Committee/Council Name: Research Council (Norman)
Charge & Purpose: The Research Council is charged with the promotion and development of research and creative activity throughout the University community.
1. The Council will serve as advisor
to the President, Provost, Vice President for Research
of the , as well as the Faculty
Senate in matters regarding research.
2. The primary function of the Council is to evaluate internal proposals requesting university funds for the support of research and creative activities and to make recommendations concerning the awarding of research professorships.
3. The Research
Council should undertake other activities it considers appropriate to foster and
promote the research and creative functions of the faculty and students of the
Committee Membership: The Research Council (Norman) shall consist of 15 members apportioned in the following manner:
13 Faculty Members
Faculty Senate appoints 9
3 years (1/3 to retire
VP for Research
Staff Services: Provided
by the Vice President for Research
and Dean of the .
recommended for Council membership should be tenured and currently active in either research, scholarship, or creative activities. Any unit that has its own tenure line is
eligible to nominate someone whose discipline matches the call for a
disciplinary area listed as having vacancies. If a member of the Council is nominated for a
research professorship considered by the Research Council, the member must either have his/her name withdrawn
from nomination or resign from the Council for the remainder of his/her term. The
above representation will
be reviewed by the Council every 3 years.
Appointments to the Council should provide a balanced representation
across the University by including
two members in each of the following six
(2 members): including all
units within the
b. Physical Sciences (2 members): including Chemistry, Geology and Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, and Meteorology.
c. Social Sciences and Education (2 members): including Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Geography, Health & Exercise Science, Human Relations, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and College of Education.
d. Biological Sciences (2 members): including Biological Station, Biological Survey, Botany & Microbiology, and Zoology.
e. Humanities (2 members): including Classics, English, History, History of Science, Modern Languages, and Philosophy.
f. Other (2 members): including
g. Fine Arts (1 member): including all units
History of Committee: (Approved by the President of the University upon recommendation of the Faculty Senate and the University of Oklahoma Student Association December, 1972 and revised May 10,1974, June 28,1978 and July 2,1982. Restructured Spring 1991).