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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4116



Governance & Adminstrative Committees

Committee charges, memberships, minutes, and annual reports may be viewed by members of the UCM community in the Blackboard Community Group: Administrative Committee Reports
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Academic Governance

Provost Council: The function of the Provost Council is to provide recommendations and support to the Provost who administers the academic programs of the University as well as many academic support services. 

Meeting Schedule: Provost Council meetings are scheduled on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 10:00-12:00.

 

Academic Council: The function of the Academic Council is the primary organizational group for department chairs and deans. The Council functions in an advisory capacity to the Provost/Chief Learning Officer for Academic Affairs. The Council recommends actions to the Provost who either responds or directs the recommendations to the proper person or organization within the university governance structure.  

 

Meeting Schedule: Committee meeting times vary according to committee member consensus. These may be found in the Adminstrative Committee Reports site on Blackboard.

 

Graduate Council: The function of the Graduate Council is to develop, review, and advise on policies and procedures for the Graduate School; to act on graduate curricula proposals, including program admissions requirements, courses, degrees, and certificates; to monitor the quality of graduate programs, which includes reviewing evaluations of graduate programs as part of the internal program review process; and to review applications for Full Graduate Faculty Status.

 

Meeting Schedule: The GC typically meets twice a month on Thursday afternoons and will meet as needed through the summer.
 

Faculty Senate: The function of the Faculty Senate is to serve as the representative body of the faculty under the provision of the Faculty Senate Constitution and By-Laws as approved by the Board of Governors. The Senate may initiate deliberations on those issues provided for in the Constitution or respond to requests for its deliberation. The resulting Senate motions are forwarded as recommendations to the Provost and President of the University for adoption by the Administration.

 

Meeting Schedule: The Faculty Senate typically meets twice a month during the academic year in the Union. The Faculty Senate meeting schedule may be found on the UCM website.

 

In spring 2017, the Professional Staff Council and Support Staff Council voted to dissolve the current councils and create a new Staff Council. The vote passed unanimously, pending Board of Governers approval.

University/Administrative Committees

Academic Program Review Committee: The function of the Academic Program Review Committee is to evaluate five-year review reports of existing academic programs and make recommendations focusing on contribution to the University mission, academic quality, and resource adequacy and utilization efficiency. The committee also advises and performs the tasks set forth in the Faculty Retrenchment Policy and Procedures.

 

Meeting Schedule: The committee meets once per month, typically the first Thursday of the month including summer months as required.   

 

Academic Software Funding Committee: The function of the Academic Software Funding Committee is as a subcommittee of the Centralized Software Review Board (CSARB). The ASFC’s purpose is to recommend to the CSARB a list of software purchases for the upcoming fiscal year for acquisitions that have partial funding support from university funds as directed by the Provost.

Meeting Schedule: Committee meetings are typically held once every semester. Regular meetings are not scheduled during the summer.

Centralized Software Acquisition Review Board: All campus software purchase requests will be submitted to the UCM Software Acquisitions Review Board, including requests from academic units and administrative units. The UCM Software Acquisitions Review Board reviews, approves, and facilitates the acquisition of all new campus software.  

 

 Meeting Schedule: Committee meeting times vary according to committee member consensus. These may be found in Blackboard - Administrative Committee Reports.

Central Technology Grants Committee: The function of the Central Technology Grants Committee is to advise and assist in devising the policies of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), to contribute to the achievement of the Statewide Mission in Academic Technology, to develop criteria for CTL grants, to evaluate proposals and suggest grant recipients based upon the established grant criteria, the availability of funds, and the furtherance of the Statewide Mission, to disseminate information regarding CTL activities, and to inform the CTL of campus attitudes and concerns related to the CTL.

Meeting Schedule: Committee meeting times vary according to committee member consensus. These may be found in Blackboard - Administrative Committee Reports.
 

Course Fees Committee: The function of the Course Fees Committee is to evaluate and determine the appropriateness of course fees proposed by the academic departments in accordance with the guidelines established in the Faculty Guide in the Section II under Additional Costs of Courses, and to serve as the university’s official recommending body for said course fees.

 

Meeting Schedule: Committee meetings are held a minimum of twice per year, once in the spring and once in the fall. This committee may hold additional meetings as needed.

Human Subjects Review Committee: The function of the Human Subjects Review Committee is to review research applications and proposals involving human subjects to ensure the rights of subjects are not violated and that the research conforms to the Code of Federal Regulations.

Meeting Schedule:  Committee meetings are on alternating Fridays 1:00pm.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee: The function is to review and approve research and educational proposals involving animal subjects as specified by the Animal Welfare Act, to recommend and implement acceptable standards for the care, use, and treatment of laboratory animals in research and education, to suspend animal use activities which do not conform to the Animal Welfare Act Policies, to inspect animal facilities and review UCM's animal use program in accordance with UCM’s assurance statement.

 

Meeting Schedule: Committee meetings are held at least once a semester and as needed to review protocols. Summer meetings will be held only if needed.

 

Planned Placement Committee:The function of the Planned Placement Committee is to review and establish requirements and policies related to student placement into developmental and certain general education courses. All new students and transfer students with fewer than 24 earned semester hours must be placed according to university policy. 

 

Meeting Schedule: Committee meetings are held once a semester, with additional meetings scheduled as needed. Meetings are not scheduled during the summer unless needed.

 

Traffic and Parking Policy Committee: The function of the Traffic and Parking Policy Committee is to establish policies, procedures, and any other regulations needed to control traffic and parking safely and efficiently.  

 

Meeting Schedule: Committee meetings are held monthly. Regular meetings are not scheduled during the summer unless there is a special need.
  
 

University Research Council: The function of the University Research Council is to formaulate policies and procedures related to faculty and student research and scholarly activities. The committee promotes research and scholarly activities, serves as a resource and liaison to departments and colleges, reviews and recommends graduate research funds and scholarly awards.

 Meeting Schedule: Committee meetings are held every two weeks. Regular meetings are not scheduled during the summer.

Who’s Who and Charno Awards Committee:  The function of the Who’s Who and Charno Awards Committee is to select students for certain campus awards.

Meeting Schedule: Committee meetings are held 3 or 4 times in late spring. The meetings are in the late afternoons, with one meeting until 9 p.m. Regular meetings are not scheduled during the summer.  

 

Committee charges, memberships, minutes, and annual reports may be viewed by members of the UCM community in the Blackboard Community Group: Administrative Committee Reports

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