Research Council

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Research Council shall be to:

  1. Administer the Research Enhancement and Faculty Development and Enrichment programs. The council shall issue calls for proposals, shall review proposals, and shall recommend to the Chief Academic Officer of the University allocations of the Research Enhancement and Faculty Development and Enrichment monies.
  2. Recommend general guidelines for the submitting of requests, including the criteria for judging proposals, the categories of priority, and any restrictions which may be placed on a grant approval by the university.
  3. Recommend policies defining ethical and legal requirements relating to research such as experimentation with human and animal subjects, copyrights, patents, utilization of research assistants, use and ownership of equipment, collection of data, the rights of investigators, conflicts of interest, consulting, and other matters which from time to time may require review, discussion, and action.
  4. Advise on policies and matters relating to research and grant administration and faculty development and enrichment which may be referred to the Council by the academic administration.
  5. Advise the administration on needs in research endeavors (e.g., personnel, equipment, library resources, computer services, travel, publishing, etc.) and generally promote the support of research activities.
  6. Assist in the general research efforts of the institution through appropriate publicity, investigation of possible sources of funding for research, and encouragement of research by the faculty.
  7. Study and develop plans and make recommendations for the organization of a systematic program for the encouragement and advancement of scholarly post-doctoral research and publication by the members of the faculty.
  8. Study and develop plans and recommendations for the organization of a systematic program of faculty development and enrichment.

Primary Responsibility Area: Academic

Membership

Membership is appointed and shall consist of seven members elected by Faculty Assembly. Members may include only librarians and tenured or tenure-track faculty.

Term: three-year, staggered

Chair: Elected by membership

Membership as of Fall 2019 Expiration of Term
Dr. Anirban Bhattacharjee, Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences

Dr. Karrin Ford, Fine Arts & Communication

Dr. Crystal Graham, Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences

Dr. Thomas Shiller, Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences

Dr. Galen Privitt, Education

Dr. Kevin Urbanczyk, Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences

Dr. Filemon Zamora, Languages and Literature

09/30/2021

09/30/2022

09/30/2021

09/30/2022

09/30/2020

09/30/2020

09/30/2022

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