Common Resources Committee
The mission of this committee is to monitor the common space, departmental
equipment, and services provided by the Department
of Microbiology. Summaries of committee activity will be reported
for discussion at Microbiology Faculty meetings.
The committee will consist of 3 faculty members. Presently these are Paul
Bates, Nigel Fraser, and Erle Robertson.
The committee will be responsible for monitoring usage, and maintaining the common
space, of the Dept on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of the Johnson Pavilion. Requests
for change in common space may be made to the committee, and will be considered
in a timely fashion. The committee may recommend changes in common space
in order to more efficiently fulfill the needs of the department. This
will include changes in departmental equipment, and faculty owned equipment.
Departmental common-use equipment will be monitored, and new purchases recommended
by the committee. Suggestions for purchases may be made to the committee
(see shared equipment request form), and will be discussed at faculty meetings
prior to purchase. Purchase will depend on need, available funds, and space.
Recommendations for allocation of common equipment space will be made.
Shared services, provided by the department, will be monitored by the committee
(departmental service tithe). The committee will obtain accurate information
on the cost of the tithe from the Department financial officials to determine
its value, number of users for the shared instruments within and outside the
department and make recommendations for appropriate changes.
Committee recommendations will be presented to the Chair, and the Faculty of
the department at faculty meetings, for discussion and approval.