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Physical Address:
Office of Learning and Professional Development
5615 Kirby Dr, Suite 360
Houston, Texas 77005

Mailing Address:
Human Resources
Office of Learning and Professional Development
P.O. Box 1892, MS 98
Houston, Texas 77251-1892

Telephone: 713-348-6130
Fax: 713-348-5428
Email: learn@rice.edu  

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Administrative/Research Excellence

The purpose of the Administrative/Research Excellence development plan is to provide a comprehensive understanding of administrative infrastructure at Rice necessary to perform effectively in such positions as Department Coordinator, Department Administrator, and Research Administrator.  Courses in this plan include:  

  • Administering Departmental HR Functions  
  • Controller's Office 101  
  • Crucial Conversations 
  • Faculty Administration  
  • The Faculty Promotion and Tenure Process  
  • Property and Fixed Asset Management . . . It’s No Big Deal, Until It’s a Big Deal  
  • Research at Rice: Research Administration Overview  
  • Research at Rice: Office of Sponsored Research Overview  
  • Research at Rice: Research Accounting Overview  
  • Research at Rice: Effort Reporting  
  • Research at Rice: OMB Circulars  

Check back to see updates to this list.  Refer to Course Descriptions - Administrative/Research Excellence for more details about each class. Visit the Course Description, Schedule and Registration Page or the Administrative Career Training (ACT) Program website for schedules and descriptions of  learning opportunities that support your commitment to Administrative/Research Excellence.  

 Performance Excellence ~ Personal Excellence ~ Supervisory/Managerial Excellence