University Research Council

The University Research Council (URC) serves as an advisory body to the Vice President for Research, recommending policies and procedures which will enhance the University’s ability to realize its potential for distinction in research, creative, and scholarly activities. The complete Purpose and Charge statement is available here (PDF).


Key Responsibilities of the URC

  • To serve in an advisory role to the Vice President for Research
  • To provide a forum for discussion and to make recommendations to the Office of Research Integrity, Office of Research Administration, and other University Committees, Councils, and Offices concerning policies and procedures related to the research enterprise at The University
  • To recognize excellence in research, creative activities, and scholarly activities
  • To sponsor an annual University Research Awards Day