The 2020 COR Summer Meeting will be hosted virtually and will be focused on the theme, “Sustainable and Resilient Research Enterprise During COVID-19 and Beyond.” There will be no in-person summer meeting that was originally scheduled at the end of June.
There will be four main sessions during June on the same dates and time as our regular, weekly calls. The first three sessions will discuss how the COVID-19 crisis has altered key ongoing issues of research security, safe and inclusive research environments, and promoting public impact research. The series will be capped with a fourth session exploring new challenges and opportunities for public university research. These sessions are open to APLU senior research officers only. For registration information, please contact APLU staff members, Bethany Johns and Ny'lyjah Cain.
Managing International Research in the Post COVID-19 Era
Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 1:30-3:30pm ET
Goal: Hear from leading thinkers on how COVID-19 has created a new set of challenges for international research.
Description: Concerns about untoward foreign influence on the academic research enterprise were on the rise through 2019 and 2020. Now, during COVID-19, the topic has magnified into a broader landscape of concerns. We will hear from a keynote speaker, then a panel on their perspectives, ending with a guided discussion.
- Toward Safe and Inclusive Research Environments: Eradicating Sexual Harassment
Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 1:30-3:30pm ET
Goal: Raise greater awareness on sexual harassment and provide concrete advice on creating safer, compliant and more inclusive research environments on university campuses.
Description: Senior research officers have the authority and responsibility to re-engineer the research culture on university campuses to create safer, more inclusive work environments. Hear how campus culture can be redesigned and help develop a set of activities that could be implemented on university campuses.
- Describing the Impact of University Research – Public Impact Research in the Time of COVID-19
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 1:30-3:30pm ET
Goal: Showcase opportunities of Public Impact Research (PIR) and how universities provide societal value and impact during a time of immense societal challenge
Description: Share stories of how universities are even more relevant and critical to the return of a healthy, functioning society as the nation and the world face some of the most immense health, social and economic challenges of our lifetimes. PIR aligns with key stakeholders, such as Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) and the Civic Science Initiative.
- From Crisis to Strength: The Future University Research Enterprise
Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 1:30-3:30pm ET
Goal: Examine the future of the university research enterprise by both exploring lessons learned in recent times and proposing new models to fit future needs.
Description: Key topics will include creating more resilient research programs, maximizing funding opportunities, supporting and sustaining personnel, enhancing efficiency, and addressing gender and other demographic inequities. The session will synthesize new approaches for the future research enterprise.
- New and Future VPR/VCR Virtual Workshop Part 2
Description: Challenge Set Discussions. Two virtual sessions to be scheduled in July, 2020. Interactive problem-solving and discussions. Organizers are seeking volunteers among experienced VPRs/VCRs to participate (contact: Jane Strasser, email@example.com)
Open to anyone who is new to the VPR/VCR role or aspires to it.