Murace Committees

Membership Term – University Service:

The Summer Research Funding Committee is governed by MURACE as part of the Center for Faculty Development Office at Georgia College & State University. The members are accountable to the constituents they serve and function as a team to benefit these constituents.


To advise MURACE as to best practices for Summer Research Funding and to review Summer Research Funding applications to determine the applications worthy of funding.

Member Responsibilities:

Members are responsible to:

  1. Meet periodically when issues arise that need to be addressed,
  2. support the MURACE initiative on the GC campus by attending the MURACE Spring and Fall Symposiums,
  3. review applications once an academic year (Spring semester) to determine applications worth of funding.

Duration of Meetings

Committee meetings shall be no more than one hour in duration unless otherwise agreed to by a motion to extend the meeting duration.

Amendment of These Operating Procedures

This committee’s operating procedures may be amended by a majority vote at any called committee meeting provided that committee members receive written notification in advance of the meeting at which the proposed revision(s) is/are considered. Any such revision(s) are reported in the minutes of the meeting and any that are approved are effective immediately following the committee vote.

Preferred Membership:

Arts & Sciences (3)
College of Business (2)
College of Education (2)
Fine Arts (2)
Health Sciences (2)
Grants Office (1)
School of Nursing (2)

Membership Term – University Service:

Two consecutive years with an option to request to continue for two more consecutive years.

Summer Research Stipend Committee Members

Dr. Flor A. Culpa-Bondal
School of Nursing

Dr. Steve Elliott-Gower
Director, Honors Program

Ms. Robin Lewis
Director, Office of Grants & Sponsored Projects

Dr. Stephanie McClure
Government and Sociology

Dr. Samuel Mutiti
Biological and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Joanna Schwartz
Marketing Department
College of Business

Dr. Yi Liu
Professor of Computer Science
College of Business