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Faculty Senate
Faculty Senate

 

Responsibilities

of

Standing Committees (6)

from

Faculty Senate Bylaws

5.1 Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare. The committee shall elect its own chairperson and vice-chair in accordance with the procedure described in Section 1, and the chairperson shall then serve in the Cabinet. The responsibilities of the committee shall include those matters which pertain to faculty working conditions and teaching loads, academic privileges and responsibilities, academic freedom and tenure, and the coordination of grievance procedures throughout the university. In addition, this committee shall have oversight responsibility for the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, the Faculty Grievance Committee, the Professional Conduct Committee, and any other such committees as directed by the Executive Committee.

5.2 Committee on Professional Development. The committee shall elect its own chairperson and vice-chair in accordance with the procedure described in Section 1, and the chairperson shall then serve in the Cabinet. The responsibilities of the committee shall include those matters which pertain to policies involving professional growth, development of research and teaching facilities, sabbaticals, and faculty development. In addition, the committee shall have oversight responsibility for the university committees on research and faculty development, and any other such committees as directed by the Executive Committee.

5.3 Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs. The committee shall elect its own chairperson and vice-chair in accordance with the procedure described in Section 1, and the chairperson shall then serve in the Cabinet. The responsibilities of the committee shall include those matters which pertain to policies involving the academic life of the university, coordination of curricular review procedures, faculty competence, admission policies, academic honors, calendar and commencements, and examinations and testing. In addition, the committee shall have oversight responsibility for university committees on academic standards, admissions, honors and awards, commencement and honors, and calendar, and any other such committees as directed by the Executive Committee.

5.4 Committee on Educational Resources and Services. The committee shall elect its own chairperson and vice-chair in accordance with the procedure described in Section 1, and the chairperson shall then serve in the Cabinet. The responsibilities of the committee shall include those matters which pertain to policies involving the library, computer usage, international programs, and any other educational programs, resources, or services. In addition, the committee shall have oversight responsibility for the university committees on library and educational resources, computer usage, international programs, and special education, and any other such committees as directed by the Executive Committee.

5.5 Committee on Goals and Directions. The committee shall elect its own chairperson and vice-chair in accordance with the procedure described in Section 1, and the chairperson shall then serve in the Cabinet. The responsibilities of the committee shall include those matters which pertain to the future and development of the university, the public image of the university and community acceptance of higher education, development of grant and endowment policies, campus planning and utilization of facilities, academic implications of budgets and finance, and goals and mission of the institution. In addition, the committee shall have oversight responsibility for university committees on planning, student affairs, and athletics, and any other such committees as directed by the Executive Committee.

5.6 Committee on Rules. Soon after the last regular senate meeting of the academic year, the incoming president shall appoint a member of the committee as chairperson. This senator shall also serve on the Executive Committee and Cabinet. The Committee on Rules shall serve as a broad coordinating body for the faculty senate. The committee shall take an active role in the delegation of issues to appropriate committees.

The Committee on Rules shall also be responsible to the faculty senate for recommending faculty for membership on university committees, standing committees, faculty committees, and ad hoc and advisory committees. The Committee on Rules shall use the following guidelines to develop the faculty membership of committees:

  1. Every effort will be made to distribute the faculty membership of committees proportionally by college.
  2. Every effort will be made to maintain continuity of membership on committees where possible or appropriate.
  3. Every effort will be made to apprize faculty members of openings on committees and to allow them an opportunity to express a preference for committee assignments by means of an annual survey of the entire faculty or other appropriate procedures.
  4. The Committee on Rules shall make the final appointments to standing committees.
  5. Temporary appointments to other committees not to exceed 60 days may be made without prior senate approval.