Provost's Luncheon and New Faculty Seminar Series
New Faculty Guide to Research and Funding
A New Faculty Member’s Guide to Research and Funding*
Dr. Ralph Pollack, Office of the Vice President for Research
As new faculty members you are faced with an enormous number of things to do. You must develop new courses, become proficient at teaching, initiate a research program, take part in departmental and university activities, advise students, learn a new culture, and conduct your personal life, all in an atmosphere that is unfamiliar and with little or no training for such activities. Research is a long term endeavor compared to some of the other demands on your time and can too easily be delayed and left for later. However, research productivity is a critical part of the tenure decision. How then do you develop a research program in these circumstances? How can research become an integral part of your academic life? How can you get funding for a research program? In this presentation, Dr. Pollack will discuss setting professional goals and planning, the nature of significant research, how to develop a research idea, and how to plan for funding that work. All faculty are welcome. Lunch will be provided.