Governance

The Research and Creative Activities Council (RCA Council) is the faculty governance body for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.  It supports and promotes research and creative activities for faculty and students at Western Washington University by:

  • Promoting and strengthening faculty and student engagement in all areas of research, scholarship, and creative activity.
  • Providing advice and strategic guidance to the Vice Provost for Research on the operations and direction of the office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) and research, scholarship, and creative activities at Western.
  • Developing and implementing procedures for equitably awarding internal funding for faculty and students, in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the University’s mission, goals, and strategic plan.

In addition to the RCA Council, five standing subcommittees are responsible for reviewing internal grant proposals.  The mission and bylaws for the RCA Council are available here, and council operational policies are available here.

Current Membership:

RCA COUNCIL

 

 

CBE

Business & Economics

Farrokh Safavi

Finance & Marketing

FX

Fairhaven

Kevin Delucio

Interdisciplinary Studies

CFPA

Fine & Performing Arts

Evan Mueller

Theater & Dance

HUM

Humanities

Susan Costanzo

History

HUM

Social Sciences

Lorrie Brilla

Health & Human Development

HUX

Huxley

Andy Bunn

Environmental Sciences

CSE

Sciences & Technology

James Vyvyan

Chemistry

WOOD

Education

Tracey Psycher

Secondary Education

LIB

Libraries

abby koehler

Libraries

SENATE

Faculty Senate

Nicole Larson

Engineering & Design

SENATE

Faculty Senate

Jerry Ek

Anthropology

SENATE

Faculty Senate

OPEN

OPEN

SENATE

Faculty Senate

OPEN

OPEN

Meeting minutes

2020

RCA Council Minutes (5/15/2020)

RCA Council Minutes (2/27/2020)

RCA Council Minutes (2/12/2020)

RCA Council Minutes (1/23/2020)

2019

RCA Council Minutes (12/11/2019)

RCA Council Minutes (12/5/2019)