The National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) is an organization of individuals involved in the administration of sponsored programs at colleges, universities and teaching hospitals.

Region II, the Mid-Atlantic region, is the most populous of NCURA's seven regional chapters, encompassing Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and West Virginia.

NCURA Region II Call for Nominations of Officers

Region II is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the following positions:

  1. Chair-Elect, Region II
  2. Treasurer-Elect, Region II
  3. Secretary, Region II

Nominations must be received by Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Description of the Offices

1.    Chair-Elect:  The Chair-Elect will serve a one-year term beginning on January 1, 2016.  The Chair-Elect will:

  • Chair the Volunteer and New Member Committee
  • Serve as Region II’s Volunteer Coordinator
  • Serve on the Region II Steering Committee
  • Assist the Chair in the planning of regional meetings and activities, supporting the Steering Committee and other Committees as requested, and the general activities of the Region
  • Complete the remaining term if the Chair is unable to complete the term

At the end of the one-year term, the Chair-Elect will assume the office of Chair for a one-year term beginning January 1, 2017.  The Chair is the chief executive officer of the Region and is empowered to conduct activities in consultation with the other Officers and the Regional Steering Committee.  The Chair will:

  • Call and chair meetings of the Region
  • Serve as Chair of the Regional Steering Committee
  • Provide articles about regional activities for the NCURA National Magazine, submit        E-Blasts on behalf of the Region to the National Office for distribution, and support other Regional communication initiatives
  • Support and encourage activities of the Region’s Standing Committees
  • Appoint members to Regional Standing Committees and can create ad hoc, special purpose committees as needed
  • Fill vacancies in regional offices (subject to the concurrence of a majority of the Regional Steering Committee)
  • Provide training and support to the Chair-Elect to insure a smooth transition from one year to the next
  • Generally direct the activities of the Region.

The Chair shall be responsible for organizing one spring regional meeting during his/her term, and may delegate to one or more Program Chairs.

 

2.    Treasurer-Elect: The Treasurer-Elect will serve a one-year term beginning on January 1, 2016.  The Treasurer-Elect will:

  • Serve on the Region II Steering Committee
  • Assist the Treasurer as needed in preparing budget reports, facilitating the finances associated with the Region’s Professional Development Committee workshop offerings, securing the annual spring meeting site and contract negotiation, prepare the following year’s budget for submission to the National Office
  • Complete the remaining term if the Treasurer is unable to complete the term.

At the end of the one-year term, the Treasurer-Elect assumes the office of Treasurer for a one-year term beginning January 1, 2017.  The Treasurer is the first person authorized to sign checks drawn upon the regional account.  The Treasurer will:

  • Maintain the financial records of the Region
  • Serve as financial liaison to the NCURA National Office and NCURA Officers, prepare the end-of-fiscal year report to the National Office, submit the Regional budget to the National Office, and prepare and submit other reports and information as required or requested by the National Office or NCURA Officers Chair the Site Selection Committee
  • Oversee the finances associated with the Region’s Professional Development Committee workshop offerings
  • Administer the annual spring meeting registration as well as other regional programming registrations
  • Collect, deposit and disburse Regional funds
  • Provide training and support to the Treasurer-Elect to insure a smooth transition from one year to the next
  • Provide the Chair with all the information and documentation required by the Chair for reports to the National Office.

 

3.   Secretary: The Secretary will serve a two-year term beginning on January 1, 2016.  The Secretary will:

  • Serve on the Region II Steering Committee
  • Maintain the  non-financial records of the Region and record the minutes of regional business meetings and provide all other information and documentation required by the Chair to prepare reports to the Regional Steering Committee and National Office
  • Chair the Communications Committee and coordinate and disseminate regional information through various websites as well as manage the Region II online presence
  • Oversee and assist the Volunteer and New Member Committee, and arrange Region II activities for the hospitality suite at the regional and national meetings
  • Responsible for the ordering and approval of food for the hospitality suite at the regional and national meetings.

