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Research Committee

CHAIR: TBD

AUSPICES: The Research Committee is a standing committee of the College of The Arts and receives authority for its actions through that body which includes the Faculty Advisory Council, the Dean, and the Directors’ Council.

CHARGE: The Research Committee is responsible for:

  • Supporting and promoting the research/creative activities of the faculty of the College.
  • Supporting and promoting the research/creative activities of non-ranked faculty, if their assigned duties include a significant percentage designated for independent research.
  • Assisting in the dissemination of faculty research/creative activities throughout the College, the University, and the worldwide community.
  • Advising the Dean, the Faculty Advisory Council and Directors’ Council, and other administrative officials on matters pertaining to policies and procedures intended to promote research/creative activities throughout the College and University.
  • Advising the Faculty and units within the College on the scope of research and strategies for supporting individual and group faculty research/creative activities.

OPERATING PROCEDURES:

The Research Committee will develop its own operating procedures, subject to approval by the Dean, the Faculty Advisory Council, and the Directors’ Council, which will include:

  1. Provision for meeting with and advising the Dean, the Directors’ Council and other administrative officials on matters pertaining to policies and procedures intended to promote research/creative activities throughout the College.
  2. Provision for promoting faculty research and its dissemination throughout the College and the university community, thus, increasing visibility in the University and beyond the larger academic/professional community.
  3. Provision for review of proposals to support research/creative activities and for awarding grants to College faculty from funds allocated for that purpose.
  4. Provision for assisting the Associate Dean of the College in recommending the disbursement of College research funds for faculty development and research/creative activities.
  5. Provision for advising the College, its centers and units on appropriate ways of disseminating information to faculty and administration on the availability and distribution of funds for research/creative activities.
  6. Provision for developing a clearinghouse of funding sources.
  7. Provision for advising other University committees on criteria for evaluating research/creative activities.
  8. Provision for appropriate liaison with the University Research Council and other university committees whose function may relate to the promotion of research/creative activities at USF.
  9. Provision for the encouragement of interdisciplinary research/creative activities among the units and those outside the College of The Arts.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership will consist of two tenured or tenure-earning faculty representatives from each academic unit, elected by majority vote of the members from their unit for a three-year term (totaling 6 members). All representatives should have demonstrated productivity in research/creative activities. Members are to be elected for staggered three-year terms, one-third retiring each year. A quorum is half of the total membership. In instances where a committee member is directly involved in a research proposal under evaluation by the committee, the member will abstain from discussions and voting.

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Ex-officio members include one CoTA representative currently serving on the University Research Council (voting) and one CoTA representative currently serving on the University Graduate Council (non-voting). Furthermore, the Associate Dean will serve as a member-at-large, voting only to break a tie. Two members of the Institute for Research in Art will serve as non-voting members.

CHAIR/VICE CHAIR OF RESEARCH COMMITTEE: The Chair and Vice-Chair will be elected by the members of the committee. Each will be a member serving the second or third year of his/her term.

 

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