The three tenets of faculty responsibility are teaching, research and service. WSU offers professional and faculty development opportunities to support these three pillars, and the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) offers these opportunities related to research. We collaborate with other units on campus that offer faculty development related to teaching, learning, technology and library resources. Together, our goal is to comprehensively provide support for faculty in their dynamic roles.
OVPR assembles a Research Handbook annually to provide a comprehensive document that outlines university resources available to WSU researchers. OVPR collaborates with the School of Medicine, Graduate School and Provost's Office to offer the bi-weekly Professional and Academic Development (PAD) seminar series. We offer trainings on grant writing, as well as on how to use COS.com to search for funding, to network with other experts and to search for conferences in which to present papers. We assist in organizing content-specialized seminars, such as the Nano@Wayne seminar series and BIO101: Introductory Topics for Collaborators.
If you have suggestions on topics for the PAD seminar series or other faculty development needs related to research, please e-mail Sarah James. We welcome your input!
Upcoming Seminars and Training
- Sponsored Project Fundamentals
- May 22 2013 at 10:00 AMScott HallIs it a gift? Is it a grant? Are there any expectations? A multitude of challenges faces those involved in sponsored projects administration: Becoming knowledgeable about federal regulations, individual agency and university requirements; providing assistance to faculty; gathering information for proposals; proper administration of awards This program aims to provide participants with a broad overview of the various aspects involved in sponsored projects administration, including: distinguishing types of sponsored projects, preparation and review of proposals; negotiation and acceptance of awards; financial and administrative management, closeout and audit, as well as relevant compliance issues.
- John P. Oliver, Summer Nano@Wayne - Advanced Instrumentation Workshop: Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
- May 28 2013 at 2:30 PMCollege of EngineeringThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the John P. Oliver, Summer Nano@Wayne Advanced Instrumentation Workshop to be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. The host and presenter for this workshop will be Dr. Guangzhao Mao and the title will be: Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). The workshop will be held at the Engineering College, PACE Lab, 2nd floor. This workshop is open to all students, faculty and staff. Registration is required to attend this workshop. For further information, please contact Kathleen Spanos, 313-577-3783.
- May 29 2013 at 10:00 AMPurdy/Kresge LibraryWhat is cost sharing? When is it applied? How is it tracked? What is the university policy regarding cost sharing? Answers to these questions and more will be addressed when SPA Training & Development hosts Cost Sharing Basics on Thursday June 28, 2012. This training session is geared toward faculty and research administration staff new to or unfamiliar with basics relating to cost sharing but also serves as a refresher to the experienced research professional.
- Working with SPA
- June 5 2013 at 10:00 AMScott HallThis training program follows the life-cycle of a grant from cradle to grave and discusses what role SPA plays in each area of proposal development and grant management.
- Laboratory Safety Training
- June 11 2013 at 10:00 AMScott HallThis training addresses issues related to chemical safety, chemical waste disposal, and emergency procedures in the laboratory. It is required once for all employees who work in a lab with hazardous chemicals. This class combines the former OSHA Laboratory Standard and the Hazardous Waste & Emergency Procedures classes. Topics covered: Contents of the OSHA Lab Standard (29 CFR 1910.1450) WSU Chemical Hygiene Plan Physical and health hazards of chemicals Safety equipment in the laboratory Safe handling and storage of chemicals Material Safety Data Sheets and other information sources Personal protective equipment Explanation of EPA, MDEQ, and DOT regulations Explanation of the WSU Emergency Contingency Plan Laboratory employee's responsibilities as a hazardous waste generator Definitions of hazardous waste Procedures for collection, labeling, storage and removal of waste Responding to injuries, spills, fires, and other emergencies in the laboratory Click here to view the Laboatory Safety Powerpoint Presentation (note: viewing these slides does not count as training!)
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