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Research Committee


Promote, encourage, and support research activities in the College of Human Sciences.


  1. Identify information/training needs of COHS faculty and staff to assist with proposal development.
  2. Select COHS nominee for the Barnie E. Rushing Jr. Distinguished Research Award.
  3. Make recommendations to the Dean about distribution of Research Incentive funds.
  4. Coordinate the development of an annual publication to highlight COHS research activities.
  5. Evaluate research-related Operating Policies on a scheduled basis.


  1. The committee is composed of one faculty member from each academic department and one member selected from among the college centers and institutes.
  2. Department chairpersons will appoint the representative from the departments and the Assistant Dean for Research will appoint the representative from the centers and institutes.
  3. Appointment terms are annual, and members can be reappointed.


  1. The committee will meet periodically as is needed to carry out assigned responsibilities.
  2. The Assistant Dean for Research serves as chair of the committee and facilitates its work.