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Research Committee (March 2017)

Committee Members

Tiane Donahue, Chair
Samantha Blackmon 
Huiling Ding  
Jeff Grabill
David Kirkland
Paul Kei Matsuda
Krista Ratcliffe
Rebecca Rickly
Paul Rogers
Pat Sullivan
Shevaun Watson 

Committee Charge

This committee is charged to:

  1. To collaborate, when requested, on evaluating CCCC research initiative grants; to provide members to the CCCC executive committee’s group of evaluators for annual evaluation of proposals received; to offer in that capacity advice on the design, planning, publicizing, submission guidelines and support materials.
  2. To consider whether the current CCCC award structure properly recognizes excellence in research at all stages of career development; 
  3. To explore and catalogue existing venues for dissemination of information about research activity to the CCCC membership; to recommend to the Executive Committee new venues, if needed, as well as areas of information to pursue (for example: development of research in the field, including new developments such as “big data” research; available institutional supports, including research training in graduate programs; available research funding; various research agendas promulgated by various groups and opportunities for presenting or developing research; commissioning of essays about research areas of need; producing documents or statements offering research guidance from skilled practitioners; supporting “translation” of research findings for audiences outside of the field).
  4. To recommend strategies for supporting and extending a research culture within the CCCC (for example: creating CCCC roundtables on research and research training issues, maintaining a research-focused presence on the CCCC website; creating Web 2.0 research-focused discussions on the CCCC Connected Community; connecting to other groups such as those sponsoring summer institutes or other research development opportunities); 
  5. To explore the challenges faced specifically by certain CCCC membership groups traditionally under-supported in terms of research (for example, adjunct faculty, small liberal arts institution faculty, community college faculty) and make recommendations to the officers about supporting these groups;
  6. To coordinate with the Committee on Undergraduate Research, the Committee on Intellectual Property, and the Committee on Globalization.
  7. To explore other professional organizations and how they support and disseminate research, with an eye to adapting appropriate approaches to the needs of CCCC members.

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