The Research Affairs Committee (RAC) oversees matters pertaining to, or connected with, research policies and practices throughout the Indiana University system. The UFC-RAC will communicate with the IUPUI, IUB and regional campuses’ Research Affairs Committees and with the office of the Vice President for Research. The committee should advise the Vice President for Research and the University Faculty Council on research matters, collaborate on university-wide plans for strengthening the research infrastructure, and, where appropriate, develop university-wide policies and procedures that aim to improve the research environment at Indiana University.
The executive committees of the campus faculty governing organizations shall appoint nine members to this committee, two members from IU-Bloomington, two members from IUPUI, and one member each from IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. The UFC-RAC will be cochaired by a nominee of each of the IUPUI and IUB research affairs committees.
Members should serve as liaisons to their campuses’ relevant faculty committees. Terms will be for 2 years, staggered.
For more information on the Faculty Affairs Committee, see the Bylaws of the University Faculty Council, Section 12.F