Research, Scholarship, and the Creative Arts Committee is a standing committee of the Faculty Senate

Charge of the RSCA

This committee is responsible for matters relating to research activities, scholarly work, and creative and performing arts carried out at the University, including graduate education and items referred to in Sections 1.1c, 1.2b, 1.2g, and 1.2k in the Faculty Senate bylaws.  The RSCA reviews, recommends, and participates in the formulation of policy with respect to resources related to these activities, including physical facilities and allocation of appurtenant space, library resources and resources for graduate programs, and makes recommendations to assure effective use of these resources. The RSCA serves as liaison between the Senate and the administration on such matters as, but not limited to: the broad role of the University in advancing knowledge through research, scholarship, and the performing arts; external and internal support for encouraging these activities, including graduate and undergraduate research; intellectual property, and technology transfer; ethical issues and issues affecting the academic environment as these arise in research or scholarly work. The RSCA consults frequently with other University and collegiate committees that are charged to initiate, maintain, and monitor institutional support programs for research, scholarship, the creative arts, and graduate education, as well as maintains close liaison with appropriate administrative offices in its areas of responsibility.

RSCA Operating Procedures (pdf)

RSCA Membership & Co-Chairs

Supplementing the membership described in 7.121a of the Faculty Senate bylaws, this committee shall include an additional member from the College of Arts and Sciences representing the field of the creative and performing arts.

The Chair of the RSCA is Jennifer Hurley (CESS). 

RSCA Member List

2021-2022 Research, Scholarship & the Creative Arts Committee Members
Arts & ScienceBrennan, VickiVicki Brennan2022-2025
Arts & ScienceBrouwer Burg, Marieka Marieke Brouwer Burg2021-2024
Arts & Science (Fine Arts)Higa, Paula 2023-2026
Agriculture & Life ScienceKeller, StephenSteve Keller2023-2026
Business (Grossman School)Zhang, ChunChun Zhang2022-2025
Education & Social ServicesHurley, Jennifer 2021-2024
Engineering & Mathematical ScienceBadireddy, RajuRaju Badireddy2021-2024
Environment & Natural Resources (Rubenstein School)Fisher, BrendanBrendan Fisher2022-2025
LibrariesNichols, AaronAaron Nichols2023-2026
Larner College of MedicineCushman, MaryMary Cushman2023-2026
Larner College of MedicineWeiss, DanielDan Weiss2022-2025
Nursing & Health ScienceSmith, BikkiBikki Smith2022-2025
Graduate Student SenateArif, Muhammed Adeel 2023-2024
Student Government AssociationBlessington, Nolan 2023-2024
Post Doc AssociationTaylor, Lakelyn 2023-2024


RSCA Meeting Schedule and Materials

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The RSCA generally meets the second Thursday of each month from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. 

2023-2024 RSCA Meeting Schedule and Materials

2023-2024 RSCA Meeting Schedule
September 14, 2023AgendaMinutes
October 12, 2023AgendaMinutes
November 9, 2023AgendaMinutes
December 14, 2023No Meeting 
January 11, 2024AgendaMinutes
February 8, 2024AgendaMinutes
March 7, 2024AgendaMinutes
April 11, 2024AgendaMinutes
May 9, 2024AgendaMinutes

2022-2023 RSCA Meeting Schedule and Materials

2022-2023 RSCA Meeting Schedule
September 8, 2022AgendaMinutes
October 13, 2022AgendaMinutes
November 10, 2022Special MeetingMinutes
December 8, 2022AgendaMinutes
January 12, 2023AgendaMinutes
February 9, 2023AgendaMinutes
March 9, 2023AgendaMinutes
April 13, 2023AgendaMinutes
May 11, 2023AgendaMinutes

2021-2022 RSCA Meeting Schedule and Materials

2021-2022 RSCA Meeting Schedule
September 9, 2021AgendaMinutes
October 14, 2021AgendaMinutes
November 11, 2021AgendaMinutes
December 9, 2021AgendaMinutes
January 13, 2022AgendaMinutes
February 10, 2022AgendaMinutes
March 17, 2022AgendaMinutes
April 14, 2022AgendaMinutes
May 12, 2022AgendaMinutes

2020-2021 RSCA Meeting Schedule and Materials

2020-2021 RSCA Meeting Schedule
September 10, 2020AgendaMinutes
October 8, 2020AgendaMinutes
November 12, 2020AgendaMinutes
December 10, 2020AgendaMinutes
January 14, 2021AgendaMinutes
February 11, 2021No MeetingNo Minutes
March 18, 2021AgendaMinutes
April 8, 2021AgendaMinutes
May 13, 2021AgendaMinutes

2019-2020 RSCA Meeting Schedule and Materials

2019-2020 RSCA Meeting Schedule
September 12thAgendaMinutes
October 10thAgendaMinutes
November 14thAgendaMinutes
December 12thNo Meeting 
January 9thAgendaMinutes
February 13thAgendaMinutes
March 19thNo Meeting 
April 9thAgendaMinutes
May 14thAgendaMinutes

2018-2019 RSCA Meeting Schedule and Materials

2018-2019 RSCA Meeting Schedule
September 13, 2018AgendaMinutes
October 11, 2018AgendaMinutes
November 8, 2018AgendaMinutes
December 6, 2018AgendaMinutes
January 10, 2019AgendaMinutes
March 7, 2019AgendaMinutes
April 18, 2019AgendaMinutes
May 9, 2019AgendaMinutes

2017-2018 RSCA Meeting Schedule and Materials

2017-2018 RSCA Meeting Schedule
September 14, 2017AgendaMinutes
October 12, 2017AgendaMinutes
November 9, 2017AgendaMinutes
December 7, 2017AgendaMinutes
January 7, 2018AgendaMinutes
February 8, 2018AgendaMinutes
March 8, 2018AgendaMinutes
April 12, 2018AgendaMinutes
May 10, 2018AgendaMinutes

2016-2017 RSCA Meeting Schedule and Materials

2016-2017 RSCA Meeting Schedule
September 8, 2016AgendaMinutes
October 13, 2016AgendaMinutes
November 10, 2016AgendaMinutes
December 8, 2016AgendaMinutes
January 12, 2017AgendaMinutes
February 9, 2017AgendaMinutes
March 9, 2017AgendaMinutes
April 13, 2017AgendaMinutes
May 18, 2017AgendaMinutes