||There shall be eight Senate committees, as defined in Section 2.1 of these Bylaws.
These shall be composed of a majority of faculty and may include administrators, students,
and staff. Other committees deemed essential for university business shall be designated
Senate-appointed university committees.
The Executive Committee shall consist of 19 ex officio members and three elected members.
||Ex officio (voting): Chair of the Senate (who shall be the Chair of the Executive
Committee); Senate Vice Chair; Secretary of the Senate (who shall be the Secretary
of the Executive Committee); Treasurer of the Senate; the Chairs of the Committees
A CSU Academic Senator chosen from and by the CSU Academic Senators; Provost and Senior
Vice President; Chair of Undergraduate Council; Chair of Graduate Council; President
of the Associated Students or designee and; a staff senator chosen from and by the
||Academic Policy and Planning
Resources and Planning
||Committees and Elections
||Constitution and Bylaws
||Undergraduate Curriculum, and
Equity, and Inclusion
Ex officio (non-voting):
President of the university’s chapter of the faculty unit’s collective bargaining
agreement; the Immediate Past Chair of the Senate.
Three faculty senators elected from and by the elected members of the Senate, with
no more than one from a college or equivalent academic unit.
The Senate Parliamentarian and the Senate Analyst support the function of the committee,
and as such may attend regular and confidential meetings; however they are not active
members of the committee. They may not vote or make motions, and may only address
the body by invitation of the Senate Chair.
||The Executive Committee may consider all matters within the purview of the Senate.
||The Committee may formulate recommendations and opinions on Senate
matters and shall report them to the Senate or refer them to the appropriate
||The Committee shall be empowered to act for a committee in lieu of referral; such
action shall be reported at the next regular meeting of the Senate.
||The Committee shall act for the Senate on all matters that call for immediate action
or attention. Such action shall require an absolute two-thirds majority vote of the
entire membership of the Executive Committee and shall be reported to the Senate as
a specific agenda item at its next meeting.
||The Executive Committee shall meet at least one week preceding each regular
meeting of the Senate. The Committee shall meet at other times as necessary at the
call of the Chair of the Senate or at the request of the President of the university.
||The Executive Committee may meet with the President of the university, at the
initiative of the Committee or the President, to consider problems or issues of
||At the second fall meeting of the Senate, the Executive Committee shall present an
annual agenda for the Senate. This agenda shall address major concerns and outline
problems for Senate attention during the academic year.
||The Executive Committee shall provide the Secretary with the regular agenda to be
distributed to the Senate and instruct the Secretary to request the presence of such
personnel as may be needed to facilitate the business of the Senate.
||Challenge and CensureA senator may challenge an action taken by the Executive Committee
on behalf of the Senate. The matter shall be immediately
submitted to a vote. A simple majority vote of the Senate shall uphold the action
of the Executive Committee.
||The Executive Committee shall be censured for its actions by a two-thirds majority
vote of the Senate present and voting.
||Challenge and Censure:
||A senator may challenge an action taken by the Executive Committee on behalf of the
Senate. The matter shall be immediately submitted to a vote. A simple majority vote
of the Senate shall uphold the action of the Executive Committee.
||The Executive Committee shall be censured for its actions by a two-thirds majority
vote of the Senate present and voting.
Committee on Academic Policy and Planning
Ex officio: the Provost and Senior Vice President or designee, the Associate Vice
President for Faculty Advancement and Student Success, and the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Appointed: nine faculty members, one from each college, the Library, and SDSU Imperial
Valley, nominated by the Committee on Committees and Elections and appointed by the
Senate, at least two of whom shall be elected senators; one staff member selected
by the Staff Affairs Committee in consultation with the staff senators and confirmed
by the Senate; two students appointed in accordance with procedures established by
the Associated Students.
||Committee on University Resources and Planning:
Ex officio (8):
Vice President for Academic Affairs (or designee), Vice President for Business and
Financial Affairs or designee, Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity
or designee, the Vice President for Research and Innovation or designee, Vice President
for Information Technology or Designee, Vice President for University Relations and
Development or designee; Business and Financial Affairs and Business Services Manager at SDSU Imperial Valley
(or designee); and the University Senate Treasurer.
