Memorandum 140

February 21, 2002


Members Present: Sean Anderson, Curtis Anderson, John Bennion, Alok Bhushan, Steve Byers, Deb Easterly, Kay Flowers, Larry Ford, Dianne Horrocks, Edwin House (presiding), Terry Livingston, Pamela Park, Kris Robinson, Rosemary Smith, Beth Stamm, Dennis Stowe, Jane Strickland, Brian Williams, Carmen Harris for Dan Wolfley, Paul Zelus


Members Absent/Excused: Phil Blick, Frank Harmon, Richard Inouye, Skip Lohse, Subbaram Naidu, Keith Weber, Doug Wells


Dr. Edwin House declared a quorum was present.


I.             It was MSC (13y,0n) to approve Memorandum #139 with the following corrections:

Under reports, item II.B., change the number of research proposals received from 25 to 35; item II. F. change 7-8 continuing projects to 7-8 continuing proposals.


II.           A. Faculty Research Committee Dr. Bennion reported that five faculty members had been nominated for Distinguished Researcher. The Committee will meet the 1st of March or the week after to vote on the Outstanding Researchers. Those selected will be honored at a banquet on March 29.


B.             Graduate Student Research and Scholarship Committee Terry Livingston reported that the Graduate Student Research and Scholarship Committee requested that increased funding for this committee be put on the next agenda as Council Business. Dr. House that would be done. He also requested that the committee chair be present and to bring any other members who wanted to attend.


C.             Undergraduate Research Committee Dr. Andersons aid the Calls for Proposals and for Symposium Abstracts are out. The committee is currently working on the logistics for the symposium.


D.             Humanities/Social Sciences Research Committee - Dr. House reported that there was no new business to report for the Humanities/Social Science Research Committee.


E.              University Research Committee - Dr. House reported that the University Research Committees call for proposals is out. This committee makes its decisions in late April.


F.              Federal Relations - Larry Ford reported that ISU ended up with about 12-13 proposals to present to Congress for federal initiatives. These will need to be in final form in about a week and a half.





Council Business


A.      Dr. Bennion spoke to the Council regarding the changes in the FRC Bylaws. The most significant change was in membership, changing the number of voting members from 10 to 9. Dr. Bennion reported that only one person has been holding the position since 1992. In 1997 the name was changed from biological sciences representative and physical science representative to natural science representative. The rest of the changes were editorial. Significant discussion followed. It was MSC (10y, 3n) to approve the change in membership to nine voting members. It was MSC (13y, 0n) that the remaining changes in the FRC Bylaws be approved as submitted.


B.       Dr. House asked Kay Flowers to speak about her concerns regarding the library budget and the impact the reduction could have. Dr. House said he would put this on the agenda for the next meeting.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:05 p.m.