Research 05.04.17 Minutes

Attending:

Henrik Aratyn, Jaqueline Berger, Sara Hall, Colleen Kehoe, Andy Johnson, Bob Sandusky, Michael Hites, Dick Harris, Himanshu Sharma, Allen Randall, Teresa Johnston, Karen Dunn Lopez, Sandy De Groote, Andy Boyd, Min Yang, Heather O’Leary

  • Faculty Activity/Profiling Tool
    • Presentation
      • Noted that the Deans Council set up a task force to look at faculty profiling tools
      • A taskforce on campus looking into faculty profiling tools was presented on
      • Discussion of RFP process and how to select the best tool that meets campus needs
      • Discussion of specific needs the committee would like the tool to meet
      • Further discussion of RFP process
      • Suggested to add community engagement to the list of functions
      • Discussion of quality of data in Banner and need for change in order to have an effective tool
      • Discussion of potential costs of the tool
  • Chair Elect Nominations
    • New Recommendation Need
      • Two nominations have been submitted for Andy Boyd, who is unable to accept
      • The survey will be sent out again, asking for other options
  • Subcommittee Reports
    • Research Computing Infrastructure
      • Suggested that UIUC held an event a few years ago which involved holding focus groups across campus
      • Noted that feedback from the campus on a regular basis would be beneficial
      • Improving representation in ITGC Research Committee membership will be worked on over the summer
      • Discussion of how to get researchers involved in cyberinfrastructure decisions
  • Old Business
    • HIPAA Compliant HPCC
      • Noted that a proposal had been submitted to the VCHA, who agreed to provide funding assuming that ACER received certain grants
      • Discussion of funding issues
  • New Business
    • Meetings
      • The committee will not meet over the summer, will resume in September
      • Discussion of membership and the need to revisit over the summer