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Bill 13-A-12 - Revising "University Standing Committees and Councils" to establish a policy section (Failed)

FACULTY SENATE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY SENATE BILL 13-A-12

Approved by the Faculty Senate
February 27, 2013

BRIEF SUMMARY: This bill specifies the policy portion of the existing Faculty Handbook section on University Standing Committees and Councils (Chapter 1, Section G5).

REVISING "UNIVERSITY STANDING COMMITTEES AND COUNCILS" TO ESTABLISH A POLICY SECTION

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: subject to the passage and approval of both this bill and its companion bill establishing a corresponding "procedures" section, Chapter 1, Section G6 of the Faculty Handbook be amended by replacing the existing content with the following "policy" section (with the companion "procedures" to follow it in the Handbook):

UNIVERSITY STANDING COMMITTEES AND COUNCILS POLICY

General Definition
University Standing Committee or Council-- a representative body which is charged by the President of the University and which must report to the President of the University and/or an individual designated by the President of the University.

Composition of University Standing Committees and Councils can be generally subdivided into two categories of membership based on university affiliation and ability to vote on matters before that particular committee or council (i.e. voting members and advisory members). Voting members must be full-time university employees and, as the title implies, have voting privileges. All University Standing Committee and Council members are voting members unless otherwise stated in the description of the specific committee or council.Advisory members are essential in contributing information and insight to the committee or council process. Individuals serving in an advisory capacity are not required to be full-time university employees and do not have voting privileges.

Three-year terms should be established for faculty members on all University Standing Committees and Councils unless otherwise mandated (e.g., University Faculty Promotions Committee, or where approved by the Faculty Senate). Faculty members who serve full terms on University Standing Committees and/or Councils cannot succeed themselves.

Proliferation of Committees and/or Councils

The number of University Standing Committees and/or Councils should not be increased appreciably in the future. Two means are available to achieve this objective. Ad Hoc Committees, task forces, and commissions should be utilized to handle specific, short-term issues. These bodies may be appointed and charged by the Faculty Senate (e.g., Ad Hoc Faculty Senate Committees) or by the President of the University (e.g., Ad Hoc University Standing Committees). The charge to such a committee must specify a deadline for committee action. Faculty members are normally appointed to these committees in the same manner as they are appointed to established University Standing Committees and Councils.

When a long-term issue arises, an attempt should be made to find an existing Faculty Senate Committee or University Standing Committee and/or Council which may handle the issue appropriately within its existing charge. Or, if the charge of an existing Faculty Senate Committee or University Standing Committee and/or Council is closely related to a long-term issue, the charge of the committee and/or council should be expanded to encompass the issue. Only as a last resort should a new committee and/or council be charged. Faculty membership on such committees and/or councils should be recommended by the Faculty Senate Membership Committee according to established procedures.

The size and composition of committees and councils varies according to purpose and representation. Attention to voting composition should be taken to assure equitable representation on all committees and councils. Normally, faculty members, each from a different college and Kent Library, and four persons from other University affiliations or assignments (i.e., administration, students, alumni, and other staff) form the representative basis of each committee and/or council. All committee and/or council chairpersons file at least one report annually to the responsible administrator.

The Alumni Association's Homecoming Steering Committee, the Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects, the University Promotion Committee, and the Teacher Education Committee are defined in specifically approved policies.

The outlined procedures in section 1.G.6 are to be applied to the listed committees and councils, unless otherwise indicated in the membership section for that particular committee or council.

LIST AND DESCRIPTION OF UNIVERSITY STANDING COMMITEES AND COUNCILS

1.G.5a ACADEMIC ADVISING COUNCIL
Charge:
To facilitate coordination of advising services University-wide. The Council will make recommendations regarding areas including, but not limited to, advisor/advisee responsibilities, advisor training, advising documentation, advisee loads, a reward/recognition system for faculty and staff advisors, use of technology to improve services to students, and to ensure a uniform level of advising services for all students.

Membership:
A professional staff advisor from each of the colleges, the School of University Studies, SE Online Programs, the athletics advising center, and the off-campus advising centers are to serve as non-rotating members. One faculty member who advises from each of the colleges is to be nominated by the affiliated college dean (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures). One representative each from the Registrar's Office and the Admissions Office is to represent Enrollment Management nominated by the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, one representative nominated by the Dean of Students, and one representative from International Education and Services. One undergraduate student nominated by the President of Student Government is to serve a one-year appointment.
Reports to: Provost

1.G.5b ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL
Charge:
To advise the President and share information about the operations and activities of the various administrative divisions of the University.

