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Fun Friday: [Stuff] Academics Say

If you’re looking for a laugh, check out the Facebook page S*** Academics Say! It goes without saying that there’s a language warning here (I mean, just look at the name), so if profanity offends you, tread carefully. But, they have these gems:

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Spotlight on Policy: Integrity and Compliance Training

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Spotlight on Policy:  Integrity and Assurances In the spirit of the Integrity and Compliance Training VCU requires its employees to complete every year around this time, this week’s Spotlight on Policy blog post covers a few of the gems covered in the training and how they may be connected to Research Administration. […]

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“Faculty Speed Dating” for Research Comes to VCU!

Are you a VCU faculty member looking for research partnerships?  Meet researchers outside your discipline at this fast-paced networking event for clinicians, scientists and engineers! Talk for a minute, listen for a minute, exchange business cards, and then move on!  This event is part of the Ready, Set, Grant! series of workshops and is sponsored by […]

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Spotlight on Policy: Records Retention

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak It is the responsibility of the University to retain records for minimum periods of time in order to conform to laws set forth by both the state of Virginia and the federal government.  Understanding a few of the federal regulations underlying our policies is helpful.   Why do we retain records? Freedom […]

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Oh the Humanities!: Causes for the Humanities Crisis?

The Chronicle of Higher Education had a number of interesting articles this week that touched on the Humanities. The first argues that high school dual enrollment programs that allow incoming students to get credit for general education classes (mostly english and history, it seems) through AP testing actually works to set up Humanities departments for […]

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Audit Curious?

In the category of Interesting Things I Stumbled Across Online, today’s post concerns audit findings and investigations related to federal programs. The 146-page report by Charlene Blevens (Palm Beach State College) has been out there for a while, but it’s truly fascinating.  The summary lists audits, settlements, and investigations going all the way back to […]

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Spotlight on Policy: When is an IRB review required?

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak When is an IRB review required? Before we answer the main question, let’s back up a step and first ask What is an IRB? An Institutional Review Board or IRB is a committee established to review and approve research involving human subjects.  IRBs are also commonly referred to as human research ethics […]

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Spotlight on Policy: What is a Policy?

BY: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak In light of the Uniform Guidance (UG) and the changes and updates to policy it will initiate, let’s briefly touch on the subject: What is a Policy? The UG is a great opportunity to review existing policies and address those gaps in procedures that may be needed in your department. VCU’s Integrity […]

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Spotlight on Policy: Disclosure Statement DS-2

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Today’s Spotlight on Policy topic is the Cost Accounting Standards Board and the Disclosure Statement (DS-2). DS-2’s History: In 1970, Congress created the Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB) originally for commercial federal contracts. In 1996, four of the CASB cost accounting standards (see below) were incorporated in the Office of Management and […]

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Ready, Set Grant! You Need to Sign Up for This!

We’ve been working with a team of grant professionals from across VCU on a new 3-day conference-style event that you cannot miss! Set for January 12-14, 2016, this program will feature speakers from federal agencies and private sponsors, as well as mock proposal reviews, hands-on sessions, and more. Check out the Ready, Set, Grant! blog […]

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