Meetings and Materials

The Council of Principal Investigators meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 11:30-1:15 p.m. (room locations noted below). Meetings are webcast live on Channel 20.

Archived CPI meeting agendas, presenters and materials, and newsletters

2015-2016 CPI Meeting Schedule (September 1st through August 31st)

    Meeting Date
    Presenter/discussion topic
    (Materials)
    Time/Location

    September 9, 2015

    Closed session/planning meeting (elected CPI members only)

    (Agenda / Meeting Summary)

    11:30 a.m.-
    1:15 p.m./
    Rudder 601

    October 14, 2015

    Update and Discussion on Sponsored Research Services (SRS) and the Division of Research - Dr. Glen A. Laine, Vice President for Research

    (Agenda and Materials / Video / Meeting Summary)

    11:30 a.m.
    -1:15 p.m.
    Rudder 601

    November 11, 2015

    Update on Sponsored Research Services (SRS) and Guest Q&A Panelist Discussions on 2015 PI Survey Data Items

    (Agenda and MaterialsVideo; Presentation Slides; Panel Discussion Questions / Meeting Summary)

    11:30 a.m.-
    1:15 p.m./
    Rudder 601

    December 9, 2015

    Texas A&M University and College Capital Campaign Overviews and Priorities

    (Agenda and Materials / Video / Presentation Slides / Meeting Summary)

    11:30 a.m.-
    1:15 p.m./
    Rudder 601

    January 13, 2016  

    Closed session/planning meeting (elected CPI members only)

    (Meeting summary)

    11:30 a.m.-
    1:15 p.m./
    Rudder 601

    February 10, 2016

    Division of Research Update - Dr. Glen Laine, Vice President for Research

    Introduction to the Buy A&M (BAM) System - Presentation

    Mr. Gary W. Barnes, Associate Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Texas A&M University and

    Ms. Carol J. Cantrell, Senior Associate Vice President for Division of Research, Texas A&M University

    (Agenda and Materials / Video / Presentation Slides / Meeting Summary)

    11:30 a.m.-
    1:15 p.m./
    Rudder 601

    March 9, 2016

    Memoriam Presentations for Dr. Tim Hall and Dr. Josie Coverdale - presented by Dr. Tom McKnight and Dr. Anna Morrison

    Science Works Project Overview with Q&A - Dr. Michael Benedik, Vice Provost

    (Agenda and Materials / Video / Presentation Slides / Meeting Summary)

    11:30 a.m.-
    1:15 p.m./
    Rudder 601

    April 13, 2016

    Division of Research Update - Dr. Glen Laine, Vice President for Research

    Research Compliance & Biosafety Overview with Q&A Discussions

    • Dr. Tennille Lamon - Director, Animal Welfare Office
    • Dr. Christine McFarland - Director, Office of Biosafety/Biological Safety Officer/Responsible Official
    • Dr. Catherine Higgins - Director, Human Research Protection Program

    (Agenda and NewsletterVideo; Presentation Slides AWP - IBC - HSP)

    11:30 a.m.-
    1:15 p.m./
    Rudder 601

    May 11, 2016

    New RELLIS Campus - Dr. M. Katherine Banks, Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering

    Sponsored Research Services Update - Ms. Kristi Billinger, Executive Director for Sponsored Research Services

     

    (Agenda and Newsletter / Video / Presentation Slides / Meeting Summary)

    11:30 a.m.-
    1:15 p.m./
    Rudder 601

    June 22, 2016 (NOTE: MEETING DATE & LOCATION CHANGED)

    General Institutional Philosophy on Core Facilities - Dr. Glen Laine, Vice President for Research

    Core Facilities: Philosophy and Operation

    • Dr. James Batteas - Materials Characterization Facility (MCF)
    • Dr. Charles D. Johnson - Genomics and Bioinformatics Center

    Philosophy/Successes/Challenges in the Establishment of Research Development Fund First Round Awardees:

    • Dr. Arul Jayaraman/Dr. Larry Dangott - Integrated Metabolomics Analysis Core (IMAC)
    • Dr. Binayak Mohanty - Texas Water Observatory (TWO)

     

    (Agenda and Newsletter / Video / Presentation Slides / Meeting Summary)

    11:30 a.m.-
    1:15 p.m./
    ILSB 1105

    (ILSB Auditorium)

    July 13, 2016

    MEETING CANCELED

     

    August 10, 2016

    John LaPres -  Professor & Director for BioMolecular Science and Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies at Michigan State University

    (Agenda  and Newsletter / Video / Presentation Slides / Meeting Summary)

    11:30 a.m.-
    1:15 p.m./
    Rudder 601

    CPI Executive Committee (EC) Meeting Schedule

    The CPI EC meets with administrators from Texas A&M, AgriLife Research, HSC, TTI and TEES the first Wednesday of every month from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. in the Donald L. Houston Building, room 124. The CPI EC meetings are open to all CPI members to attend at their discretion.