Roles and Responsibilities: How to Assess and Create Clarity

Recorded On: 09/28/2022

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Roles and Responsibilities: How to Assess and Create Clarity 

September 28, 2022
2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT * Webinar
3:35 – 4:30 pm EDT * After the Show * Talk with the Faculty Directly!

We each have a role within our institution that includes various responsibilities, and we each have an understanding of that role and those responsibilities.  But what if others with whom we work and interact have a conflicting understanding of our role and responsibilities?  What if they expect more from us than we believe we are responsible for?  Or, perhaps worse, what if they don’t acknowledge the responsibilities we believe we must fulfill!  What if something goes wrong on a project – who is responsible?  The PI, the institution, the administrator?  Most of us find ourselves at some point in our careers trying to figure out just what our roles and responsibilities are, or perhaps trying to help a someone else, such as a PI, understand theirs.

In this webinar we will look at roles and responsibilities in research administration through the lens of 3 institutions.  We will examine the difference between responsibility, authority and accountability as impacted by institutional policies and procedures and sponsor terms and conditions.  We will also use case studies to identify how gaps in roles and responsibilities can create challenges for an institution, and we will discuss ways to mitigate identified gaps.

Format of webinar: 90-minute presentation, followed by 55 minutes of discussion.

Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify gaps in institutional roles and responsibilities
  • Describe how to determine what authorities may be delegated
  • Identify who is responsible for a particular task or activity
  • Describe the difference between responsibility, authority and accountability

Pre-requisites: Experience in departmental and/or central research administration

Urmila Bajaj

Director of Post Award

University of Virginia

Stephanie Gray

Assistant Vice President

University of Florida

David Mayo

Senior Director for Research Administration

California Institute of Technology

Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits.

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