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Faculty Research & Development Committee (FRDC)

Committee Charge:

  • provide continuing educational activities on research methods and opportunities.
  • assist faculty in identifying and pursuing grant opportunities to fund research and professional activities.
  • assist faculty in identifying and designing research projects.
  • provide support for the scholarly publication and presentation process.
  • provide an in-house venue for library faculty to present their research.
  • promote and support Milner accomplishments in the area of research.
  • assist the College Research Coordinator (CRC) in administering the University Research Grant (URG) program.
  • administer the Outstanding College Researcher (OCR) award.

Committee Activities:


Committee meetings are scheduled for the first Thursday of each month, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. in Milner Room 311g. All are welcome to attend.

Administration of Milner's College-level Research Awards

Promotion of Milner Research Accomplishments

Research Development

  • Research Roundtables
    Scheduled during the fall and spring semesters, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Milner 311.

  • Research Wiki
    You will be prompted for your ULID and password.

Research Roundtable Special Edition

Past Awards

Committee Membership

  • Sue Franzen (FY18-19)
  • Danielle Futoran (FY18-19)
  • Chad Kahl, College Research Coordinator (ex officio)
  • Julie Murphy, Institutional Review Board representative (ex officio)
  • Jennifer Sharkey (FY18)
  • Anne Shelley (FY18-19)
  • Eric Willey (FY17-18)


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Campus Box 8900
201 North School St.
Normal, Il 61790-8900
Phone: 309.438.3451

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Last Updated: 9/19/17