UNIVERSITY COUNCIL COMMITTEES - 2009-2010
 

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: Alan Rosenbaum
Members: Terry Bishop, Rebecca Butler, Abjijit Gupta, Brigid Lusk, Maryline Lukacher, Kendall Thu, Dan Schneider, Jana Brubaker, Barbara Jaffee, Carol Thompson, Jay Monteiro, Bobbie Cesarek, Chris McCord, Promod Vohra, Robert Sorsby

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:  Abjijit Gupta
Members: Melissa Lenczewski, Karen Brandt, Rebecca Shortridge, Douglas Boughton, Toni Tollerud, Jana Brubaker, Dan Schneider

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: Alan Rosenbaum
Members: William Baker, Maryline Lukacher

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:  Kendall Thu
Members:  Laurie Elish-Piper, Eric Mogren, Terry Bishop, Clifford Mirman, Jana Brubaker, Dan Schneider, William Baker, Kerry Freedman, Chris McCord, Shirley Richmond

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: Rebecca Butler
Members: Nancy Nuzzo, Rick Ridnour, Lisa Yamagata-Lynch, Barbara Burrell, Jeffrey Kowalski, Jana Brubaker, Dan Schneider, Patrick Dawson, Jennifer Rosato

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: Carol Thompson
Members:Karen Baldwin, Brigid Lusk, Rebecca Shortridge, Cecil Smith, Douglas Boughton, Jana Brubaker, Dan Schneider, Promod Vohra, Shirley Richmond 

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:  Barbara Jaffee
Members:  Michael Morris, co-chair for FS, Laurie Elish-Piper (UC),  Jana Brubaker (UC), Khan Mohabbat (UC), Patricia Henry (UC) Joseph Bujarski (FS), David Goldblum (FS), John Novak (FS), Denise Schoenbachler (Dean), Eddie Williams (Executive Vice President for Business & Finance)