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2020 Symposium for Research Administrators
Not seeing your CE in RCC Tracker?
We are currently working with the managers of the LMS to update CE credit for large events.
Credits will be available in the new calendar year.
- NIH & NSF offerings for credit
- 2020 Symposium for Research Administrators
- ORA & ORS update meetings
This year’s Research Symposium will be unlike any before. Like much of our interaction during 2020, the event will be offered virtually.
This year’s theme – Grow Through What You Go Through - reminds participants to take a moment to reflect on what they’ve accomplished as individuals and members of the Duke research community over the past seven months.
Date: Tuesday, November 10 | Delivery Platform: WebEx
► SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
|Welcome and Introduction
|Event Overview and Housekeeping
Members of RACI answer your questions in a panel discussion hosted by the Katherine Norris and Gwen Hall-DiFabio with the Office of Education for Research Administration and Finance.
During the first part of this session, learn more about how myRESEARCHpath can help research administrators easily and efficiently access a wide variety of information. Next, discover how SAP will be modernized and additional details about Duke’s transition to S4.
10:15am – 10:40am myRESEARCHpath, Jamie Wylie, Program Director - myRESEARCHpath
10:40am – 11:05am S4 Transition, Todd Orr, Associate Vice President - Administrative Systems Management
11:05am – 11:15am Audience Q&A, All Speakers
Session Presentations (posted once available)
|Mid-day Break until 1:00 pm (on your own)
Accessing the Sessions
You are not required to register for the Symposium in advance. Join the WebEx
The Morning and Afternoon sessions will have one WebEx Events link each. Further details on the Events including the links for the morning and afternoon sessions, can be found at the WebEx Event Program Homepage.
► WEBEX EVENTS
WebEx Events is the delivery platform being used for the session.
OBTAIN DUKE WEBEX ACCOUNT AND DOWNLOAD WEBEX
Go to Duke OIT Webex: Getting Started to setup a University or Duke Health login account. Follow the instructions to download and install the Webex Meetings, which includes Events.
USING WEBEX EVENTS
Guides for using Webex and managing your settings are available at the Webex Events Help Center.
- Getting started with User Interface examples
- Join a Webex Event from Email Invitation
- Join a Webex Event from the Duke Webex website
- Join a Webex Event from a mobile device
- Choose your audio and video settings before you join a session
- Asking a question during a Q&A session
► COMMUNITY CHATROOM
Looking for an opportunity to chat with your colleagues about a presentation? Chat with new and familiar colleagues while attending the Symposium.
A dedicated Cisco Jabber Chat Room will be available for you to chat with other attendees. Here you can ask informal questions to the group, discuss topics covered in the sessions, and interact with other research administrators. Moderators will be present to facilitate communication of pertinent or recurring questions to the Session Host.
Get Cisco Jabber
Jabber is free software offered by Duke OIT. Go to OIT Software Licensing and complete their process to download and install Jabber.
Please plan to download and install the software in advance of the symposium. If you do not have administrative rights to your computer, contact your local desktop support team to perform the installation for you.
Visit Duke OIT Jabber FAQ for more information on accessing the software.
Joining the Symposium Chat Room
- Use your Duke Net ID and password to log into Jabber. If you are unable to log in to Jabber, you may need to request a Duke Cisco Jabber account.
- From the Jabber home screen, click on the Rooms icon located on black menu bar.
- Click on the My Rooms drop-down menu under the Room search bar and select All Rooms.
- Enter "Symposium for Research Administrators 2020" in the Rooms search bar.
- Click on the Join button next to the Symposium Chat Room in the search results.
- Enter the password found on the Symposium's WebEx Event Program Homepage.
Visit the Jabber Help Center for Cisco guides on using Jabber.
We are using ThoughtExchange to collect and organize community engagement for our Compliance Discussion session (2:15-3:15).
This tool crowdsources your input in an anonymous, unbiased manner and allows you to share and rate the ongoing discussions. You can spend as little as 5 minutes or as long as you'd like participating. This tool will be open for input from today through Thursday, November 5th.
Participate in ThoughtExchange.
We are excited that you’ve chosen to attend the 2020 Virtual Symposium for Research Administrators on November 10th, 2020! Since this year’s symposium will be virtual, continuing education credits will be handled differently than in years past. Read on to learn more!
- First, we’ve done away with session codes! Yup, you read right, we will NOT be providing codes for each of this year’s sessions.
- So how is credit assigned? The Office of Education for Research Administration and Finance (OERAF) will monitor and record your attendance in the morning and afternoon sessions and will assign credit based upon the length of time that you were engaged.
- In order to earn credit for your attendance in the session(s), participants must be logged in via a computer or app on a mobile device. Dialing in via phone where visual images are unavailable will not qualify for continuing education credit. Logging in via a computer or mobile device and using a phone for the audio portion is allowed when it is coupled with the other device.
- Continuing education credit will be issued in increments of 0.5 hours up to 5 hours for the full day. If you can only attend for part of the event, OERAF will capture the portion of time that you were able to participate. Prior notification is not needed.
- Credit will be loaded into the RCC Training Tracker after the symposium. Please note that due to the high volume of attendance, credits may take up to two weeks to appear in the Training Tracker.
- An email alert will be sent to the community once credits are available in the RCC Training Tracker. If after two weeks your credits do not appear, please contact OERAF.
- Sessions will be recorded and can be reviewed after the event; however, continuing education credit will not be given to those who watch the recorded sessions.
As a reminder, the new Continuing Education Guidelines released on October 21, 2020 allows for up to 5 credits from the symposium to be counted toward maintaining your existing RAA, AGM, RAI, FCC and RCC certifications for the FY21 certification year. To learn more, please refer here: Continuing Education
For questions about the symposium website, please contact OERAF at firstname.lastname@example.org.