Research Council

The purpose of the Research Council is to serve as an advisory body to the vice president for research and creative scholarship on matters pertaining to the development of research and creative activities at the University of Montana.

2018 Research Council

Purpose and Goal

It is envisioned that members of the Research Council will be University of Montana-centered, as opposed to touting the accolades of any one department, program, or center, and focus on interdisciplinarity.  The Council will:

  1. Focus on immediate feedback to help inform the University Planning Committee (UPC):
    1. Develop metrics to measure research and creative scholarship (RCS) productivity (See 2015 Research Strategic Plan)
    2. Collate a summary of University-wide RCS productivity based on these metrics.
    3. Offer feedback to UPC as needed.
  2. Revisit other aspects of Research Strategic Plan, with an eye towards interdisciplinary innovations (e.g., a “Cluster Hire” model).
See the working document for RCS metrics that was shared with the full faculty in the spring of 2018.

2018 Members

  • L. Scott Mills, Chair, Associate Vice President of Research for Global Change and Sustainability
  • Rebecca Bendick, Geosciences
  • Nicole Bradley Browning, Dance
  • Blakely Brown, Health and Human Performances
  • Barry Brown, Science Librarian
  • Jackson Bunch, Sociology
  • James Caringi, School of Social Work
  • Kasper Hansen, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Colin Henderson, Missoula College
  • Kelsey Jencso, Forest Management
  • Nat Levtow, Humanities Institute
  • Libby Metcalf, Society and Conservation
  • Josh Millspaugh, Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences
  • Jakki Mohr, Marketing
  • Curtis Noonan, Public Health
  • James Randall, Music History
  • Rachel Severson, Psychology
  • Steve Sprang, Division of Biological Sciences
  • Jingjing Sun, Teaching and Learning
  • Klaus Uhlenbruck, Business
  • Travis Wheeler, Computer Science
  • Scott L. Whittenburg, Ex Officio, Vice President for Research and Creative Scholarship
  • Julie Wolter, Communicative Science and Disorders
TBA: Missoula College Representative

Documents

2013 Research Council

Charge 2013-2015

The council is responsible for recommending to the vice president policies and procedures and to help maintain a dynamic strategic plan for the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship which will enhance the ability of the university to realize its potential for distinction in research, creative, entrepreneurial, and scholarly activities.

Structure - 2013 

Membership of the Research Council is based upon the relative amounts of external funding and number of full-time faculty in each of the colleges, schools and unit. One function of the Research Council is to review the structure annually to determine the optimum membership.  For the initial year the membership will be: 

  • College of Arts and Sciences (3)
  • College of Forestry and Conservation (2)
  • College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences (2)
  • College of Education and Human Sciences (1)
  • School of Business Administration (1)
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts (1)
  • School of Journalism (1)
  • School of Law (1)
  • Centers and Institutes (3)
  • Library (1)
  • ASUM (1)
  • Graduate Students (1)
  • Missoula College (1)

The Faculty Senate will select the members for the Schools and Colleges and Centers and Institutes and the ASUM President will select the student representative.  Initial terms for members will be 1, 2 and 3-year terms to establish a rotating membership.  New members following the initial terms will be appointed for 3-years. The vice president for research and creative scholarship and the executive director of research and sponsored programs function as ex officio nonvoting members of the council.

2013 Research Council Minutes

Oct 21, 2013

2013 Members by Unit

College of Arts and Sciences (3)

   Dave Beck, NAS
   Ed Rosenberg, Chem
   Dustin Hollist, Sociology

College of Forestry and Conservation (2)

   Diana Six, Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences
   Solomon Dobrowski, Forestry Landscape Ecology

College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences (2)

   David Shepherd, CHPBS
   James Laskin, PT

College of Education and Human Sciences (1)

   Adrea Lawrence, C & I

School of Business Administration (1)

   Keith Jakob, Accounting & Finance

College of Visual and Performing Arts (1)

   Andrew Smith, Media Arts

School of Journalism (1)

   Lee Banville

School of Law (1)

   Anthony Johnstone

Missoula College(1)

   Steve Shin, Applied Computing & Electronics

Centers and Institutes (3)

   Steve Sprang, Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics
   Andrij Holian, Center for Environmental Health Science
   Kim Abraham, Mansfield Center

Mansfield Library (1)

   Barry Brown

ASUM (1)

GSA (1)

   Dan Biehl

2013 Members - Alphabetical

Kim Abraham, Centers and Institutes
Lee Banville, School of Journalism
Dave Beck, College of Arts & Sciences
Dan Biehl, GSA
Barry Brown, Mansfield Library
Solomon Dobrowski, College of Forestry and Conservation
Andrij Holian, Centers and Institutes
Dustin Hollist, College of Arts & Sciences
Anthony Johnstone, Scool of Law
Keith Jacob, School of Business Administration
James Laskin, College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences
Adrea Lawrence, College of Education and Human Sciences
Ed Rosenberg, College of Arts & Sciences
Steve Shen, Missoula College
David Shepherd, College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences
Diana Six, College of Forestry and Conservation
Andrew Smith, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Steve Sprang, Centers and Institutes

Subcommittees

Strategic Planning Subcommittee

Steve Sprang, Chair, Centers and Institutes
Abraham Kim, Centers and Institutes
Lee Banville, School of Journalism
Dave Beck, College of Arts & Sciences
Dan Biehl, GSA
Barry Brown, Mansfield Library
Solomon Dobrowski, College of Forestry and Conservation
Andrij Holian, Centers and Institutes
Dustin Hollist, College of Arts & Sciences
Anthony Johnstone, Scool of Law
Keith Jacob, School of Business Administration
Adrea Lawrence, College of Education and Human Sciences
Ed Rosenberg, College of Arts & Sciences
David Shepherd, College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences
Diana Six, College of Forestry and Conservation
Andrew Smith, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Minutes - Strategic Planning

Nov 4, 2013

Transactional Planning Subcommittee

James Laskin, Co-Chair, College of Health Professions and Ciomedical Sciences
Diana Six, Co-Chair, College of Forestry and Conservation
Andrij Holian, Centers and Institutes
Adrea Lawrence, College of Education and Human Sciences
David Shepherd, College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences
Steve Shen, Missoula College
Steve Sprang, Centers and Institutes