General Faculty Organization

Instructional and Research Support Committee Meeting: 02/19/2009

Instructional and Research Support Committee Meeting
February 19, 2009

Present: Jim Miller, Chair, Kelvin Sung, Co-chair, Peter Littig

Ex Officio: Carolyn Brennan, Andreas Brockhaus and Sarah Leadley

Absent:  Tony Smith

Adoption of Agenda - agenda adopted.

Review of IRSC minutes of January 29, 2009
The IRSC minutes of January 29, 2009 were approved.

Update on Undergraduate Collaborative Research Program grants - Subcommittee
              Carolyn updated the IRSC on the Undergraduate Collaborative Research Program grants, the subcommittee met and approved the proposal.  The committee opened discussion on support of research across programs at UWB.

IRSC discussion


Update on Program Policies and Procedures that Facilitate Research - Jim Miller
                Jim updated the IRSC on the Program Policies and Procedures that Facilitate Research.  Input from CSS has been added to the chart.  Jim will continue to gather information from programs to better assess what infrastructure the institution needs to provide support for research and how to implement that support structure.  

IRSC recommendation
                The IRSC will make a recommendation to the GFO Executive Council that a new faculty job satisfaction survey be conducted.   

Computer administrative permissions for faculty - Kelvin Sung
                Kelvin brought the issue to the IRSC on administrative permissions for faculty at UWB.  Research is put on hold until these permissions can be obtained.  Andreas addressed this concern stating that faculty can obtain administrative permission through IT in two ways, requesting permission as an administrator or through a supplemental account.  It was recommended that this policy be communicated to faculty.  Andreas will act upon the recommendation.

Meeting adjourned at 3:00 pm. 
Minutes submitted by Barbara Van Sant