Research and Scholarship Committee Bylaws


Mission

The Research and Scholarship Committee will facilitate, support, and advocate for issues related to research endeavors of faculty and students at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Duties

The duties of the committee include but are not limited to making recommendations concerning faculty Research and Scholarship Grants, the Arthur M. Gignilliat Summer Research Fellowship, and Advanced Academic Leave recipients to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The committee will also determine the recipient of the Alumni Award for Distinguished Faculty Service to the Discipline, coordinate the Student Research and Scholarship Exhibition, and coordinate with the Faculty Development Committee in calling for internal grant proposals, including scheduling review processes, recommending grant recipients, and providing feedback to grant proposal applicants upon request. When appropriate, the committee shall also collaborate with the Faculty Development Committee, the Faculty Welfare Committee, the Writing Committee, the Office of Sponsored Programs, External Affairs, and the Honors Advisory Committee to assist in completing the charge of advocating for the support of faculty and student research and scholarship.

Membership

The committee is comprised of fourteen faculty members: at least two from each college, and six at-large members. At least two faculty members must hold graduate faculty status. At the beginning of the first meeting of the academic year, the committee shall elect a chair. No more than one member from any one department may serve on the committee at the same time. The fourteen faculty members will be divided evenly into two subcommittees: the Faculty Research and Scholarship Subcommittee and the Student Research and Scholarship Subcommittee, such that subcommittee membership requirements are met. No one member will serve on both subcommittees. The chair of this committee will also serve as chair of the Faculty Research and Scholarship Subcommittee.

Meetings

The committee will convene at least once each semester and on an as needed basis (especially for voting and discussion of grants and awards). The committee will determine meeting dates and times to be posted on the Senate website.

Approved March 2009