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.

2024-25 Senate Research Committee Leadership

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Meeting Schedule

2024-25 Meeting Schedule

The Senate Research Committee meets Mondays from 2-4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. 

September 23, 20242-4 p.m.Online Via Zoom
October 7, 20242-4 p.m.Online Via Zoom
November 4, 20242-4 p.m.Online Via Zoom
December 2, 20242-4 p.m.Online Via Zoom
February 3, 20252-4 p.m.Online Via Zoom
March 3, 20252-4 p.m.Online Via Zoom
April 14, 20252-4 p.m.Online Via Zoom

Committee members will be automatically added to a Google Calendar invite for these meetings at the beginning of the 2024-25 academic year. 

Committee Charge

Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article IV., Section 5


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.

(updated: 7/19/16)

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