Nine faculty members, one from each college, the Library, and SDSU Imperial Valley,
nominated by the Committee on Committees and Elections and appointed by the Senate,
at least two of whom shall be elected senators; one staff member selected by the Staff
Affairs Committee in consultation with the staff senators and confirmed by the Senate,
and two students appointed in accordance with procedures established by the Associated
||The Committee shall make recommendations to the Senate and, within the policy guidelines
established by the Senate, to appropriate administrative officers concerning the allocation
of university resources
||The Committee shall act as the deliberative body of the Senate on all issues pertaining
to, but not limited to, university budgets, allocation of facilities and positions,
and allocation of special funds
||The Committee shall review and recommend budget allocations, shall review patterns
of previous expenditures and propose changes as they may affect instructional programs,
and shall make general policy recommendations regarding present and future resource
||The Chair of the Committee shall concurrently send to the Senate Chair all of its
written communications sent to or received from administrative officers.
||All recommendations made to administrative officers without prior Senate approval
shall be submitted to the next meeting of the Senate following the recommendation
for the consideration of the Senate. The Committee shall inform faculty and students
about resource issues by providing information reports to the Senate.
Committee on Faculty Affairs
Ex officio (non-voting): Associate Vice President for Faculty Advancement and Student
Success or designee, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity-Faculty/Staff
or designee, and the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning or designee.
Appointed: nine tenured or probationary faculty, one from each college, the Library,
and SDSU Imperial Valley; one Lecturer; one tenured and probationary or contingent
Student Services Professional Academic-Related (SSP-AR) faculty member; and one contingent
faculty (Lecturer, Assistant Librarian, or SSP-AR) or coaching faculty member. All
shall be nominated by the Committee on Committees and Elections and appointed by the
Senate for three year terms; at least three shall be elected senators.
||In conformance with the Unit 3 faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the
Committee shall consider matters that involve particularly the individual or collective
relationship of faculty to the university. Among its considerations shall be policies
concerning the selection and evaluation of faculty, e.g., academic tenure, promotions,
sabbaticals, academic privilege, and separation from the university.
||Committee on Committees and Elections:
nine faculty senators, one from each academic college, SDSU Imperial Valley, and the
Library; and three additional faculty, one each from the College of Arts and Letters,
the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, and the College of Sciences*. These members shall be selected by their respective college senators and affirmed
by vote of the Senate.
||Ex-officio:(2): Chair of the Staff Affairs Committee, or designee; and the President
of Associated Students, or designee.
||The term of office shall be for one year and begins at the last regular spring meeting
of the Senate; it may be extended.
||The first meeting of each term shall occur immediately following the last spring meeting
of the Senate and the outgoing chair shall chair it. The business of the first meeting
shall be to elect a successor to the outgoing chair.
*CAL, SCI, and PSFA have historically held the largest FTEF and are thus accorded
an additional member to assist with committee staffing. This is consistent with the CSU Academic Senate, which allots two senators to each
campus, and three senators to the largest of the campuses.
The Committee on Committees and Elections shall submit for confirmation by the Senate
its nominees for members and chairs of Senate and Senate-appointed university committees
as openings arise. It shall make nominations as needed for ad hoc and pro tempore
committees established by the Senate, shall fill vacancies that may occur in committees,
and may inquire into the activities of committees to determine their continued usefulness.
The Committee shall observe the following in nominating or appointing members for
Senate or Senate-appointed university committees:
||The Committee on Committees and Elections shall operate as a committee of the whole.
||Committees shall consist of at least three members.
||Each elected senator shall serve on at least one Senate or Senate-appointed committee.
||Administrative officers of the university may be named as members of Senate or university
committees or councils.
||An ex officio member shall not be named chair of any committee, unless otherwise provided.
||No faculty member shall be nominated or appointed to membership on more than one Senate
committee except for members of the Senate Executive Committee who may be appointed
or elected to one other committee.
||The entire personnel of a committee shall not be changed from one year to the next;
terms shall be staggered.
||The chair of a committee shall normally be chosen from the committee membership of
the preceding year. Whenever possible, the chair shall be an elected senator.
||The chair of a committee may request the Committee on Committees and Elections to
replace a committee member for cause. The committee member shall be sent a copy of
||The Committee on Committees and Elections shall devise procedures for and shall supervise
and administer all elections of members of the Senate.
||The Committee shall devise procedures for and shall supervise and administer all elections
within the Senate, including elected officers and elected members of committees, except
for the Committee on Committees and Elections.
||The Committee shall certify vacancies in the Senate and in Senate and Senate appointed
||The Committee shall supervise and administer the elections of Academic senators and
of members to boards and selection committees, and it shall supervise and administer
the elections or appointments of others to various positions as directed by the Senate
or by the Executive Committee.
||Members of the Committee shall, when requested, act as tellers when votes are cast
||The Committee shall decide in cases of doubt the eligibility for election or membership
in the electorate.
||The Committee shall conduct all referenda to amend the Constitution.
||Committee on Constitution and Bylaws
The Committee shall consist of the Secretary of the Senate, four faculty members and
one non-MPP staff Committee on Committees and Elections and appointed by the Senate,
and one student appointed by the Associated Students.
||The Committee shall review periodically the Constitution and Bylaws of the Senate
and university policies, and it shall recommend to the Senate such changes as desirable.
