Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships and Division of Finance to host National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Peer Review Team June 3 -5

On June 3 – 5, 2014, the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships and Division of Finance will host a team of three nationally recognized research administrators on campus to conduct a peer review as part of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) peer review program.  This review, similar in nature to an academic program review, is being done to ensure our research administration functions are appropriately organized to advance excellence in research and creative accomplishments within the Northern Illinois University community.

The review utilizes National Standards that were developed by NCURA.  The Standards represent indicators of effective operations and include such areas as:

  • Proposal Services
  • Award Acceptance and Initiation
  • Award Management
  • Research Ethics
  • Organizational Structure and Staffing
  • Communications, Outreach and Education
  • Compliance and Risk Assessment
  • Electronic Research Administration

The site visit in June provides an opportunity for the peer reviewers to interact with representatives from key constituent groups in the NIU research community.  Some of you will be asked to meet with the peer reviewers for generally no more than an hour.  If asked to participate, please engage in the process fully so that we can gain as much information as we can from this important review.

The reviewers will provide a draft report within 30 business days after the review is completed and the Division will make the final report available to the campus community.  Thank you in advance for your support and/or participation.

General information about the NCURA Peer Review program can be found at: http://www.ncura.edu/InstitutionalPrograms/PeerReview.aspx.

For reveiwer bios, please click here.