Research and Scholarship Committee
November 3, 2000 (1:30-3:00 p.m.)
Board Room, Newcomb Hall
Present: William Kehoe, Jenny Clay, Hilary Sanfey, Susan Perry, Donal Day, Reginald Garrett, Gene Block
William Kehoe, Chair of the Research and Scholarship Committee, called the meeting to order. Welcoming remarks.
The September 22 meeting minutes were review. A motion was made to accept the minutes, the motion was seconded, and it passed unanimously.
Mr. Kehoe introduced Gene Block, Vice President for Research and Public Service. Mr. Block is an ex officio member of the Research and Scholarship Committee. Mr. Block gave the Committee an overview of his work and his recent change in title. The Federal Government has oversight for human and animal research and Chemical waste oversight management, Mr. Block reported. Research is costing much more than in the past. The University is balancing individual research interests with priority research, which is needed for outside funding. Mr. Block reported on policy issues that his office is working on, and Mr. Kehoe offered the Committee's assistance, and he invited Mr. Block to attend future Committee meetings.
The Committee discussed the Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards process and timelines. Susan Perry, Chair of the Harrison Awards Subcommittee, gave an overview of the planned selection process for Harrison Award recipients. Pamela Kulbok, a member of the Harrison Awards First-Round Reviews Subcommittee, will not be able to participate in this process due to illness. Ms. Perry asked for volunteers to participate in the First-Round Reviews. Hilary Sanfey and Donal Day volunteered. Ms. Perry will chair the Second-Round Reviews Subcommittee, and Hilary Sanfey, Reginald Garrett, Karen Ryan, Jenny Clay, Karen Ryan, and Roseanne Ford will participate in the Second-Round Reviews. The proposed timetable for the First-Round Reviews is November 8 through November 14. The Committee decided on the criteria they would use for the first round cut. Ms. Perry agreed to create a one-page criteria sheet for the reviewers to use in their selection/cut process.
Agenda Item #6, "Harrison Awards Symposium" will be addressed at the next Committee meeting, on December 1, 2000. Mr. Kehoe agreed to compose a letter to the Provost regarding the distribution of funds to students, particularly how to address the need for up-front expenses, such as rent, utilities, food, since there was some difficulty with this process last year.
Mr. Kehoe distributed a report from Robert Grainger, last year's Chair of the Research and Scholarship Committee. The report consisted of responses from last year's students and faculty about the Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards Program. Frances Peyton will send a reminder to those students and faculty members that have not yet responded to the request for feedback on the Program.
The next Committee meeting is on December 1, 2000. The meeting will be in the Newcomb Hall Board Room, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
The meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m.