Faculty Grants Review Committee

Definition:Establish a Faculty Grants Committee (FGC) to conduct the review process of applications for university-wide faculty grants related to professional development and research, scholarship, and creative activities.
Authority:Academic Affairs
Scope:Provide policy and procedures for the Faculty Grants Committee (FGC) to conduct the review process of applications for university-wide faculty grants related to professional development and research, scholarship, and creative activities.
Responsible Division:Academic Affairs
Approval Date:09/08/2008
Implementation Date:09/08/2008
Originally Implemented:09/08/2008
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Procedure

I. COMMITTEE CHARGE

A. The Faculty Grants Committee (FGC) conducts the review process of applications for university-wide faculty grants related to professional development and research, scholarship, and creative activities.

B. The FGC develops and revises the call for faculty grant applications, hosts workshop(s) about the grants process, evaluates the grant applications, and makes recommendations for awards to the Provost.

C. The FGC is not an Academic Senate standing committee. FGC will report their recommendations to the Provost through the Associate Vice President for Research (AVP-R).

D. FGC will prepare an annual report to the Academic Senate that will include the 1) number of grants awarded, 2) the dollar amounts of grants awarded, and 3) any substantive issues requiring Senate attention. In its annual report, FAC will also specify the number and dollar amounts of grants awarded to committee members.

II. COMMITTEE COMPOSITION
A. The FGC shall be constituted as follows.
  • The FGC shall be an all university committee composed of seven (7) tenured faculty members and one (1) temporary faculty member.
  • One (1) member shall be elected from the eligible faculty in each of the following areas:
    a. Education, Business, Science and Mathematics, Humanities and Fine Arts, the Social Sciences, and the Library.
    b. At-large representative elected from the faculty as a whole.
    c. Temporary faculty member elected by the temporary faculty.
  • The AVP-Research sits on FGC as a non-voting administrative representative.
III. TERMS OF SERVICE

A. Committee members will serve staggered two (2) year terms and be appointed via elections conducted by the Academic Senate. To accommodate for staggered terms beginning with the first year, half of the members elected in the first year will serve a one (1) year term.

B. Although members of the committee are not precluded from submitting proposals, they are required to recuse themselves during discussions of their own proposals.