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

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.


Meeting Materials and Reports

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.


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Committee Members

Linda Walters, Chair
College of Sciences
Biology
Email: Linda.Walters@ucf.edu

Shawn Burke, Vice Chair
College of Graduate Studies
School of Modeling Simulation & Training
Email: SBurke@ist.ucf.edu

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.


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.

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