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Please note: The March 6 meeting in Chicago begins at 8:30 a.m. (breakfast at 8 a.m.) and adjourns at 3:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m.
Guest Arrival and Registration
Continental breakfast provided

9:00 a.m.
Welcoming and Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m.
Future Research, Future Funding
The 2017-2018 Outlook for the University Research Enterprise

  • Positioning the research enterprise to capitalize on future scenarios
  • Outlook for federal research funding across the next 3 to 5 years
  • Financial and market variables most likely to affect academic research funding

10:30 a.m.
Telling the Story of Research
Communicating the Case for Academic Research

  • Uncovering compelling outcomes and crafting the message to engage key stakeholders
  • Utilizing innovative communication technology and channels
  • Organizing and staffing communication teams for the greatest impact
  • Best-in-class website design, digital outreach strategies, and social media campaigns

12:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m.
Insights from Our Research Administrator-Faculty Alignment Survey
Interactive Discussion and Working Session

  • Survey assesses the priorities of the research administration team and faculty, and identifies the gaps
  • Find out what we've learned from the first cohort and how to get your own benchmark report

2:15 p.m.
Minimizing the Administrative Burden on Faculty
Strategies to Ensure Researchers Spend More Time in the Lab

  • Pinpointing the administrative areas most in need of improvement
  • Process improvements to reduce the administrative burden
  • Effective pre- and post-award organization structures and staffing models

4:00 p.m.

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