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University Governance

East Tennessee State University

University Research Advisory Council
Reports to: Vice Provost for Research
Charge: Serve as an advisory body to the Vice Provost for Research (or the President) on matters pertaining to research, scholarship and creative activities within the University

Foster the success and growth of research programs at the University

Recommend for action by the Academic Council policies and procedures which will enhance the ability of the University to achieve its potential for distinction in research, scholarship and creative activities

Identify priorities for institutional support for research, e.g. infrastructure, major equipment, maintenance contracts, etc.

Identify opportunities for external collaborative projects

Foster communication among researchers in the different colleges

Maintain a database and review annually the institution's success in deriving extramural funding from sponsored programs (Research, Service, and Instruction) eligible for indirect cost allocation.

Status Membership Structure Name Length of Term
 Voting  Vice Provost for Research
Dr. William R. Duncan  Indefinite 
Assistant Vice President for Research/Director Office
of Research & Sponsored Programs Administration 
 Ms. Wendy Eckert Indefinite
 Graduate School  Dr. Sharon McGee  Indefinite
 Honors College Dr. Rico Ignace  Indefinite
 Chair, Research Development Committee  Dr. David Hurley  Indefinite
 Chair, University Committee on
Animal Care
 Dr. Douglas Thewke  Indefinite
 Sherrod Library Dr. Ashley Lowery Indefinite
 Faculty Senate Committee on
Research, Creative, & Scholarly Activity
 Dr. Jonathan Peterson 2021
 High Performance Cluster
Computer Committee
 Dr. Jeff Knisley 2021
 College of Arts & Sciences  Dr. David Harker 2020
 College of Business & Technology  Dr. Mohammed Uddin 2020
 College of Clinical & Rehabilitative
Health Sciences
 Dr. Andrew Clark 2021
 College of Education  Dr. Pam Mims 2021
 College of Medicine  Dr. Greg Ordway 2020
 College of Nursing  Dr. Ken Phillips 2020
 College of Pharmacy  Dr. David Roane 2021
 College of Public Health  Dr. Joel Hillhouse 2021
Director, Research Computing Services, ITS Dr. David Currie Indefinite

Updated 31 January 2019

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