Research Council

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Research Council is to advise the Vice Provost for Research 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; recommend adjudication of variances to policies and procedures; supervise the approved policies; and address research misconduct cases at the direction of the Vice-Provost.


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 two research-active faculty members (each) 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;
  • J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, the natural and physical sciences areas;
  • J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, research areas other than the natural and physical sciences;
  • Fay Jones School of Architecture and design;
  • University Libraries; and
  • School of Law

Membership also includes:

  • one student, non-voting
  • Assistant Vice-Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs, ex officio and non-voting
  • Vice Provost for Research and Innovation, ex officio and non-voting
  • Associate Vice Provost for Research and Innovation, ex officio and non-voting

A secretary (non-voting) will be provided by the Office of the Vice-Provost for Research and Innovation.


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: https://facultysenate.uark.edu/senatecommittees.php