Council of Associate Deans for Research

CONTACT INFORMATIONFor the person completing this report.
NameCortney Chavez
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Official Name of the BoardCouncil of Associate Deans for Research
Effective date of establishment09/2011
Authorized byProvost
Board Reports To (if applicable)Vice President for Research
Scope of ImpactCampus
Type of BoardStanding

The Council of Associate Deans for Research (CADRe) is an advisory group to recommend research policy and to coordinate operational research procedures among the colleges, university research institutes, and central research administration



What is the process for selecting a chair?

There is no process for selecting a chair. The chair is permanent as the Vice President for Research.

Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year
NameLuis Cifuentes
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Co-Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year
Additional Membership Details
Members are appointed byBy Position
Position appointment description

Members are composed of the college Associate Deans for Research

Are terms staggered?No
Are members subject to reappointment?No
What is the process for filling vacant positions?

Vacant positions are filled when new associate deans for research are appointed by the college deans.

Member List
Name Title Member Type
Natalie Goldberg ADR / ACES Voting Member
Jim Murphy ADR / A&S Voting Member
Bill Gould ADR / Business Voting Member
Phillip De Leon ADR / Engineering Voting Member
Karen Trujillo ADR / Education Voting Member
Karen Kopera-Frye ADR / HSS Voting Member
Joanne Esparza Interim Director / PSL Voting Member
Sam Fernald Director / WRRI Voting Member
Paulo Oemig Director / Space Grant Voting Member
Laura Boucheron Chair / University Research Council Voting Member
What university office/function provides administrative support to this board?

Office of the Vice President for Research

What are the requirements for the number of meetings to be held annually?

Meetings are held once a month

Was the requirement for the number of meetings met?Yes
List of Meeting Dates

Third Thursday of each month, 3pm, Large Conference Room, Anderson Hall

Major Accomplishments

CADRe welcomed our new VPR July 2018 and hit the ground running. During the first meeting, Luis Cifuentes emphasized the increased responsibility of each Associate Dean for Research to discover gaps and promote communication in interdisciplinary research opportunities. Each college associate dean presented their contributions to ensuring significant levels of cooperation and collaboration in research endeavors. Luis Cifuentes presented his "Road to R1" and strategic outline for how CADRe will take accountability and responsibility towards the University's goal to become a Carnegie R1 Research Institution. CADRe nominated faculty to participate in the inaugural term of the PI Academy. Members of CADRe also provided input and influenced the comprehensive PI development and training curriculum. Ideas are currently being created by CADRe members for implementing structures toward student social mobility and R1 status, as is outlined in the Chancellor/President LEADS 2025 Plan.

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