CEHD Research and Development
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About our Office

We assist in the development and submission of research proposals, coordinate award documentation and manage post-award financial activities. We provide workshops for faculty and graduate students on grant submission, grant-seeking, and create compelling, competitive proposals. And we serve as a liaison to schools and other stakeholders in your research programs. The CERD pre and post award staff are happy to meet with you in your office to discuss any questions you have about your submission, project account, or outreach activities. Contact us.

Our Dean & Director

Center Evaluation

Center Evaluation Schedule

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Goals of Evaluations

The purpose of evaluations is to ensure that the goals of our Centers and Institutes meet or exceed the mission of the College.

Some Centers and Institutes are not recommended for continuation, and theses decisions aren’t unusual.

Reasons for Discontinuation

  • Faculty interests
  • Changing personnel
  • Outside resource opportunities
  • The life cycle of scholar activity

Evaluation Timetable

Every five years, each center or institute receives a formal review. The appointment or re-appointment of a center director may occur during the consideration process.

Evaluation Oversite Committees

Memberships and Dean-Appointed Chair:

  • Two CEHD center directors appointed by the Associate Dean for Research
  • Associate Dean for Research
  • Assistant Dean for Administrative Services
  • Representative from the Faculty Advisory Council as selected by the Associate Dean for Research
  • External individual with research center leadership experience.  Appointed by the Department Head with input from the Center Director.
  • A faculty member for department-level centers. Nominated by the Associate Dean for Research in consultation with the department head.

Evaluation Criteria

  1. Are goals clearly defined for the center/institute?
  2. What value does the center/institute add to the department, college, university, state, and/or nation?
  3. Is the center/institute contributing to the goals of the college, department, or university?
    1. Is the center/institute generating external support?
    2. Is the center/institute involved in research, new knowledge development, knowledge application, and/or knowledge dissemination?
    3. Is the center/institute creating opportunities to support graduate students in CEHD?
    4. Is the center/institute promoting diversity?
  4. Has the center/institute made progress in accomplishing the stated goals?
  5. Is the current leadership effective?

Assessment Process

  1. The Associate Dean for Research will request the center/institute director to take a self-assessment. October 1st is the assessment deadline.
  2. The director will use the online assessment form to respond to the evaluation criteria by March 1.
  3. The chair of the oversight committee will arrange for the committee to meet. They will respond to the self-evaluation online.
  4. Feedback is then submitted to the Dean.
  5. The dean will make a decision about the center and contact the director to review the report. Department Heads will also receive a copy of this communication.
  6. The Dean will submit a copy of the final review to the Division of Research.