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 2016-2017

Chair: Laura Salisbury, Department of Economics

Maria Liegghio, School of Social Work
Joel Marcus, School of Administrative Studies
Antonio Ricci, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics 
Jelena Zikic, School of Human Resources Management
Vacancy
Vacancy

 

Representatives from SCOLAPS:

TBA
TBA

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 2016-2017

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 26, 2016
October 24, 2016
November 28, 2016
December 12, 2016
January 23, 2017
February 27, 2017
March 27, 2017
April 24, 2017
May 29, 2017*
June 26, 2017

*The May meeting will take place on the Fifth Monday due to the Victoria Day 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.

Archived CRPP Agendas, Minutes, and Synopses

2014-2015

Date Agenda (PDF) Additional Documents
 September 22, 2014 Agenda Package
 October 27, 2014  Agenda Package
 November 24, 2014  Agenda Package
 December 9, 2014 - CANCELLED
 January 26, 2015  Agenda Package
 February 23, 2015 - CANCELLED
 March 23, 2015 - CANCELLED
 April 20, 2015  Agenda Package
 May 25, 2015 - CANCELLED
 June 22, 2015 - CANCELLED

2013-2014

DATE AGENDA (PDF) ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS
 September 23, 2013 Agenda Package
 October 2013 - CANCELLED
 November 25, 2013  Agenda Package
 December 9, 2013  Agenda Package
 January 27, 2014  Agenda Package
 February 24, 2014  Agenda Package
 March 24, 2014  Agenda Package
 April 28, 2014 - CANCELLED
 May 26, 2014 - CANCELLED
 JUNE 23, 2014 - CANCELLED

2012-2013

DATE AGENDA (PDF) ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS
 September 24, 2012 Agenda Package
 October 22, 2012  Agenda Package
 November 26, 2012  Agenda Package
 December 17, 2012  Agenda Package
 January 28, 2013  Agenda Package
 February 25, 2013  Agenda Package
 March 18, 2013  Agenda Package
 April 22, 2013  Agenda Package
 May 27, 2013  Agenda Package

2011-2012

DATE AGENDA (PDF) ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS
 September 26, 2011 Agenda Package
 October 24, 2011  Agenda Package
 November 28, 2011  Agenda Package
 December 19, 2011  Agenda Package
 January 23, 2012  Agenda Package
 February 27, 2012  Agenda Package
 March 26, 2012  Agenda Package
 April 23, 2012  Agenda Package
 May 28, 2012  Agenda Package

2010-2011

DATE AGENDA (PDF) ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS
 September 27, 2010 Agenda Package
 October 25, 2010  Agenda Package
 November 15, 2010  Agenda Package
 December 13, 2010  Agenda Package
 January 24, 2011  Agenda Package
 February 28, 2011  Agenda Package
 March 28, 2011  Agenda Package

2009-2010

DATE AGENDA (PDF) ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS
 July 29, 2009 Agenda Package
 October 5, 2009  Agenda Package
 October 26, 2009  Agenda Package
 November 23, 2009  Agenda Package
 January 4, 2010  Agenda Package
 January 25, 2010  Agenda Package
 February 22, 2010  Agenda Package
 March 8, 2010  Agenda Package
 April 26, 2010  Agenda Package
 May 25, 2010  Agenda Package