At 04:23 PM 4/10/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Dear Listserve Members:
>Would you be kind enough to let me know (either by way of the listserve or
>individually by e-mail) the kinds of faculty/staff workshops your sponsored
>programs offices offer during a calendar year? I am specifically interested
>in the following information:
>1. The number of different workshops offered by your office during the year.
Offer monthly shortcourses (Using Internet to find $$ for Research) I teach
this. We also offered a monthly FastLane training workshop, but it was not
too effective, so I quit. I found it better to work with PIs individually
>2. Workshop topics (such as proposal writing, research ethics, etc.)
about 2 per year. This year we brought in someone for an IRB workshop.
We also had a large workshop (2 sessions) for NSF general information. We
plan to have a proposal writing workshop in the fall.
>3. Who gives these workshops (sponsored programs staff, faculty, "outside"
>4. What format works best for your campus: regular brown bag lunches,
> one- to two-day hands-on mini-conferences, etc.
MINI CONFERENCES (nobody has much time)
>5. How successful (or not) your educational efforts have been.
VERY SUCCESSFUL. In the case of the NSF workshops, I just e-mailed PIs and
told them they needed to come (or send someone). They just do it.
>6. Any other helpful hints you can offer.
>Thank you for responding to this request. If there is sufficient interest, I
>can post a summary of the results on the listserve.
>Ellen Reinsch Friese
>Research and Sponsored Programs
>Wright State University
>122 Allyn Hall
>Dayton, OH 45435-0001
>(937) 775-2425 (telephone)
>(937) 775-3781 (fax)