Scholarly and Creative Activity Committee

Committee Description:
Standing committee - the purpose of this committee is to: promote and encourage scholarly and creative activity including enhancement of the climate, resources, opportunity, and recognition for faculty, staff, and students conducting scholarly and creative activities; assist the director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and act as an advisory committee for this office; advise the dean of Graduate Studies and Research on matters of scholarly and creative activity and grant development; and advise the president and provost in matters relating to scholarly and creative activity and assist them with recognizing and supporting scholarly and creative activity and grant development by faculty, staff, and students. Membership: as there are many types of scholarly and creative activities expressive of different areas of study, the committee should have a large and diverse membership. This group meets once a month on Wednesday mornings.

The function of this committee is to:

  • Promote and encourage scholarly and creative activity including enhancement of the climate, resources, opportunity, and recognition for faculty, staff, and students conducting scholarly and creative activities;
  • Assist the director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and act as an advisory committee for this office;
  • Advise the dean of Graduate Studies and Research on matters of scholarly and creative activity and grant development;
  • Advise the president and provost in matters relating to scholarly and creative activity and assist them with rewarding and supporting the scholarly and creative activity and grant development of faculty, staff, and students.

Membership: as there are many types of scholarly and creative activities expressive of different areas of study, the committee should have a large and diverse membership. This group meets once a month on Wednesday mornings.

Membership for 2015-2016:
Kestas Bendinskas, co-chair, Chemistry
Christopher McEvoy, co-chair, Art
Gonzalo Aguiar, Modern Languages and Literature
Julien Bachelier, Biological Sciences
Leigh Bacher, Psychology
Isabelle Bichindaritz, Computer Science
Julie Blissert, Public Affairs
Christopher Chandler, Biological Sciences
Fiona Coll, English and Creative Writing
Dean Crawford, Accounting Finance and Law
Arvind Diddi, Communication Studies
Nin Dingra, Chemistry
Doug Guerra, English and Creative Writing
Carolina Ilie, Physics
Mohammad Islam, Physics
Webe Kadima, Chemistry
Faith Maina, Curriculum and Instruction
Christina Leclerc, Psychology
Joshua McKeown, International Education
Marilyn Ochoa, Penfield Library
Kirsten Parsons, Biological Sciences
Hema Rao, Accounting, Finance and Law
Lisa Seppi, Art
Alfred Stamm, Earth Sciences
Roger Taylor, Psychology
Brandon West, Penfield Library
ex officio:
William Bowers, Director of Research
Michael Ameigh, Assistant Provost