The URAC provides guidance on the research agenda of the University including strategic research initiatives, major requests for research program allocations, reviewing applications for internal research funding initiatives, research core facilities, and general issues concerning research program infrastructure that could substantively improve existing research programs at the University.
The committee has representation from each of the major academic units on campus and acts as a liaison to facilitate communication between ORSP and the faculty within the various colleges, departments and other academic and ancillary units.
URAC meetings are held monthly and provide a forum for information exchange that is subsequently disseminated to the research community on campus.
Committee Membership AY 2019-20
|Jasmine Yur-Austin||COB||Jasmine.Yur-Austin||5-8615||Associate Dean for Accreditation|
|Tyler Reeb||CPIE||Tyler.Reeb||5-2879||Associate Director of the Federal Highway Administration’s Southwest Transportation Workforce Center/Project Manager, Center for International Trade & Transportation|
|Laura Portnoi||CED||Laura.Portnoi||5-7047||Associate Dean, Graduate Programs|
|Grace Reynolds-Fisher||CHHS||Grace.Reynolds-Fisher||5-5885||Associate Dean for Faculty & Research|
|Chi-ah Chun||CLA||Chi-ah.Chun||5-7608||Director for Research|
|Barbara Taylor||CNSM||Barbara.Taylor||5-5545||Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies|
|Hamid Rahai||COE||Hamid.Rahai||5-8032||Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies|
|Lorin Johnson||COTA||Lorin.Johnson||5-7039||Associate Dean|
|Rafael Topete||Student Affairs
|Rafael.Topete||5-2006||Director, TRIO and Migrant Programs|