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Professional Enhancement Committee

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A. Composition (7 members)

B. Selection

C. Selection of Chair

D. Term of Service




A. To recommend policy for professional enhancement and development

B. To devise procedures for receiving and processing requests

C. To advise in the coordination of campus development activity

D. To recommend and develop faculty and academic staff professional development and enhancement activities

E. To review faculty applications for 1) professional development opportunities, and 2) academic leave requests.  Recommendations regarding academic leave requests are made to the Provost.

F. To continuously review and recommend changes for improvement in the enhancement and development document.


Reports to the Faculty Senate


A. Composition (7 members)

1. One faculty member from each college and the Library

2. One at-large faculty member

3. Representative of the Graduate School will serve in an as needed basis.

B. Selection

1. Faculty members nominated by the FS Committee on Committees and confirmed by the Faculty Senate.

2. Ex-officio members by appointment to their positions

C. Selection of Chair

Shall select a chair from its faculty membership

D. Term of service

1. Three years. After serving for two consecutive terms, a member will be ineligible to serve for a period of one year.   Exceptions may be made by the Faculty Senate Committee on Committees or the Faculty Senate Elections Committee.

2. Ex-officio as long as in their position or until replaced by the Provost.


Any member of the committee who shall decide to submit a request for an academic/research leave will be expected to resign from the committee before submitting the request.

Also, any member of the committee who shall submit a request for any type of funding will be expected not to participate in the evaluation or decision-making of his/her proposal request.

The FS Committee on Committees shall be notified of a resignation so the vacancy can be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term.

Whenever possible, a returning committee member who is also a tenured faculty member should be selected as chair.

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

The voting faculty members will be on a rotation of two members going off and two new members coming on each year. The rotation will be determined by the FS Committee on Committees.

Each FS committee chair is responsible for completing and submitting the committee's annual report to the FS Office Professional by May 15th each year.


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.


Committees may conduct business and voting via electronic means.


REV 2/2006; 11/2011; 5/2014; 12/2014; REV 9/2015; REV 3/2016

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