Research has as its charge:
(a) To serve as the primary committee for faculty to inform the administration of any problems and opportunities, including suggested policy changes, that relate to the ability of the faculty to engage in research and other scholarly activities
(b) To initiate studies of various aspects of research and other scholarly activities with the intent of improving the climate for these activities at the university and articulating faculty vision on research issues.
(c) To become familiar with the functions of the Office of Research and provide feedback to the Vice Provost of Research when requested.
(d) To assist the Faculty Senate by investigating issues brought to it relating to research.
(e) To provide feedback to the Research Administration Advisory Group when the opinions of a broad representation of faculty on research-related issues are needed.
(f) To prepare a brief, written report of the committeeâ€™s activities at the end of each academic year and to submit copies of this report to the president of the university, the provost, the vice provost of research, and the Faculty Senate.