The Research and Scholarship Committee shall formulate, monitor, and review policies and procedures pertaining to research operations and facilities, research regulation and compliance, and infrastructure in support of scholarly activities. The committee shall also serve as liaison for the Senate with the vice president of Research and with other appropriate administrators and administrative policy bodies of the university. The committee shall consist of one faculty member per college, each to be elected by their collegial faculty; three members at large elected by the Faculty Senate; one associate dean for Research (or equivalent) selected by the Deans Council; and the vice president for Research or their delegate (ex-officio, voting).
AY2023 RSC Charges:
“Human Subjects B05.0” Responsible Party: Per policy CB05.0, review policy C005. [Human Subjects ]Committee Findings: The committee reviewed the current policy, preliminary proposed revisions made by RSC last year, and changes were recommended by Heather Foti, Director of Human Subject Research. The committee approved to move the revised policy forward to the RIT Faculty Senate for consideration.
Consider an IOU/deferral system for first year PhD students’ stipends (e.g., a faculty member has a research grant that would cover the 1st year of study, but not the 2nd, so would like the 1st year of PhD support to be deferred).
Review changes in the policies of Federal Agency and Philanthropic Entities that support academic research and scholarship in regard to their potential impact on University policies and practices around research operations and facilities, research regulation and compliance, and infrastructure in support of scholarly activities.
Investigate the necessity of the new policy restricting offsite work of graduate students
Propose/write/provide clarification on a policy or guideline for naming authors on research papers for instances when the publication bodies do not set explicit expectations.