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Academic Research Council (ARC)
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The Academic Research Council (ARC) provides advice and support to the Vice Provost of Research and Graduate Studies (VPRGS) and the Research and Academic Support (RAS) subcommittee of Senate. ARC will gather together research‐oriented faculty members alongside other university personnel involved in the research enterprise to consider issues related to research, to identify emerging issues, and to develop new research‐based initiatives. ARC will serve as a channel of communication between the VPRGS and the TWU research community to raise the internal and external profiles of the research contributions of the TWU research community. In addition, ARC offers input into the effective use of all resources, including intellectual, financial, and physical, to foster a strong research culture at TWU where faculty are inspired and encouraged to excellence in knowledge creation and discovery; contribute to the development and ongoing revision of the University's Strategic Research Plan; advise on ways to raise the internal and external profiles of research possibilities and contributions of the TWU research community; provide recommendations on the prioritization of research development opportunities and major institutional funding proposals, ensuring these align with University objectives; review proposals to establish new research institutes or centres or new research chairs or professorships; and establish subcommittees or task forces, as necessary, to fulfill the Council’s responsibilities.
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ARC reports to the University Senate.
Membership includes representatives from each of the faculties and schools (3 representatives from the five schools: School of Business, School of Human Kinetics, School of Education, School of Nursing, and School of the Arts, Media + Culture; 2 representatives from each of the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), and the Vice Provost of Research and Graduate Studies (who serves as a non‐voting member).
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December 2019 tk