2018-19 Committees of the University

University Council Standing Committees - 2018-2019

Steering Committee
Rules, Governance and Elections Committee
University Council Personnel Committee
Academic Policy Committee
University Affairs Committee
Committee on Resources, Space and Budgets


Steering Committee
NIU Bylaws, Article 2.1

The Steering Committee shall consist of members of the University Council as follows: one elected faculty member from each degree-granting college; one faculty member from the University Libraries; one supportive professional staff member; one operating staff member; two student members who are not from the same college; two administrative officers who may be either voting or nonvoting members of the University Council; and, the executive secretary of the University Council who shall serve as chair.

The faculty members of the committee shall be appointed by the executive secretary with the advice and consent of the Faculty Senate; the student members shall be appointed by the executive secretary with the advice and consent of the student members of the council. The administrative officers shall be appointed by the executive secretary in consultation with the president of the university.

Duties - The Steering Committee shall advise the executive secretary between meetings of the University Council; shall prepare the agenda for distribution to the University Council members prior to meetings; and, shall perform such other duties as are assigned to it by the University Council.

The UC-Steering Committee meets monthly during the academic year on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in Altgeld Hall 225. 2018-19 meeting dates are: Aug 29, Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 14, Jan 16, Feb 13, Mar 20, Apr 17.

MEMBERSHIP
2018-2019
Faculty - BUS
Faculty - EDU
Faculty - EET
Faculty - HHS
Faculty - LAS
Faculty - LAS
Faculty - LAS
Faculty - LAW
Faculty - VPA
Faculty - ULIB
Student
Student
Supportive Professional Staff
Operating Staff
Administrative Officer 
Administrative Officer  Fred Barnhart


FS-UC Rules, Governance and Elections Committee
NIU Bylaws, Article 2.2 and Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article 3.5

NIU Bylaws, Article 2.2.1 Composition:
2.2.1  The FS-UC Rules, Governance and Elections Committee shall consist of the following members:

(A) Eight faculty members, four of whom shall be members of the University Council, and shall be appointed by the executive secretary of the Univeresity Council (with the advice and consent of the University Council). The remaining four shall be members of the Faculty Senate and shall be appointed by the president of the Faculty Senate (with the advice and consent of the Faculty Senate). No two faculty members shall be from the same department. Faculty members shall serve one-year terms and shall be eligible for reappointment.

(B) One student appointed by the Student Association. The student shall be a member of the University Council. The student member shall serve a one-year term and shall be eligible for reappointment.

(C) One Supportive Professional Staff member and one Operating Staff member who shall be members of the University Council. They shall serve one-year terms and shall be eligible for reappointment.

(D) One nonovoting member selected by and from the deans of the degree-granting colleges, who shall serve a one-year term and shall be eligible for reappointment.

The committee chair shall be appointed by the executive secretary with the advice and consent of the University Council.

Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article 3.5 Composition - The president of the Faculty Senate shall appoint, with the advice and consent of the senate, those members of the Faculty Senate who shall represent the senate on the FS-UC Committee on Rules, Governance and Elections. One member of the Faculty Senate representatives to that committee shall serve as liaison-spokesperson at meetings of the Faculty Senate and the Steering Committee of the Faculty Senate. Reports from the delegation shall be given, in the order of business, during the presentation of reports from standing committees. The Faculty Senate representatives are responsible for running all pertinent elections affecting the Faculty Senate. 

NIU Bylaws, Article 2.2.2  Duties: 
(A) Advise the University Council or Faculty Senate on any question referred to it by the University Council or Faculty Senate involving the interpretation of the university Constitution or Bylaws, and/or Faculty Senate Bylaws, and including questions relating to the definition or application of academic freedom standards.

(B) Administer and supervise elections to the University Council and Faculty Senate. Faculty Senate reprsentatives on the committee will administer the Faculty Senate elections; University Council representatives on the committee will administer the University Council elections.

(C) Make final rulings on the eligibility of candidates from colleges and the Univeresity Libraries and all other election matters not specifically covered by these procedures.

(D) Review, prior to the elections in those years which are multiples of three, the ratio of the faculty in each college who are on regular contract, excluding the faculty member from the University Libraries, to the total number of faculty in all colleges who are on regular contract and recommend to the University Council any needed adjustment in the number of elected faculty seats on the University Council allocated to each college.

