The University Council is the principal body for corporate participation of the various constituencies of the university in policy formulation.
University Council- Executive Committee
The executive committee selects membership of special committees, sets meeting times, approves the agenda for University Council meetings, and advises the chair on any matters pertaining to the work of the council and its standing committees. The executive committee also reviews all proposed mandates for consideration by the governance process.
The Faculty Senate consists of all full-time tenure-track faculty and provides the officially recognized voice of the corporate faculty.
Faculty Senate- Executive Committee
The Faculty Senate Executive Committee decides the agenda of Faculty Senate meetings; nominates members of Faculty Senate committees, faculty representatives on other bodies, and faculty nominees for other committees and boards; and nominates replacements to serve unexpired terms on University Council.
Faculty Senate- APP
The Academic Policies and Procedures Committee deals with the formulation of university-wide educational policy, including academic programs, admissions, grading, teaching methods, testing, curriculum, advising, retention and dismissal, and academic standards, as well as questions of feasibility affecting educational policy.
Faculty Senate- FPP
The Faculty Policies and Procedures Committee deals with the formulation of policies and procedures relating to the professional status and performance of the faculty, including recruitment, appointment, promotion and tenure of the faculty, scholarly improvement, research, academic freedom, compensation policy, and professional conditions and responsibilities.
Faculty Senate- Elections
The Elections Committee is responsible for conducting the elections for all faculty, council and board seats university-wide, except for those elections which are stipulated to be held within a given council or board.
Arts and Sciences
The College Council of the College of Arts and Sciences consists of all full-time tenure track faculty in the school. It has the authority to act on mandates received from the University Council, as well as to formulate internal college policy consistent with university-wide guidelines on academic and faculty matters.
Absent a quorum of the CA&S College Council (40% plus one of the members of the Council), the elected CA&S College Council Executive Committee represents the CA&S College Council members, conducting business and taking action in their name.
The primary function of the curriculum committee is to review and make recommendations regarding curricular issues (majors, minors, certificates, and/or graduate programs) of departments and programs within the College.
Planning and Assessment Committee
The primary function of the planning and assessment committee is to aid the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in setting the long-range goals of the College and to address the more immediate objectives and means necessary to achieve those goals.
Haub School of
The Haub School of Business College Council serves as the forum for informing the faculty of issues and concerns in the college between full faculty meetings; advising the dean on college priorities; determining curriculum structure and reviewing proposals; advising the dean on resource and budgetary matters; and recommending general policies for the college.
The Haub School of Business College Council Executive Committee consists of one elected representative from each department of the Haub School of Business.
Health Studies and Education
The School of Health Studies and Education College Council shall serve as the primary faculty legislative body of the School. The College Council shall have the authority: (i) to receive and act on mandates from University Council, (ii) to create internal School policies consistent with University-wide guidelines, and (iii) to serve as a forum for discussion and resolution on topics relating to curriculum and internal faculty policies. The College Council shall serve as an advisory body to the Dean.
The School of Health Studies and Education College Council Executive Committee shall be composed of one elected member from each of the four departments of the School and one at-large member from any department for a total of five (5) members of the Executive Committee.
The School of Health Studies and Education College Council Budget Committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding the budget within the School.
The School of Health Studies and Education College Council Curriculum Committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding curricular issues (majors, minors, certificates, certifications, and/or graduate programs) of the departments and programs within the School.
Planning and Assessment Committee
The School of Health Studies and Education College Council's Planning and Assessment Committee aids the Dean in setting the long-range goals of the School and addresses the more immediate objectives and means necessary to achieve those goals.
Other Governance Bodies
University Student Senate
The purpose of the USS shall be to provide full representation of the views and opinions of the students; it shall act as a conduit between the students, faculty, staff and administration, as well as strongly advocate the sentiment and interests of the students in both University and community affairs. The USS shall also incorporate the student voice in the policy and decision-making processes of the University.
Staff and Administration Senate
The SAAS provides employees a forum in which meaningful discussion may take place on issues that affect employees and the entire University community, combined with the opportunity to advise the University administration on how these issues are affecting the community. The SAAS is divided into two parts: the Staff Association, which includes all full-time and part-time clerical, technical and service employees, and the Administrative Association, which includes administrative and professional employees.