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Faculty Senate Committee

Committee on Committees


Table of Contents







A. Composition (10 members)

B. Selection

C. Selection of Chair

D. Term of Service



A.       Meeting Schedule: Meets Mondays at 3:15 p.m. as required

B.       Additional Committee Member Qualifications:

C.       Triennial Charge Review:

D.       Procedures Manual:

E.       Electronic Voting:




A. To establish appropriate criteria for size, membership, organization, function(s) and duration of all university-wide academic and/or faculty welfare committees and any other committees the Senate shall direct it to create

B. To ensure that all faculty are notified of standing committee vacancies by distributing to each faculty member, prior to April 1, a faculty committee selection survey with a list of all committees that include Senate appointed membership. Each faculty member may select those committees on which he/she would be willing to serve

C. To submit nominees to fill non-elected or administratively appointed positions on standing Faculty Senate, University/Administrative committees, Advisory Committees that seek help finding nominations, and the Student Publications Board.

D. To conduct periodic reviews of the charges of all Faculty Senate and University Administrative Committees and to recommend changes when needed

E. To oversee maintenance of the online archinves of Faculty Senate Committees (currently using Blackboard Community). These archives, at a minimum, should include the Charge and the Annual Reports for each committee. If they exist, the archives should also include meeting minutes, the committee's Procedure Manual, and any other relevant documents.

F. To collect, review, and archive the Annual Report for each Faculty Senate Committee.

G. To review for relevancy and Faculty Senate Committee that does not function for a two-year period.

H. To contact the committee chair or first-named member of each committee (if a chair has not been selected) and the University administrator to whom the committee reports (if applicable) requesting that an initial organizational meeting be called.

I. To ensure the composition of all committees and to reflect the academic, professional, and cultural diversity of the faculty, ie., status, rank, gender, race, and ethnicity

    J. To consider requests for the removal of committee members for
    causes outlined in the Academic Policy and Procedure


Reports to the Faculty Senate


A. Composition (10 members)

1. Two faculty members from each college and one from the Library

2. Vice President of the Faculty Senate

B. Selection

1. Faculty members elected by respective units using the FS  -   Elections Committee process.

2. Vice President of the Faculty Senate (ex officio/non-voting--  votes only in case of a tie)

C. Selection of Chair

Vice President of the Faculty Senate shall be chair

D. Term of Service

1.  Two years, staggered within each representative unit (except the Library, which only has one representative).

2.  After serving for two consecutive two-year terms, a member will be ineligible for re-election for a period of one year.


Actions taken and nominations made by the FS Committee on Committees are subject to confirmation by the Faculty Senate.

The committee chair is responsible for creating and maintaining a Procedures Manual, a copy to be kept in the Faculty Senate Office. 

Business may be conducted via e-mail if that business would not entail/merit discussion. If a committee member cannot be present at a meeting, that member may make nominations or vote via phone by calling either the Faculty Senate office professional or the chair of the Committee on Committees prior to the meeting at which the nominations are being made or the vote is being taken.

Each Faculty Senate and University/Administrative Committee chair is responsible for completing and submitting a triennial charge review by the designated time to the Committee on Committee’s representative.



REV 4/2004; REV 11/2004; REV 11/2007; REV 4/2011; REV 5/2014; REV 9/2015; REV 3/2016; REV 4/2017; REV 9/2017


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