Faculty Research Committee

Membership: 13 members total; 8 tenured faculty members elected by the Faculty Senate - one from each voting group,  three at-large Executive Committee representatives, the dean of the Toulouse Graduate School and the Vice-President for Research and Innovation, who will serve as co-chair of the committee. The Chair of the committee has the authority to appoint up to two additional non-voting members, subject to the approval of the Faculty Research Committee, for the purpose of advising on proposals.

Terms: Faculty Members - three years.

  • Group I: Iftekhar Ahmed (COMM) - Term Ends 2018*
  • Group II: Jiangping Chen (LIS) - Term Ends 2019
  • Group III: Ohad Shemmer (PHYS) - Term Ends 2017
  • Group IV: Mark Vosvick (PSYC) - Term Ends 2017
  • Group V: Priscilla Connors (HOSP) - Term Ends 2018
  • Group VI: Brian McFarlin (KHPR) – Term Ends 2017
  • Group VII: Pam Padilla (BIOL) – Term Ends 2018*
  • Group VIII: Jennifer Lane (MUSIC) - Term Ends 2018
  • At-Large EC: @Guido Verbeck (CHEM) - Term Ends 2017
  • At-Large EC: Sheri Broyles (JOUR) - Term Ends 2017
  • At-Large EC: Srinivasan Srivilliputhur (MTSE) - Term Ends 2017
  • Dean of Graduate School : Victor Prybutok

Faculty Research Committee

  • Assess and report biannually (November and May) to the Faculty Senate on UNT’s progress toward reaching its goal of achieving national research university status. 
  • Advise the Office of Research and Innovation and the Vice President for Research and Innovation on policies and procedures designed to help UNT’s research faculty meet annual timeline goals designed to move UNT forward from emerging research university status to national research university status. 
  • Gather faculty feedback regarding research support at all university levels and report action items to the Office of Research and Innovation and the Vice President for Research and Innovation, the Provost, and the Faculty Senate
  • Advise the Office of Research and Innovation and the Vice President for Research and Innovationon research priorities and infrastructure investments that might help the university to national research university status. 
  • Encourage faculty research, scholarship, and creative achievement in every academic unit by advocating for Faculty Senate, university and unit policies that reward excellence in research, scholarship, and creative achievement
  • Participate in a self-evaluation process regarding the role and function of the Faculty Research Committee in relation to the Office of Research and VPR, and recommend new charges as the committee deems appropriate.
  • Creation of a networking relationship with Office of Research and Innovation and the Vice President for Research and Innovation committees. Here we would offer a member of the current Senate Faculty Research Committee to sit on active VPR and Office of Research committees.  This will allow a voice from a Senate Standing committee, and a mechanism for reporting changes and actions within the Office of Research and Innovation.