 

The Nomination Process

You may nominate yourself or someone else.  Please send name and contact information, along with a short statement of why you feel the prospective nominee would succeed as a regional officer for the nominated position. Also include a brief description of his or her past NCURA activities.

Please forward this information to my attention at: brian.squilla@jefferson.edu.  Nominations will be accepted until Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  Following the close of nominations, nominees will be notified and asked if they agree to stand for election pending the final selection of candidates.  Those who are interested will be asked to submit a brief statement of interest and bio statement.    The Leadership Development and Nominating Committee will review and select candidates and the final slate will be confirmed by the Steering Committee.  All candidates will be notified if they have been selected before the ballot is released to the Regional Membership.   This is a great opportunity for Region II members to assume a leadership role within the Region and to contribute to our professional association.   We are looking forward to hearing from you soon!

 

Sincerely,

Brian N. Squilla

Immediate Past Chair, Region II Chair, Region II Leadership Development and Nominating Committee

2015 Spring Meeting Workshops

The Program Development Committee will be hosting two half-day workshops in concert with the 2015 Region II Spring Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

1:00p – 4:30p

Building Blocks for Research Administration

Contracts: Federal, Federal Flow-Through Contracting with Industry and Universities

Interested attendees may register separately or as part of their registration for the entire conference.

Hot Topics in Research Compliance Workshop at Christiana Care Health Care System

Region II is pleased to present a half-day workshop at Christiana Care Health Care System in Newark, DE, on Monday, July 13, 2015.

Hot Topics in Research Compliance

July 13, 2015

Ammon Education Center, Newark, DE

Half Day/$125.00 (8:00a-12:00p/Continental Breakfast at 7:30a)

Register Online Here

To pay by check, complete the registration form and return by July 6, 2015.

 

Book Your Hotel Room Now For Baltimore 2015

The Hilton Baltimore is now accepting room reservations for our Spring Meeting in Baltimore, MD, from April 26-29, 2015.  Check out the Spring Meeting website for more information!

Save The Date!

NCURA Region II Spring Meeting // Hilton Baltimore // Baltimore, Maryland // April 26-April 29, 2015

Region II’s 2015 Spring Meeting will be held in downtown Baltimore, Maryland, at the Hilton Baltimore. The Hilton is within walking distance to many of Baltimore’s most visited attractions, including the Inner Harbor.

The Hilton overlooks Oriole Park at Camden Yards, one of the nation’s finest baseball stadiums. It is next door to the Camden Station of the Marc Train Line for Washington, DC, commuters, as well as the Light Rail Line from Baltimore’s Penn Station and the Baltimore-Washington International Airport, for easy access from most of the East Coast.

Hope to see you there!!!

Portico Front EntranceSkyline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPACY

PDC Workshop Flyer

Be sure to check out the updated flyer for our PDC workshops, which includes details on several new offerings!  And don’t forget to keep tabs on the PDC page for a listing of all upcoming sessions.

Election Results

NCURA Region II is pleased to announce the following new officers for 2015:

 

Chair-Elect: Erin Bailey, University of Buffalo

Regionally Elected Member to the National Board:  Cheryl Williams, University of Rochester

Treasurer-Elect: Jennifer Rosa, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

 

Elections 2014 Results

Dear NCURA Region II Members:

The officers of NCURA Region II are pleased to announce that the election for 2014 positions is now complete.  Three officer positions were selected this year:

Chair-Elect:

Jill Frankenfield, University of Maryland, College Park

Secretary:

Charles Bartunek, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health

Treasurer-Elect:

Tim Schailey, Christiana Care Health System

Thank you for your participation and for making your voice heard.

2014 Spring Meeting – Save the date!

May 4-7, 2014

Joint meeting with Region III

TradeWinds Island Grant Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida

More details to come soon!

Steering Committee Minutes, November 2013

Minutes from the November 2013 Steering Committee meeting