Open Access Task Force

The Open Access Task Force will lead a university-wide discussion about open access at Clemson and provide recommendations for future initiatives and directions to ensure that university research and scholarship is disseminated as widely as possible. Read the Provost’s Charge.

Specifically, the Task Force activities will aim to:

  • Clearly define open access as it pertains to this work
  • Review Clemson’s open access activities to date, as well as those of Clemson’s aspirational peers
  • Survey faculty as well as departments, labs, centers, and other units with a vested interest or who are already engaged in open access work, to determine what their needs and preferences are related to open access
  • Prepare recommendations to the Administration, as well as to the faculty and the university, for new or strengthened open access policies and initiatives
  • Work with Administration to develop implementation plans and report on progress of these initiatives

Task Force Members

  • Co-Chairs: Dean Christopher Cox (Libraries) and Dr. Sheila Lischwe (Division of Research)
  • Representatives from colleges:
    • College of Arts and Humanities/College of Architecture, Art and Construction: Elysse Newman, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs; Homer Curtis Mickel and Leola Carter Mickel Professor of Architecture, Director of CU-iMSE
    • College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Skip Van Bloem, PhD, Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department, Experiment Station, Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science
    • College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences: Nigel Kaye, PhD, Professor, Civil Engineering
    • Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business: Craig Wallace, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Management
    • College of Education: Jean McKendry, PhD, Director of Research Development
    • College of Science: Steve Creager, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, Professor, Chemistry
    • College of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences: Lu Shi, PhD, Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences
    • Libraries: Karen Burton, Science Librarian
  • Representative from CCIT: Jill Gemmill, PhD, Associate Vice President of Research Computing and Data
  • Representative from Clemson University Press: Alison Mero, PhD, Director

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