Human Development & Family Studies (Organizational unit)

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee


Note: During Spring 2022, I had a schedule conflict, but will rejoin the committee in Fall 2022.

The Research Advisory Council (RAC) is a formal standing council of Central Michigan University (CMU), with a primary goal of providing advice to, and facilitating regular communication with, the Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI). The purpose of the RAC is to help and assist the VPRI and the institution in meeting research, scholarly/creative activity, and graduate program strategic priorities, particularly as they relate to the strategic pathways guiding CMU. The RAC is a representative body with voting members appointed from each college or school and additional members representing other areas of scholarly/creative activity at CMU.

While the primary responsibility of the RAC is to promote a university-wide view of enhancing research, all RAC members represent their respective constituencies and have a responsibility to take matters developed in the RAC to their constituents as needed and to bring matters from their constituents to the RAC for discussion and deliberation as appropriate.

The large center and institute representative serves to inform the center and institute community about important discussions germane to the research enterprise. This position is a two-year appointment and rotates among the largecenter and institute directors, as defined by the VPRI.

The RAC meets once a month during the academic year and is hosted by the ORGS. Periodically, guests may be called upon to present on a topic of particular importance or to foster discussion in a targeted area.
PeriodSep 1 2021Sep 1 2023
Held atHuman Development & Family Studies