Managing the Research University

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Oxford University Press, USA, Aug 5, 2011 - Business & Economics - 317 pages
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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 this role. 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 federal policies 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 main issues confronting academic research administrators.

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MtRU provides a wide-reaching perspective of the role, responsibilities, and challenges of a chief research officer. For the range of topics it covers, it does a phenomenal job of pointing the reader to supplementary resources to learn more specifics about certain areas. The range of understanding of this role is fantastic and this book can undoubtedly serve as a reference for an in-service CRO or to prepare candidates for that role. Kudos to Smith. 


CHAPTER 1 The Chief Research Officer
CHAPTER 2 External Relations
CHAPTER 3 Strategic Planning
CHAPTER 4 Resources
CHAPTER 5 Enhancing Research Resources
CHAPTER 6 Resource Investments
CHAPTER 7 Centers and Institutes
CHAPTER 8 SponsoredResearch Services
CHAPTER 11 Restricted Research
CHAPTER 12 Human Subjects
CHAPTER 13 Animal Use and Care
CHAPTER 14 Intellectual Property
CHAPTER 15 Technology Transfer
CHAPTER 16 Economic Development
CHAPTER 17 Assessment and Evaluation

CHAPTER 9 Research Ethics
CHAPTER 10 Hazardous Materials

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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 articles.