The Senate Research Committee serves as the consultative body to the president and senior University officers on all major issues of and policies dealing with research at the University, such as grants management, intellectual property, and funding issues. The committee is expected to consider matters of University-wide policy or effect.
2021-22 Senate Research Committee Leadership
2021-22 Meeting Schedule
The Senate Research Committee meets Mondays from 2-4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. University Senate Governance committees will continue meeting via Zoom during fall semester 2021. Meeting modality for spring semester 2022 will be revisited closer to the end of the 2021 calendar year.
|September 13, 2021||2-4 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|October 4, 2021||2-4 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|November 8, 2021||2-4 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|December 6, 2021||2-4 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|February 7, 2022||2-4 p.m.||TBD|
|March 14, 2022||2-4 p.m.||TBD|
|April 11, 2022||2-4 p.m.||TBD|
Committee members will be automatically added to a Google Calendar invite for these meetings at the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year.
Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article IV., Section 5
K. RESEARCH COMMITTEE
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,
- 1 civil service staff member,
- 1 postdoctoral fellow/associate, and
- ex officio representation as specified by vote of the Faculty Senate.
Faculty, academic professional, civil service, and student members shall be appointed by the Committee on Committees. Academic professional members must be eligible to serve in the Faculty Senate. Postdoc members shall be appointed by the Postdoctoral Association.
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.
- Senate Research Committee (SRC) Perspective on the 2019 Transition in Leadership
- Faculty Need for Minnesota Grants Electronic Management System (MN-GEMS)
- The Value and Measurement of Scholarship at the University of Minnesota Whether or Not Externally Funded
- Principles Governing Private Support of Research