Faculty Research Committee Mission Statement
Mission
In the area of faculty research, the function of this committee is to evaluate and recommend for approval or nonapproval research and creative activity proposals based on established criteria. This committee also has the responsibility to evaluate all completed research or creative activity projects. In addition, this committee will develop procedures to assist faculty with the development of their research proposals.

Committee Membership
Nine voting members

  • one faculty representative from each of the seven colleges and the Counselor/Librarian unit
  • one at-large member chosen from the Professional Group whenever possible

One ex-officio member

  • A representative from the Office of Academic Affairs

Reporting Procedure
The chair shall send an annual report and all recommendations to the Vice-President of the Academic Senate. In addition to the above, the chair shall send all recommendations for approval of research proposals to the Provost.

Note
When appropriate, experts within the applicant's discipline will be requested to serve as consultants to the committee to aid with the review of specific proposals.

Resources
It is recommended that the research grant fund be increased from the current $20,000 to $50,000.

Timetable  
Reminder Date: Last week of Winter Semester and second week of Fall Semester
Submission Date: First Monday after Spring Semester begins
Notification Date: Immediately following the March Board of Trustees Meeting
Funding Date: Upon approval
Conflict of Interest: Members of the committee should voluntarily withdraw from the committee during any year in which they are applying to the committee for funding.