Minutes of Meeting

Research Council Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Location: Library Special Collections. Bldg 12, 1st floor, Rm 1301

Call to Order:

The meeting was called by chair, Aisha Johnson-Jones, to order at 11:00 AM.

Members Present:

Aisha Johnson-Jones, Library Laura Heffernan, COAS (English) Lori Lange, COAS (Psychology) Judith Ochrietor, COAS (Biology) Mina Baliamoune, CCB (Economics and Geography) William Dally, CCEC (Engineering) John Nuszkowski, CCEC (Engineering) Lauri Wright, BCH (Nutrition & Dietetics)

Members Absent:

Hope Wilson, C0EHS (Foundations & Secondary Education) Lakshmi Goel, CCB (Management) Cara Tasher, COAS (Music) James Churilla, BCH (Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences) Kathleen Bloom, BCH (Nursing) Kristi Sweeney, CEHS (Leadership, School Counseling, and Sports Management) Members on sabbatical: Scott Brown, COAS (Art and Design) Herbert Koegler (Philosophy and Religious Studies)

Others Attending:

John Kantner, Associate Vice President for ORSP
  • Approval of the Minutes
    The minutes from the last meeting on August 17th were approved.
  • Introductory Remarks/Old Business
    Welcome and Introductory Remarks.
    Welcomed new members, and request for a secretary. This will be approved next meeting.

    Discussion on new grant rubric items, evaluation criteria, eligibility.

    • 12-month faculty may apply, as sole and only applicant.
    • The FAC recommended that the availability of the Summer Scholarship Grants should be limited for faculty members who already have received a previous award. The FAC recommends that Assistant Professors be allowed to receive a Summer Scholarship Grants once every 2 years, Associate Professors, once every 3 years, and Full Professors, once every 4 years. The timeframe restriction should be determined by the rank of the faculty member at the time of application.
  • New Business

    Grant 2017 deadline will be needed in order for us to plan accordingly.

    Discussion on grant selection process.

    • The Research Council will have an additional meeting after reviews, anticipated 1-2 hours, to decide which grants to recommend for funding.
  • Other Discussions/Announcement
    None.
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting
    Meeting adjourned at 11:26 PM. Meeting notes will be approved by the committee at the beginning of the next meeting or electronically. The next meeting will be determined via Doodle poll.