Research Council

Storm Hall West at dusk

The Council shall promote, encourage, and publicize the research activities necessary to carry out SDSU's educational mission and improve the University's instructional programs.  Responsibilities, for example, include recommendation of policies for the creation of interdisciplinary research bureaus and institutes (and routine reviews of their activities), promotion of University-wide research lectureships on topics of general interest, faculty assistance regarding fellowships and grants, development and recommendation of University policies on patents and copyrights, etc.  

Specifics of the Council's charge are detailed in the UNIVERSITY POLICIES: Committees and Councils section of the Policy File.

The Council has a membership of at least 18:

  • At least 16 faculty, one to three from each of the seven Colleges, the Library, and the SDSU-IV Campus.
  • Vice President for Research/Dean of Graduate Affairs or designee, who shall serve as Chair.
  • Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Academic Engagement and Student Achievement or designee.

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