Appendix F

10/18/16

CORRECTED COPY
(Shaded areas in [square brackets] reflect changes made at the Senate meeting.)

SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES AND RULES

Revisions to Senate Standing Rules Article II, Section 6, Committee on Research

(Legislative)

Implementation: Upon Approval by the Senate

Rationale

The membership of the Senate Committee on Research currently includes in Section 6 (iv) Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School. This position has since been split into two positions; the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School, and the Vice President for Research. The revision below separates these two positions in the membership of the committee.

Please note that the following contains bold text for additions and strikeouts indicating deleted text. Deleted text is notated with [Delete] [End Delete].

Article II Section 6
(l) Committee on Research

  1. Membership:

(i)      At least ten elected faculty senators
(ii)     One graduate student senator
(iii)    One undergraduate student senator
(iv)    [Delete] Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School*[End Delete] Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School *
(v)     Vice President for Research*

[Delete] (v) [End Delete] (vi) Six members of the Graduate Council Committee on Graduate Research including the Committee Chair

  1. Selection: By the Committee on Committees and Rules. Members from the Graduate Council on Graduate Research will be chosen in consultation with that committee.
  2. Duties: The Committee on Research is charged with promoting graduate and undergraduate research and scholarly activities and advising the Senate on research policies including research facilities and overhead and fringe benefit computation. It shall, within the advisory and consultative functions of the Senate, be consultative and advisory on all items involving research policies and services. It shall ensure an active faculty role in formulation of all research computing and information systems policies as they affect faculty and students in conjunction with the Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology Committee. It shall make recommendations to Senate Council on the establishment, reorganization, or discontinuation of organized research units and institutes. It will maintain formal liaison with the University Research Council. One member of the committee shall serve on the Penn State Press Editorial Committee. It shall be the Senate advisory body to the [Delete] Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School. [End Delete] [Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School.] Added on Senate floor.
  3. Mandated reports: none. The Committee on Research shall send its Informational Reports to the Senate Council.

*nonvoting unless Article IV, Section 2 of the Bylaws applies

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES AND RULES

  • Jonathan Abel
  • Mohamad Ansari
  • Larry Backer
  • Dawn Blasko, Chair
  • Mark Casteel
  • Pamela Hufnagel
  • William Kelly, Vice Chair
  • Richard Robinett
  • Keith Shapiro
  • James Strauss
  • Jane Sutton
  • Ann Taylor
  • Kent Vrana
  • Matthew Woessner