Article IV

Section 1 Definitions and General Procedures
  1. Committees are creations of and totally responsible to the body which creates them.
  2. All committees and boards will hold an initial meeting during the first 60 days of the fall semester.
  3. All committees and boards will submit to the Faculty Senate, one month prior to the end of the academic year, a one page summary reporting the activities of the past year.
  4. The Appointments and Elections Committee will recommend for Faculty Senate approval faculty with at least a 50% appointment to serve on committees and boards. Students and academic staff representatives will be chosen in a manner determined by the Student Senate and Academic Staff Senate respectively.
  5. The chair and vice-chair of a committee or board shall be faculty members with at least one year of experience on the particular committee or board, and the Appointments and Elections Committee will recommend a temporary chair. The appointed chair will convene the committee or board for its first meeting and shall report the results of this election to the Faculty Senate Chair. The committee or board shall elect yearly a chair and vice-chair from its membership. A committee or board member may serve as chair for at most three consecutive years.
  6. All ex-officio committee and board members are non-voting unless otherwise indicated.
  7. Faculty committees and boards will report and make recommendations to the Faculty Senate.
Section 2 Academic & Institutional Research Committee
  1. Responsibilities
    1. Encourages the development of faculty research proposals.
    2. Encourages university personnel (faculty, academic staff, students) to initiate institutional research projects which involve the collection, evaluation, and dissemination of facts and figures which will aid in making decisions to help the university fulfill its missions.
    3. Serves as an advisory and resource body in conjunction with the Office of Sponsored Programs, to assist university personnel in submitting research proposals for projects which request funding.
    4. Recommends research proposals for funding on the state or local level.
  2. Membership
Section 3 Admissions and Academic Appeals Committee
  1. Responsibilities
    Informs the Vice Chancellor, the Registrar, and the Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management after:
    1. Taking action on unusual cases of admission which are questionable for academic or other reasons;
    2. Hearing appeals from students who question or want clarification on their admission or scholastic probationary status, or grades given by a faculty member;
    3. Reviewing applications for credit overloads by students.
  2. Membership
Section 4 Academic Standards Committee
  1. Responsibilities
    1. Reviews the admission standards, observes trends, and reports to the Faculty Senate based any recommendations based on curriculum and program analysis with respect to the mission of the university, and with respect to attrition.
    2. On a rotating basis, systematically reviews courses that satisfy general education requirements to assure these courses are meeting the overall goals set forth in the General Education Plan and reports its recommendations to the UUCC.
  2. Membership
Section 5 Student Discipline Appeal Tribunal
  1. Responsibilities
    1. Considers student appeals of decisions rendered by the Student Discipline Committee.
    2. Submits, as a recommendation to the Chancellor, a decision concerning the appeal.
    3. An appeal tribunal will be created by the Faculty Senate upon appeal to the Secretary of the Faculty Senate by a defendant in an action of the Student Discipline Committee.
  2. Membership
Section 6 Appointments & Elections Committee
  1. Responsibilities
    1. Recommends to the Faculty Senate faculty members to serve on faculty committees, student faculty committees, and boards.
    2. Recommends to the Faculty Senate the functions to be assumed by faculty committees, student faculty committees, and boards.
    3. Periodically evaluates all faculty committees, student faculty committees, and boards, and recommends to the Faculty Senate the retention and deletion of such committees and boards. Supervises all faculty elections to boards and committees, commissions and councils.
    4. Informs faculty of council, commission, senate and committee membership within the first week of the fall semester. Unless already determined, designates a faculty member from each council and commission to convene the initial meeting of the fall semester.
  2. Membership

    Maximum of twelve faculty with at least three representatives from each college and one from the library and at most five total from any given college.

Section 7 Student Discipline Committee
  1. Responsibilities
    1. Clarifies and develops procedures for implementing the policies of the Board of Regents and of the university regarding student conduct.
    2. Hears charges brought against students and student organizations, together with other relevant facts, in order to come to a just and equitable recommendation as to action required.
    3. Delegates to the Assistant Chancellor for Student Affairs the responsibility for administration of the corrective measures decided upon.
  2. Membership
  3. Appeals

    Appeals by a defendant of a decision rendered by the Student Discipline Committee must be made to the Secretary of the Faculty Senate, at which time a Student Discipline Appeal Tribunal will be created.

Section 8 Ethics Committee
  1. Responsibilities
    1. Develops policies and procedures to implement UWS 8 and UWS 21.
    2. Serves as a consultative body to unclassified employees of UWP on subjects related to UWS 8.
    3. Facilitates open forums on ethics.
    4. Develops an annual report that summarizes consultative activities of the Ethics Committee and places it on file in the Chancellor's Office.
  2. Membership
Section 9 Inter-Senate Advisory Committee
  1. Responsibilities

    Confers or meets as often as necessary to coordinate agenda items among the Faculty Senate, Academic Staff Senate and Student Senate. Members will communicate items of mutual concern from their senate and will transmit requests for representative input from their senate.

  2. Membership

    The Vice-Chair and one additional member from the Faculty Senate, Academic Staff Senate, and Student Senate.

Section 10 Improvement of Learning Committee
  1. Responsibilities
    1. Serves as a forum for the discussion of educational ideas and issues.
    2. Encourages each faculty member to evaluate and improve his/her teaching.
    3. Serves as a source of information on improvement of learning.
    4. Communicates suggestions for better learning procedures to faculty and students.
    5. Assists faculty in preparing teacher improvement grant proposals, sabbatical proposals, and faculty development and retraining proposals.
    6. Serves as the campus faculty review body for proposals such as teacher improvement grants; sabbaticals; faculty development and retraining; and faculty, college, and other appropriate teaching improvement conferences.
  2. Membership
Section 11 Bylaws Committee
  1. Responsibilities

    Conducts an ongoing and systematic review of the Faculty Bylaws, and makes recommendations for changes to the Faculty Senate.

  2. Membership