Senate Meetings:

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2017-18 Faculty Senate Meetings:

September 13, 2017

October 11, 2017
November 8, 2017
December 13, 2017
February 14, 2018
March 21, 2018
April 11, 2018
May 9, 2018
June 13, 2018

University Union, 332
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Faculty Research Committee

Faculty Co-chair: TBD              
Administrative Co-chair: Tom McCoy, Vice President for Research & Innovation 

Membership: This committee shall consist of 13 members: eight tenured faculty members elected by the senate (one from each senate voting group), three At-Large Executive Committee representatives, the dean of the Toulouse Graduate School, and the Vice President for research who will serve as administrative co-chair of the committee. Administrators will serve as ex-officio non-voting members. The faculty chair of the committee will be appointed by the Executive Committee and has the authority to appoint ad hoc up to two additional non-voting members, subject to majority approval of the Faculty Research Committee and the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, for the purpose of advising on issues and activities. No more than one faculty member may be elected from any sub-unit within a senate voting group.

Terms: Each faculty member shall be three years in length and members may
serve no more than two consecutive terms.

* Indicates second term

  • Group I: Iftekhar Ahmed (COMM) - Term Ends 2018*
  • Group II: Jiangping Chen (IS) - Term Ends 2019
  • Group III: Srinivasan Srivilliputhur (MTSE) - Term Ends 2020
  • Group IV: Daniel Taylor (PSYC) - Term Ends 2020
  • Group V: Priscilla Connors (HTM) - Term Ends 2018
  • Group VI: Brian McFarlin (KHPR) – Term Ends 2020*
  • Group VII: Lee Hughes (BIOL) – Term Ends 2020
  • Group VIII: Jennifer Lane (MUSIC) - Term Ends 2018
  • At-Large EC: Nolan Gaffney (MGMT) - Term Ends 2018
  • At-Large EC: Brian Ayre (BIOL) - Term Ends 2018
  • At-Large EC: John Peters (ENG) - Term Ends 2018
  • Dean of Graduate School : Victor Prybutok

Committee Function:

The Faculty Research Committee shall study policy governing faculty research and
make recommendations to the senate; implement policy developed by the committee
and approved by the senate in the allocation of state appropriated funds for faculty research; and in the coordination of the university's research effort, carry on diligent efforts to locate and secure non-appropriated funds to support faculty research and keep all of the faculty informed about funds available for research.

2015-2016 Charges:

  • Assess and report biannually (November and May) to the Faculty Senate on UNT’s progress toward reaching its goal of achieving national research university status. 
  • Advise the Office of Research and VPR on policies and procedures designed to help UNT’s research faculty meet annual timeline goals designed to move UNT forward from emerging research university status to national research university status. 
  • Gather faculty feedback regarding research support at all university levels and report action items to the Office of Research and VPR, the Provost, and the Faculty Senate
  • Advise the Office of Research and VPR on research priorities and infrastructure investments that might help the university to national research university status. 
  • Encourage faculty research, scholarship, and creative achievement in every academic unit by advocating for Faculty Senate, university and unit policies that reward excellence in research, scholarship, and creative achievement
  • Participate in a self-evaluation process regarding the role and function of the Faculty Research Committee in relation to the Office of Research and VPR, and recommend new charges as the committee deems appropriate.
  • Creation of a networking relationship with VPR office and Office of Research Committees. Here we would offer a member of the current Senate Faculty Research Committee to sit on active VPR and Office of Research committees.  This will allow a voice from a Senate Standing committee, and a mechanism for reporting changes and actions within the Research Office.

 Faculty Research Committee Report - Spring 2015