Membership:
The President, Provost, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success/Dean of Students, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the University Foundation, Assistants to the President, Sr. Associate Provost, Associate Provosts, Deans, President of Student Government, Chairperson of the Faculty Senate, Moderator of the Chairpersons' Forum, Chairperson of the Professional Staff Council, Chairperson of the CTS Staff Council, Associate Dean of On-Line Learning, Director of Holland School of Visual & Performing Arts, Associate Dean of Students, Assistant Vice President of Information Technology, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management & Director of Admissions, Director of Athletics, Director of Campus Life, Director of Facilities Management, Director of Human Resources, Director of Institutional Research, Director of Marketing and University Relations, and Executive Director of International Education & Services
Reports to:President

1.G.5c ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL JOB EVALUATION COMMITTEE
Charge:
To evaluate job content (not job performance of people) in order to help assure that jobs of relatively equal responsibility are given consistent consideration in pay matters.

Membership:
The committee is composed of members from the administrative and professional employment categories who have general knowledge of the University's divisions and functions.
Reports to: Vice President for Finance and Administration

1.G.5d AQIP STEERING COMMITTEE (ASC)
Charge:
The ASC coordinates the University's accreditation process under the AQIP guidelines of the Higher Learning Commission – NCA. The ASC writes the Systems Portfolio and oversees the selection and review of Action Projects. The ASC ensures that communication regarding all aspects of the AQIP process is clear, timely, and inclusive. In addition to campus-wide communications, the ASC will regularly involve the following groups in its decision-making and reporting functions: the University Planning Committee, Administrative Council, Faculty Senate, Chairpersons Forum, CTS Council, Professional Staff Council, Deans Council, College Councils, and Student Government.

Membership:
AQIP Liaison (Chair), Provost, Associate to the Provost for Assessment and Data Analysis, Director of Institutional Research, four faculty representatives to consist of two faculty and two faculty senators (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures), a representative dean to be nominated by the Dean's Council, a representative chairperson to be nominated by Chairpersons Forum, a Finance and Administration representative nominated by the Vice President, an Enrollment Management and Student Success representative nominated by the Vice President, a CTS representative to be nominated by Clerical Technical Service Staff Council, a Professional Staff representative nominated by Professional Staff Council, and two student representatives – one to be the presiding president of the Student Government Association and one to be the student representative to the Board of Regents. Term of service is three years. The President may appoint other members.
Reports to: Provost

1.G.5e CAMPUS PLANNING AND BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE
Charge:
To review planning guidelines and plans to enhance the campus environment; to receive proposals to improve the physical environment; to recommend that specific projects be funded; and to review proposals for murals and similar "image" projects.

Membership:
Two to three faculty members, rotated between the colleges, to serve a two-year appointment (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures). Two student members nominated by Student Government to serve a one-year appointment. An administrator from each division nominated by Vice Presidents and to serve a three-year appointment. Facilities Management Project Manager, Facilities Management Manager-Custodial, Grounds, Fleet, Support Services, and Director of Marketing and University Relations will serve as non-rotating members. The Vice President may appoint other members. All nominees are appointed by the Vice President for Finance and Administration. Reports to: Vice President for Finance and Administration

1.G.5f CLERICAL/SERVICE JOB EVALUATION COMMITTEE
Charge:
To evaluate job content (not job performance of people) in order to help assure that jobs of relatively equal responsibility are considered consistently in pay matters.

Membership:
The committee is composed of members from the administrative professional and clerical employment categories who have general knowledge of the University's divisions and functions. Appointed members shall serve three year terms.
Reports to: Vice President for Finance and Administration

1.G.5g COUNCIL OF DEANS
Charge:
To serve as a primary communications channel and academic administrative advisory body for the Provost in the discussion of administrative procedures and policies, budget and resource allocations, and ongoing administrative questions.

Membership:
The Provost, Senior Associate Provost, Associate Provost for Extended and Online Learning, Deans of each college, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Dean of the School of University Studies, Dean of Academic Information Services, Associate Dean of Online Learning, and Director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts. The Council is chaired by the Provost.
Reports to: Provost

1.G.5h EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARDS RECOMMENDATION COMMITTEE
Charge:
To recommend awards for staff employees who demonstrate a commitment to the University's mission and vision and to review the criteria for current and future awards.

