IUPUI Faculty Council Committee Annual Report
Committee Name: Research Affairs
Annual Report for 2007-08
Chair: Simon Atkinson
Members: Victoria Champion, Akin Ecer, Dominique Galli,
Charles Goodlett, Robert Harris, Toni Laskey, Eric Wright, Jonathan Eller,
David Ford, Rich Gregory, Robert Katz, Michael Kowolik, Laura Littlepage, David
Stocum, Anna McDaniel, Alex Its.
Action Item and Status (please list):
- Reviewed second round of
signature center proposals; completed 12/2007
- IP Policy (passed Trustees
- Met with John Talbott
(Asst VP Research Administration) to review reorganization of Research
Action Items to be carried over to next year:
- Continue to monitor
research administration reorganization, especially responsiveness of the
Indianapolis Offices to the unique needs of this campus.
Suggested new action items for next year:
- Work with Dean Sukhatme
and VC Research to establish procedures for review of Signature Centers
- OVPRA plans development of
multiple new policies related to research and revision of others. This
will require careful monitoring to ensure that there is adequate faculty
input in this process.
- IUB has passed a policy on
authorship. There may be a move to bring this to UFC as auniversity-wide
policy. Committee will need to discuss whether such a policy is
appropriate on this campus.
- New IP policy requires
development of campus policy on distribution of unit share of revenues –
there should be some faculty input in this, although it can be an
administrative policy, not an IFC policy.
- We have agreed that IU
should develop a coherent and consistent policy on how the decision is
made as to whether to accept funding for research based on the source of
sponsorship or the restrictions placed on the use of funds by the sponsor.
Other Comments: [ e.g., attendance or unit representation
Please attach any completed documents or recommendations
made by your Committee during this report year.
One copy of this report and supporting documents will be sent to the
IUPUI University Archives.