STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE FACULTY SENATE

2008 - 2009

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Composition
The Executive Committee shall be chaired by the president and shall consist of the following:

Duties

The Executive Committee shall advise the president between meetings of the Senate. The committee shall prepare the agenda for distribution to Senate members prior to meetings of the Senate. In addition, the committee shall perform other duties as are assigned to it.

Meets one Wednesday of each month from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

MEMBERSHIP

Chair: Paul Stoddard
Members: James Johnson, Clersida Garcia, Earl Hansen, Nancy Castle, Mari Valle, C. T. Lin, Rosemary Feurer, Cason Snow, Michael Morris, Jeffrey Brown, Melanie Parks
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ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Composition

The membership of the committee shall be appointed by the president of the Faculty Senate and approved by the Faculty Senate. One faculty senator will be appointed to the committee to represent each of the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. A faculty senator representing University Libraries and a faculty senator representing the College of Law may be appointed upon their expression of interest in service on the committee. Other faculty senators may be appointed to the committee to a maximum of twelve (12) members.

Duties

The committee shall advise the Senate concerning: problems and issues with respect to the academic mission of the university; new and revised academic programs; problems and concerns regarding the academic program review process; and, university academic priorities.

The committee shall advise and be kept informed by the executive vice president and provost on all matters and issues relating to summer session.

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP

Chair:   Mari Valle
Members:  Brad Crip, Teresa Fisher, Cahrles Cappell, H. Joel Jeffrey, Jeff Kowalski
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COMMITTEE ON THE ECONOMIC STATUS OF THE PROFESSION

Composition

The membership of the committee shall be appointed by the president of the Faculty Senate and approved by the Faculty Senate. One faculty senator will be appointed to the committee to represent each of the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. A faculty senator representing University Libraries and a faculty senator representing the College of Law may be appointed upon their expression of interest in service on the committee. Other faculty senators may be appointed to the committee to a maximum of twelve (12) members.

Duties

The committee shall advise the Senate concerning: issues and proposals related to faculty compensation and benefits; studies of faculty compensation and benefits and recommendations with respect to faculty compensation and benefits coming from university officials and committees as well as governing and coordinating boards, the state government, and national government, and national and professional associations.

The committee, through its chair, shall represent the Senate on the University Benefits Committee.

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP

Chair: C. T. Lin
Members:   Paula Brown, Sonia Armstrong, Reinaldo Morago, Giovanni Bennardo, Jay Stravers, Stephanie Kummerer
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ELECTIONS AND LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

Composition

The membership of the committee shall be appointed by the president of the Faculty Senate and approved by the Faculty Senate. One faculty senator will be appointed to the committee to represent each of the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. A faculty senator representing University Libraries and a faculty senator representing the College of Law may be appointed upon their expression of interest in service on the committee. Other faculty senators may be appointed to the committee to a maximum of twelve (12) members.

Duties

The committee shall recommend to the Senate policies and procedures to monitor the election of faculty to the Senate from the academic departments or schools, the College of Law and the University Libraries.

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP

Chair:  Cason Snow
Members:  Clersida Garcia, Earl Hansen, Valia Allori, Debra Zahay
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FACULTY RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES COMMITTEE

Composition

The membership of the committee shall be appointed by the president of the Faculty Senate and approved by the Faculty Senate. One faculty senator will be appointed to the committee to represent each of the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. A faculty senator representing University Libraries and a faculty senator representing the College of Law may be appointed upon their expression of interest in service on the committee. Other faculty senators may be appointed to the committee to a maximum of twelve (12) members.

Duties

The committee shall advise the Senate on matters and issues concerning: representation of the faculty in the governance of the university; faculty participation in the development of university policies, procedures, and practices which advance the academic mission of the university and a learning environment throughout the university; collective and individual faculty prerogatives in university policies and procedures; standards and procedures of accountability concerning faculty ethics and responsibilities and adherence to those standards and responsibilities; the climate of academic freedom for the university community; and policies, procedures and practices of the university as they affect academic freedom; specific academic freedom issues which warrant Senate attention; and the administration and effectiveness of the faculty grievance process.

MEMBERSHIP

Chair:  Rosemary Feurer
Members:  Jack Marchewka, Jesse "Woody" Johnson, Milivoje Kostic, Larry Arnhart, Stephen Martin, Brian May
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FS-UC COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES, SPACE AND BUDGETS
(Bylaws, Article 2.8)

The Faculty Senate-University Council Committee on Resources, Space, and Budgets shall consist of members of the University Council and the Faculty Senate as follows: eight faculty members, four of whom shall be members of the University Council at the time of their nomination and shall be appointed by the executive secretary of the University Council with the advice and consent of the University Council. The remaining four shall be members of the Faculty Senate at the time of their nomination by the Faculty Senate, and shall be appointed by the president of the Faculty Senate (with the advice and consent of the Faculty Senate). Faculty members shall serve staggered two-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 at the time of appointment. Student members shall serve a one-year term and shall be eligible for reappointment.

One supportive professional staff member and one operating staff member 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 executive vice president for finance and facilities shall be an ex officio nonvoting member.

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.

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP:

Chair:  Linda Derscheid for University Council        Michael Morris for Faculty Senate
Members:  Jozek Bujarski (FS), David Goldblum (FS), Kham Mohabbat (FS), John Novak (FS), Lisa Yamagata-Lynch (FS), Clifford Mirman (UC), Jeffrey Chown (UC), Laurie Elish-Piper (UC), Barbara Jaffee (UC), Denise Schoenbachler (Dean), Eddie Williams (Executiv eVice President for Business & Finance), Jay Monteiro (OSC), Bobbie Cesarek (SPS)
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RULES AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Composition

The membership of the committee shall be appointed by the president of the Faculty Senate and approved by the Faculty Senate. One faculty senator will be appointed to the committee to represent each of the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. A faculty senator representing University Libraries and a faculty senator representing the College of Law may be appointed upon their expression of interest in service on the committee. Other faculty senators may be appointed to the committee to a maximum of twelve (12) members.

Duties

The committee shall advise the Senate concerning: substantive issues referred to it by the Senate involving interpretations of the Faculty Senate Bylaws and the University Constitution and Bylaws as they relate to the Faculty Senate; and, proposals relating to the structure and procedures of the Faculty Senate, including proposals to amend Senate Bylaws.

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP

Chair: Nancy Castle
Members:  Gretchen Bisplinghoff, Kerry Burch, Lichuan Liu, Douglas Bowman

OTHER COMMITTEES

The Faculty Senate may establish whatever standing committees and special committees which it considers appropriate. The creation of additional standing committees shall be accomplished through amendments to the Faculty Senate Bylaws. Special committees may be established by action of the Senate and do not require bylaw amendments.