Final reminders for Navigate: Fundamentals and RAMP↑!
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Professional Development Reminders

Fall 2016 Navigate: Fundamentals Course
Deadline Monday, July 18

Remember to finalize and submit both the Applicant and Supervisor Statement-of-Support Forms by Monday, July 18, 2016!
The Navigate: Fundamentals Course is provided for U-M research administrators with zero to about two years of working experience. This course will consist of eight full-day instructor-led sessions between September 2016 and December 2016, with capstone projects to demonstrate success. The cost will be $400 to attend.

RAMP↑ing Up for our Third Cohort of the Research Administration Mentoring Program
Deadline Friday, July 22

The RAMP↑ advisory committee will once again match mentors who have at least five years of research administrative experience with mentees who are relative newcomers to the field, having six months to about two years of research administration experience at the University of Michigan.
Download a Mentor or Mentee Application Now! 

Other Campus Professional Development Resources

We also share that the CRA Study Group has extended their deadline to July 31!

aiM Higher! Registration for the CRA Study Group extended to July 31!

Register now as space is limited!  
aiM Higher is a University of Michigan guided and self-study program designed to assist research administrators in preparing for the Certified Research Administrator (CRA) exam.

aiM Higher holds group study pods on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in locations across campus, as well as offering other study venues.

The Research Administrators Certification Council, an independent certifying body, offers the CRA exam in the spring and fall.

The curriculum covered by the exam, or the “Body of Knowledge,” covers all areas of research administration. Learn more on the aiM higher website.

 Why obtain your CRA?
  • Validates expertise
  • Generates professional recognition
  • Provides personal satisfaction
  • Is an indicator of expertise and knowledge
  • Increases credibility with faculty and other administrators
  • Many have been preferred candidates in employment opportunities
  • All can be role models to other RAs

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