Membership:
A representative from Clerical Staff, Professional Staff, Chairpersons, Residence Life, Campus Life, Faculty Senate (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures) and two representatives from Facilities Management. All appointed members shall serve a three year term.
Reports to: Assistant to the President for Equity and Diversity

1.G.5i FACULTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR ACADEMIC PROGRAM REVIEW
Charge:
To assist the Provost with the University's Academic Program Review process.

Membership:
The faculty of each department with academic programs will nominate a faculty candidate who will then stand for election within each College. The dean of the College will administer the election. The names of the two faculty who garner the most votes from each College will be forwarded to the president, who will appoint one of them as committee member (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures). Non-rotating members will include a representative of the Office of the Provost, Chair of Faculty Senate, Chair-elect of Faculty Senate, and Moderator of the Chairperson's Forum. The Committee will be chaired by the representative of the Office of the Provost. The terms for initial appointments will be staggered for continuity. Election Timeframe and Term Limits: Regular elections for an open position on the Faculty Advisory Committee for Program Review will take place in the first full week of April. Faculty appointments will serve a three-year term, with a maximum of two consecutive terms.
Reports to: Provost

1.G.5j FUNDING FOR RESULTS TEAM
Charge:
To oversee the Funding for Results (FFR) program established by the University in 1996. Team members are responsible for reviewing all FFR proposals submitted by faculty and professional/administrative staff, recommending funds to those receiving the highest rankings, reviewing the interim and final reports of funded projects, overseeing the funding and reports from the Student Professional Development program, and for ongoing review and development of the FFR program as it evolves.

Membership:
The team shall consist of a minimum of 24 members with preference given to members with a working knowledge of the University Planning and Budget Review Committees. There will be at least one graduate student (a one-year appointment); two undergraduate students (a one-year appointment); one dean; one department chairperson; one faculty representative from each of the colleges and Kent Library (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures); one representative from the Professional Staff Council; and one representative from the CTS Staff Council. Regular appointments will be for a three-year term on a staggered basis. The Provost may appoint an additional five at-large members. The Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, Associate to Provost for Data Analysis and Assessment, Dean of Graduate Studies, and the Dean of the School of University Studies will serve as non-rotating ex-officio members. Team members may serve no more than two consecutive terms. Chair to be appointed by Provost.
Reports to: Provost

1.G.5k GRADUATE COUNCIL
Charge:
To review all policy matters affecting the graduate program and all proposals for new courses, new programs, and graduate faculty status. The Council also advises the Dean of Graduate Studies concerning matters affecting the quality and development of the graduate program.

Membership:
Two representatives elected by the graduate faculty of each college and two additional representatives elected in any college for each twenty-five percent of total graduate hours produced (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures). The Dean of Academic Information Services, the Director of International Programs, the Chairperson of the Faculty Senate Academic Affairs Committee, and the Dean of Graduate Studies are non-rotating members. Student representatives are nominated by the members of the Graduate Council and appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies, who chairs the council.
Reports to: Dean of the School of Graduate Studies

1.G.5l INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Charge:
To do long-range planning relating to computer, cable, and telephone systems throughout the institution and to make recommendations regarding the future development and integration of these systems University-wide.

Membership:
A faculty representative from each college, School of University Studies, and Kent Library will be nominated by the deans (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures). Other members include one representative each from Business and Finance, Administration and Enrollment Management and University Advancement/ Foundation to be nominated by the respective Vice Presidents; one representative from Student Development nominated by the Dean of Students; one representative from the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning nominated by the Dean of the School of University Studies; one representative each from the Professional Staff Council and the CTS Staff Council to be nominated by the respective councils; and two student representatives to be nominated by the President of Student Government. Faculty and staff serve three-year terms. Students serve one-year terms. Non-rotating members include the Vice Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, the Assistant Vice President of Information Technology, Director of Operations & Systems Support, Dean of Academic Information Services, Director of Kent Library, Associate Provost for Extended Learning, the Manager of Web Design and Support, Dean of the School of University Studies, Director of Networking & Telecommunications, Chairperson of the Department of Computer Science, Associate Director of Facilities Management, and Director of Institutional Research. All nominees are appointed by the Provost and Vice President of Administration and Enrollment Management.
Reports to: Provost and Vice President of Administration and Enrollment Management

