Research Framework Steering Committee
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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- Use shared governance to define, advance, and implement the research framework by creating a transparent, responsive, input process that informs all decision making.
- The campus will create and implement campus-wide policies, practices, and evaluation metrics to clearly define, reward, and incentivize research and creative activity.
- Faculty will have more time in their workload for research.
- Ensure accountability and bias-free implementation of research-related policies, incentives, and programs.
Key Measures of Success
- 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
Meet the Committee Members
- Dmytro Bozhko, Physics and Energy Science
- Melinda Hamilton, Resource Management Division
- Mary Hurless, College of Engineering & Applied Science
- Jessi Komrofske, Resource Management Division
- Yongjei Lee, School of Public Affairs
- Kathy Prue-Owens, Beth-El
- Emily Skop, Geography and Environmental Studies
- Diane Stutey, Counseling and Human Services
- Charles Zhou, Computer Science
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