Information Item # 1- From Office of the Provost and Vice President          (2012-2013/Sept)

ORSP Enhancement Task Force

Message from the Provost:


Academic Affairs recently commissioned the Society of Research Administrators (SRA) to review the the structure and operations of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.  That review, which included multiple interviews and an extensive evaluation of policies and procedures, has resulted in a final report that you can access at the link provided below. This report includes a set of recommendations for the improvement of the ORSP.  In the next few days, I will charge a task force chaired by Cathy Christie (Brooks College of Health) with the responsibility of determining which of these recommendations warrant implementation and on what timetable.  It is empowered to seek whatever additional input is necessary to inform its decision. I will ask the task force to provide its recommendations to me by the end of October so that the improvement process can commence no later than the start of the spring semester.


-- Mark E. Workman


The SRA Final Report can be downloaded from the following URL: