Strategic Action Plan

Committee on Excellence in Research and Creative Activity

Excellence in Research and Creative Activity

  • Chair: Jerry Schultz, distinguished professor of bioengineering
  • Vice Chair: John Andersen, professor of psychology
  • Committee Members: 18 committee members, consisting of:
    • Yushan Yan, professor of chemical and environmental engineering
    • Francisco Zaera, professor of chemistry
    • Rollanda O'Connor, graduate school of education
    • David Lo, professor of biomedical sciences
    • Wendy Saltzman, professor of biology
    • Chun Ning (Jeanie) Lau, professor of physics
    • Alex Raikhel, professor of entomology
    • Xuemei Chen, professor of botany and plant sciences
    • Christopher Abani, professor of creative writing
    • Richard Arnott, professor of economics
    • Dylan Rodriguez, professor of ethnic studies
    • Yunzeng Wang, professor at AGSM
    • David Bocian, vice provost, academic personnel
    • Mitch Boretz, Technical Communications Specialist, BCOE
    • Garrett Milliron, Graduate Student
  • Staff Support
    • Bob Daly, strategic academic research and analysis
  • Charges: 
    • To make recommendations about how best to develop and strengthen research and creative activity, including core research and interdisciplinary research initiatives. 
    • To identify overarching areas of research excellence for strategic investment, areas that align with the national interest and funding opportunities and transcend departmental and college boundaries.  Place a particular focus on areas essential for AAU membership, such as competitively funded federal research support. 
    • To identify means of significantly increasing grant and contract support for UCR research, including major multi-investigator grants, so as to make the campus less dependent on state funding.  Identify mechanisms to better support faculty in seeking extramural funding and to coordinate proposals for major center/initiative grants.

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