Councils & Committees
Several campus advisory bodies offer the Division of Research and Graduate Studies input on a variety of issues, policies, and procedures.
The UNLV Research Council serves as an advisory body to the Vice President for Research to provide review and advice regarding university research policies, procedures, and strategies to advance UNLV’s stature as a Carnegie research intensive university. The role of the council includes but is not limited to providing advice and recommendations on strategic research directions and action items; research policies, procedures, and information; internal faculty award programs; increasing competitive grant awards; and implementing Collaborative Research and Education (CoRE). Council members serve staggered terms (three years) and are appointed by the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. The members include research faculty and representatives from the Faculty Senate and the Executive Vice President and Provost’s Office.
Graduate Council and Committees
The Graduate Council and its committees work in concert with the Graduate College dean to establish policies and procedures for the Graduate College. The Graduate Council includes one delegate from each academic department that sponsors an advanced degree program, plus representatives from the Graduate Student and Professional Association.
Council for Centers, Institutes, Labs, and Museums
The Council for Centers, Institutes, Museums and Laboratories is an advisory body that reports to the Vice President for Research. The Council is empowered to conduct the initial review and recommendation of new proposals, to request modifications to proposals to ensure adherence to approved criteria, to request and review annual reports, and to make recommendations to the vice president for research on the continuation of existing research units. The Council is also available to provide ongoing assistance both before and after a unit's formal approval. The membership includes directors of active centers and labs as well as a Faculty Senate representative.