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Faculty Research Support and Facilities Advisory Committee

Standing Bylaw Committee of the
Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering
2016-2017


MEMBERSHIP: 2016-2017

Term: Five (5) years

Name and Link to
Directory Listing
Department Title Term Role Note
Robbat, Al Chemistry Associate Professor 2014-2019 Chair LV 2016-2017
Freudenreich, Catherine Biology Professor 2010-2020 Chair Fall 2016
Black, Lauren Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor 2016-2017    
Crane, Gregory Classics Professor 2013-2018    
Jack, B. Kelsey Economics Assistant Professor 2012-2017    
Khardon, Roni Computer Science Professor 2015-2020    
Lang, Kenneth Physics and Astronomy Professor 2015-2020    
Ramsburg, Andrew Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor 2014-2019    
Ruane, Kim Mathematics Professor 2016-2021    
Tickle-Degnen, Linda Occupational Therapy Professor 2016-2021    
Vandervelde, Thomas E Electrical & Computer Engineering Assistant Professor 2016-2021    
White, Robert Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor 2013-2018    
Yi, Hyunmin  Chemical Engineering Associate Professor 2013-2019    
Lazo Rivera, Pedro TCU Senate Undergraduate student representative 2016-2017    
Spring, Alexander TCU Senate Undergraduate student representative 2016-2017    
Paige, Murphy TCU Senate Graduate student representative 2016-2017    
Huang, Yizhou TCU Senate Graduate student representative 2016-2017    
Cook, Bob Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean   Ex officio, voting  
Johnson, Eric University Advancement VP of University Advancement   Ex officio, voting  
Omenetto, Fiorenzo School of Engineering Associate Dean of Research   Ex officio, nonvoting  
Meydani, Simin Office of the Provost Vice Provost for Research   Ex officio, nonvoting  
TBD Corporate and Foundation Relations Director   Ex officio, voting  

 


DESCRIPTION AND WORKLOAD

The function of the Faculty Research Support Advisory Committee is to systematically review the policies and conditions under which faculty scholarship and research are conducted and supported at the university; and shall make recommendations thereon to individuals, to the Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering, or to the appropriate administrative officer. The committee shall have authority to investigate and make recommendations upon the policies for provision and utilization of research facilities, including computer services; upon relevant accounting, personnel and purchasing services; upon contract and grant administration practices including pre- and post-award support; upon relevant safety, health, patent, consulting, and publication policies; and upon such other matters relating to the maintenance of a vigorous and productive climate of scholarly research for faculty and students as may be brought to its attention. School and central administrators who receive recommendations from the FRS committee are responsible for responding in a timely manner.

The Faculty Research Support Advisory Committee consists of five faculty members of the School of Arts and Sciences and three faculty members of the School of Engineering, together with the following ex-officio members or their designees: the Dean of Arts and Sciences; the Dean of the School of Engineering; the Vice Provost (for Research); and the Vice President of Operations. School administrators have a reporting responsibility to the committee and must attend committee meetings when requested. Also, two graduate student representatives designated by the Graduate Student Council, one from the School of Arts and Sciences and one from the School of Engineering, will serve on the committee. There are no eligibility restrictions based on rank, but experience conducting research at Tufts is advantageous. Committee members are appointed to a five-year term.

Committee members attend meetings for one to two hours several times each semester. Responsibilities include identifying topics for the committee to address and meeting with appropriate administrators to identify ways to address those concerns. This committee is appropriate for tenure-track faculty members and welcomes input on the research experience of faculty members at all levels.


COMMITTEE BUSINESS: 2016-2017

Information will be posted as it becomes available.


BYLAWS

Visit Arts, Sciences and Engineering Bylaws for more information regarding this committee's bylaws.


ANNUAL REPORTS


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