Research Council

The Research Council recommends policies with respect to the research activities, facilities, personnel, and patents.

About Senate Operational Committees

The Faculty Senate establishes Senate operational committees, which report to the full Faculty Senate at each meeting of the Faculty Senate. Senate Operational Committees serve to expedite the efficient functioning of the Senate and its affairs to address matters relating to faculty interests and functions. The chair of each committee, directed by majority vote of the committee membership, shall bring policy matters to the Faculty Senate Steering Committee for consideration. Even though there is no voting by proxy for Senate meetings, Senate operational committees may adopt policies at the start of the year to allow voting by proxy. According to Robert’s Rules of Order (latest edition) proxies should be written, be for a specific meeting, and be given to the committee chair before the start of a meeting.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To recommend policies as it deems necessary and appropriate with respect to research activities,facilities, personnel, and patents to the vice president for the Office of Research.
  2. To consult with and advise the vice president for the Office of Research on the stimulation of and support for research activities, including policies for allocation of monies to be invested in UCF research endeavors.
  3. To assist in the evaluation of research programs within the university and advise on new research centers and institutes and the evaluation of performance of existing centers and institutes.
  4. To recommend policies that will foster a strong, mutually productive relationship between research centers and institutes and departments.
  5. To speak for the faculty on governmental, industrial, and other private sector and foundation support of the research programs of the university.
  6. To review the activities of the committees that deal with the use of human subjects or animals in research.
  7. To review the activities of the committee that deals with copyrights and patents.
  8. To review and make recommendations to the vice president for the Office of Research on internal research grants and awards.
  9. To work with the vice president for the Office of Research in establishing guidelines for submissions and review of research proposals.
  10. To recommend policies to promote the responsible conduct of research by UCF faculty, staff, and students.
  11. To make recommendations to the Steering Committee of the Faculty Senate.

Committee References

Senate Operational Committee Procedures
Parliamentary Procedure
Senate Resolution Guidelines
Senate Resources Website

Membership

The committee shall consist of eighteen faculty members with at least one representative from each of the academic units selected by the Committee on Committees and two additional faculty members from the institutes and/or centers will be designated by the vice president for the Office of Research. Academic unit faculty membership shall proportionally represent the number of faculty of the colleges. Only faculty members holding the rank of associate professor or professor or professional librarians of comparable rank shall be eligible for membership. The vice president for the Office of Research (or designee) shall serve as an ex officio member. Terms of service shall be three years, staggered. The chair and vice chair of the council shall be elected annually by its membership.

A committee member designated as an ex officio member is a contributing member who takes part in all discussions and serves as a resource person but is non-voting and cannot serve as the chair of the committee.

For expectations of committee members, see Operational Committee Procedures.


Research Council

Natalie Underberg-Goode, Chair
Games and Interactive Media
Nicholson School of Communication and Media
Email:  Natalie.Underberg-Goode@ucf.edu

Shawn Burke, Vice Chair
TRACE Lab
Institute for Simulation and Training
Email:  SBurke@ist.ucf.edu

Note: A committee member who misses more than half of the regularly scheduled meetings in an academic year for which an alternate has not been assigned by the Senate Office is presumed to have resigned from the committee. It is the responsibility of the committee member to ensure attendance is recorded whether in person or on the phone.

Meeting Schedule

At their August 31, 2020 meeting, the Research Council established Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. as their standard meeting day and time for the 2020-2021 academic year. Minor deviations in time are based on the agreement of the council members. The meeting schedule and location is determined by the chair of the committee.

Date/Location/Time
Monday, August 31, 2020
Zoom Meeting
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday, September 28, 2019
Virtual Meeting
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday, October 26, 2020
Virtual Meeting
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 30, 2020
Virtual Meeting
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday, January 25, 2021
Virtual Meeting
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Virtual Meeting
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday, March 29, 2021
Virtual Meeting
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Meeting Materials

Agendas and related materials are distributed to committee members one week prior to the scheduled meeting. Minutes and materials are posted once approved at the next meeting. Below are the official agendas, materials distributed, and approved minutes and materials for each meeting.

Academic Year Agenda and Materials Approved Minutes and Materials
2020-2021 Oct 26

Research Council Minutes 12-19-19
Research Council Minutes 1-13-20
Research Council Minutes 9-28-20
Study of EHS & Export Control Org Location

pending none
Sep 28

Research Council Minutes 1-13-20
Research Council Minutes 8-31-20
Resolution 2019-2020-21 EHS Reporting Structure
Study of EHS & Export Control Org Location

pending none
Aug 31 None Aug 31 none
2019-2020 Feb 17 none pending none
Feb 10 Research Council Minutes 1-13-20 pending none
Jan 13 Research Council Minutes 12-9-19 pending none
Dec 9 Research Council Minutes 11-4-19 Dec 9 none
Nov 4 Research Council Minutes 10-14-19 Nov 4 none
Oct 14 Faculty Senate Research Council Duties and Responsibilities Oct 14 none

Resolution 2018-2019-10 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, resulted in the Research Council being elevated from a Joint Committee to an Operational Committee of the Faculty Senate. Below are the previous minutes and annual reports from the Council.

Committee Minutes Annual Report
Research Council none 2018-2019
none 2017-2018
none 2016-2017
2-22-16 2015-2016
none 2014-2015
none 2011-2012

FACULTY SENATE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, November 19, 2020
4:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting
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STEERING COMMITTEE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, November 12, 2020
4:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting

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