The Research Committee represents the interests of faculty, academic professionals, students, and civil service staff in research and support for research at the University.
The Research Committee shall be composed of 15 faculty members, 2 academic professional members, 3 students, one civil service staff member, one postdoctoral fellow/associate, and ex officio representation as specified by vote of the Senate. Faculty/academic professional and student members shall be nominated by the Committee on Committees with the approval of the Faculty Senate. Academic professional members must be eligible to serve in the Senate. Postdoc members shall be appointed by the Postdoctoral Association. Civil service members shall be appointed by the Civil Service Consultative Committee.
The faculty/academic professional members shall be selected to represent the range of research and scholarship disciplines at the University, with members drawn from the health sciences, biological/agricultural sciences, physical sciences and engineering, the social sciences, professional schools, and the arts and humanities.
Duties and Responsibilities
a. To recommend to the Faculty Consultative Committee such policies as it deems necessary and appropriate with respect to research activities, facilities, personnel, and patents.
b. To consult with and advise the president and senior academic officers on the stimulation of and support for research activities.
c. To assist in the evaluation of research programs within the University.
d. To speak for the faculty on governmental, industrial, and other private sector and foundation support of the research programs of the University.
e. To advise the Vice President for Research and the Dean of the Graduate School on matters relating to research.
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