BSU Research Faculty Policy
- The specific section describing Boise State Research Faculty policy is section 5250.
- The Boise State ORA web site has a link to their Strategic Plan.
Other Faculty Handbooks
- University of Miami
- University of Michigan
- Research faculty section at the University of Michigan.
- Stanford University – Chapter 2 has some relevant information.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- University of Texas-San Antonio
- University of Louisville
- University of Cincinnati
- Wright State University
- University of North Carolina
- Try Trustee policies to get some idea of UNC’s policy. Its hard to figure out.
- Oregon State University
- Faculty ranks at OSU.
- University of Idaho – look at chapter 3
- University of Wyoming – see Academic Personnel, section a.
Research Faculty Policy Considerations
The Geosciences Research Faculty Committee completed its discussion about the role of Research Faculty at BSU. We have decided upon some recommendations to enhance the experience of the Research Faculty. Our goal is to make the position of Research Faculty at BSU a desirable one. We provide a the following document that summarizes our considerations.
Authorship Policies and Links
- Statement from AGU clarifying the responsibilities of authors. I copied the second paragraph of this article and print it below:
“To protect the integrity of authorship, only individuals who have significantly contributed to the research and preparation of the article should be listed as authors. All of these coauthors share responsibility for submitted articles. While not all coauthors may be familiar with all aspects of the research presented in their article, each should have in place an appropriate process for reviewing the accuracy of the reported results. A deceased person who met the criteria described here may be designated as an author. The corresponding author accepts the responsibility of having included as authors all persons who meet these criteria for authorship and none who do not. Other contributors who do not meet the authorship criteria should be appropriately acknowledged in the article. The corresponding author also attests that all living coauthors have seen the final version of the article, agree with the major conclusions, and have agreed to its submission for publication.”
- The Council of Science Editors has a web site called the Authorship Task Force. The Task Force page has several links to information about authorship.
- Ethical Guidelines to Publication of Chemical Research, January, 2000.
- Supplementary Guidelines on Responsibilities of Coauthors and Collaborators.
- Michigan State Authorship Guidelines and Data Control and Management Guidelines. This pamphlet comes from Michigan State University’s internal magazine Research Integrity.
- The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors has a Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication. See the section titled “Authorship and Contributorship”.
- Authorship guidelines from Harvard University.
- The Society for Neuroscience also has a web site for authorship guidelines.
- Article from the National Council of University Research Administrators on compliance risk for 100% soft money Research Faculty.
The purpose of the campus research appointment structure is to create professional sponsored research staff categories with employee benefits and privileges in order to encourage long-term research careers at MIT. The concept of long-term professional careers, independent of classroom teaching and supported entirely from research grants, is not a new one for the American research university. This mode of research, with professionals working in departments, laboratories, and centers, is an important mechanism for universities to maintain research viability, enter new fields, and bring researchers to the campus.
From University of North Carolina:
Faculty Research Funds
Faculty research grants are made by the University Research Council using funds derived from institutional sources, The Carolina Fund, and other sources. The Council does not make grants of more than $4,000 each. Application forms and a statement of instructions and regulations are available from the Office of Research Services. Completed applications are filed with the same office. Applications are initially screened and evaluated by divisional subcommittees before final Council review and discussion.
Applicants must be full-time members of the faculty in the tenure, tenure-track, research professorial ranks, clinical ranks or be professional librarians in the analogous librarian ranks. Preference is given to less senior applicants only for the purpose of breaking ties. No applicant may be currently a candidate for a degree at any institution. Grants must be used for research that is in the general area of the applicant’s teaching responsibility, is of scholarly significance, gives promise of more than temporary value, and can be completed in a designated time period.