The University Committee on Research shall periodically review and make recommendations concerning policies and issues relating to the conduct and support of faculty research. This shall include, but not be limited to, services provided to scholars by the administrative units of the University. The Committee shall also provide liaison to the following University committees: University Libraries Committee and Information Services Committee.

Meetings: Contact committee chair for the date/locations of the committee meetings.

Specific Charge for 2018-2019 Academic Year

This year, the Research Committee is considering how USC can better promote faculty engagement in a vibrant, interactive research culture. Meetings will rotate between HSC and UPC campuses to encourage broad participation by our research constituencies. The goals of the committee are to (i) identify current challenges to building a uniform culture of research excellence at USC, and (ii) identify potential solutions to these challenges, for the Provost’s office to consider in their funding initiatives.

Feedback, comments, and questions can be addressed to the Committee leadership.


Andy McMahon (Co-Chair),

Michelle Povinelli (Co-Chair),

Suzanne Wenzel (Co-Chair),

John Wood (Co-Chair),

Committee Members


Spring 2018

2016-2017 Summary Report

2015-2016 Final Report/Resolutions