1.G.5m INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL
Charge:
The purpose of this committee is to advise in the development of international initiatives as identified in the International Strategic Plan and to assist the Office of International Programs with long-range planning to internationalize the University experience. This committee receives reports and recommendations needing further action from the other committees. Using the reports and recommendations, it participates in strategic planning for International Programs, reviews and advises on the forwarding of recommendations to others in the University community, and receives and disseminates to the appropriate committees suggestions and ideas from others. (The committee reviews its charge each year and recommends appropriate changes to the Provost.)

Membership:
A faculty representative nominated by each of the colleges (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures); a representative nominated by Student Development; Office of Admissions; TESOL/ESOL; two undergraduate students: one international student and one student with study abroad experience nominated by the President of Student Government; and one international graduate student nominated by the Graduate Student Government. College, Student Development, and committee representatives serve three-year terms. Student representatives serve one-year terms. Non-rotating members include the Dean of the College of Business, the Registrar, the Director of International Programs, and the Assistant Director of International Programs. The Provost appoints all nominees. Reports to: Provost

1.G.5n INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS PLANNING COMMITTEE
Charge:
The purpose of this committee is to advise the Executive Director of International Programs in developing and implementing international initiatives as identified through the Strategic Planning process. This committee receives reports and recommendations needing further action from the International Council

Membership:
A faculty representative from each college will be nominated by each college Dean (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures). Non-rotating members include the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Executive Director of International Education and Services, Dean of University Studies, and Registrar. Other non-rotating members will be nominated from Student Financial Services by the Vice President of Finance and Administration, Registrar's Office, Residence Life, Admissions, and Campus Life nominated by the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success. The college/school Directors of International Programs will serve as non-rotating members. One international undergraduate student nominated by the President of Student Government and one international graduate student nominated by the Dean of Graduate Studies will serve a one-year term. The Director of Intensive English Program and each of the two International Education Advisors will serve as ex-officio members. The Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success appoints all nominees. The Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management will serve as chair. Provost will appoint an Academic Affairs representative to serve as co-chair.
Reports to: Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success; Provost

1.G.5o NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE COMMITTEE
Charge:
To promote and support Native American heritage and cultural education throughout the University and service region. Make recommendations to the Provost for ongoing efforts to foster Native American culture.

Membership:
Two faculty members, rotated among the colleges and Kent Library, nominated by the College/School dean and appointed by the Provost, will each serve a two-year term (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures). One at-large member appointed by the Provost will serve a two-year term. One representative from the Professional Staff Council and the CTS Staff Council, to be nominated by the Councils and appointed by the Provost, will serve a two-year term. One undergraduate student member, nominated by the Student Government and appointed by the Provost, will serve a one-year term. Non-rotating members consist of the Provost (Ad Hoc), Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, Assistant to the President for Equity & Diversity Issues, and the Chair of the Equity Issues Committee. Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success will serve as chair.
Reports to: Provost

1.G.5p RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS COMMITTEE
Charge:
To maintain familiarity with federal guidelines concerning the use of human subjects in research; to review and recommend appropriate changes in institutional policies and procedures concerning the use of human subjects in research; to review and make recommendations concerning proposed use of human subjects in research at the institution. Recommendations are made to the Provost.

Membership:
Faculty members to be appointed by the Provost (refer to Operational Policy for Research Involving Human Subjects and University Standing Committee and Council procedures). Reports to: Provost

1.G.5q STRATEGIC ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT (SEM) COMMITTEE
Charge:
To develop, review, and assess progress towards strategic enrollment management goals and objectives related to the size, quality and diversity of the student body; recruitment; and retention and persistence. All members are appointed by the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success. The committee is supported by three subcommittees: the Enrollment Development Team, the Financial Aid and Scholarship Review Subcommittee and the Retention Subcommittee. Subcommittee members are appointed by the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management.

Membership:
Appointed by the Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Success
Reports to: Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Success (Ex-Officio)

1.G.5r TEXTBOOK APPEALS COMMITTEE
Charge:
To act as an appeals body for students who failed to return their textbook(s) at the end of the semester and determine whether to sustain or rescind the charges.

