Undergraduate Research Committee

Function

The functions of the Undergraduate Research Committee are to:

  • promote quality research experiences for undergraduate students by advocating policies and procedures, encouraging undergraduate research, and increasing quality and recognition of undergraduate research accomplishments;
  • to encourage faculty/student research; to publicize available funding opportunities;
  • to evaluate student proposals for small grant research funding and to award undergraduate research grants; to advise the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship on matters relating to undergraduate research at the University; and to report regularly to University Senate.

Composition

Six (6) faculty members, at least one (1) of whom shall be a member of University Senate. 

  • The following disciplinary groupings shall each be represented by two (2) faculty members:
    • Applied sciences and natural sciences
    • Business, education, and social sciences
    • Humanities and creative arts 
  • Five (5) undergraduate students nominated according to a procedure established by the Associated Student Government
    • Three (3) of the student members shall serve one-year terms
    • Two (2) of the student members shall serve two-year terms
  • One (1) graduate student
  • One (1) ex officio nonvoting member
    • A representative from the Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship to be appointed by the Associate Provost for Research and Scholarship or his/her designee.

Membership

Faculty

Term ends August 2018

Term ends August 2019

Term ends August 2020

Undergraduate Students

Two-year Term ending May 2019

One-year Term ending May 2018

Graduate Student

Ex officio nonvoting member