Research Council

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Research Council is to advise the Vice Provost for Research and Economic Development on policies that encourage research, establish a research environment, and provide research support facilities; serve as a review board for proposed research programs and facilities; and, recommend adjudication of variances to policies and procedures.


LEADERSHIP

The Research Council is chaired by a faculty member on the council. The chair is elected by those faculty members on the council.


COMPOSITION

Members are selected by Faculty Senate’s Committee on Committees and serve a 3-year term.

Membership consists of faculty members active in research from:

  • Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences;
  • Sam M. Walton College of Business;
  • College of Education and Health Professions;
  • College of Engineering;
  • one from the sciences area of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences;
  • one from another research area in the Fulbright College;
  • non-voting, one student.

The Research Council has several ex-officio, non-voting members:

  • Vice Provost for Research and Economic Development
  • Director of Research and Sponsored Programs;
  • Associate Vice Provost(s) for Research.

A secretary (non-voting) will be provided by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.


MEETING SCHEDULE

The RC meets monthly. The date and time is adjusted each semester to accommodate members schedules.

Research Council is a Faculty Senate Committee. Additional information may be found at the Faculty Senate website at: http://facultysenate.uark.edu/facsen2015to2016/Committees2015to2016/ResearchCouncilCom.htm