Committees and Councils

Ad-Hoc University-Wide Loan and Scholarship Commitee
Recommends policy regarding financial aid programs.

Campus Health & Wellness Committee
Promotes activities to enhance wellness and health among staff, faculty, and students.

Chemical Safety Committee
Reviews and advises on matters that pertain to the handling of chemicals.

Committee for the Advancement of Women and Minorities
Promotes professional development and advancement of women and minorities in staff and faculty positions.

Committee on Committees
Recommends appointments to committees, and reviews committee effectiveness.

Computing Resources Committee
Consults and advises the chief information officer, and associated technology departments.

Conflict-of-Interest Policy Committee
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Oversees conflict-of-interest policy for the vice president of research.

Executive Council on Space Management
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Oversees research space allocation policy for the vice president for research.

External Advisory Board to the Vice President for Research
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Assesses the effectiveness and direction of the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Faculty Promotions, Tenure and Appointments Committee
Advises on issues related to faculty promotion, tenure, and initial appointments.

Infection Policy and Education Committee
Develops policies on prevention and treatment of illness caused by exposure to transmissible agents.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Reviews the care and treatment of animals, and compliance with laws and standards.

Institutional Biosafety Committee
Advises in matters pertaining to hazards of a biological nature.

Institutional Research Center Council
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Institutional Review Board
Reviews research involving human subjects.

Institutional Review Board No. 2
Review approved human-subject research protocols at periodic intervals.

Institutional Review Board No. 3
Reviews NCI-sponsored cooperative group human-subject research.

Internal Advisory Board to the Vice President for Research
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Assesses the effectiveness and direction of the Office of the Vice President for Research.

International Relations Committee
Fosters international alliances, and encourages contact with academic institutions in other countries.

Library Committee
Addresses service issues, and gathers input from about proposed changes in policy and practices.

Parking and Traffic Safety Committee
Reviews and recommends solutions to traffic safety, parking, and related disputes.

Physical Safety Committee
Reviews and analyses matters pertaining to physical hazards.

Presidential Clinical Excellence Award Committee
Recommends candidates for the award to the university president.

Presidential Distinguished Junior Research Scholar Award Committee
Selects recipients for the award.

Presidential Distinguished Senior Research Scholar Award Committee
Recommends candidates for the award to the university president.

Presidential Teaching Excellence Award Committee
Recommends candidates for the award to the university president.

Radiation Safety Committee
Responsible for policies and practices regarding the licensure and use of radioactive materials.

Radioactive Drug Research Committee
Reviews research involving the use of radioactive drugs or agents with human subjects.

Staff Advisory Council
Serves as a representative advisory council on campus issues for non-faculty employees.

Student Health Advisory Committee
Evaluates and makes recommendations about the health needs of the student body.

Uniform Recruitment and Retention Strategy Steering Committee
Develops and implements strategy to attract and retain students who reflect the population of Texas.

University Core Research Facilities Committee
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Addresses service issues and proposed changes in policy and practices.

University Research Council
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Recommends initiatives to the vice president for research that foster collaborative research.