Research Framework Steering Committee

Research Framework Steering Committee

guiding research

The mission of the Research Framework Steering Committee (RFSC) is to use shared governance to define, advance, and implement the strategic planning research framework by creating a transparent, responsive, input process that informs all decision making.

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    1. Use shared governance to define, advance, and implement the research framework by creating a transparent, responsive, input process that informs all decision making.
    2. The campus will create and implement campus-wide policies, practices, and evaluation metrics to clearly define, reward, and incentivize research and creative activity.
    3. Faculty will have more time in their workload for research.
    4. Ensure accountability and bias-free implementation of research-related policies, incentives, and programs.
    • Established a system of shared governance with all units connected: Department - College - FRC - Faculty Assembly - Provost - Chancellor's Cabinet
    • Maintained the UCCS "High Research Activity" R2 criteria benchmarks in funding and graduate student graduation rates
    • Trackable increase in undergraduate student research activity working with faculty
    • Increase in numbers of new graduate programs considered
    • Each department will have revised RPT criteria
    • Improved graduate student experiences working with their faculty mentors
    • More tenure track faculty with a research active workload
    • Research active faculty have more time for research
    • Significant increase in grant-writing submissions, number of new awards funded, total amount of sponsored program funding, publishing, patents, creative works, conference presentations and other productivity markers
    • Wider variety of research activity valued and rewarded at UCCS. Greater equity and improved culture of trust, respect, inclusion and belonging
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Meet the Committee Members