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Committee on Research Policy and Planning

COMMITTEE MANDATE

Provisionally approved June 2011

In discharging its functions the Committee shall:

  1. Enhance the scholarly climate by developing overarching faculty strategies for advancing research scholarship and creative work; and by generating ideas and approaches for implementing these strategies.

    i.1 Create policy and establish application  

          procedures for research resources designated

          to the committee for adjudication, and make

          recommendations to Council.

  2. Facilitate connections and communications between CRPP and other research bodies of the university.

    ii.1 Liaise with any Senate committee(s) that have

          research planning and policy functions to ensure

          a free flow of ideas and information between the

          Faculty and the University level on matters of

          research and scholarship.

    ii.2 Liaise with any research committee(s) in units,

          encourage and exchange research/scholarly

          ideas, enhance the scholarly climate of the

          faculty, and discuss the development of  

          research, scholarship, and creative work within

          and across the units.

  3. Constitute sub-committees for research adjudications, and from time to time establish ad hoc working groups to deal with emerging priorities in relation to research and scholarship.

    iii.1 Grant Adjudication Sub-Committee (chaired by a

            member of CRPP), reviews applications for

            minor research grants and other grants or

            awards, according to policy and procedures

            established by the CRPP and approved in  

            Council, and disburses funds as available and

            appropriate.

    iii.2 Awards and Celebrations Sub-Committee

           (chaired by a member of CRPP) reviews and

            adjudicates nominations for any awards for

            research excellence and scholarly creative  

            excellence, and any other prizes that shall be  

            approved by the Faculty Council. 

  4. Committee Secretary prepares final report for submission to the Office of Research Ethics.  CRPP reviews the year-end undergraduate research ethics summaries from all academic unit Research Ethics Boards.

Membership:
Nine faculty members elected at-large for a three-year term
Two students appointed by the Student Council of the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies on an annual basis

Ex-officio (non-voting) members
Dean or dean’s designate
Liberal Arts and Professional Representativeon the Senate Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee (APPRC)
Representative from the Libraries 
One Research Officer
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Secretary of Council or designate

Faculty members will be elected at-large for a three-year rolling cycle. Members elected at-large will not be from the same School/Department. Each year, one-third of the membership turns over and will be replaced on a rotational basis by other faculty members from different Schools/Departments who are not already represented on the Committee. At all times there shall be at least one each from the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools. For the purposes of membership, faculty from the humanities, social science, and professional studies will be defined by Unit self-designation reported to Council Office by January 1.

Quorum will be at least half of its voting members, the majority of whom are faculty members. The Chair of the Committee is selected by the voting members of the Committee for a two-year term.

Grant Adjudication Sub-Committee Membership:

Dean or dean’s designate

Five faculty members with at least one from each of the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools elected annually by and from the Committee on Research Policy and Planning,

One Research Officer,

Secretary of Council or designate.

Awards and Celebrations Sub-Committee Membership:

Dean or Dean’s designate,

Five faculty members with at least one from each of the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools elected annually by and from the Committee on Research Policy and Planning,

One Research Officer,

Secretary of Council or designate.

MEMBERSHIP 2014-2015
Tony Burke, Department of Humanities
Nergis Canefe, Department of Political Science/School of Public Policy and Administration
Mark Hayward, Department of Communication Studies
Barbara Heron, School of Social Work
Jimmy Huang,School of Information Technology
Muhammad Ali Khalidi, Department of Philosophy
Geoff Lawrence, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Mark Peacock, Department of Social Science
Vacancy
Representatives from SCOLAPS:
Sachin Persaud
Solomon Yeung

Ex-Officio Members (non-voting):
Naomi Adelson, Associate Dean, Research
LA&PS Representative on the Senate Committee on Research
Representative from the Libraries
One Research Officer
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Roshan Udit, Coordinator, Adjudications

SCHEDULED MEETING DATES 2014-2015

The Committee on Research Policy and Planning will normally meet on the fourth Monday of each month (September - June) from 12:00pm to 2:00pm in Room N926N, Ross Building.

2014/2015 Committee Meeting Dates
September 22, 2014 February 23, 2015
October 27, 2014 March 23, 2015
November 24, 2014 April 27, 2015
December 15, 2014* May 25, 2015
January 26, 2015 June 22, 2015

 

*The December meeting will take place on the 3rd Monday due to the Christmas break.

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REPORTS & DOCUMENTS

Minor Research Grant

LA&PS Awards for Distinction in Research

Rules and Procedures of Council

Reports to Council

September 2011

January 2012