2011-12 Committees of the University

University Council Standing Committees - 2011-2012

Steering Committee (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.

Meets one Wednesday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

MEMBERSHIP
2011-2012
Executive Secretary of University Council Alan Rosenbaum, Chair
Faculty - BUS, OMIS Charles Downing
Faculty - EDU, LTCY
Chair, FS-UC Committee on Resources, Space & Budgets
Laurie Elish-Piper
Faculty - EET, MECH
Chair, Elections & Legislative Oversight Committee
Abhijit Gupta
Faculty - HHS, NURS
Chair, Academic Policy Committee
Karen Brandt
Faculty - LAS, PHYS
Chair, Rules & Governance Committee
Suzanne Willis
Faculty - LAS, GEOG
Chair, University Affairs Committee
Richard Greene
Faculty - LAW Kathleen Coles
Faculty - VPA, ARTH
Rebecca Houze
Faculty - LIB
Leanne VandeCreek
Student
Austin Quick
Student
Andrew Foss
Supportive Professional Staff
Todd Latham
Operating Staff
Andy Small
Administrative Officer - LAS Chris McCord
Administrative Officer - VPA Richard Holly

 


Elections and Legislative Oversight Committee (Bylaws, Article 2.2)

The Elections and Legislative Oversight Committee shall consist of members of the University Council as follows: one elected faculty member from each degree-granting college; one member from the University Libraries; one member from the supportive professional staff; one member from the operating staff, and one student member appointed by the Student Association.

The committee chair shall be appointed by the executive secretary with the advice of the council.

Duties

The Elections and Legislative Oversight Committee shall administer and supervise elections to the University Council and administer and supervise all referenda that require the vote of the entire faculty of the university. It shall also 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
2011-2012
Faculty - BUS, ACCY Chih-Chen Lee
Faculty - EDU, LEPF Rosita Lopez
Faculty - EET, MECH Abhijit Gupta, Chair
Faculty - HHS, AHCD Greg Long
Faculty - LAS, GEOL
Melissa Lenczewski
Faculty - LAW Kathleen Coles
Faculty - VPA, MUSC
Peter Middleton
Faculty - LIB
Leanne VandeCreek
Supportive Professional Staff
Deborah Haliczer
Operating Staff
Karen Smith
Student
Josh Venaas

 


Minutes Committee (Bylaws, Article 2.3)

The Minutes Committee shall consist of members of the University Council as follows: two elected faculty members; one student member; one administrator; and, the executive secretary of the University Council who shall serve as chair.

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

Duties

The Minutes Committee shall review a draft copy of the minutes prepared by the recording secretary and assist in the final drafting of the minutes.

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP
2011-2012
Executive Secretary of University Council Alan Rosenbaum, Chair
Faculty - EDU David Walker
Faculty - EDU, SEED Sarah Johnston-Rodriguez
Student Delonte LeFlore
Administrator - LIB Patrick Dawson




Rules and Governance Committee (Bylaws, Article 2.5)

The Rules and Governance Committee shall consist of members of the University Council as follows: seven elected faculty members from at least five colleges; two student members who are not from the same college; and, two deans from among the colleges and the Graduate School.

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

Duties

The Rules and Governance Committee shall advise the University Council on any question referred to it by the University Council involving the interpretation of the Constitution or Bylaws, and including questions relating to the definition or application of academic freedom standards.

Meets upon the call of the chair.

MEMBERSHIP
2011-2012
Faculty - EDU, ETRA Jan Holt
Faculty - HHS, NURS Donna Munroe
Faculty - LAS, CHEM C.T. Lin
Faculty - LAS, PHYS Suzanne Willis, Chair
Faculty - LAW
Kathleen Coles
Faculty - VPA, ARTH Jeff Kowalski
Richard Poole (for Kowalski Fall 2011)
Faculty - VPA, MUSC
Peter Middleton
Student
Student
Dean - EET
Promod Vohra
Dean - EDU
La Vonne Neal

 


 

Academic Policy Committee (Bylaws, Article 2.6)

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
2011-2012
Faculty - BUS, ACCY Rebecca Shortridge
Faculty - HHS, NURS Karen Brandt, Chair
Faculty - LAS, BIOS Carl Von Ende
Faculty - PSYC Brad Sagarin
Faculty - LAW
Kathleen Coles
Faculty - VPA, ARTH Rebecca Houze
Faculty - VPA, ARTS
Charlotte Rollman
Dean - LAS
Chris McCord
Dean - HHS
Mary Pritchard
Administrator
Lisa Freeman
Undergraduate Student
Teresa Bozikis
Graduate Student  

 


University Affairs Committee (Bylaws, Article 2.7)

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
2011-2012
Faculty - BUS, OMIS Charles Downing
Faculty - EET, TECH Cliff Mirman
Faculty - LAS, GEOG Richard Greene, Chair
Faculty - LAS, HIST Sean Farrell
Faculty - LAS, HIST
Eric Mogren
Faculty - LAS, PHIL Tomis Kapitan
Faculty - LAW
Kathleen Coles
Dean - LAW
Jennifer Rosato
Dean - GRAD
Brad Bond
Administrator - HRS
Steve Cunningham
Supportive Professional Staff
Todd Latham
Operating Staff Karen Smith
Student Mike Theodore
Student  

 


Faculty Senate-University Council 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 business and finance, chief of operations 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
2011-2012
UC - Faculty - EDU, LTCY Laurie Elish-Piper, Chair
UC - Faculty - LAS, ANTH Kendall Thu
UC - Faculty - LAS, ECON Khan Mohabbat
UC - Faculty - LAS, PSYC Jim Corwin
FS - Faculty - EET, ELEC
Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb
FS - Faculty - LAS, BIOS Ana Calvo
FS - Faculty - LAS, GEOG
David Goldblum, Liaison-Spokesperson
FS - Faculty - LAW
Therese Arado
Student
Supportive Professional Staff
Todd Latham 
Operating Staff
Andy Small
Dean (nonvoting) Denise Schoenbachler
Executive VP for Business and Finance
Chief of Operations
(ex officio, nonvoting)
Eddie Williams