Research & Creative Activity (RCA) Subcommittee

UPDATES

The 19/20 RCA Faculty Awards Program is now open for proposals. Deadline extended to Friday, 12/7 by 5pm.

Sign-up now to be a reviewer for the RCA program! Deadline is 12/7.

Deadline to apply to the 18/19 University Awards for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity for Early-Career and Senior Faculty is Friday, January 25th at 5pm. Apply now!

The Research and Creative Activity Awards Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Academic Senate’s Faculty Policies Committee. The subcommittee is comprised of elected members from each college, as well as a Faculty Policies Committee liaison, and a member-at-large. The committee meets bi-weekly during each semester.

The purpose of the subcommittee is to aid the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development  in administering three programs:


Additionally, they are charged with supporting faculty research, scholarly, and creative activity on campus and to recommend policy and procedures related to these awards to the Faculty Policies Committee.

Programs

RCA Faculty Awards Program

The RCA Faculty Awards Program supports faculty research, scholarly, and creative activity, and faculty contributions to their discipline. All current Unit 3 Faculty are eligible and encouraged to apply. 

University Award for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity for Early-Career Faculty

This award (formerly known as the President's Award) honors a Sacramento State faculty member who has made significant contributions over the last five years to their discipline as evidenced by research, scholarly activity, or creative/artistic endeavors.

University Award for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity for Senior Faculty

This award (formerly known as the Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award) recognizes tenured and tenure track faculty who have been at Sacramento State for at least ten academic years and who have, over many years, made significant contributions to a discipline through research, scholarly activity, creative/artistic endeavors, and publications.

2018-19 Subcommittee Membership

Name

College

Department

Melissa Cardenas-Dow (FPC member)

Library

Reference and Instruction

Evren Eryilmaz

Business Administration

Information Systems & Business Analytics

James Fox

University Library

Special Collections/University Archives

Katherine McReynolds 

Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Chemistry

Joyce Mikal-Flynn

Health & Human Services

Nursing

Patricia Morris

Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Sociology

Vacant

Education

 

Susan Perez 

(At-large member)

Health & Human Services

Kinesiology and Health Science 

Nancy Sweet 

(Chair)

Arts & Letters

English

Mahyar Zarghami (Vice Chair)

Engineering & Computer Science

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Yvonne Harris (Ex-Officio Member)

Academic Affairs

Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development

Antonia Peigahi (Ex-Officio Member)

Faculty Senate

Executive Committee

Contact Information

Subcommittee Chair

Dr. Nancy Sweet, Professor of English
rcachair@csus.edu

Administrative Support

Julie McGinty, Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development
rca@csus.edu, (916) 278-4918