It shall report to the Senate its recommendations with respect to proposed amendments
to the Constitution or Bylaws that have been submitted in writing, signed by the originator(s),
and referred to the Committee by the Senate or by the Senate Executive Committee.
||Questions concerning interpretations of the text of a Senate-approved document shall
be referred to the Committee.
||Interpretations by the Committee shall be reported in writing to the Senate and shall
be considered binding unless reversed or altered by action of the Senate.
||The Committee shall consider each year, as may be necessary, revision of the list
of Senate and Senate-appointed university committees and of the membership and functions
of each committee. It shall present its recommendations to the Senate in the first
Senate meeting held after April 1.
||Undergraduate Curriculum Committee:
||Membership (13): Provost and Senior Vice President or designee, Associate Vice President
for Curriculum, Assessment and Accreditation or designee, one representative from
each college, the Library, and SDSU Imperial Valley selected by the Committee on Committees
and Elections, and two students named in accordance with procedures approved by the
||The Committee shall review all undergraduate curricula proposals to include additions,
deletions, and changes in curricula, with special consideration to items of an interdepartmental
or university-wide interest. The Committee shall report all changes to the Senate.
||Undergraduate curriculum proposals reviewed by the deans, and by the Undergraduate
Council when appropriate, shall be forwarded by the Office of the Provost to the Committee.
||Except for approval of the use of courses in the graduate program, approval by the
Committee shall be the final step required for including an undergraduate curriculum
proposal in the General Catalog. Proposals for new programs and deletion of programs
shall be forwarded to the Senate as action items. At the request of four members of
the Committee, a proposal shall be placed on the Senate agenda for final action.
||A person, department, dean, or college curriculum committee may request the Committee
to review a decision on a curriculum proposal. The Committee may agree to review the
matter and inform all interested parties of the decision to review and of the date
set for the review, or the Committee may decide not to review and promptly inform
the appellant of its decision.
||Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
Ex officio (11):
Chair of the Senate, or designee; Provost and Senior Vice President, or designee;
Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity (Chief Diversity Officer),
or designee; Senior Associate Vice President for Campus Diversity, or designee; Associate
Vice President for Faculty Advancement and Student Success, or designee; Associate
Vice President for Enrollment, or designee; Director/Title IX Coordinator - Center
for Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination, or designee; Tribal Liaison, or deisgnee;
Associate Chief Diversity Officer for HSI and Regional Affairs; Director of the Center for Human Resources, or designee; and the Director of Student
Ability Success Center, or designee.
Nine faculty members, one of whom shall chair, including one from each college, the
Library, and SDSU Imperial Valley, at least one of whom shall be a Senator nominated
by the Committee for Committees and Elections (CCE) and appointed by the Senate; one
staff member selected by the Staff Affairs Committee in consultation with the staff
senators and confirmed by the Senate; and two students, including a representative
from the Associated Students appointed in accordance with procedures established by
the Associated Students.
||Appointed faculty members shall serve three-year, staggered terms.
||Membership on the committee shall include representation from diverse campus groups.
||The chair of the Committee, in consultation with the President, may request the service
and advice of educational and community leaders.
The Committee shall report to the Senate and advise the President.
||The Committee shall review university-wide programs for the recruitment and retention
of faculty, staff, and students.
||Subject to the approval of the President, the Committee shall advise the university
administration regarding prohibited discrimination, equal opportunity, outreach, and
||Additional duties of the Committee shall be:
||to advise the President regarding the university’s conformity or potential lack thereof
with California State University policies and with legislation on nondiscrimination
and equal opportunity in admissions and employment
||to recommend policies and procedures to recruit students for matriculation and to
retain students for graduation
||to work with Enrollment Services, diverse student organizations, and interested community
persons and groups to coordinate activities to enhance the recruitment of diverse
||to review and assist in coordination of programs for advising and mentoring diverse
||to assist departments in reviewing and modifying their curricula in order to incorporate
||to promote faculty and staff involvement in addressing the educational needs of diverse
students, (g) to disseminate information concerning funding for equity programs within
||to advise the Office of Employee Relations and Compliance and the Chief Diversity
Officer regarding policies, procedures, and outcomes of the university’s diversity