Faculty at the University of Oklahoma are expected to engage in three primary activities:
1) Engage in research / scholarship / creative activity
2) Instruct courses
3) Provide service to the institution and beyond the University
The Center for Research Program Development and Enrichment (CRPDE) is dedicated to assisting faculty in their efforts to become successful researchers / scholars / artists and/or instructors.
Maintaining a dynamic and up-to-date research/scholarship plan can allow faculty to develop a career trajectory that aligns professional goals, teaching, and work-life balance. In addition, CRPDE also provides workshops on a number of topics pertinent to junior faculty, including research project idea development, scaling research ideas, research funding planning, understanding external funding agencies and internal funding resources, increasing research competitiveness, removing barriers to successful scholarship and the like.
The iRep Program walks faculty through the development of an individualized Research Plan with the goal of developing a dynamic and creative path for faculty to align their activities with professional goals, research/scholarship/creative activity, teaching, service, and work-life balance.
iRep begins with a workshop in a small group format. Consult the workshop calendar on the CRPDE website for more information: http://crpde.ou.edu/irep