Research Board Charter


Scope of the Research Board

The Research Board serves as the advisory board to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies (AVCRGS) and works with AVCRGS to promote faculty and student research initiatives. The Board’s scope encompasses sponsored research and faculty research abroad; university research; and student research programs.

Function of the Research Board

The Research Board serves three primary functions: advocacy for research at Purdue University Calumet; development of research policy; and review of internal research grants and awards nominations.

Research Advocacy – The Board promotes the importance of research to the university community, enhances research support from the University.

Research Policy – The Board works with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies to develop policies for internal and external research grants and contracts, and internal research awards.

Internal Grant Review – The Board oversees the review of internal research grants, university research events, and University Centers/Institutes.

Members of the Research Board serve as chairs of internal research review subcommittees.

Research Board Membership

The Research Board is comprised of 12 members from across the University. Board terms last for three years duration, with three new positions rotating in each year. Initial terms are staggered during the first 3 years to allow a rotating membership format. The Board is comprised of tenured and tenure-track associate and full professors from the following areas:

1 member from the School of Education

1 member from the School of Engineering, Mathematics, & Sciences

1 member from the School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

1 member from the School of Management

1 member from the School of Nursing

1 member from the School of Technology

1 member from the Library

2 at large tenured faculty positions elected by the Research Board

2 at large untenured/tenure track (assistant or associate)

1 Dean

The Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies and the Coordinator of Undergraduate Research serve as an ex officio members.

Election of Research Board Members

Recommendations made by outgoing board members and requests to Department Heads and Deans for nominations for members.

Election of Research Board Chair

The Research Board Chair is elected for a one-year term by the members of the Research Board. The election takes place on the last meeting of the academic year in April.  The appointment of the board chair needs to be approved by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  The new Chair assumes his or her duties at the first meeting of the next academic year in September.  The Board chair reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies.