The Research Advisory Committee shall be responsible for liaison between the faculty and the Associate Dean for Research. The Committee shall be responsible for advising the Associate Dean and the faculty on matters related to research and research funding in the school including, but not limited to, distribution of funds to promote research, review of proposals for SLA grant funds, review of sabbatical applications, and policy development regarding research activity and integrity.
The Committee shall be composed of eight members:Five voting members including:four full-time faculty with significant involvement in research activity and a designated Executive Committee representative, three non-voting members including:the Associate Dean for Research,
the SLA grants analyst, and a student appointed by the Executive Committee, in consultation with the Research Advisory Committee.
A chair will be elected annually by the committee members. Voting members should serve two-year staggered terms. The student member will be appointed annually.