Academic Year 2024-2025

This committee shall deal with such areas as the encouragement of research and scholarly activity, procedures for the review and monitoring of university research activities, and related areas of faculty development such as cultural activities and scholarly exchanges.

Meeting Schedule:

All RPPC meetings will take place on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. via Zoom.

  • September 16, 2024 
  • October 15, 2024 (Tuesday = Monday schedule) 
  • November 12, 2024 (Tuesday) 
  • December 9, 2024 
  • January 29, 2025
  • February 10, 2025
  • March 17, 2025
  • April 14, 2025

Items to be placed on the meeting agenda are to be emailed to: by Noon Monday the week before the meeting. If the Monday deadline falls on a holiday, please submit by the Friday before that.

Committee Membership:

Manning School of Business

  • Elizabeth Altman, Management

Francis College of Engineering

  • Lei Chen, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
  • Pradeep Kurup, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Fine Arts Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Jane Sancinito, History
  • Alan Williams, Music

Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences

  • Mazen El Ghaziri, Nursing

Kennedy College of Sciences

  • Kwok-Fan Chow, Chemistry
  • Thomas Shea, Biological Sciences*

Faculty Senate President (ex officio)

  • Kevin Petersen, English

Representative of the Administration (non-voting)

  • Partha Chowdhury, Head of Graduate School

*Denotes Committee Chair.