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Research Council

The UMBC Research Council is a University Committee that reports directly to the Faculty Senate.  The Council reviews and recommends policies that promote and enhance research, scholarship, and creative activity at UMBC.  It also “serves as a forum for discussion of research issues or systematic problems in need of amelioration.”  In addition, the UMBC Research Council is charged with (a) carrying out periodic reviews of UMBC Centers and Institutes to ensure the academic quality and value to the University; (b) receiving reports from UMBC administration and research committees including issues of University compliance with Federal and State regulations; and (c) voicing faculty concerns to the campus administration on matters involving administrative or academic affairs affecting the quality of research.

The Research Council meets on the second Friday of each month during the Academic Year.

Fall 2014 Research Council Meetings:  
  • September 12, 2014, 11:30 to 1:00 pm  Room 203 PUP
  • October 10, 2014, 11:30 to 1:00 pm  Room 204 PUP
  • November 14, 2014, 11:30 to 1:00 pm  Room 204 PUP
  • December 12, 2014, 11:30 to 1:00 pm  Room 204 PUP

If you would like to bring a potential initiative, concern or suggestion to the Research Council’s attention, please contact the Council through any or all of the individuals below.

We look forward to hearing from and working with you!


2014-2015 Research Council Members

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Engineering and Information Technology

  • Joel Morris, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, morris@umbc.edu

College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Research Center Representatives

Senior Research Administrators Group Representative

Graduate Student Association (GSA) Representative

Professional Staff Senate (PASS) Representatives

Non-Exempt Staff Representative