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Research & Creative Activity

7.1. Intellectual Property

7.1.1. Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)

Article XX – Intellectual Property Rights (Page 80) (Page 47)

7.1.2. Policy Register

Administrative Policy on Financial Interest In Sponsored Programs

University Policy for Limited-Term Postdoctoral Appointments

University Policy Regarding Faculty Participation in Companies Commercializing Kent State University Research

Administrative Policy for Reporting and Investigating Fraud and Fiscal Abuse (Note:  Includes theft of trade secrets or intellectual property)

7.2. Division of Research & Sponsored Programs

7.2.1. Administrative Policy and Procedures Regarding Sponsored Programs Administration

7.2.2. FAQ’s (including information about COEUS)

7.2.3. COEUS

7.2.4. Grants Accounting

7.2.5. Grant Proposal Assistance

7.2.6. Proposal Preparation Guide

7.2.7. Corporate Engagement & Commercialization

7.2.7.1. Office of Corporate Engagement and Commercialization

7.2.7.2. Research News

7.2.7.3. Research Initiatives

7.3. Research Facilities

7.3.1. Research Facilities in the College of Arts and Sciences

7.3.2. Research Facilities in the School of Biomedical Sciences                  

7.3.3. Research Facilities in Chemistry

7.3.4. Research Facilities in The Fashion School

7.4. Research Safety & Compliance

7.5. University Research Council

7.5.1. Summary

The University Research Council’s mission is to foster and stimulate the research mission of the University by studying and recommending policies; recommending priorities for support; recommending faculty research appointments, and publicizing research efforts at the University.  The URC consists of 12 faculty members representing the various scholarly disciplines of the University.

7.5.2. University Research Council

Collective Bargaining Agreement (Page 79)

7.5.3. Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award

7.5.3.1. Summary

This award is given to a faculty member each year, based on his/her research and/or creative activities, by the Provost’s office after recommendation from the URC.

7.5.3.2. Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award

7.5.4. Research Support

7.5.4.1. Summary

Types of Support sponsored by the URC include Speaker Support; Research Travel Support; Publication of Research; Scholarship and Creative Activity; Page Charge Support; Subvention; Conference Travel Support; Reprint Support; Copy Support; Computer Equipment Support; Development of Extramural Funding; Undergraduate Research Supplement for Conduct of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity; Undergraduate Research Scholars Program; Summer and Academic Year Research Appointments; Interdisciplinary Research Projects

7.5.4.2. Research Support

Fact Sheet

7.6. University Teaching Council (UTC)

7.6.1. Summary

The mission of the University Teaching Council (UTC) is to support and facilitate the teaching mission of the University by studying and recommending policies to enrich and enhance teaching and curriculum development, recommending priorities for support of teaching and curriculum development, recommending faculty teaching development awards, collecting information on teaching and curriculum development, and publicizing teaching and curriculum development of the University.

7.6.2. University Teaching Council

Collective Bargaining Agreement (Page 79)

7.6.3. Funding Opportunities

7.7. Faculty Professional Development Center

7.7.1. Summary

FPDC’s mission is to provide opportunities, leadership and support for faculty development in their scholarly and professional work. The long term aim is to engage these agents of change, both individually and in community, in transforming Kent State University's environments for learning into spaces where all students succeed.

The Center's four main areas of service are to:

  • Connect, network, and support continuity in opportunities for professional and staff development.
  • Communicate opportunities for professional and staff development.
  • Provide advocacy and support for professional development as members work with individual colleagues, committees, and groups to enhance opportunities for long and short-term growth.
  • Offer expertise and consultation related to specific areas of scholarship and professional work.

The Center is designed to provide leadership and support for cultivating environments and relationships for innovative and successful learning, for building networks and communities of practice and learning, and for communicating and creating opportunities for professional and staff development.

7.7.2. Faculty Professional Development Center

Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article XIX: Faculty Professional Development, Section 2: Maintenance of Faculty Research Support, p. 79.           

7.8. Institutional Review Board (IRB)

7.8.1. Summary

The Kent State University Institutional Review Board, which is comprised of administrative staff, faculty, and community representatives, meets regularly to review applications for research using human participants. The University requires research training for investigators.

7.8.2. Administrative Policy Regarding Research Involving Human Subjects                 

7.8.3. Institutional Regulatory Review Board

7.8.4. IRB Website

7.8.5. Required Training for Researchers

7.9. Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

7.9.1. Summary

The Kent State University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee reviews proposals to use animals for research.  The University requires research training for investigators.

7.9.2. Administrative Policy Regarding Animal Care and Use

7.9.3. University Policy Regarding Faculty Participation in Companies Commercializing Kent State University Research

7.9.4. IACUC Website

7.9.5. Required Training for Researchers