Key Strategies for Building Research Capacity of University Faculty Members

Laura F. Huenneke, Diane M. Stearns, Jesse D. Martinez, Kelly Laurila

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Abstract

Universities are under pressure to increase external research funding, and some federal agencies offer programs to expand research capacity in certain kinds of institutions. However, conflicts within faculty roles and other aspects of university operations influence the effectiveness of particular strategies for increasing research activity. We review conventional approaches to increasing research, focusing on outcomes for individual faculty members and use one federally-funded effort to build cancer-related research capacity at a public university as an example to explore the impact of various strategies on research outcomes. We close with hypotheses that should be tested in future formal studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalInnovative Higher Education
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Mar 16 2017

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Keywords

  • Faculty productivity
  • Mentoring
  • University research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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