Membership:
Three faculty-at-large members, each to serve a two-year term (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures). Three student members, nominated by President of Student Government, each to serve a one-year term. One staff member, appointed by Vice President for Finance and Administration, to serve a two-year term. Reports to: Vice President for Finance and Administration

1.G.5s TRAFFIC APPEALS COMMITTEE
Charge:
To act as an appeals body for traffic and parking citations issued by University traffic and parking personnel.

Membership:
Three faculty-at-large members, each to serve a two-year term (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures). Five student members, each to serve a one-year term and nominated by President of Student Government. Three staff members, each to serve two year terms with one nominated by Professional Staff Council and one clerical and one technical to be nominated by the Clerical, Technical and Service Staff Council. Reports to: Vice President for Finance & Administration

1.G.5t UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC COUNCIL
Charge:
To review the administration of academic programs, suggest planning and budgeting actions, and advise the Provost of proposed changes in academic programs.

Membership:
Non-rotating members are Provost, Senior Associate Provost, Dean of Graduate Studies, college deans, Associate Provost of Online and Extended Learning, Dean of University Studies, Dean of Academic Information Services, Director of Kent Library, Registrar, Director of School of Visual and Performing Arts. One faculty member elected from each college /library (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures). Chair of Faculty Senate Academic Affairs Committee. The chair and members are appointed by the Provost.
Reports to: Provost

1.G.5u UNIVERSITY ASSESSMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE
Charge:
To oversee, coordinate, and review implementation and administration of the University's assessment plan.

Membership:
A faculty representative from each college/school will be nominated by the respective college/school for a three-year term (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures). The Deans of the School of Graduate Studies and the School of University Studies, and the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success will each nominate a representative from their respective areas for a three-year term. Two student representatives will be nominated by the President of Student Government for a one-year term. Non-rotating members are the Senior Associate Provost, the Director of Student Transitions, a representative from Testing Services, the Associate to Provost for Data Analysis and Assessment, the Director of Center for Writing Excellence, and the Director of Institutional Research. All members and the co-chairs of the committee will be appointed by the Provost.
Reports to: Provost

1.G.5v UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC COMMITTEE
Charge:
To recommend policies governing University programs in athletics; to review guidelines established by external organizations as well as state and federal agencies insofar as they affect University Programs in athletics.

Membership:
Two faculty members, rotated between the colleges and Kent Library, to be nominated by the Faculty Senate Membership Committee will serve 2-year appointments (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures). Two student members nominated by the President of Student Government and appointed by the President, and the President of the Student Athletic Council. One representative each from the Professional Staff Council and the CTS Staff Council to be nominated by the Councils and appointed by the President. Students and employee council members serve a one-year term. The President may appoint other members.
Reports to: President

1.G.5w UNIVERSITY BUDGET REVIEW COMMITTEE
Charge:
To annually conduct budget hearings, receive divisional and institutional budget development requests, and recommend funding for budget proposals, plans, and priorities.

Membership:
Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Faculty Senate Compensation Committee (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures),Vice President for Finance and Administration, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, Provost, Director of Budget, one administrator from each division, one representative from the Council of Deans and the Chairpersons' Forum, two representatives each from the Professional Staff Council and the CTS Staff Council and three members of Student Government nominated by the President of Student Government and appointed by the President. The Vice President for Finance and Administration is the chairperson for this committee.
Reports to: Vice President for Finance and Administration

1.G.5x UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT COMMITTEE
Charge:
To study existing procedures for commencement activities and to recommend changes in these procedures, and assist with commencement ceremony. Recommendations are to be made to the Registrar.

Membership:
Faculty members from each college and Kent Library are nominated by the Faculty Senate Membership Committee (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures). Due to the number of faculty populating this committee, faculty may succeed themselves in cases where no new members are available. Two representatives will be nominated, one each from the Graduate School and Dean of Students and each will serve a three-year appointment. Student members are nominated by Student Government. Each will serve a one-year appointment that cannot be renewed. Two readers, University Registrar, Assistant Registrar for Graduation, Director of Recreation Services, and Director of Honors will serve as non-rotating members. All members are appointed by the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success.
Reports to: Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success

1.G.5y UNIVERSITY EQUITY ISSUES COMMITTEE
Charge:
To assist in the implementation, monitoring, and review of equity policies and procedures.

