14th Annual NORDP Research Development Conference

Concurrent Sessions 9 | Wednesday, April 27 | 5:00 - 6:00 pm ET

From Paralysis to Practice: Taking small steps that lead to meaningful changes towards equity
Presenters: Etta Ward, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; Carolynn Julien, Hunter College, City University of New York; Samarpita Sengupta, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Have you attended DEIAB workshops and training sessions and found yourself wondering what to do next? Have you contemplated next steps, but are unsure where to start? Do you seek ways to engage with and help others enter racial and social justice work? This discussion will promote the importance of small but meaningful steps toward achieving effective and lasting cultural change. Participants will leave with specific examples of action steps to implement strategic DEIAB tactics that foster inclusive cultures and climates through trust-building, promoting accountability, and establishing support and reward systems. (Intermediate)

Institutional Partnerships to support Broader Impacts: What we’ve learned
Presenters: Eve Klein, Institute for Learning Innovation; Tiffany Fleming, PI for the NSF-funded project Partnerships for Broader Impacts Design 

The National Science Foundation's Broader Impacts (BI) criterion poses a unique set of challenges for many researchers. The NSF-funded project Partnerships for Broader Impacts Design established nine cross-institutional partnerships between university research development staff and science centers, zoos, and other informal science education institutions in order to better support researchers in developing strong BI activities. In this session, members of the project’s leadership team will share the experiences and lessons learned across the partnerships, and will introduce NORDP attendees to the newly-released online resource that offers insights and tools for others who seek to build their own partnerships around BI. (Intermediate)

Presenters: Paula Carney, Loyola University Chicago; Rachel Goff-Albritton, Florida State University; Jana LaRosa, Boise State University

In this session, attendees will learn about the important roles of the RD professional in supporting professional development for researchers. RD roles, such as coaching, consulting, educating, and mentoring, are complex and require skill-building and advanced knowledge to perform effectively. Participants will learn the differences and similarities in the focus, format, relationship, tools, and outcomes across these RD professional development roles. Additionally, participants will learn the tools and frequent questions used within these roles. Finally, useful and evidence-based continuing educational materials and resources will be recommended for advancing skills and knowledge in each of these roles. (Intermediate)

PrOgam Officer Session: Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Presenter: Dan Linzer, Research Corporation for Science Advancement, Cottrell Scholars Program & Scialog

Come learn what PIs should know about this program, if there are any priority funding areas during the next 2-3 years, how to interact with with program officers (or whether to connect with your institution's foundations relations team), and what routine issues adversely impact the quality of proposals. An open question and answer period will be provided. (RD Fundamentals) 

Presenters: Melissa Menzer, NEA; Patricia Mullaney-Loss, NEA