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Standing Committees, Advisory Committees and Councils

 

Standing Committees

Standing committees are appointed annually by the president (or his/her designee) of the university after consultation with the faculty senate president, staff council president, and student government association president or their designee.  Each Standing Committee is under the purview of a vice president.  The vice president approves the memberships and appoints the chair of each standing committee in which they have purview.

The president (or his/her designee may, after consultation with the appropriate Vice President, take the following actions:

  1. Temporarily suspend appointment based on previous inactivity.
  2. Permanently discontinue a standing committee based on inactivity or other appropriate reason.
  3. Add a new standing committee.
  4. Combine committees to avoid duplication and to increase efficiency.
  5. Change the composition and/or charge of a committee.

The purpose of the standing committee is to assist the conduct of university proceedings in designated areas.

Actions and recommendations of the committees are subject to review and approval of the appropriate vice president and/or president.

Advisory Committees

Advisory committees are appointed by the president (or his/her designee) for 1-3 year terms for selected academic programs, centers, and other appropriate areas.  The dean or vice president of the respective area is responsible for recommending members after consultation with the director of each program.

The president (or his/her designee) may, after consultation with the vice president and appropriate dean, take the following actions at the beginning of any academic year:

  • Temporarily suspend appointment based on previous inactivity.
  • Permanently discontinue an advisory committee based on inactivity or other appropriate reason.
  • Add a new advisory committee.
  • Change the composition of a committee.

The purpose of advisory committees is to provide advice and counsel on areas such as program curriculum, mission, activities, placement of graduates, etc.

Actions and recommendations of the committee are subject to review and approval of the appropriate vice president and/or president.

Councils

Councils are appointed annually by the president (or his/her designee) of the university after consultation with the appropriate vice president or other appropriate campus governing body.  Composition of the councils and designation of chair of each are listed on the Standing Committees web site.

Councils are permanent governance bodies and can be changed only by mutual agreement of the president (or his/her designee), appropriate vice president and respective council's voting membership.

The purpose of the councils is to make governance recommendations to the president of the university and to provide a representative forum for discussion of issues which are of concern to the respective groups.

Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Annual Reports

All standing committees, advisory committees, and councils will maintain agendas and minutes of all meetings,  In addition, each will submit to the president's designee an annual report electronically on the designated form (found on the Standing Committees web site) by June 30 of each year.  The reports are provided to the appropriate vice presidents.