North Carolina State University, Research Operations Council Records 1970-1994

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North Carolina State University. Office of Research and Innovation. Research Operations Council
Size
1.5 linear feet (1 carton); 1 website
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UA 011.003

This collection contains minutes, reports, memoranda regarding research and its funding; arranged chronologically.

The Research Operations Council (ROC) provides leadership at the college and university level for NC State research endeavors. The council’s monthly meeting agenda is set by the Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation. Members include the associate dean for research (or comparable chief research officer) from each college, the Vice Chancellor’s senior staff and the University Research Committee’s chair (https://research.ncsu.edu/about/committees/research-operations-council/, accessed 7/30/2020).

Biographical/historical note

The Research Operations Council (ROC) provides leadership at the college and university level for NC State research endeavors. The council’s monthly meeting agenda is set by the Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation. Members include the associate dean for research (or comparable chief research officer) from each college, the Vice Chancellor’s senior staff and the University Research Committee’s chair (https://research.ncsu.edu/about/committees/research-operations-council/, accessed 7/30/2020).

The overall purpose of the council is to improve the development, conduct, and administration of research programs at the University. Specific objectives include:

Review, analyze, and implement policies and procedures that support and affect the conduct of research and work toward their improvement.

Disseminate and exchange information and literature on funding opportunities and new initiatives by state, federal, and private support agencies.

Coordinate major studies and reports concerned with the operation of research programs; for example, periodic review of the research infrastructure and preparation of an overview report on research.

Facilitate communication between the Office of Research Administration and the colleges and schools of the University on all research-related matters.

The Research Operations Council is well organized and structured. The success of this body exemplifies the ways in which faculty and college administrative input can be provided to the University administration.

Because NC State University is a research-intensive land-grant university, research and extension are not only essential components of its mission, but also extremely interdependent. To reflect this interdependence, in 1991 the Division of University Extension was merged with the Division of Research Administration to create the Office of Research, Outreach and Extension. In 1992 a committee of faculty and academic administrators was appointed to develop a process whereby the University could continuously evaluate the institutional effectiveness of its research, outreach, and extension activities and to develop goals and measures to guide at least the first evaluation cycle.

The committee identified three primary purposes of research, outreach, and extension at NC State University and proposed specific goals, outcome statements, and measures by which the fulfillment of these purposes could be evaluated. For example, one research goal established by this effort was "NC State University faculty develops new knowledge," and among the five proposed measures were number and percent of faculty publications in refereed journals, number of patents awarded, and use of patents awarded. During fall 1993 the committee's report was distributed for review to the University Research Committee and the Research Operations Council.

As a result of this committee's report, the vice-chancellor for research, outreach, and extension has appointed a Research and Outreach Institutional-Effectiveness Committee, composed of faculty, extension staff, and academic and research administrators. This committee's primary charge is to recommend the data and information collection, storage, retrieval, and reporting procedures necessary to assess the effectiveness of research and extension activities; and to assess the effectiveness of research and extension in meeting one or two of the goals and objectives identified by the 1992 committee. The committee will report on existing and proposed reporting systems by January 1994 and on its study of the University's effectiveness in meeting selected research and outreach goals by May 1994.

There are a number of other assessments of research. In 1988 the vice-chancellor for research and the Research Operations Council initiated a study to assess all administrative support for research at NC State University. The resulting Research Infrastructure Report was submitted to the vice-chancellor for research in May 1989, and in 1992 a committee of Research Operations Council and University Research Council members issued an assessment of progress made toward the goals set out in the Research Infrastructure Report, identified areas that had not been adequately addressed, and suggested strategies for continuous improvement of the infrastructure for research. The University Research Council, which is the University's policy-making body for research and is composed of faculty from all colleges, intends to evaluate progress toward the goals articulated in these two reports annually or biennially.

A third research assessment activity at the University level is the periodic review of centers, institutes and laboratories, where roughly 25 percent of NC State University's research takes place. In addition to an annual report on CILs published by the Office of Research Administration, an in-depth review of each CIL is held at least every five years to determine whether it is functioning effectively.

Scope/content

Minutes, reports, memoranda regarding research and its funding; arranged chronologically.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by folder title and thereunder chronologically.

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Research Operations Council Records, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the Research Operations Council.

Processing information

Box listing only produced by Hermann Trojanowski, 2001 July 16

Encoded by Steven Mandeville-Gamble, 2006 March 24

Correspondence 1971
Carton 1
Correspondence 1984
Carton 1
Correspondence 1985
Carton 1
Correspondence 1986
Carton 1
Correspondence 1987
Carton 1
Correspondence 1988
Carton 1
Correspondence 1989
Carton 1
Correspondence 1990
Carton 1
Correspondence 1991
Carton 1
Correspondence 1992
Carton 1
Correspondence 1993
Carton 1
Minutes 1984
Carton 1
Minutes 1985
Carton 1
Minutes 1986
Carton 1
Minutes 1987
Carton 1
Minutes 1988
Carton 1
Minutes 1989
Carton 1
Minutes 1990
Carton 1
Minutes 1991
Carton 1
Minutes 1992
Carton 1
Minutes 1993
Carton 1
Minutes 1994
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NCSU Research Operations Council Seminar 1993
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Statement of Policy 1970
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Research Operations Council website (https://research.ncsu.edu/roc/) Beginning in September 2015
Size: 1 website

This web content is from North Carolina State University’s Research Operations Council, and is its official website. The NC State University Libraries has scheduled this website to be captured quarterly since July 2016, using the Internet Archive’s Archive-It web archiving service. Also included here are prior captures by the Internet Archive dating back to September 2015, which may be less complete and was performed at undetermined intervals.

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Research Operations Council Records, UA 011.003, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.