RAB Agenda for Friday, February 6, 2015

Date: Friday, February 6, 2015 from 1-2pm
Location: 109 Friendly Hall

Agenda and Summary of Discussion

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Provost’s Charge
  • Why RAB was reformulated
  • The role of an advisory board
  • Major topics to be explored
  • Special projects and requests
  • Administration and support of board in the office of the VPRI
  • Provost’s expectations for reporting to her office
  1. Vice President’s overview of winter and spring quarter topics and tasks
  2. Discussion of board structure
  • Agree to process for choosing a chair
  • Subgroup mechanics, timing of meetings, communications
  1. Discussion of topics for March meeting
  • Review of the Research Faculty Excellence Award nominations and process
  • Review of primary funding mechanism – F&A reimbursement for externally sponsored activity
  • Proposed new research institute/center – review of guidance and proposal
  • Curricular costs borne by F&A reimbursement – possible remedies
  • Core research facilities – what are they, why they are important