Archived 2014-15 External Committees

List of external committees with CPI representative(s).
List of external committees with CPI representative(s).

Archived external committees with CPI representative(s) serving

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Advisory Committee to Texas A&M Leadership Steering Committee

  • Representatives from across campus will serve on the Advisory Committee to the Texas A&M Leadership Steering Committee, who have been charged with thoroughly reviewing the PwC report.
  • CPI member serving: Niall Slowey (College of Geosciences)
  • Length of term: n/a
  • Reports to date/Status: The activities of this committee are confidential in nature and various reports or updates on the committee's activities may not be available for CPI newsletters.
     

Council for the Built Environment (CBE):

  • Charge: Make recommendations to the President on all aspects of the campus built environment in support of the university’s core missions of teaching, scholarship and research, and engagement as well as to support the realization of the goals contained in Vision 2020.
  • CPI members serving: Emil Straube (Science – voting member 2014-15); Penny Riggs (non-voting member 2014-15, will assume voting membership on 2015-16)
  • Length of term: Two years (year 1 – as non-voting member; year 2 – as voting member)
  • Reports to date/Status: No report summaries have been submitted to date from CPI members serving on this Council.

 

    Council for Strategic Budgeting and Strategic Reallocation Sub-Council

    • Charge: Make recommendations to the President on all aspects of the campus budgeting environment in support of the university’s core missions of teaching, scholarship and research, and engagement, as well as to support realization of the goals contained in Vision 2020.
    • CPI members serving: Mary Bryk (COALS)
    • Length of term: n/a
    • Reports to date/Status: This committee has not convened in several months. Regular report summaries have been provided for CPI newsletters.

     

        EPIK-Maestro Working Group:

        • Charge: Assist in the development of EPIK-Maestro, an enterprise-wide system to support researchers and research administration across The Texas A&M University System
        • CPI members serving: Victor Ugaz (Engineering)
        • Length of term: n/a
        • Reports to date/Status: No reports have been submitted for several months. It is unknown if the working group still meets.
           

        Faculty-Student Agreement for Intellectual Property Task Force:

        • Charge: Evaluate the need for faculty-student agreements that outline expectations for responsibilities and authorship for the thesis/dissertation/record of study and other scholarly works, including consideration of the following issues: 1) the possible components of such an agreement, 2) whether the agreement would be recommended as mandatory or optional, and 3) the recommended time frame in a student’s degree program for completing such an agreement.
        • CPI members serving: Jean-Luc Guermond
        • Length of term: Until charge is completed


          Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP):

          • Charge: An association of federal agencies, academic research institutions with administrative, faculty and technical representation, and research policy organizations that work to streamline the administration of federally sponsored research. Identify, test, and implement new, more effective ways of managing the more than $15 billion in federal research grants.  FDP is a forum for individuals from universities and nonprofits to work collaboratively with federal agency officials to improve the national research enterprise. The CPI representative to FDP will attend 2 – 3 meetings per year as a representative of the university, providing a brief report to the VPR’s office.
          • CPI members serving: TBA
          • Length of term: Three years

             

              Intellectual Property Constituent Committee (IPCC):

              • Charge: Review quarterly reports provided by the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) and make recommendations on policies and other matters relating to intellectual property affecting faculty to the Oversight Committee, which is chaired by the Chancellor.
              • CPI members serving: Victor Ugaz
              • Length of term: Three years

               

                Laboratory Safety Advisory Committee:

                • Charge: Review the lab safety training documentation for lab classes (~15-20) offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Colleges and departments decide which lab classes will be reviewed. The instructor
                • CPI members serving: Susanne Talcott (COALS)
                • Length of term: One year

                   

                    SRS PI/Faculty Advisory Committee (PIFAC):

                    • Charge: Represents the interests and concerns of the System-wide research community in the area of sponsored research administration, providing feedback on OSRS service levels and best practices.
                    • CPI members serving: Niall Slowey (Geosciences)
                    • Length of term: None

                      SRS Roles and Responsibilities Committee:

                      • Charge: n/a
                      • CPI members serving: Helene Andrews-Polymenis (HSC-College of Medicine); Mary Bryk (COALS); Jaime Grunlan (Engineering)
                      • Length of term: None
                         

                      Texas A&M University Research Compliance Committee:

                      • Charge: To establish a communications network between individuals with research compliance roles and responsibilities and stakeholders (including faculty and researchers), enhance services provided to researchers, ensure coordination of compliance efforts, assist each other on developing and implementing enhancements to existing processes, procedures, and to share training resources and best practices. The Committee reports to the Vice President for Research.
                      • CPI members serving: Mary Bryk (College of Science)
                      • Length of term: n/a
                         

                      Texas A&M University Multidisciplinary Accounting Committee (T-MAC)

                      • Charge: Contribute to documents and guidance related to how PIs split their projects among principals so that all participants will be able to sign off and to receive expenditure credit for their department/college, IDC return when appropriate and also have information to assist the department in charging salaries to the grant, etc.
                      • CPI members serving: Steve DiMarco (Geosciences)
                      • Length of term: n/a

                       

                        Transportation Services Advisory Committee (TSAC):

                        • Charge: Provide advice and input to Transportation Services concerning policy, user fees, or other issues that affect the campus community; evaluate service levels and demands for new services in relation to their associated costs and the necessity of a self-supporting financial condition for Transportation Services; and develop a consultative process and communication plan to assure the campus community is kept informed about policy and price changes, in advance of implementation, to allow sufficient time for input from the campus community.
                        • CPI members serving: Margaret Hobson (TEES)
                        • Length of term: One year

                         

                          University Research Council (URC):

                          • Charge: Provides advice and assistance to the Vice President for Research on the development of research, research planning, and research policy. It is an advisory body that may consider any matter of policy and procedures regarding University research. The Council may make recommendations on the manner by which research is initiated and conducted in support of the primary teaching function of the University. The URC reports to the VPR.
                          • CPI members serving: Craig Kaplan (COALS)
                          • Length of term: 1 year