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UAS Committee for Research & Creative Activities

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 me
  • 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, faculty.

Creative Activities members (September 2014)

Brian Vander Naald, Ph.D., Chair

Emily Wall, M.F.A.

Claire Ligsay - Grants Administrator

Christopher Donar, Ph.D

Chip McMillan, Ph.D

Kelly Jensen - Proposal Coordinator

Brian Buma Ph.D

Jan Straley, M.S.

Karen Schmitt - VP for Research and Sponsored Programs

Margaret Rea -CBO

 Meeting Agendas and Minutes