(E) When a university committee or council requires staggered terms for its elected faculty members, determine in advance of the election which seats in each college shall be filled for one-, two-, or three-year terms. Such a determination must be made before the initial election of faculty to such a committee or council, and before the first election after each successive reapportionment of seats on the committee or council. Staggered terms shall be assigned so that, as nearly as possible, there will be an equal number of members of the council or committee elected each year and an equal number of members elected from each faculty constituency each year.

(F) Administer and supervise all referenda that require the vote of the entire faculty of the university.

(G) Monitor legislation that affects higher education and report the status of such legislation to the University Council so that appropriate actions may be taken.

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP
2018-2019
UC-Faculty
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FS-Faculty
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Supportive Professional Staff
Operating Staff
Student
Dean (nonvoting)

  

University Council Personnel Committee
NIU Bylaws, Article 2.3

Working Rules of the UCPC

A.     All voting members of the University Council Personnel Committee shall be tenured members of the faculty.

The committee shall consist of members chosen as follows:

Seven members of the University Council, one each from among the faculty elected to represent the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts, and two from among the faculty elected to represent the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. These members shall be appointed by the Faculty Senate prior to the selection of other members of the UCPC, and shall serve staggered two-year terms during their membership on the University Council.

Members from the faculties of the colleges chosen as follows: One member from each of the following college councils chosen by members of that College Council: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Such members shall not be chosen from the same academic departments as the members selected for the committee from these colleges by the Faculty Senate.

One member from the faculty of the College of Law and the University Libraries chosen by that faculty.

The vice president for research and graduate studies who shall serve ex officio, nonvoting;

The executive vice president and provost who shall serve as chair, ex officio, nonvoting.

B.    The committee's duties are to provide colleges and the faculty with university criteria, current policies, and compliance dates for various personnel actions; to review and formulate recommendations for academic personnel for all proposed changes in university policy pertaining to salary increases, tenure, promotions in rank, and for sabbatical leaves, and to report such recommendations to the University Council.

 

UCPC From the University Council 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Business Terry Bishop, MGMT Jon Briscoe, MGMT
Education Carolyn Pluim, LEPF Jane Rheineck, CAHE Jane Rheineck, CAHE
Engineering and Engineering Technology Gary Chen, ISYE Gary Chen, ISYE Gary Chen, ISYE
Health and Human Sciences Cathy Carlson, NURS King Chung, AHCD King Chung, AHCD
Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall-Eric Mogren, HIST
Spring-Anne Hanley, HIST
Anne Hanley, HIST
Liberal Arts and Sciences Virginia Naples, BIOS
for Macdonald
Kendall Thu, ANTH Kendall Thu, ANTH
Visual and Performing Arts Janet Hathaway, MUSI Richard Siegesmund, ARTD Richard Siegesmund, ARTD
UCPC Members from the College Councils
Business Fall-Don Tidrick, ACCY
Spring, Sukesh Patro, FINA
Education Teresa Fisher, CAHE
Engineering and Engineering Technology Robert Tatara, TECH
Health and Human Sciences Fall-Jinsook Kim
Spring-Janet Olson
Law Laurel Rigertas
Liberal Arts and Sciences Carol Thompson, PHYS
Visual and Performing Arts Tracy Nunnaly, THED
University Libraries Junlin Pan
Other Members
Executive Vice President and Provost (nonvoting) Chris McCord Chris McCord
Vice President for Research and Innovation Partnerships (nonvoting) Gerald Blazey Gerald Blazey

Academic Policy Committee
NIU Bylaws, Article 2.4

The Academic Policy Committee shall consist of members of the University Council as follows:  seven elected faculty members from at least four colleges; two deans from among the colleges and the Graduate School; one other administrator; and, one undergraduate and one graduate student.

The committee members and the committee chair shall be appointed by the executive secretary with the advice and consent of the University Council.

Duties - The Academic Policy Committee shall advise the University Council on any question referred to it by the University Council and involving the academic activities of the university; recommend to the University Council responses to substantive policy changes from the academic councils in Bylaws Article 13; and recommend to the relevant academic councils issues of concern to the University Council that are within the purview of those academic councils.

