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Support of Scholarly Activities (SOSA)



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Chair Terrence Bennett 2105
Vice-Chair Stephanie Sen 3287

 Meeting Place: Loser 116

Meeting Times:  1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 1:30-2:50 pm

*** Please note – 1st meeting is scheduled for September 16, 2015 in Green Hall, room 14


SOSA makes recommendations to the Committee on Faculty Affairs concerning institutional support for faculty scholarship, research, and sabbatical leave. SOSA is also responsible for evaluating research proposals, requests for advanced study, and sabbatical leave on the basis of established criteria and standards, and issues an evaluative report for each proposal, recommended and non-recommended, to the Provost for action.

The full Committee will consist of 11 members, with representatives from the following units:

  • One person from each of the following schools: Arts and Communication, Business, Education, Engineering, Nursing and HES (total of 5)
  • Two people from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (one from Humanities, one from Social Sciences)
  • Two people from the School of Science (one from Math/Computer Science, one from Biology/Chemistry/Physics)
  • One person from the Library
  • One designee from the Provost (The Provost or designee convenes and serves on this committee ex officio without a vote.)

Members 2015-2016


February 18, 2015

February 4, 2015

December 3, 2014

October 8, 2014

September 17, 2014

September 3, 2014

March 26, 2014

September 4, 2013

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