Membership:
Faculty members, one from each college and Kent Library, to be nominated by the Faculty Senate Membership Committee (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures). One student member is nominated by the President of Student Government and appointed by the President for a one-year term. Representatives from the Professional Staff Council and CTS Staff Council are nominated by the Councils and appointed by the President for a one-year term. Other members are appointed by the President and are non-rotating members.
Reports to: President

1.G.5z UNIVERSITY PLANNING COMMITTEE
Charge:
To establish guidelines for planning multiple years and single FY budgets. Study the institutional planning assumptions, goals and objectives, plans, institutional priorities, funding levels and make recommendations on institutional priorities to the President.

Membership:
Faculty members, one from each college and Kent Library, to be nominated by the Faculty Senate Membership Committee (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures). The three members of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, a representative of the Council of Deans, the Vice Moderator of the Chairpersons' Forum, one administrator each from Business and Finance and Enrollment Management and Student Success to be nominated by their respective Vice Presidents, one administrator from Academic Affairs to be nominated by the Provost, two students to be nominated by the President of Student Government, and one representative each from the Professional Staff Council and the CTS Staff Council to be nominated by their respective Councils will serve a one-year appointment. Non-rotating members consist of the Provost, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, Vice President for University Advancement, Assistant to the President for Equity and Diversity Issues, and Director of Institutional Research. The Provost serves as chair and can appoint facilitators.
Reports to: Provost

1.G.5aa UNIVERSITY TENURE AND PROMOTION AND SABBATICAL LEAVE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Charge:
To review and approve departmental promotion criteria; make recommendations to the provost regarding a faculty member's qualifications for tenure and promotion, promotion, and post-professorial merit; and make recommendations for sabbatical leave in accordance with the sabbatical leave policies and procedures.

Membership:
The committee is composed of one tenured faculty member from each college and Kent Library elected to the committee by a vote of the tenured and tenure track faculty in each unit. Though elected from these units, members are not representatives of their respective units, but rather of the faculty as a whole. Members shall be elected by secret ballot through a process conducted within each unit. Faculty members serve terms of four years with the terms of one or two members expiring each year. Members may be re-elected. The committee shall annually elect its own chair. The dean of graduate studies shall be responsible for convening the initial annual meeting at which the chair is elected. The dean is not a voting member of this committee and may only be present during committee deliberations if invited by the committee for consultation.
Reports to: Provost

1.G.5bb UNIVERSITY STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Charge:
To review and recommend institutional policies and procedures concerning matters which affect the general welfare of students, such as policies regarding financial aid, student rights and responsibilities, student organizations, admissions, and academic standing; to hear appeals of administrative and committee actions in reference to such policies and procedures.

Membership:
Faculty members, one from each college and Kent Library, will be nominated by the Faculty Senate Membership Committee (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures). Five staff members will be nominated from: Finance and Administration (one member), Enrollment Management and Student Success (two members), and Academic Affairs (two members). Faculty and staff appointments will be for a three-year term. Two student members are nominated by the President of Student Government for a one-year term. All nominees and chairs/co-chairs will be appointed jointly by the Provost and the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success.
Reports to: Provost and Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success

1.G.5cc UNIVERSITY STUDIES COUNCIL
Charge:
All policy matters affecting the University Studies program and all proposals for new courses or changes in the treatment of the University Studies Objectives in existing courses. The Council also advises the Dean of the School of University Studies concerning matters affecting the quality and development of the program, resource allocations, and review and assessment procedures. The Dean of the School of University Studies chairs the Council.

Membership:
Composed of two representatives elected by each college (refer to University Standing Committee and Council procedures) and one representative elected by each of the following: Kent Library, Enrollment Management, and Student Government. Faculty serve a two-year term and the Enrollment Management and student representatives serve a one-year term. Non-rotating members are the Dean of the School of University Studies and the Registrar.
Reports to: Dean of the School of University Studies

Approved by the Faculty Senate, May 2000
Approved by President, June 2000
Approved by Board of Regents, June 2000
Faculty Senate Committees removed from Chapter 1 April 11, 2007 in accordance with Bill 00-A-08

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Action Date
Introduced to Senate 1/30/13
Second Senate Meeting 2/27/13
Faculty Senate Vote 2/27/13
President's Review
Board of Regents Approval
Posted to Faculty Handbook

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