Committee on Research (COR)


  • Makes recommendations to the division on the award of prizes to faculty members for research.
  • Advises the Committee on Academic Planning and Resource Allocation, the division and the chancellor on planning, management and budgetary issues related to research.
  • Formulates a Senate position on all matters pertaining to research in the division and acts for the division in oversight of the Office of Research and Economic Development; makes recommendations to the chancellor concerning applications by members of the division for research grants and for travel expenses to attend meetings of learned societies; advises the chancellor or chancellor's designee in matters relating to research policy; and determines policy pertaining to research funds allocated to the committee.
  • Represents the division in all matters relating to the review of organized and centralized research units, core facilities, centers and institutes, including proposals for and reviews of such units.
  • Acts for the division in all matters of research safety policy and administration, and advises the chancellor or chancellor’s designee and the division accordingly. 

2016-2017 Membership

Ex-Officio (non-voting) 
  • Samuel J. Traina, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
  • Susan Amussen, Senate Chair, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
  • Kurt Schnier, Senate Vice Chair, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Simrin Takhar
Principal Analyst