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Research Support Strategy. Research The Changing Context ACU Rank ACU Strategic Plan PVC-R Support The Way Forward. SRE/TC Survey. The survey response: Survey population: 305 Completed responses: 277  Response rate: 91%. Two Recent Senior Appointments
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ResearchSupport Strategy
  • Research
  • The Changing Context
  • ACU Rank
  • ACU Strategic Plan
  • PVC-R Support
  • The Way Forward
  • SRE/TC Survey
  • The survey response:
  • Survey population: 305
  • Completed responses: 277 
  • Response rate: 91%
  • Two Recent Senior Appointments
  • Professor Julia Connell(Mar 29)
  • Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Ms Anne Thoeming (Mar 22)
  • Director of Research Services
  • Research Research: The Changing Context EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AUSTRALIA (ERA) BRADLEY Report CUTLER Report COMPACTS ERA Information In 2010
  • All eight clusters
  • Session dates and times
  • Monday 19 April at 12pm
  • Thursday 22 April at 10am
  • Wednesday 28 April at 9am
  • Rooms for all sessions
  • EP ACU Aquinas 503
  • EP ACU Mackillop 16
  • EP ACU Signadou 110
  • EP ACU St.Patricks 530
  • EP ACU Mcauley AC22
  • EP ACU Mount Saint Mary B
  • Proposed session outline
  • Introduction (AD (R) or PVC(R)
  • Presentation (Pauline or AD(R))
  • Context / importance (AD (R) or senior researcher)
  • Questions
  • Research Active
  • A Research Active individual meets => 2criteria: 1. In last 3 y, one of
  • 1 X book
  • 3 X book chapters
  • 3 X journal articles (or equiv)
  • In last year, grant =>$20,000 pa (ACU) 3. In last year, supervised => 1 X HDR completion.ORprincipal supervisor of doctoral or co-supervisor of at least 2 X HDR
  • OPVCR: Research Support Strategy WIP Completed Monitoring Implementation Communication Research Resources Responsibility Strategic Planning Resources /goals Assess Research Resource Strategy: Implementation WIP Completed Ensure synergy Recruit Strategically Establish research foci Establish Steering Ctee Train current staff Develop Strategic Plan ERA: Research Overview
  • Research $$$ tied to quality research outcomes
  • Productivity (# and quality) and grant income
  • The PAYOFF = Increasedfunding …….but some strings attached Increased
  • Financial transparency
  • Competitiveness
  • Reporting
  • Expectations and Accountability
  • IS ERA IMPORTANT TO ACU? YES! Because......
  • Full funding for research DC+IC
  • Provide funds for collaboration and infrastructure
  • Reward quality outcomes with funding
  • May be used to determine a “university”
  • ACU:History
  • Tradition of excellent teaching
  • Comparatively reduced focus on
  • Research office
  • Research support
  • Research training
  • Research productivity
  • Research related rewards
  • ACU Research Status ACU Ranking (Williams 2007)
  • General Research Performance 30/37
  • International Research 30/37
  • ACU = a Research Opportunity 2009 Trial: Research Income Cat 1 Australian Competitive Grants Cat 2 Other public sector research income Cat 3 Industry and other research income - Australian - International A (competitive, peer-reviewed) - International B Cat 4 CRC research income ACU: Total Research Income 04-08 Revenue from ACG:2004-2008 Revenue from Australian Industry ACU = A Research Opportunity Research output of Australian universities: are the newer institutions catching up ? (R Williams, Aust. Univ Review. 2010 V52: 32-36 Annual rates of growth of research publications, Australian universities ACU = a Research Opportunity UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLAN 2009-2011 UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLAN2009 - 2011 Research concentration and selectivity
  • Theology and Philosophy
  • Health
  • Education
  • Common Good and Social Justice
  • ACU = a Research Opportunity Targets by EOY 2011
  • Third quartile rank for research outputs
  • Research income/ASFTE incr by 25% py ($3,877)
  • Research outputs/ASFTE incr by 25% py (0.41)
  • Incr HDR Scholarships 15%/y
  • Incr PhD enrolments 15%/y
  • Incr Postdoctoral Fellows by 8%/y
  • Research Support Strategy Research activation
  • Provide Funding
  • Induce a research focus
  • Provide
  • support
  • training
  • confidence
  • culture
  • Induce Collaboration  Research productivity
  • ACU = a Research Opportunity Research activation 1. Provide Funding Research Support Strategy Induce a research focus
  • Restructured Office of the PVC-Research
  • Train
  • HDR Supervisors
  • Researchers
  • Establish
  • Steering ctee (Research Advisory Committee)
  • Research Foci (Research Support Teams)
  • Strategically Recruit NEW Research Staff
  • Senior Proven research Teams (5)
  • Increase in HDRs
  • Research Resource Strategy: Implementation WIP Completed Ensure synergy Recruit Strategically
  • Corollary Support : Review
  • all Policies re Research
  • UPRC
  • All ACU centres
  • Establish research foci Establish Steering Ctee Train current staff Develop Strategic Plan Research Advisory Committee
  • Composition
  • Representatives (2)
  • ADRs
  • UPRC (Directors)
  • Senior researchers (ARC grantees)
  • OPVCR (2)
  • Role
  • Assessment of Proposals for OPVCR Funding
  • Review Research Plans of Research Support teams (15)
  • Review other research proposals
  • Monitor Research Support Strategy
  • Timeline: Invitations to RAC May 3
  • Research Resource Strategy: Implementation WIP Completed Ensure synergy Recruit Strategically
  • Corollary Support : Review
  • all Policies re Research
  • UPRC
  • All ACU centres
  • Establish research foci Establish Steering Ctee Train current staff Develop Strategic Plan Establish research foci Fund Research Support Teams (RST)
  • Seed Funding ($15 k) to 15 X RST
  • Min of 3 personnel
  • Support of Research Effort
  • Mandatory
  • Meet 20/y (brown bag)
  • Development of Research Plan (each person + team)
  • Attendance by one member of team at OPVCR sponsored training
  • Priority Access to ADRs, SPRT, ACU leading researchers, RAC
  • Research Resource Strategy: Implementation WIP Completed Ensure synergy Recruit Strategically
  • Corollary Support : Review
  • all Policies re Research
  • UPRC
  • All ACU centres
  • Establish research foci Establish Steering Ctee Train current staff Develop Strategic Plan Recruit Strategically Senior Proven Researcher Team (SPRT)Proposal: Each Faculty will be requested to submit a research proposal to recruit an SPRT (5 personnel) SPRT 2010 1 X SPR (grants and publication track record) 1 X ECR (grants and publications) 1 X Post Doc 2011 Add 2 X HDR Research Support Strategy Ensure Synergy
  • Enhanced OPVCR
  • RAC
  • SPRT
  • RST
  • Increased advice, training and support
  • Post-grad Supervisor Training (current)
  • Supervisor mentor program (current)
  • Grant writing (Feb 4_2_10)
  • Development of Research Plan
  • Publication Strategy
  • Timetable
  • ACU = A Research Opportunity Thank you
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