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					Oklahoma State Regents
 for Higher Education
Improving Our Future by Degrees


 COORDINATOR FOR GRANT WRITING
 AND EXTERNAL FUNDING TECHNICAL
           ASSISTANCE
              2007
          GRANTWRITING TIME
            MANAGEMENT

            Why Grantwriting?
• Research
  –   One committed person – contagious enthusiasm
  –   Important pedagogy
  –   Recruitment of top notch students
  –   Make original contributions and test them
• Program development
• Curriculum revision
• Enhance facilities
        GRANTWRITING TIME
          MANAGEMENT

          Why Grantwriting?
• Involve students
• Professional development – improve yourself
• Something needs to be done
• Engage in grant writing prior to going to first
  job
• Experiment – try something new!
       GRANTWRITING TIME
         MANAGEMENT

          Why Grantwriting?
• Important to submit proposals within 2-3
  years of starting teaching career: funding
  agency won’t readily grant to experienced
  teacher who is a non-researcher.
• Oklahoma does not have enough state
  money to significantly improve higher
  education
      GRANTWRITING TIME
        MANAGEMENT

      Why Time Management?
• Most 2 year schools in Oklahoma
  have a standard 15 credit hour per
  semester teaching assignment

• Most 4 year schools have a standard
  12 credit hour per semester teaching
  assignment
         GRANTWRITING TIME
           MANAGEMENT

        Why Time Management?
•   Teaching preparation is extra
•   Student advisement is extra
•   Committees are extra
•   Professional affiliation is extra
•   Research is extra
•   Grantwriting is extra….
    GRANTWRITING TIME
      MANAGEMENT

    Why Time Management?

• Sleep is extra!!!
      GRANTWRITING TIME
        MANAGEMENT

     Why Time Management?

• Must organize existing time rather than
  find additional time
• Something will have to be eliminated!
             FIRST….


• Talk with those who DO write grant
  proposals and conduct research WITH
  A FULL TEACHING LOAD
• These suggestions from faculty who
  have full teaching loads
• Read literature
• Professional organizations
                      NEXT….

• Analyze your time as   8    C   C       C
  you spend it now –     9    O   O       O
  make a chart
                         10   T C     C
•   C – Class
                         11   M C     C
•   O – Office
•   T - Talking          12   L L L   L   L
•   M – Meeting           1   N
•   L – Lunch             2   C
•   N – Nap
•   C – Class             3   F
•   F – Family            4   P
•   P - Preparation       5   P
             BE HONEST!


•   Analyze chart – and put aside
•   Go back to it and re-analyze
•   Set aside blocks of time
•   Commit to calendar – make
    appointments with yourself
       CREATE TIME….


First…
• Reorganize the week
• Change time of something
• Put things into blocks
• Change style of interacting
       CREATE TIME….
Next…
• Reorganize the day
• Put things back to back
• Plan at the beginning
• Shut your door
       CREATE TIME….

• Eliminate something
  Base this on priorities ---
  Keep what you are obligated to do
  Keep what you really like
  Keep what keeps you sane and
  healthy
  BE REASONABLE!
      USE NEW TIME….


Now that you have organized so you
 have some time….
       USE NEW TIME….

• Organize grantwriting into small
  steps
• Search first
• Read first
• Learn first
• Make an outline first
• Use small time blocks
       CANNOT DO IT….


• “Too tall an order, I cannot!”

• Think about it again later.
           GET HELP….


• Go to chair or dean for suggestions
• Take chart to colleague
• Set up a discussion group
         GET HELP….


• Use students to help
 –Research
 –Training others
 –Lab or classroom setup
 –Routine duties
 –Pay, credit, internship
         GET HELP….


• Ask for assistant or other help
• Get support from others
• Lobby administration in
  numbers
• Change culture from within
      MAKE THE EFFORT


• Make an attempt
• Make a commitment – 2
  semesters
• Start with small changes –
  don’t set yourself up for failure
  with too high expectations
MAKE THE EFFORT


     Prioritize
– the time will follow!
                    RESOURCES


• HOW TO GET STARTED IN RESEARCH
    http://www.cur.org/publications.html
    COUNCIL ON RESEARCH (CUR) – 1999


• “Checklist of Institutional Support for Research”
  by Professor Jack Pladziewicz, University of
  Wisconsin-Eau Claire
•
              Contact:

  Linda Mason, Ed.D.
           405-225-9486
         lmason@osrhe.edu
http://www.okhighered.org/grant-opps/


  COORDINATOR FOR GRANT WRITING
  AND EXTERNAL FUNDING TECHNICAL
            ASSISTANCE
             August 2007

				
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