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April 28, 1993

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                            COMMISSION ON RESEARCH

                                April 28, 1993

                                206 Sandy Hall

                                   4:00 p.m.

 

 

  MEMBERS PRESENT:  T. Brandon, J. Eaton, C. Flora, J. Johnson, H. Kriz, J.

                    Lee, A. McNabb, R. Olin, P. Rasnick, P. Scanlon, D.

                    Stoker, J. Wightman, T. Wildman

 

  MEMBERS ABSENT:   H. Doswald, P. Edwards, P. Eyre, R. Lytton, E. McNeil, M.

                    Nasta, J. Pinkerton, R. Reneau, E. Stout

 

  INVITED GUESTS:   S. Trulove

 

 

 

  1.  ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Dr. McNabb announced that the final candidate for the

      Vice Provost position would be on campus on Thursday and Friday.  Dr.

      McNabb asked the membership to let her know whether they plan to attend

      the joint social with the Commission on Graduate Studies at her home on

      May 6.

 

  2.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF APRIL 14:  Dr. Stoker motioned approval of the

      Minutes.  The motion was seconded.  The Minutes were approved.

 

  3.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA:  Dr. McNabb added the item, Accomplishments for the

      Year.  Dr. Olin motioned approval; Dr. Stoker seconded.  Agenda was ap-

      proved with the addition.

 

  4.  ELECTION OF COMMISSION ON RESEARCH CHAIR:  Dr. Wildman provided the

      membership with an election procedures draft.  He stated that he, Drs.

      Wightman and Scanlon came up with two members who would be eligible to

      chair.  Those two were Drs. Olin and Stoker.  Dr. Wildman suggested

      that the membership open the floor for additional nominations.  Dr.

      Scanlon motioned that the nominations be closed.  Dr. Flora seconded.

      Motion carried.  Dr. Wildman stated that they recommend that the vote

      be by paper ballot.  Dr. Olin was elected Chair for 1993-94.  Dr.

      Wildman presented an election procedures draft based on discussion at

      the April 14 meeting.  After discussion, it was decided to elect a

      Vice-Chair (at the first meeting in October) rather than a Chair-Elect

      because the latter would preclude a Chair serving for more than one

      year.  The election for Chair will be at the first meeting in April.

      These procedures were approved in principle (motion, Dr. Wildman; sec-

      ond, Dr. Wightman).  Dr. Wildman will revise the procedures document in

      accordance with the motion.

 

  5.  INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER FOR APPLIED MATHEMATICS REVIEW:  Dr. Wightman

      listed the members of the committee who reviewed ICAM.  They were Bob

      Bates, Arts and Sciences; Jack Dudley, Honors Program; Bernard

      Grossman, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering; Janet Johnson, Research Di-

      vision; Bill Stephenson, Electrical Engineering; Dr. Wightman, Chair.

      A member of the committee drafted each of the report areas:  program of

      the center, funding, personnel organization, and future plans areas.

      The committee met with the ICAM group and shared the draft report with

      them to correct any errors.  The final two pages of the report are the

      recommendations of the committee - those things that the committee felt

      could further strengthen the center and make it a stronger part of the

      university.  The committee gave the center a very positive endorsement

      in the sense that it is truly interdisciplinary.  It has the support of

      the two deans, the two department heads that are closest to the opera-

      tion and the three main faculty members in the center.  After dis-

      cussion of the report, the Commission recommended that in future center

      reviews the faculty in departments associated with centers be notified

      of the review and be invited to forward comments to the review commit-

      tee if they wished to do so.

 

  6.  ADDITIONS FOR COMMISSION ON RESEARCH AGENDA FOR 1993-94:  Dr. McNabb

      asked for additions on the draft she had provided them last time.  No

      one had any additions.  Dr. Eaton stated that the Commission on Gradu-

      ate Studies had carry-over items for next year, too.

 

  7.  ADJOURNMENT:  Meeting adjourned at 5:25PM.

 

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