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Report to the UWM Faculty Senate March, 2012 Research Policy Committee Prasenjit Guptasarma (P.G.) Chair, RPC pg@uwm.edu Mission: Research Policy Committee Research Policy Broader impact Support and sustain UWMs mission to become a


  1. Report to the UWM Faculty Senate March, 2012 Research Policy Committee Prasenjit Guptasarma (P.G.) Chair, RPC pg@uwm.edu

  2. Mission: Research Policy Committee Research Policy Broader impact • Support and sustain UWM’s mission to become a top- notch research university • Generate and air new ideas • Voice issues faced by researchers. • Pro-active. • Advisory.

  3. What do we need to do to get to the next level? Shared Governance (RPC, GFC) Generate ideas Strategic Planning for Research Exercise One Steering Committee 8 subcommittees, ~125 broadly represented faculty & staff.

  4. Research Planning Exercise 8 subcommittees , asking “How to….” 1. Promote strengths and reputation of UWM in education and research. 2. Assess needs for research space, equipment, and infrastructure. 3. Move Centers of Excellence to the next level. 4. Promote Interdisciplinary research. 5. Re-engineer administrative processes to the needs of a Research University. 6. Improve partnerships with other institutions, non-profits, government, industry. 7. Understand budgeting and incentive needs to meet ambitions for research and education. 8. Ensure culture of ethics, inclusivity, and research integrity?

  5. Details • Ideas from Faculty & Staff (Strategic Planning for Research Exercise). • Internal ideas from Graduate School Staff. • “Do-ability” (from Grad School view point, and “low hanging fruit”).

  6. From: Grad School (MGJ)

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  8. _ - - - - � --- - HMMINIMIllm (C.S.E): Communk.ate and inform the university community as to 9 the means and processes by which allocations of support staff arc , . - - � made and ensure that the process is transparent. 2 1 . - HIML. M M H (S,C): Provkie designated parking for research participants, N • ^ ' I k) collaborators and partners. Further, ever r nevi plan for building LS should assess and address parting issues. N (E): A well defined mechanism that provides for routine and H � Pi P-Im it it , lime', maintenance and support of shared equipment should be 11 2S developed and funded. i I N I H (C,E): The efficiency and coot benefits to be gained in internal L M wad Meta ftal collabor alive purchasing, Warming and 'hating 12 redeurces for research without the encumbr (Once of state contracts and regulation needs to be explored. . - iiiHIMINIM m 'I in vest heavily in suppos t personnel and systems for 1 3 (C' � r esealch and scholarship and, in partkulat. pre and post award support. 21 (C,E). Support inhastructure must work collaboratively with m 1t N N H IN researchers and re-examine r estrictive policies and procedures to _, advance the research agenda, especially in computer pus chasing 14 and n aucn,•.rit in (Offer ent colleges and schools and in 21 administi.i....c :support to different colleges and schools. . .

  9. Pre-2009 Graduate Graduate School: School: Graduate Research Education Research Graduate Policy Faculty Committee Commitee Post-2010 Graduate School Research Graduate Research Graduate Education Research Graduate Policy Faculty Committee Commitee

  10. Post-2010 Graduate School Research Graduate Research Graduate Education Research Graduate Policy Faculty Committee Commitee Associate Associate Dean Associate Special Dean Dean Dean Assistant to Natural Arts, Social Chancellor Sciences, Humanities Sciences, Biomedical & Education, Sciences & Architecture & Business Engineering

  11. Graduate Assistants An oustanding University needs outstanding students – both graduate and undergraduate. Differential stipends for Teaching Assistants. Group of people studying it, represented by members of governance committees.

  12. Group of people studying it, Members of governance committees and Associate Deans. Before and After: - Has it been effective (publications, funding, enthusiasm, return on investment)? - Are there other models for RGI - “bridge” funding, - “stupid ideas” funding, - “get back on your feet” funding, - “collect preliminary data” funding) - “Instrumentation” funding

  13. Research Growth & Resources New Discussions on role of :  College/School versus Graduate School  Who supports research and distribution of resources for research: Administrative resources, Research Space, Research funding, Human Capital.

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