Revision to #S04-231 University Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Council

Reference Number: S21-231
Senate Approval Date: Tuesday, May 04, 2021
Presidential Approval Date: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Policy #:                S21-231

Supersedes:           S04-231 SenateApproval:   05/04/2021 Presidential Approval: 5/11/2021 Effective:        F-2021

Last Review:           S-2021

Next Review:          S-2025


University Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Council 
Source Committee: Strategic Issues Committee, University Research Council Unit(s) Responsible for Implementation: Academic Senate









Updates title of subcommittee; expands membership; clarifies language





Charge to the Council

The University Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (URSCA) Council promotes

research, scholarship and creative activities (RSCA) necessary to the University’s mission to

advance and extend knowledge, learning and culture, and recommends policy concerning

the University’s RSCA agenda and its relationship to the education of a diverse student

body. The Council shall ensure an active faculty role in recommending policies and providing

avenues for discussion of issues related to RSCA at the University. The Council shall take an

active role in advocating and celebrating excellence in RSCA.

Committee Membership

•    Six faculty representatives selected by the Executive Committee of the Academic

Senate for staggered renewable two-year terms. The Executive Committee is

encouraged to achieve representation from a broad range of disciplines on campus

and to select at least one faculty representative from among the directors of campus

centers and institutes.

•    Two people, one of whom is a College Dean, selected by the Vice President for

Academic Affairs for a renewable one-year term.

•    The Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs shall serve as an

ex-officio member.

•    The Dean of Graduate Studies shall serve as an ex-officio member.

Council Organization & Procedures

The University Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Council shall issue regular

advisory statements and an annual report to the President, the Vice President for Academic

Affairs, and the Academic Senate.

The chair of the University Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Council will be

invited to give at least one oral presentation each year to the Academic Senate, a standing

committee, or the Senate Executive Committee.





The Council shall hold at least 4 meetings per semester.

Each year the Council shall elect its own chair from among the faculty representatives and

send the name of that individual to the Chair of the Academic Senate.


Signed Memo: