Changing the Grant Culture of a College

James E. McLean (The University of Alabama, USA) and Alanna Rochelle King Dail (Syracuse University, USA)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 38
EISBN13: 9781466609853|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-857-6.ch002
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In today’s environment, external support for college activities has become much more than a luxury. While the basic teaching functions are funded internally, funding the research and service components of their missions is a real challenge. Many colleges seek external sources to support these functions. However, these efforts are often inefficient unless they are addressed in a strategic manner. The purpose of this chapter is to describe the components of a successful effort to redefine the culture of a college regarding external funding. The chapter describes the components of the program, its implementation, and outcomes from both administrative and participant viewpoints. Further, data that demonstrate the overall impact of the program are provided.
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