Research and Graduate Studies oversees faculty research across the three campuses of the University. Our goal is to increase faculty research on all campuses and specifically to increase externally funded research. We particularly encourage research collaborations across departments, colleges, and campuses, leveraging expertise in these various domains and bringing teams together to address problems of common interest.
Our office has funds to promote research and to help jump-start junior faculty research. These are the Faculty Research Development Program, which funds research-related travel, small research-related equipment, and other research-related items that are not usually covered by department or college funds.
Our office also oversees policies and procedures related to the ethical conduct of research and to research outcomes. All research must be conducted ethically, fairly, and with due respect to the well-being of others. All research involving human subjects is governed by our Human Subjects Research Policy and Procedures. The ethics of research, which may include subjects such as plagiarism and data fraud, is governed by our Research Misconduct Policy and Procedures. Any intellectual property that results from research is governed by our Intellectual Property Policy and Procedures. For more information, contact Stephanie A. Miller.
Our office works in conjunction with others across the University, including the Chief Academic Officers and the Office of Sponsored Research Administration. We also have established the University Research Council (URC) to help us with the day-to-day administration of research. Each college on our three campuses is represented on the council. The URC provides advice to the University Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and interacts with faculty to provide accurate and timely information to our office and to all other parties involved.
We also oversee the Ph.D. programs across campuses, setting Ph.D. Policies and Procedures and helping to coordinate dissertation research defenses.