Professional Development Committee- Chair/Vice Chair


The PDC is NCURA's standing committee responsible for all programs, activities and publications devoted to the professional development of NCURA members. The Vice Chair assists the Chair as directed by the Chair and performs the duties of the Chair when the Chair cannot. The Vice Chair serves a one-year term and succeeds to PDC Chair for one year.

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One-year term as Vice Chair of PDC and succeeds to PDC Chair for one year. Total Commitment: 2 years.

Function of Position - The Vice Chair, works with the Chair and reporting to the NCURA Board of Directors through the Vice President, will lead the committee through its yearly goals utilizing e-mail, conference calls and in-person meetings as scheduled. The Vice Chair and Chair work with the Board to develop, implement, oversee, and evaluate all professional development activity, including the Annual Meeting, special conferences, traveling workshops, NCURA Magazine, Research Management Review journal, and other publications as well as online learning programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities & % Time Devoted - The PDC meets twice per year, and accomplishes much of its work through e-mail and regular telephone communication throughout the year. Approximately 3-4 hours per week, averaged across a year, can be anticipated.


  • Leadership - Proven skills in leading committees and teams with experience in task development, review, brainstorming, prioritizing and follow-through is essential.
  • Knowledge and/or Skills - An understanding of NCURA's primary mission as a professional development organization, and a thorough understanding of its professional development offerings.
  • Education and/or Experience - Prior service on this committee and/or service on the National Board of Directors, required. Experience with a broad range of university research administration issues, or specific expertise in a particular specialty area within the profession is desirable.


Training and Support - NCURA staff provides necessary orientation and support to the Chair.

Additional Information (Benefits, Cost Reimbursement, Travel Requirements, etc) - Travel for PDC business is reimbursed by NCURA.

- NCURA Awards: Current National officers (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) and current NCURA Standing Committee (FMC, NLDC and PDC) Chairs and Vice Chairs are ineligible for nomination for an NCURA Outstanding Achievement in Research Administration Award or for a Distinguished Service Award.