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP
2018-2019
Faculty
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Faculty 
Dean 
Dean 
Administrator
Undergraduate Student
Graduate Student


University Affairs Committee
NIU Bylaws, Article 2.5

The University Affairs Committee shall consist of members of the University Council as follows:  seven elected faculty members from at least four colleges; two deans from among the colleges and the Graduate School; one other administrator; one member of the supportive professional staff; one member of the operating staff; and, two students who are not from the same college.

The committee members and committee chair shall be appointed by the executive secretary with the advice and consent of the University Council.

Duties

The University Affairs Committee shall advise the University Council on any question referred to it by the University Council involving the operation of the university, other than matters within the purview of the Elections Committee, Minutes Committee, University Council Personnel Committee, Rules and Governance Committee, Academic Policy Committee, and Resources, Space and Budgets Committee. These questions may involve internal matters such as athletics, parking, the student judicial system, the university calendar, and the offices of the ombudsman and the executive secretary to the University Council and the university's relationship with external agencies (such as local municipalities and the legislature).

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP
2018-2019
Faculty 
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Dean 
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Administrator 
Supportive Professional Staff
Operating Staff
Student
Student


FS-UC Resources, Space, and Budgets Committee
NIU Bylaws, Article 2.6 and Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article 3.6

The FS-UC Committee on Resources, Space, and Budgets shall consist of members of the University Council and the Faculty Senate as follows: Twelve faculty members, six of whom shall be members of the University Council and shall be appointed by the executive secretary of the University Council (with the advice and consent of the University Council). The remaining six shall be members of the Faculty Senate and shall be appointed by the president of the Faculty Senate (with the advice and consent of the Faculty Senate).  Faculty membership shall include at least one representative from each academic college and the University Libraries. Faculty members shall serve one-year terms and are eligible for reappointment. No two faculty members shall be from the same department.

One student shall be appointed by the Student Association. The student shall be a member of the University Council. The student member shall serve a one-year term and shall be eligible for reappointment.

Two supportive professional staff members and two operating staff members shall be appointed. They shall be members of the University Council and shall serve one-year terms and shall be eligible for reappointment.

One nonvoting member shall be selected by and from the deans of the degree-granting colleges to serve a one-year term and shall be eligible for reappointment.

The Vice President for Administratino and Finance and Chief Financial Officer who shall be ex officio, nonvoting.

The Executive Vice President and Provost who shall be ex offocio, nonvoting.

The chair of the committee shall be a member of the University Council, selected by the Executive Secretary of the University Council with the advice and consent of the University Council and shall serve a one-year term and shall be eligible for reappointment

Duties - To participate with the president and executive vice president and provost in the development of long-range planning regarding the allocation and reallocation of resources in both the operating and capital budgets and in the assignment and reassignment of space;

To advise the president and the executive vice president and provost regarding goals and priorities for the utilization of resources, space, and budgets, and to provide periodic evaluations of progress in achieving the goals and priorities;

To make other reports and recommendations to the Faculty Senate and the University Council regarding resource allocations and utilization as the committee feels appropriate or as may be requested by the Faculty Senate or University Council.

In addition to holding regular meetings to seek input on resource needs and priorities, the committee shall meet with the president and the executive vice president and provost, together and/or separately, at least two times a semester to offer advice on budget and space issues.  The committee shall report its recommendations and evaluations to the Faculty Senate and the University Council.

To advise the president and provost on critical, time sensitive budget issues affecting the university. In order to address these issues, the committee is authorized by the University Council to function outside of the academic year calendar, without a quorum, providing there are at least five voting members, the majority of which must be faculty. Alternates for this committee operating outside the academic year will be selected by the Executive Secretary of the University Council.

To advise the president and provost on resource allocation matters and revenue generation opportunities that arise.

The RSB Committee meets monthly during the academic year on Fridays at 10 a.m. in Altgeld Hall 125.  2018-19 dates are: Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7, Jan 11, Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 5.

MEMBERSHIP
2018-2019
UC - Faculty 
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UC - Faculty 
FS - Faculty 
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Student
Supportive Professional Staff
Supportive Professional Staff
Operating Staff
Operating Staff
Dean (nonvoting)
VP for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer (ex officio, nonvoting)
Executive Vice President and Provost
(ex officio, nonvoting)