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Faculty Senate Committees
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The Committee on Committees 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 Committees 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. Learn More.
UNO University Wide Committees
The Academic Planning Council (APC) is designed to monitor the quality and assist in the ongoing development of UNO's academic programs and units through the academic program review process. The reviews are coordinated with required program review reports prepared for the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. Learn More.
The Assessment Committee aims at enhancing student learning and improving academic programs. Academic assessment at UNO is intended to be inclusive and representative of various disciplines across campus. Learn More.
The University Committee on Athletics is responsible for reviewing and recommending policies and procedures on matters pertaining to intercollegiate athletics. Learn More.
The committee shall acquire detailed knowledge of the budget and expenditures of the entire University of Nebraska System and shall act as a source of information and independent opinion for the faculty senate. Learn More.
The Campus Compliance Committee assists in providing leadership and support in promoting a culture of institutional compliance at UNO. The Committee discusses current campus/University compliance related initiatives, new and/or challenging regulatory requirements, and identifies compliance-related risks and/or opportunities for improvement. Perhaps of most interest to Faculty Senate, the Campus Compliance Committee is tasked with the responsibility of being the first “set of eyes” on any new and/or revised draft campus policies in accordance with our campus policy development and approval process. Learn More.
Members of the Center for Faculty Excellence Advisory Committee will provide ongoing input, not oversight, of the functions of the Center for Faculty Excellence on the UNO campus. Learn More.
The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) is an advisory council to the Chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to women students, faculty, and staff at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO). The commission is to monitor the status of women on the UNO campus and to recommend ways of improving that status. Learn More.
The University Distance Education Advisory Council shall be responsible for reviewing and recommending the policies, procedures, infrastructure and strategic planning for distance education. Learn More.
The Educational Policy Advisory Committee (EPAC) serves as a campus-wide curriculum committee. The EPAC advises the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs about most curricular activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, proposals for new programs, courses, and major course revisions. EPAC review of proposed curricular changes takes place subsequent to college, and department or school reviews. Major revisions of existing courses include changes in level, credit hours, purpose and scope, content, or method of instruction. When submitting curriculum changes or new courses proposals, first examine the schedules for all committees. Learn More.
The University Committee on Facilities Planning reviews plans and makes recommendations about the physical growth of the university. Learn More.
Members are all UNO graduate faculty elected by their respective colleges. The UNO Graduate Council serves as the legislative and decision-making body of the UNO Graduate Faculty and as an advisory body to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean for Graduate Studies. Learn More.
Preside over hearings conducted as part of the disciplinary procedures or sexual misconduct procedures. Learn More.
The University Committee on Library and Learning Resources is responsible for reviewing and recommending policies and procedures pertaining to the functions and services of the Criss Library. Learn More.
The University Parking and Transportation Committee shall be responsible for advising and assisting the Manager of Support Services in reviewing and recommending policies relative to the overall parking situation on the UNO campus. Learn More.
The Professorship Review Committee considers nominations and recommends appointments to the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. Learn More.
This committee shall be responsible for reviewing and recommending policies and procedures regarding student life outside the classrooms, student rights, student responsibilities, and student services. The committee shall have review of, but not necessarily be limited to, student discipline, student counseling, extracurricular student activities, student government, student health, admission and registration procedures, financial aid, and veterans affairs. Learn More.
The Student Publications Board is a university committee, created by and reports to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. Learn More.
The University Committee on Technology Resources and Services shall be responsible for reviewing and recommending policies, procedures, and strategic planning affecting computing services and resources. Learn More.
The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) oversees the application and review process for a number of faculty grants. Learn More.
The University Committee on Research and Creative Activity (UCRCA) expands the capacity for research and creative activity at UNO. UCRCA members represent each of the colleges and various departments across the campus—and are recommended for appointment by the Faculty Senate to serve three-year terms. Funding for UCRCA comes from Facilities and Administrative Costs resulting from external grant and contract funding. Learn More.
The University-wide Employee Benefits Advisory Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Vice President for Business and Finance, University of Nebraska (NU). Learn More.
The University Committee on Excellence in Teaching is responsible for the selection of the recipients of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Excellence in Teaching Award. The committee shall make its recommendations to the Chancellor. Learn More.
UNO recognizes outstanding students, faculty, staff, and community leaders with a variety of college, campus, and university-wide awards. Learn More.
Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Awards are presented each year in honor and recognition of meritorious and sustained records of excellence in teaching and creativity related to teaching to two full-time faculty members of the University of Nebraska. Learn More.
The following awards are presented by the Chancellor during commencement ceremonies: Honorary Degree, Order of the Tower, and UNO Chancellor’s Medal. Learn More.
Faculty Grievance Committees
The entire senate shall elect a seven-member Committee on Faculty Grievances to fulfill the grievance functions of the senate, and this committee shall have the powers and duties outlined in Section 4.13 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents. Learn More.
Additional InvolvementCollege Curriculum Committees (each college has its own committee)
Discrimination Resolution and Complaint Procedures
Excellence in Teaching Award Committees (each college has its own committee)