Committee on Research Policy and Planning

Mandate

Approved June 2014

In discharging its functions the Committee shall:

  1. In tandem with the Dean and in close consultation with Departments/Schools oversee the implementation/coordination of the Faculty Research Plan.
  2. Enhance the scholarly climate by developing overarching faculty strategies for advancing research scholarship and creative work; and by generating ideas and approaches for implementing these strategies.
  3. Examine policies related to research grant /award adjudications and provide oversight of the procedures.
  4. Facilitate connections and communications between the Committee and other research bodies of the university.
  5. Liaise with any Senate committee(s) that have research planning and policy functions to ensure a free flow of ideas and information between the Faculty and the University level on matters of research and scholarship.
  6. Liaise with any research committee(s) in units, encourage and exchange research/scholarly ideas, enhance the scholarly climate of the faculty, and discuss the development of research, scholarship, and creative work within and across the units.
  7. Constitute sub-committees for research adjudications, and from time to time establish ad hoc working groups to deal with emerging priorities in relation to research and scholarship.
  8. Grant Adjudication Sub-Committee (chaired by a member of CRPP), reviews applications for minor research grants and other grants or awards, according to policy and procedures established by the CRPP and approved in Council, and disburses funds as available and appropriate.
  9. Awards and Celebrations Sub-Committee (chaired by a member of CRPP) reviews and adjudicates nominations for any awards for research excellence and scholarly creative excellence, and any other prizes that shall be approved by the Faculty Council.
  10. Committee Secretary prepares final report for submission to the Office of Research Ethics. CRPP reviews the year-end undergraduate research ethics summaries from all academic unit Research Ethics Boards.
Membership:

Seven faculty members elected at-large for a three-year term.
Two students appointed by the Student Council of the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies on an annual basis.

Ex-officio (non-voting) members
Dean or dean’s designate
Liberal Arts and Professional Representative on the Senate Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee (APPRC)
The Representative from the Libraries
One Research Officer
Representative from the Communications Unit
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Secretary of Council or designate

Faculty members will be elected at-large for a three-year rolling cycle. Members elected at-large will not be from the same School/Department. Each year, one-third of the membership turns over and will be replaced on a rotational basis by other faculty members from different Schools/Departments who are not already represented on the Committee. At all times there shall members from the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools.

Quorum will be at least half of its voting members, the majority of whom are faculty members. The Chair of the Committee is selected by the voting members of the Committee for a two-year term.

Grant Adjudication Sub-Committee Membership:

Dean or dean’s designate

Five faculty members with at least one from each of the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools elected annually by and from the Committee on Research Policy and Planning
One Research Officer
Secretary of Council or designate

Awards and Celebrations Sub-Committee Membership:

Dean or Dean’s designate
Five faculty members with at least one from each of the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools elected annually by and from the Committee on Research Policy and Planning
One Research Officer
Secretary of Council or designate

Membership 2017-2018

Chair: Antonio Ricci, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Joel Marcus, School of Administrative Studies 
Jelena Zikic, School of Human Resources Management
Mark Peacock, Department of Social Science
Markus Reisenleitner, Department of Humanities
Kean Birch, Department of Geography
Ratiba Hadj-Moussa, Department of Sociology

Representatives from SCOLAPS:

TBD
TBD

Ex-Officio Members (non-voting):

Sandra Whitworth, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research
LA&PS Representative on the Senate Committee on Research
Representative from the Libraries
One Research Officer
Timothy Hudson, Communications Department
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Bann Al-Soultani, Coordinator, Adjudications

Scheduled Meeting Dates 2017-2018

The Committee on Research Policy and Planning will normally meet on the fourth Monday of each month (September - June) from 12:00pm to 2:00pm in Room N926N, Ross Building.

DATE AGENDA (PDF) ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS
September 18, 2017*
October 23, 2017
November 27, 2017
December 18, 2017**
January 22, 2018
February 26, 2018
March 26, 2018
April 23, 2018
May 28, 2018
June 25, 2018

*The September meeting will take place on the third Monday due to a scheduling conflict
**The December meeting will take place on the third Monday due to the Winter Holiday

Reports & Documents

Grant Adjudication Sub-Committee

The Grant Adjudication Sub-committee of the Committee on Research Policy and Planning adjudicates the Minor Research Grant. For more information, please click here.

Awards for Distinction in Research

The Awards Adjudication Sub-committee of the Committee on Research Policy and Planning adjudicates the Awards for Distinction in Research. For more information, please click here.