Research and Graduate Studies

  • Committees


The Office of Research and Graduate Studies oversees four committees, two of which are Standing Committees (Graduate Studies Committee and Research and Grants) governed by the Faculty Senate.  

The Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) shall study policy areas and make recommendations affecting graduate curricula and graduate academic standards.  It shall maintain liaison with the Educational Policies Committee on curricular matters of mutual interest.

The Research and Grants Committee shall make recommendations concerning faculty and University research, including general policy recommendations, and shall recommend procedures for maintaining adequate records and preparing reports of research activity undertaken at the University.

Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) oversees the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Federal regulations require all research involving the use of animal subjects undergo a review by the IACUC to ensure that animals are handled in an ethical manner and not exposed to unnecessary risk.

Office of Research and Sponsored Projects oversees the Standing Advisory Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (SACPHS) which is regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP).