In March 2011 the first Research Staff Development Forum was hosted by the University’s extended Researcher Development Team: Research and Knowledge Exchange Services, HR, the Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement (CAPLE), and the Careers Service. This event was aimed at all Strathclyde research staff and provided opportunities for sharing thoughts and concerns, finding out about institutional and national developments, as well as networking with other members of the research community.
- University of Strathclyde
- Scotland and Northern Ireland
- Date first submitted:
- 17 Jun 2011
- Date last modified:
- 17 Jun 2011
- Relationship to RDF:
- Domain A: Knowledge and intellectual abilities
- Domain B: Personal effectiveness
- Professional and career development
- Domain C: Research governance and organisation
- Domain D: Engagement, influence and impact
- Engagement and impact
- HR-related activities
- Academic practice
- Knowledge exchange
- Researcher development strategy/management
- Research staff
Rationale, aims and outcomes
What is the rationale for doing this?
How does it fit with institutional strategy?
What are the main features of the provision?
What are the aims and expected outcomes?
This event was conceived to provide the Strathclyde research community with workshops in an amenable environment that supported networking opportunities, offered information about a wealth of career development opportunities at the University and facilitated input into new initiatives.
Are there any pre-requisites for engagement, e.g. levels of skill, years of experience, essential pre-activities?
How many participate in each 'activity'?
The event was aimed at all research staff and 33 participants took part.
Evaluation: benefits, challenges and next steps
How do you monitor effectiveness?
Who do you seek feedback from?
Do you have benchmarks?
Participants were asked to evaluate the event by questionnaire and all respondents showed themselves to be satisfied or highly satisfied by the usefulness and relevance of the event. A wide range of positive comments were made and suggestions were made on how changes/improvements could be implemented for the next event, and these will be taken on board when setting up next year’s Research Staff Development Forum.