UNIVERSITY COUNCIL COMMITTEES
 

A.  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.

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 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

MEMBERSHIP

Chair: Sue Willis
Members:  John Engstrom, Richard Orem, Xueshu Song, Sherilynn Spear, Dan Schneider, Carole Minor, William Goldenberg, John Wolfskill, Jitka Hurych, Deborah Smith-Shank, Frederick Kitterle, Arthur Young, Beverly Espe, Sara Clayton, Shaun Crisler, Andrew Becerra

B.  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.

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

Chair:  Deborah Smith-Shank
Members: Rebecca Butler, Patricia Fox, Lynn Kamenitsa, Jitka Hurych, Simon Song, Sally Webber, Norden Gilbert, Joe Koch, Adam Novotney

C.  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.

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.

MEMBERSHIP

Chair: Sue Willis
Members: Ferald Bryan, David Gorman, Harold Kafer

D.  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.

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

Chair:  John Wolfskill
Members:  Ken Burns, Amy Rose, Cory Cummings, Dan Schneider, David Wade, Larry Gregory, David Graf, Rathindra Bose, Earl Seaver, Brooke Robinson

E.  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.

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

Chair: Carole Minor
Members: John Engstrom, Xueshu Song, William Tolhurst, Jeff Kowalski, Patricia Henry, Fahui Wang, Ferald Bryan, LeRoy Pernell, Promod Vohra, Eric J. Johnson

F.  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.

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

Chair: Richard Orem
Members:  Simon Song, Colin Booth, David Gorman, Sherilynn Spear, Michael Kolb, Mary Larson, Shirley Richmond, Harold Kafer, Norden Gilbert, Joe Koch, Anne Kaplan, Andrew Nelms

G.  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 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 SHALL BE:

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:  William Goldenberg
Members:  Angela Powers, Paul Stoddard, Rebecca Butler, C. T. Lin, Mylan Engel, Mark Mehrer, Richard Greene, Eddie Williams, Bev Espe, Sara Clayton, James Barr

H.  SELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND CHAIR

1.      A chair or the procedure for obtaining a chair of the standing committees is designated in the Bylaws of the Constitution and Bylaws.

2.     Members of each standing committee, with the exception of the University Council Personnel Committee, shall be appointed by the executive secretary of the
        University Council with the advice and consent of the University Faculty Senate or the University Council as so designated in the Bylaws. Members of the
        University Council Personnel Committee are selected  according to the established bylaw procedure.

I.  JURISDICTION OVER LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS

1.     In general, each standing committee shall have jurisdiction over the legislative area described  above; proposals falling in each  area shall be assigned to the
        appropriate committee by  Steering Committee, which shall have authority to make alternative assignments if necessary to  make the workload of the
        committees reasonably equal and equitable.

2.     When a proposal does not clearly fall within the jurisdiction of any standing committee, the  Steering Committee shall decide to  which committee to assign the
        proposal.

3.     The Steering Committee shall assign to each standing committee responsibility for overseeing the  work of a group of university  committees appropriate to the
        jurisdiction of each standing  committee.

4.      All matters given to committees for consideration must be reported back to the Steering  Committee.