Annual Report of Achievement (ARA) Submission Information

Annual Report of Achievements (ARA) Submission Guidelines

Did you do engage in research and scholarly activity during the current fiscal year (October 1 and September 30)? If so, share information about your project by including it in Gallaudet University’s Annual Report of Achievements (ARA.) To accurately represent Gallaudet’s collective accomplishments in these areas for the fiscal year, it is essential that everyone in the campus community report their contributions.

ARA submissions are due by September 11 every year.

Your project information will be shared with the Gallaudet community, including administrators and trustees; members of Congress; and donors and foundations, providing them knowledge of the many far-reaching achievements Gallaudet makes each year.

DO report:
"Achievements" include:
    ·       Research projects
    ·       Scholarly and creative products not associated with a research project but nonetheless enrich higher learning, e.g., publications, presentations, and dissertations

DO NOT report:
    ·       Papers or documents that are incomplete, in progress or ongoing efforts
    ·       Papers and books in draft
    ·       Unpublished documents
    ·       Internal reports, program documents, or curriculum proposals or revisions
    ·       Grant proposals

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING TO THE ARA ONLINE

 1.      LOOK FOR YOUR PROJECT  UNDER PI NAME AND DEPARTMENT

     ·       Find your research project under the PI name and department through the Office of Research Support and International Affairs' database of Gallaudet research.

2.      UPDATE AND EDIT EXISTING RESEARCH PROJECT

You can make changes to ongoing projects that were reported to the ARA in previous fiscal years by following these steps:

     ·      Go to database of Gallaudet research. Look for your project under Investigator or Department/Unit. 

     ·      Find the project ID. 

     ·      Install project ID number in between project/ and /edit:   https://rsia.gallaudet.edu/ragu/project/<PROJECT ID>/edit           
             (for example:   https://rsia.gallaudet.edu/ragu/project/859/edit ).

     ·      Make sure you save the form by click the button "Save Changes."

     ·       Review the descriptions (abstracts) of your research project that appeared in the previous year’s ARA.
     ·       Make sure you update every project, and take into consideration information such as:
      o   Was the study ongoing in the current fiscal year?
      o   Are there changes to the end date (for ongoing studies), project description, investigators, etc.?
      o   Are there any publications or presentations related to the project that you want to report for the current year? (List the citations in American Psychological Association format)

2.       SUBMIT NEW RESEARCH PROJECTS
https://rsia.gallaudet.edu/ragu/project
Create new project descriptions (abstracts) for research projects that began during the current fiscal year.

3.       SUBMIT NEW SCHOLARLY AND CREATIVE PRODUCTS (PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS)
https://rsia.gallaudet.edu/ragu/project

Report any new publication, presentation, workshop, dissertation, film, theatrical production, or other scholarly activity completed between October 1 and September 30 that is not associated with a research project that you are submitting. 

·      Report products that are not related to a specific project.

·       Make sure you click the checkbox on  Product-only project? (It will skip the abstract box).

Research products can only be entered once. In cases where more than one person worked on a research project, it is essential that only one of these individuals report the project in order to prevent duplicate reports. Please determine among yourselves who will enter the project for publication in the ARA.

If you have any questions or need help, contact Senda.Benaissa@gallaudet.edu