CU Innovation & Efficiency Tips for 2019: Support Your Researchers and Financial Stakeholders!

How is your department doing in these areas?

  • Is your department helping faculty balance their research and non-research obligations?
  • Is your department doing its best to communicate financial information to stakeholders?

See what your CU colleagues are doing ... and see if their solutions work for you.

Find out how your colleagues respond to faculty and stakeholders.

  • The Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus created an in-house research support program to help clinical faculty be successful in two very different missions.  Since early-career clinical faculty tend not to have funding for hiring research staff, Merlin Ariefdjohan, Emmaly Perks, and Melissa Sinclair, in the Child and Adolescent Division in Psychiatry, created an in-house research support team to assist in research methodology (regulatory, study design, data management, statistical analysis, etc.). The result is savings in time/effort, increased scholarly productivity (manuscript submissions/publications and presentations at professional conferences), improved morale/staff retention, and higher quality in clinical care. Given its success, the team plans to expand at the Departmental level. See Advancing Scholarship Through an In-House Research Support Center. 
  • CU System developed an online educational resource site to explain CU's financial position and annual report. Chris Seek and Pat Birks in the Office of University Controller created a website and video to explain essential information behind CU’s Annual Financial Report, including why we do it, and what you can learn from it. By crafting a story around the numbers, the site helps internal and external stakeholders -- regardless of accounting background -- understand the University's financial position and what, at a high level, is going on at CU. See Crafting a Story with CU's Financials

See how other departments support internal and external customers.

Check out all the CU I&E Awards Program submissions this year on the Office of University Controller website.

Join us at the CU I&E Expo on May 7

Come to the CU I&E Exposition & Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.), at the CU System offices (1800 Grant St., Denver). Enjoy refreshments while watching this year's semifinalists (to be determined) demo their submissions.

We look forward to seeing you! Questions? Contact CU I&E Program Manager Frances Chapman.

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