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Committee Archives

Committee Archives, 2014 - Present

This page catalogues the work of Committees and Working Groups organized by the OVCR. For a list of current committees, see the Committees Page

Interdisciplinary Working Groups (2014-2015)
Interdisciplinary groups were charged by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research to advise campus administration on activities that support the growth, strength, and visibility of the university's interdisciplinary research enterprise. See the final reports below.

Interdisciplinary Working Group for the Humanities

Final Report

Working Group Charge and Members

Members of the Humanities Working Group provided advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Provost, and the Chancellor on humanities-related research activities across campus.

Specific committee activities included:

  • Advising campus administration on how best to support both scholarship in the humanities and partnerships among faculty in the humanities
  • Building on the process of Visioning Future Excellence, connecting individuals and groups of researchers to enable creative new scholarship
  • Working with OVCR staff to create strong coherent external communications that present Illinois as a world leader in the humanities
  • Evaluating options for additional support for scholarship in the humanities, especially support for faculty who are seeking external funding in the humanities
  • Identifying the multiple units and centers on campus that support humanities research and making recommendations for how to promote possible synergies

Committee Members

Chair: Antoinette Burton, History
Samantha Frost, Political Science
Chris Higgins, Education
William A Kinderman, Music
Erik McDuffie, African American Studies and History
Robert Parker, English
Anke Pinkert, German
Dede Ruggles, Landscape Architecture
Ellen Swain, Library
Robert Warrior, American Indian Studies
Antonios (Antony) Augoustakis, Classics
Ex Officio: Nancy Abelmann, OVCR
Ex Officio: Siobhan Somerville, Grad College

Working Group in Computation, Data, and Information

Final Report

Working Group Charge and Members

Members of the Working Group in Computation, Data, and Information provided advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Provost, and the Chancellor on research issues in computation across campus.

Specific committee activities included:

  • Advising campus administration on how best to support both scholarship in these areas and partnerships between researchers in these areas and scholars in other disciplines
  • Building on the process of Visioning Future Excellence, connecting individuals and groups of researchers to enable creative new scholarship, as well as assisting researchers in connecting emerging capabilities with a range of scholarly disciplines
  • Working with OVCR staff to create strong coherent external communications that present Illinois as a world leader in computation, data and information
  • Preparing the campus for more effective pursuit of large funding opportunities in these areas by identifying them early and suggesting possible proposal teams
  • Identifying the multiple units, centers, and research programs on campus that support research in these areas and making recommendations for how to promote possible synergies

Committee Members

Chair: Bruce Hajek, Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Co-chair: Doug Simpson, Statistics
Bill Kramer, NCSA
Rob Pennington, NCSA
Scott Althaus, Political Science
Narayan Aluru, Mechanical Science and Engineering
Minh Do, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jeff Erickson, Computer Science
Carl Gunter, Computer Science
Jiawei Han, Computer Science 
So Hirata, Chemistry
Matthew Hudson, Crop Sciences 
Zhi-Pei Liang, Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Luke Olson, Computer Science
Miles Efron, Library and Information Science
Luis Rodriguez, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Lisa Stubbs, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Billie Spencer, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ted Underwood, English
Chengxiang Zhai, Computer Science
Mike Shaw, Business

Interdisciplinary Working Group for Integrative Scholarship in the Arts

Final Report

Members of the Arts Working Group provide advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Provost, and the Chancellor on how to support the growth, strength, and visibility of campus interdisciplinary scholarship involving the arts.

Specific committee activities included:

  • Advising campus administration on how best to support both scholarship in the arts and partnerships between faculty in the arts and those in other disciplines
  • Building on the process of Visioning Future Excellence, connecting individuals and groups of researchers to enable creative new scholarship that integrates the arts and other disciplines
  • Working with staff in OVCR to formulate strong coherent communications that present Illinois as a world leader in bringing the arts together with other disciplines
  • Evaluating options for additional support for scholarship in the arts and other disciplines and especially support for faculty who are seeking external funding in the arts

Committee Members

Chair: Kevin Hamilton, Art + Design
Cynthia Oliver, Dance
David Weightman, Art + Design
Mimi Nguyen, Asian American and Gender and Women's Studies
David Hays, Landscape Architecture
Stephen Taylor, Music
Alan Craig, NCSA
CL Cole, Media
Andrew Singer, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jay Rosenstein, Journalism
Bonnie Mak, Library and Information Science
Karrie Karahalios, Computer Science
Ex Officio: Nancy Abelmann, OVCR

Social and Behavioral Sciences Working Group

Final Report

Members of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Working Group provided advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Provost, and the Chancellor on research in the social and behavioral sciences across campus.

Specific committee activities include:

  • Advising campus administration on how best to support research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, including consideration of a social sciences research institute
  • Building on the process of Visioning Future Excellence, connecting individuals and groups of researchers in these areas to enable creative new scholarship
  • Working with OVCR staff to create strong coherent communications that present Illinois as a world leader in social and behavioral science research
  • Preparing the campus for more effective pursuit of large funding opportunities in these areas by identifying them early and suggesting possible proposal teams
  • Assessing the needs on campus for research infrastructure to support research in the social and behavioral sciences
  • Establishing regular communication and collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Working Group

Committee Members

Chair: Brent Roberts, Psychology
Dorothy Espelage, Education
Craig Gundersen, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Robin Jarrett, Human and Community Development
Christopher Larrison, Social Work
Anna Maria Marshall, Sociology and Law
Jeffery Mondak, Political Science
Silvinia Montrul, Linguistics
Andrew Orta, Anthropology
Brian Quick, Communication
Jeffrey Woods, Kinesiology
Ex Officio: Nancy Abelmann, OVCR

 

Research Board Review Committee (2015)
Evaluated and made recommendations related to operations of the Campus Research Board. 

Membership

Lizanne DeStefano, Chair
Pascal Bellon
Jennifer S. Cole
Cynthia L. Fisher
Lauretta J. Hogin
Michael Rothberg
Lisa J. Stubbs

 

DAR Strategic Financial Planning Group (2015)
Examined the financial challenges facing the campus Animal Program and provided suggestions to the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research for reversing budget trends. 

Report and Membership

Log into the Illinois Box system to view the group's final report and the presentation from the DAR Strategic Financial Planning Town Hall Meeting.

Rashid Bashir
Greg Freund
Martha Gillette
Josh Gully
Bill Helferich
Chuck Hillman
Rod Johnson
Mark Kuhlenschmidt
Dave Richardson
Jan Novakofski, Ex Officio

 

Center for Advanced Study Review Committee (2013-2014)
Reviewed and made recommendations related to operations of the Center for Advanced Study. 

Report and Membership

Final Report (NOTE: The budget numbers contain some inaccuracies that were discovered after this report was published.)

David Ceperley, Co-Chair
Laura Greene, Co-Chair
James D. Anderson
Bruce Berndt
Leon Dash
Stig Lanesskog
Jay Rosenstein