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Navigate: Lunch & Learn

Mapping Your Career in the Research Administration (RA) Zone

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: Ross Business School, Blau Hall (see map for details)

Moderator: Cathy Seay-Ostrowski, Department Administrator, U-M Biomedical Engineering

Register to attend in person by Tuesday, July 17, 2018. You may be added to the waiting list. Pizza will be provided. There is no cost to attend.

OR

Register to attend remotely and view the remote simulcast from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. via Blue Jeans by Friday, July 20, 2018. Details for remote viewing will be sent the day of the event.

Navigate: Lunch & Learn

Target Audience

The Navigate: Lunch & Learn series is open to all research administrators involved in any pre- or post-award management activities for research projects. 

Upcoming Session Content

Mapping Your Career in the Research Administration (RA) Zone July 2018

Join us for a special Navigate: Lunch & Learn presentation and panel discussion focusing on career development in research administration. Leaders from both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University will share their interesting pathways to their current positions in this amazing field. With an emphasis on work behaviors and strategies that will support key promotional opportunities, and a look at how to recognize and curate transferable skills, this Lunch & Learn event is meant to inspire those working in the research administration field and wanting to learn more.

Schedule & Registration

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Blau Hall (Ross School of Business), Room B1570, 700 East University St.
     See the Central Campus Map, column J, row 9.

In Person: Please register by Tuesday, July 17, 2018. You may be added to the waiting list. Pizza will be provided. There is no cost to attend. 

Remote Simulcast via BlueJeans: Please register by Friday, July 20, 2018. Details for remote viewing will be sent the day of the event.

Moderator: 

  • Cathy Seay-Ostrowski, Department Administrator, U-M Biomedical Engineering
     

Guest Panelists

Michigan State University 

  • Erin Gorman, Director of Research Operations, MSU College of Human Medicine
  • Heather Hazzard, Chief of Staff, MSU Institute for Quantitative Health Science & Engineering

University of Michigan 

  • Cathy Handyside, Assistant Director, Research Administration Systems, U-M ITS
  • Melissa Karby, Director of Research Administration, U-M School of Dentistry

Past Sessions

Here are some examples of past Lunch & Learn topics:

Partner or Perish: A Holistic Approach to Corporate Relations - June 2018

In this Lunch & Learn session, Stella Wixom (Executive Director, Business Engagement Center) shared information about what research administrators can do to support faculty in these endeavors. Learn how you can help make the process smoother for both your faculty and the company, what resources are available to faculty who are interested in industry funding, and important matters related to this type of engagement (e.g., conflict of interest, protecting intellectual property).

CRA Exam Experiences: A Panel Discussion May 2018

In this Lunch & Learn session, Kristina Oberly (CSE Research Manager and CRA) moderated a panel where guests shared their experiences in preparing for the exam, tips and tricks for success, post-exam lessons learned, and answered questions from the audience. To learn more about the session discussion, please view the CRA Exam Panel Discussion document.

Effort February 2018

Faculty and staff are responsible for monitoring their activities to ensure that their effort is supported by fund sources appropriate to their activities, and for certifying their effort on an annual basis. But effort reporting and certification can be a confusing topic for faculty and research administrators alike. In this Lunch & Learn session, Heather Offhaus, Director of the Medical School Grants Review & Analysis Office, provided a basic overview of Effort and discussed its importance. 

Subawards, Hybrids, and Purchase Orders October 2017

Dennis Poszywak, Procurement Subcontract Administrator of U-M, helped distinguish the differences among subawards, purchase orders, and hybrid purchase orders, and how they impact your proposals.

Financial Status Reports (FSRs) June 2017

Kristi Beckon, Senior Financial Manager, provided a basic overview of Financial Status Reports (FSRs) and discuss their importance, including a detailed review of the FSR worksheet snapshot and the required submission timeline.  

 

 

References and Resources

Video Presentations

  • Effort: Video Presentation Heather Offhaus, Director of the Medical School Grants Review & Analysis Office, provided a basic overview of Effort and discussed its importance. 
  • Subawards, Hybrids, and Purchase Orders: Video Presentation In this set of three videos, Dennis Poszywak, Procurement Subcontract Administrator of U-M, helps unpack the definitions, budget implications, and provides scenarios to better understand the differences among subawards, purchase orders, and hybrids.

Canvas Presentations and Resources

Questions?

For questions on Navigate and other training initiatives, please contact the Training Team at navigate-research@umich.edu.