La Salle University is a member of the Lasallian Research Network initiative, which is designed to facilitate research collaboration between faculty at our Lasallian higher education institutions around the world. As members of a global Lasallian network, we often speak of tapping the human and infrastructure resources at the disposal of our institutions and this initiative seeks to make this idea possible. The questions that guide this initiative are simple: (a) How can we become aware of other faculty with similar research interests and (b) how can we put those with similar research interests in communication with one another? To those ends, we are proud to present an online clearinghouse platform, designed and hosted by our skilled colleagues at Bethlehem University.
HOW DO I ACCESS THE LASALLIAN RESEARCH NETWORK?
The site is password protected and encrypted. Simply create a username and password (FYI: The password should have at least one capital letter and number) and be the first to post your research project; as more research project synopses are posted, feel free to browse relevant research projects.
WHAT DOES THE ONLINE CLEARINGHOUSE INCLUDE?
The clearinghouse includes brief project synopses and contact information for the person / people spearheading the project. Our goal is keep the platform actively populated with current projects and the platform already contains a feature that allow for updates when someone uploads a project synopsis that might be related to your stated research interests. We are also working to build a seed grant pool that can be used to assist these collaborations in conjunction with respective Offices of Mission.
WHAT KINDS OF PROJECTS WOULD BE GOOD FITS FOR THE LASALLIAN RESEARCH NETWORK?
The Lasallian Research Network includes projects that align with the research themes of the International Association of Lasallian Universities, but also includes many projects beyond those themes. Current disciplinary interests include the following, but these categories are meant as starting places, not as limits on what can be proposed:
If you have a project that you hope can benefit from collaboration expertise, equipment or resources that may be available at other Lasallian institutions, or simply would like to work with a skilled colleague, please upload a project synopsis of your own.
WHERE DO I DIRECT QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LASALLIAN RESEARCH NETWORK?
We would like to invite you to reach out to your respective institutional liaison to learn more about the initiative and to access this valuable tool for faculty research collaboration. We are committed to providing the necessary help you need to complete your research project successfully and hope you join us in tapping into the powerful opportunities available within our Lasallian community. If you are interested in reaching someone at a Lasallian institution outside the United States, reach out to your institution’s liaison for guidance.
Bethlehem University: Jamil Khader
Manhattan College: Cory Blad
La Salle University: Jennifer Kleinow
Lewis University: Daisy Sherry
St. Mary’s College of California: Monica Fitzgerald