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Research and Creative Activities Committee

A Faculty Senate sub-committee

The Committee for Research & Creative Activities serves as the institutional node for strategically addressing research-related issues and advancing research-related activities within UAS, including its Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka campuses.  Its members — a cross section of staff and faculty in critical components and departments, including the Vice Provost for Research, staff in grants & budget departments, and Faculty Senate representatives — function as a task force to address the following priorities:

  • Aligns research & creative activities (RCA) within the UAS Strategic Plan, and works to ensure accreditation standards are met
  • Serves as a means to communicate information about RCA between administration and faculty, faculty and students, and other key components of the university system
  • Functions as a transparent mechanism to systematically raise, track & resolve RCA issues
  • Provide a visible basis for statewide representation and accountability for RCA matters
  • Advances opportunities for students to engage in RCA
  • Tracks impacts of RCA on students, student success, faculty, and the institution
  • Works to serve as a clearinghouse of information about research events, opportunities, and accomplishments of relevance to UAS students and faculty
Jim Powell, Ph.D.

Jim Powell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Public Administration

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Cindy Eriksen

Grants Administrator

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Erica Hill, Ph.D.

Erica Hill, Ph.D.

Professor of Anthropology

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Matthew Pawlus

Matthew Pawlus

Assistant Professor of Science

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Jan Straley, M.S.

Jan Straley, M.S.

Professor of Marine Biology

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David Tallmon, Ph.D.

David Tallmon, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

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Kelly Jensen

Kelly Jensen

Grant Proposal Coordinator

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Thomas F. Thornton

Thomas F. Thornton

Dean of Arts & Sciences; Vice Provost for Research & Sponsored Programs

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