September 28, 2001
Present: Susan Perry, Jenny Clay, Hilary Sanfey, Paul Kingston, Donal Day, Reginald Garrett, Arlene Keeling, Scott Vandenberg, Robert Grainger
Susan Perry, Chair of the Research and Scholarship Committee, called the meeting to order.
Ms. Perry opened the meeting by thanking everyone for their participation on the Committee. Introductions were made.
Rob Grainger, Chair of the Faculty Senate, spoke about the work of the Senate this year, and this year's theme, "Science and Society." In collaboration with the Institute for Practical Ethics, a new major is being created, "Biology and Society," Mr. Grainger said. There is also an ongoing series of lectures being presented, in collaboration with the Institute for Practical Ethics, known as "Genetics and Society." Posters are being sent to faculty, advertising the events.
In keeping with the science theme, the Research and Scholarship Committee will plan a focused event in the Spring, possibly on the topic of patenting genes, a topic which was suggest by Pat Werhane, Past Chair of the Senate. The idea of inviting an outside speaker for the event was also discussed.
Susan Perry reviewed last year's Committee charge, which included administering the David Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards and building the Faculty Senate Faculty Speakers Bureau through personal contacts. Fred Damon, a faculty member and a Senator, is the Senate's liaison for the Speaker's Bureau.
This year's charges to the Committee are:
· Plan the Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards Symposium: The Symposium should take place in late October. Scott Vandenberg, Professor of Pathology, will oversee the planning.
· Administer this year's Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards: Susan Perry described the process. Reginald Garrett, Professor of Biology, will chair the Awards Subcommittee. The Call for Proposals will go out in late October, about the same time as the Symposium. The Award recipients will be announced in late November to early December. Reviewers of the proposals are Jenny Clay, Professor in the Department of Classics, Hilary Sanfey, Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, and Donal Day, Research Professor.
· Creating an Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards Brochure: This will be an informational brochure. Paul Kingston, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Arlene Keeling, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, will work on developing the brochure.
· Writing a Teaching Initiative Awards white paper for fundraising
· Working on the Science and Society Initiative
The last two charges will be addressed during the Spring semester.
The meeting adjourned at 3:10 p.m.