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 2013-2014:

Arvind Diddi, chair, Communication Studies
Kestutis Bendinskas, Chemistry
Julie Blissert, Public Affairs
Frank Byrne, History
Christopher Chandler, Biological Sciences
Anthony Contento, Biological Sciences
Dean Crawford, Accounting, Finance and Law
Marshall Ennis, English
Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Extended Learning
Carolina Ilie, Physics
Gwen Kay, History
Christina Leclerc, Psychology
Faith Maina, Curriculum and Instruction
Christopher McEvoy, Art
Joshua McKeown, International Education
Ming-te Pan, History
Tania Ramalho, Curriculum and Instruction
Hema Rao, Accounting, Finance and Law
Eric Schmitz, Music
Lisa Seppi, Art
Laura Spenceley, Counseling and Psychological Services
Alfred Stamm, Earth Sciences
Roger Taylor, Psychology
Teka Kubrom, Mathematics
Emily Thompson, Penfield Library
ex officio:
Director of Research (vacant)
Michael Ameigh, Office of the Provost