2016-2017 CPI Meetings

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

2016-2017 CPI Meeting Schedule (September 1st through August 31st)

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

    September 14, 2016

    Closed session/planning meeting (elected CPI members only)

    (Agenda; Newsletter)

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

    October 12, 2016

    • In Memoriam of Professor Chris Floudas – remarks by Professor Stratos Pistikopoulos, Interim Co-Director, Texas A&M Energy Institute
    • OGPS Professional Development – Dr. Leonard Bright, Assistant Provost, Office of Graduate and Professional Studies

    • Graduate Education Special Topics Committee Report – Dr. Heather Wilkinson

    • Updates on the Division of ResearchDr. Glen A. Laine, Vice President for Research, Texas A&M University (meeting ran long - postponed until November)

    (Agenda and Materials; NewsletterVideoPresentation Slides)

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

    November 9, 2016

    • Updates from the Texas A&M Mass Spectrometry Collaborative Core Steering Committee Dr.François Gabbaї, Mass Spec Steering Committee Chair 
    • Updates on the Division of Research Dr. Glen A. Laine, Vice President for Research, Texas A&M University
    • Writing for the Public Dr. Michael Benedik, Vice Provost, Texas A&M University

     

    (AgendaNewsletter; VideoPresentation Slides)

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

    December 14, 2016

    • Office of Graduate & Professional Studies Overview

     Dr. Karen Butler-Purry, Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies, Texas A&M University

     Dr. George Cunningham, Graduate Operations Committee Dean for Education

     – Dr. David Reed, Graduate Operations Committee Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences

    • Legislative Updates Mr. Michael O'Quinn, Vice President for Government Relations, Texas A&M University
    • Following the Money at Texas A&M University  Dr. Karan Watson, Provost and Executive Vice President, Texas A&M University

     

    (Agenda; NewsletterHandouts; VideoPresentation Slides)

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

    January 11, 2017  

    • Texas A&M University Information Technology Update - Ms. Dee Childs
    • Introduction to iLab Solutions for Core Facilities Dr. Clare Gill, Faculty Research Fellow - Core Facilities and Professor Department of Animal Science
    • Research Development Fund Update Dr. Penny Riggs - Chair, Research Development Fund Advisory Committee

     

    (Agenda; NewsletterVideoPresentation Slides)

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

    February 8, 2017

    • Federal Government Update – Mr. Scott Sudduth, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Federal Relations, Texas A&M System Offices, Washington, DC
    • Travel and Immigration Restrictions Updates – Mr. Mario Rojo del Busto, Assistant Dean of Faculties and Director of Immigration Services for Faculty and Scholars
    • Division of Research Update – Dr. Glen Laine, Vice President for Research, Texas A&M University

     

    (AgendaNewsletterVideo)

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

    March 8, 2017

    CPI General Meeting - CANCELLED

    (Newsletter)

    April 12, 2017

    • Division of Research Update – Dr. Glen Laine, Vice President for Research, Texas A&M University
    • Texas A&M University Research Compliance and Biosafety Update – Compliance Chairs, Vice Chairs and Directors
      • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) – Chair, Dr. John Stallone and Vice Chair, Dr. Mike Smotherman
      • Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) – Chair, Dr. Carlos Gonzalez and Vice Chair Dr. Paul De Figueiredo
      • Institutional Review Board (IRB) – Interim Chair, Dr. David Martin
      • Division of Research Compliance and Biosafety Directors
        • Dr. Tennille Lamon – Director, Animal Welfare Office (AWO)
        • Dr. Christine McFarland – Director, Biosafety, Biological Safety Officer (BSO) and Responsible Official (RO)
        • Ms. Aliese Seawright – Director, Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

     

    (AgendaSubmitted Questions with ResponsesNewsletter;

    VideoPresentation Slides)

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

    May 10, 2017

    • Workday Overview and Discussions
      • Mr. Mark Schulz, Information Technology Enterprise Architect, Chief Information Officer
      • Mr. Brad Blair, Human Capital Management (HCM) Project Director for Workday
      • Ms. Lallah Howard, HCM Functional Lead Manager

     

    • Division of Research Update – Dr. Glen Laine, Vice President for Research, Texas A&M University

     

    (Agenda; NewsletterVideoPresentation Slides)

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

    June 14, 2017

    • Texas A&M Technology Commercialization Update - Dr. Richard Gomer, Texas A&M Technology Advisory Committee (TTAC) Faculty Member Representative
    • Division of Research Update - Dr. Karen Butler-Purry, Interim Vice President for Research, Texas A&M University
    • Office of Government Relations Update - Dr. Michael O'Quinn, Vice President for Government Relations, Texas A&M University
    • Update from Provost Watson - Dr. Karan Watson, Provost, Texas A&M University

     

    (Agenda; NewsletterVideo; Presentation Slides)

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

    July 12, 2017

    CPI General Meeting Canceled

    (Agenda and Materials; Video; Presentation Slides)

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

    August 9, 2017

     

    • Sponsored Research Services (SRS) Update and Proposal Submission Guidelines – Ms. Kristi Billinger, Executive Director, Sponsored Research Services 
    • MAESTRO Update – Ms. Leonarda Horvat, Director Information Technology, Sponsored Research Services
    • Recognition of Outgoing and Incoming CPI Representatives Dr. Penny Riggs

     

    (Agenda; Newsletter; Video; Presentation Slides)

    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 Williams Administration Building, room 310. The CPI EC meetings are open to all CPI members to attend at their discretion