Standing Committees

 

We encourage faculty, staff, and students to take an active role in policy-making. Contact the Senate Office or Senator Allison Vaughn if you are interested in serving on any of our many Committees, Councils or Boards.

Section 2.0 of the Senate ByLaws covers committee appointments, records, operation, reporting, dissolution and terms of service.

Details regarding Standing Committee (referred to as Senate committee) membership and responsibilities are delineated in section 3.0 of the Senate ByLaws.

To learn more about a particular committee, click on its corresponding link (below).

 

Primary focus areas:

  • issues of academic philosophy, standards, and conduct as well as the appropriateness of present and proposed programs, degrees, majors, options, and concentrations
  • faculty-student relations
  • governance of the University
  • other matters of academic policy

Additional Information

Primary focus areas:

  • allocations of University resources
  • University budgets and their allocation, allocation of facilities and positions, and allocation of special funds
  • patterns of previous expenditures (with members proposing changes as they may affect instructional programs)
  • general policy recommendations associated with present and future resource decisions

Additional Information

Primary focus areas:

  • procedures for and supervision/administration of all elections of members of the Senate
  • procedures for and supervision/administration of all elections within the Senate (including elected Officers and elected members of all Committees - excluding CCE)
  • certification of vacancies in the Senate and Senate-appointed Committees (as well recommendations to the Senate for filling those vacancies as they arise)
  • eligibility for election or membership in the electorate (in case of doubt)

Additional Information

Primary focus areas:

  • the Senate Constitution and Bylaws as well as University policies (recommending changes as warranted)
  • interpretation of texts of Senate-approved documents referred to it
  • the list of Senate and Senate-approved Committees and of the membership and functions of each (recommending revisions as warranted)

Additional Information

Primary focus areas:

  • University-wide programs for the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students.
  • advice to University administration (subject to approval of the President) regarding prohibited discrimination, equal opportunity, outreach, and related matters.
  • other advisement as requested (for example: to Enrollment Services, student organizations, Departments and Schools, the Office of Employee Relations and Compliance, etc.)

Additional Information

Primary focus areas (in conformance with the Unit 3 faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement [CBA]):

  • policies concerning the selection and evaluation of academic tenure, promotions, sabbaticals, academic privilege, and separation from the University
  • advice to the President on staff issues and the selection of administrative personnel

Additional Information

Primary focus areas:

  • undergraduate curriculum proposals (to include additions, deletions, and changes), with special consideration to items of an interdepartmental or University-wide interest
  • undergraduate curriculum proposals reviewed by the Deans and by the Undergraduate Council
  • a curriculum proposal requested by a person, Department, Dean, or College curriculum committee

Additional Information