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Research Education and Learning Portal
Friday - July 27, 2018
The Office of Research and Economic Development introduced the Research Education and Learning Portal in 2017 to centralize research-related educational opportunities at South. Share this resource with your faculty, staff, and students. Any USA employee involved in research can check the Research Education and Learning Matrix to identify what required training they need. The Resources section provides more detailed information, and the Calendar provides a list of active events and registration links. To add your research-related educational event to our Calendar, use the submission form. The Portal also includes opportunities for research administrators, and education for faculty who have questions about innovation and entrepreneurship. If your unit provides a research-related educational opportunity that is not among our resources, contact us at resdevlearn@southalabama.edu to find out how to get it added. We're looking for suggestions on how to make this portal most useful to USA researchers so please provide your input!
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A Banner Year for the Office of Commercialization and Industry Collaboration
A Banner Year for the Office of Commercialization and Industry Collaboration
Friday - July 27, 2018
The Office of Commercialization and Industry Collaboration had a record-breaking year when comparing FY2017 with historical averages, including significant increases in gross licensing revenue (39%), license agreements (91%), invention disclosures (163%), and patent applications (92%). The number of both invention disclosures (36) and patent applications (18) are all-time highs for the office.
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Create Your EAB Login Today to Take Advantage of Member Tools
Create Your EAB Login Today to Take Advantage of Member Tools
Friday - July 27, 2018
EAB, formerly the Education Advisory Board, is a firm that uses research, technology, and consulting to develop best practices for higher education leaders to solve their biggest problems. Any University of South Alabama employee can take advantage of EAB resources by creating an account on the EAB website. This provides access to EAB's topical research forums and a wealth of associated tools, including research briefs, on-demand webinars, best practices, whitepapers, toolkits, and more.
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Y.E.S. to Hospitality Trains 100 Students For Summer Jobs
Y.E.S. to Hospitality Trains 100 Students For Summer Jobs
Friday - July 27, 2018
The Hospitality & Tourism Workforce Innovation Alliance provided workplace readiness training between April 14-May 11, 2018 to 100 high school and college participants of the City of Mobile's Youth Empowered for Success (Y.E.S.) program. The City of Mobile and USA collaborate to recruit and train high school and college students to meet the seasonal workforce needs of Baldwin County's hospitality and tourism industry. Y.E.S. to Hospitality is an eight week program designed as an innovative solution for the industry's summer workforce shortage and provides Mobile youths with summer jobs and networking opportunities with industry professionals.
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Research Operations Council June Meeting Minutes
Research Operations Council June Meeting Minutes
Wednesday - June 27, 2018
Minutes from the June meeting of the Research Operations Council are available on the Sponsored Projects Administration website. The next ROC meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
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It's That Time of the Semester: PAR Forms Due Soon
Wednesday - June 27, 2018
The Office of Grants and Contracts (GAC) Accounting will soon distribute Personnel Activity Records (PAR) Forms for effort reporting on sponsored projects, in compliance with federal regulatory requirements detailed in the Uniform Guidance.  Designated Effort Coordinators must distribute, collect, review, and return the PAR forms within 30 days. For additional information, see the Effort Reporting Policy on the GAC website.
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Metrics for Internal Funding Programs from the Office of Research and Economic Development
Metrics for Internal Funding Programs from the Office of Research and Economic Development
Wednesday - June 27, 2018
There are now four years of reporting data for the three Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) internal funding programs developed to provide seed funding or release time for faculty seeking external funding, collecting preliminary data, or working on a major project. The data indicates a total ORED faculty development program return-on-investment of $19 per dollar spent. 20 awardees have subsequently won external awards totaling nearly $10 million.
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