I. It was MSC (12y, 0n) to approve Memorandum No. 111.
B. Graduate Student Research and Scholarship Committee - Dr. House congratulated the committee for their outstanding performance this year. Renee Bunde reported that the committee received 32 proposals and made 6 dissemination awards and 21 awards for research ranging from $153 to $999. The Taylor Scholarship, for $850, was awarded to a student majoring in public health.
C. University Research Committee - Dr. House reported that the call is out and the committee has received 19 proposals.
D. Humanities/Social Sciences Research Committee - Dr. House reported that the deadline to received proposals has passed, but because part of the faculty and the chair in a department did not receive the call, the deadline has been extended to April 29. Currently 5 proposals have been received.
E. Humanities/Social Sciences Call for Proposals. - The next call will be put out in the fall, and we will run an external peer review. Dr. House hopes more proposals will be submitted next year.
F. SBOE Call for Research Center Proposals, 98-99 Funds - This RFP has an August deadline. Dr. House wants The Notice of Intent submitted earlier and will be contacting people about this. This competition is not limited to our research centers, nor is it limited to science and engineering. Any discipline can submit a proposal if the group of people fit the criteria for a research center. Summer is the ideal time to be working on this.
G. Specific Research Project Grants - SBOE sent out the information they received from the external peer review. Only 7 or 8 of the proposals have complete data from the external peer review.
I. HSSRC Travel Fund - All but $76 of this fund has been spent; Dr. House listed the departments who received travel assistance from this fund. There will probably be another $10,000 available next year.
J. Other - None.
II. COUNCIL BUSINESS
C. Good/Bad Practices in Research - Dr. Moore recommended that the words "sufficiently long" in section 2.b. be removed because they are too vague. In the same section, Dr. LaHann recommended the words "of a non-confidential nature" be added following "Results of research." Dr. Patrick stated that time and circumstances for taking out personal identifiers needed to be addressed because of ethical issues. Council consensus was that 3.b. needs to be rewritten. Discussion ensued concerning peer review of information before a public announcement is made. It was MSC (12y, 0n) to table discussion and approval of this document until the next meeting.
D. Level II Research Center status for the Institute of Rural Health Studies - It was MSC (12y, 0n) to remove this item from the table. It was MSC (12y, 0n) to approve the Institute of Rural Health Studies as a Level II Research Center. Dr. Patrick gave an update on the status of grants she has submitted and informed the Council that a proposal for $600,000 had been recommended for funding.
Meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.