Faculties, Standing Committees, Councils, and Boards of the Faculty and Administration

Original Policy Source NIU Constitution -Article 6
Policy Approval Authority UC
Primary Audience Faculty
Staff
Student
Status Active
Policy Category/Categories Governance / Administration

Policy

6.1.1 Definition of University Faculty

The university faculty shall consist of all full-time staff members holding the ranks of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, and instructor.

6.1.2 Standing Committees of the University

There shall be standing committees of the University Council as designated in the bylaws.

6.1.2.1 These committees shall report all actions to the University Council, through the distribution of minutes to the University Council, through annual reports of their activities submitted to the University Council, and through the periodic presentation of action summaries.

6.1.2.2 Any actions which these committees recognize as involving a substantive change in academic policy should be submitted for University Council approval. If action is taken without University Council approval, which the University Council agrees (by majority vote) represents a substantive change in academic policy, the committee may be asked to submit the action to the University Council for review.

6.2 The Colleges

6.2.1 Definition of College Faculty

The college faculty shall consist of those members of the university faculty who hold their appointment within the college.

6.2.2 Standing Committees of a Degree-Granting College

Each college shall have such standing committees as may be designated in the bylaws to advise the dean on policy, personnel, curricular, budgetary, and other matters as deemed appropriate. These committees shall include a student advisory committee through which students pursuing academic degrees within the college may have input into the college policy-making process.

6.3 The University Libraries

6.3.1 Definition of Library Faculty

The library faculty shall consist of those members of the university libraries who hold academic appointments within the university libraries.

6.3.2 Standing Committees of the University Libraries

The libraries shall have such standing committees as may be designated in the Bylaws to advise the director on policy, budgetary, and other matters as deemed appropriate. Some of these committees shall include representation from a student advisory committee.

6.4 The Graduate School

6.4.1 Definition of Graduate Faculty

The graduate faculty shall consist of those who, on the recommendation of the academic departments and the dean of the appropriate college, have been approved by the Graduate Council and the dean of the Graduate School to be members of the graduate faculty.

6.4.2 Standing Committees of the Graduate School

The graduate faculty shall participate in the formulation and administration of policies affecting the operation of the programs of the Graduate School through the Graduate Council, provision for which shall be made in the bylaws. Provision shall be made for the participation of graduate student representatives on the Graduate Council. The bylaws of the Graduate Council shall provide for such other standing committees as may be deemed necessary or desirable. Any such other committees shall report regularly on their activities to the Graduate Council.

6.5 Administrative Committees

6.5.1 The President's Staff

The president's staff shall consist of the president and such other members as determined by the president.<

6.5.2 Other Administrative Committees

There shall be such other administrative committees as may be established by the bylaws, by the University Council, or by the president.

6.6 The Council of Deans

The council of deans shall consist of the executive vice president and provost as chair, vice provosts, the deans, and such additional academic personnel as the executive vice president and provost and deans shall deem appropriate and necessary to the work of the council of deans.

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