University of Tennessee
(Knoxville Campus)
Research Council


UTK Research Council Committees, 2001-2002

  • Standing Committees
  • Special Panels
  • Ad Hoc Committees

  • Standing Committees

    Policies and Procedures
    Charge: To explore the realm of policies and procedures at the University with special attention to policies and procedures which have not evolved consistent with the University's development as a Research I University. To make recommendations to the VC/Research regarding desirable policy and procedure changes that would enhance the productivity of the research enterprise.
    Chair: Thomas Handler
    Members: Doug Birdwell, Bill Blass, Elizabeth Aversa, Ham Bozdogan, Narendra Dahotre, Jens Gregor, C. A. Speer, Dwight Teeter, Michael Wyatt
    Ex-officio: Arlene Garrison, Dwayne McCay
    Research Promotion and Education
    Charge: To work with the Research Office to educate the community -- University as well as Statewide -- regarding the research activities of the University. To promote awareness of the activities and achievements of the research enterprise. May work jointly with the Special Projects Committee.
    Chair: William Blass
    Members: Doug Birdwell, Basil Antar, David Bassett, Michael Gant, John Hancock, Marion Hansen, Bonnie Ownley, Michael Wyatt
    Ex-officio: Dwayne McCay, Lee Magid, Lillian Mashburn
    Research Infrastructure
    Charge: To determine and prioritize research infrastructure needs in consultation with the research faculty. To engage the University administration in a substantive dialog regarding Research Infrastructure funding models such as the Library Model versus a Cost Recovery Model. To provide an assessment of the likely impact of funding model choices on Faculty productivity, graduate education, and our Research I status. To integrate into an annual research infrastructure needs document all committee assessments.
    Chair: Doug Birdwell
    Members: Bill Blass, Gayle Baker, David Buehler, Anthony Condo, Narendra Dahotre, Pat Fisher, Joanne Hall, Mark Hedrick, Majid Keyhani, Ian Rockett, Pamela Small, Marlys Staudt, Gretchen Whitney
    Ex-officio: Barbara Dewey, Arlene Garrison, Dwayne McCay, Faye Muly

    Special Panels

    Provost's Research Awards
    Charge: To solicit nominations, receive nominations, evaluate nominations materials and make recommendations to the Provost for the awards.
    Chair: Michael Gant
    Members: Doug Bridwell, Basil Antar, David Bassett, Jens Gregor, Joanne Hall, Marion Hansen, Jon Levin, Susan Smith, Elizabeth Sutherland, Dwight Teeter, Bruce Tonn
    Ex-officio: Dwayne McCay, Arlene Garrison
    SARIF: Summer Special Research Assistants
    Charge: To solicit nominations, receive nominations, evaluate nominations materials and make recommendations to the Associate Vice President for Research for the awarding of the funding.
    Chair: Pat Fisher
    Members: Doug Birdwell, Elizabeth Aversa, Mark Hedrick, WIlliam Nugent, C.A. Speer
    Ex-officio: Dwayne McCay
    EPPE (Exhibit, Publication and Performance Expense)
    Charge: To solicit and evaluate applicatons for EPPE grants on a timely basis and make recommendations to Associate Vice President for Research for funding.
    Chair: Elizabeth Sutherland
    Members: Doug Birdwell, Bill Blass, Gayle Baker, Mark Dadmun, Thomas Handler, William Nugent, Susan Smith, Dixie Thompson, Gretchen Whitney
    Ex-officio: Dwayne McCay
    Centers Evaluation
    Charge: To evaluate Research Centers on an ongoing periodic basis and recommend to the Associate Vice President for Research the disposition of renewal requests; to perform the same evaluation for new applications for Research Center status.
    Chair: Ham Bozdogan
    Members: Doug Birdwell, David Buehler, Anthony Condo, Majid Keyhani, Jon Levin, Bonnie Ownley, Ian Rockett, Pamela Small, Bruce Tonn
    Ex-officio: Dwayne McCay, Barbara Dewey

    Ad Hoc Committees

    Special Projects
    Charge: To engage in activities which will raise Community awareness of UTK research activities and results. To promote the participation of all faculty in scholarly and research activities. Specific projects shall include the RC web page, a public lecture series, and the promotion of small grant applications.
    Chair: Gayle Baker
    Members: Doug Birdwell, Mark Dadmun, John Hancock, Marlys Staudt
    Ex-officio: Dwayne McCay

    Comments to: gsbaker@utk.edu
    Last updated February 21, 2002.