The Research Advisory Council (RAC) serves as a forum to discuss research policies and a channel that the faculty, department chairs, center and institute directors, and deans can use to convey issues and receive information about our discussions.
Some specific functions of the Research Advisory Council are:
The RAC is comprised of a chairperson, along with the Associate Dean for Research at KUSM-Wichita, Senior Associate Dean for Research in the School of Medicine; Associate Dean for Research in the School of Nursing; Associate Dean for Research in the School of Allied Health; Chair of the Faculty Assembly Research Committee; a student from the Graduate School; and a senior clinical scientist and two basic scientists. The Vice Chancellor for Research, the Vice Chancellor for Administration, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration, and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Compliance will serve as ex-officio members of the RAC and provide staff support.
The Council meets with the Executive Vice Chancellor at least once a month, however special meetings may be held as necessary. Minutes will be maintained and posted on this web site to help inform the entire campus.