Research/Creative Activities Grants Committee
1998-1999 Academic Year
1. Membership (include ex-officio members).
2. Meeting Dates (include members absent).
There were four full committee meetings and 2
subcommittee meetings during the year: Full
committee meetings (attendance records are not
Full Committee Meetings:
November 11, 1998
October 10, 1998
September 16, 1998
August 28, 1998
October 14, 1998
3. Subcommittees established during the year
(include progress and/or completion of work).
Subcommittees 1 and 2: Established for rounds one
and two of proposal reviews. Each subcommittee met
twice . Work completed.
4. Accomplishments during the year, especially
as addressed through committee goals. Include
recommendations made to agencies other than the
Faculty Senate as well as the Faculty Senate.
The committee recommended 30 proposals for funding.
The total funding recommendation was $300,052.80.
All were funded.
The committee reevaluated the salary cap that was
approved and put into place in a previous year. A
vote passed to remove the salary cap, returning to
the salary guidelines as previously approved by the
Faculty Senate. Some clarifications were included on
the form, presented to and approved by the Senate in
To address the feedback issue, a new review
instrument, "Summary of Committee Evaluation
Comments," was created last year and used for the
first time this academic year. About half of the
reviews were not turned in by the committee members.
This review was to be a part of the official
notification returned to all applicants with proposal
award or rejection letters. This problem must be
addressed next year.
5. Reports to the Faculty Senate (include dates
and resolution numbers).
Resolution 99-19 (April 27, 1999) Revisions to the
Guidelines for Research Grants to be awarded in 2000-
6. Business carried over to next year (list in
1. Address problem of members turning in reviews.
2. Development of an on-line grant form and
7. Evaluation of the committee (include anything
that hindered or assisted the committee's work during
A. Charge: n/a
B. Personnel: all committee members must be willing
to attend meetings and willing to spend the time
necessary to fully evaluate the proposals.
C. Attendance: Attendance appeared to improve
somewhat over last year but is still an ongoing
problem. Although almost all members are diligent
about returning numerical evaluations, only about
half are diligent about turning in written summaries
as required under the new procedure.
D. Responsibilities: n/a
E. Activities: n/a
8. Suggestion(s) to the Chair of the Faculty
and/or Faculty Senate for improving the effectiveness
of the committee.
A subcommittee should be maintained (and should work
with the Teaching Grants Committee) to develop an on-
line grant form and procedure.