(A) The university research council shall
(1) Fifteen faculty or staff members eligible under
paragraph (B) of this rule, two from each of the seven academic colleges and
one from the school of nursing. Eligible faculty and staff members shall be
nominated by the deans of their respective colleges and submitted to the vice
president for research.
(2) A representative elected annually by the graduate
faculty during regular elections to serve as a member of, and liaison to, the
university research council.
(3) The director of sponsored programs and research
(B) Eligible faculty and staff:
To be considered eligible for appointment to the
university research council, nominees must be well-recognized, active scholars
as indicated by external funding, nationally recognized scholarly activity, or
other appropriate indicators; be able and willing to attend meetings on a
regular basis and actively participate in the deliberations and activities of
the university research council.
(C) The university research council shall be charged with
the following responsibilities:
(1) Research policies. Review and report to the faculty,
deans, and the provost on all proposals for new policies or programs designed
to enhance research productivity and success.
(2) Internal funding programs. Review and recommend changes
to the vice president for research on internal funding programs for research.
The university research council will also be requested to participate in
reviewing proposals for internal competitions, ranking the proposals and
forwarding recommendations for funding to the vice president for
(3) Bylaws of the university research council. The
university research council shall develop bylaws and procedures.
(4) Committees. Appointment and discharge of such
committees as deemed appropriate. These committees may include members outside
the council, including external to the university, as appropriate.