Research Board

Committee Charge

The Research Board is a Campus Senate committee with the following charge:

  • Establish procedures and serve as a review committee for a program of intramural awards to support faculty scholarly activity
  • Provide guidance to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education on research support for graduate students
  • Provide guidance to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education on programs to stimulate undergraduate research
  • Consult with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education on intellectual property policy issues, and
  • Consult with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education on research administration policies and practices.

The Research Board also:

  • Oversees the annual selection of the UIS Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award
  • Reviews and recommends funding for the following faculty development programs sponsored by the Provost —
    • Collaborative Project Seed Funding
    • Strategic Academic Initiatives Grants
    • Summer Competitive Scholarly Research Grants

The Research Board consists of faculty members representing the four colleges, and one Academic Professional. The Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education chairs the Research Board.

Research Board membership for Academic Year 16-17:

Cecilia Cornell, Chair
Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education

Hinda Seif
Associate Professor, Sociology/Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Rhonda Mitchell

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Preparation

College of Education and Human Services

Benjamin Walsh
Assistant Professor, Management
College of Business and Management

Junfeng Wang
Assistant Professor, Public Administration
College of Public Affairs and Administration

Nancy Barrett, Academic Professional representative
Coordinator of Assessment and Accreditation
College of Education and Human Services

Donald Long
Interim Assistant Director of Research Administration
Staff