay engaged in vulnerable dialogue, by identifying and ultimately overcoming roadblocks that keep us from participating in uncomfortable yet critical conversations that lead to meaningful actions for increased racial and social justice. Register here.

Friday, May 14

2:00-3:00 pm EDT

Concurrent Roundtables

  • Creating and Disseminating Funding Opportunity Newsletters for Faculty
    Vanessa Lopez, University of Texas at Austin; Paige Belisle, Harvard University; Olivia Hancock, Oregon Health & Science University
    Funding opportunity newsletters effectively communicate deadlines and other information to researchers. Time is valuable, so what best practices can be used? How can you be sure your hard work impacts your audience? We will consider newsletters as a form of “marketing” for Research Development services, and a method for building and maintaining faculty connections. Ideas will be explored for funding newsletter development and topics examined will include quality, digital life, peer-to-peer proofreading, creating an online archive, and the importance of soliciting and incorporating feedback from faculty and leadership. Attendees will leave inspired to create an informative newsletter.

  • Explore the Pillars of Research Development through Peer Mentoring Group Roundtables
    Jennifer Glass, Eastern Michigan University; David Widmer, Memorial Sloan Kettering
    Join the Mentoring Committee in a Roundtable Round Robin that will provide an opportunity to explore the benefits of Peer Mentoring Groups focused on the following Research Development topics: 1) Career & Professional Development, 2) Enhancing Collaboration, 3) Communication, 4) Leadership & Management, 5) Proposal Development, and 6) Strategic Planning & Advancement. Divided into two 25-minute increments, the Round Robin will allow participants to explore two PMG topic areas in a focused discussion facilitated by current PMG members. Come share ideas, and build your network!