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Scholarly and Creative Activity Committee

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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:
Christopher McEvoy, Art and Design, SCAC chair
Gonzalo Aguiar, Modern Languages and Literature
Leigh Bacher, Psychology
Isabelle Bichindaritz, Computer Science
Kestas Bendinskas, Chemistry
Julie Blissert, Public Affairs
Christopher Chandler, Biological Sciences
Fiona Coll, English and Creative Writing
Dean Crawford, Accounting Finance and Law
Nin Dingra, Chemistry
Poongodi Geetha-Loganathan, Biological Sciences
Tiphanie Gonzalez, Counseling and Psychological Services
Doug Guerra, English and Creative Writing
Carolina Ilie, Physics
Mohammad Islam, Physics
Webe Kadima, Chemistry
Christina Leclerc, Psychology
Joshua McKeown, International Education
Marilyn Ochoa, Penfield Library
Hema Rao, Accounting, Finance and Law
Lisa Seppi, Art History
Roger Taylor, Psychology
Eric Schmitz, Music

Ex Officio: William Bowers, Associate Provost for Research Development and Administration
Michael Ameigh, Assistant Provost for Budget and Operations
Cara Thompson, RISE Director