Committee on Committees 2007 - 2008 Members

Committee on Committees

2007 - 2008 Members

Nancy Mamlin,Chair LRE
Eric Marland MAT
Michael Ramey CHE
Betsy Williams Library

Faculty Handbook:

7.2.6 Committee on Committees

The Committee on Committees:

  1. nominates candidates to serve full terms on the Faculty Due Process Committee, the Faculty Grievance Committee, and the Faculty Grievance Assistance Committee.  These nominations are presented at the spring University-wide nominations meeting, at which time additional nominations may be received from the floor; (See Section V., Elections Procedures of the Faculty Senate Guidebook and Manual of Order.)
  2. submits to the Senate, at its April meeting, and at other appropriate times, recommendations for nominations to fill vacancies on University committees;
  3. strives to insure that a nominee serves on no more than one standing University committee per three-year term and has no more than one other University committee assignment (including Faculty Senate committees and University committees);
  4. reviews annually the membership and responsibilities of each of the University committees, and periodically conducts detailed reviews of University committees;
  5. determines whether or not each University committee is meeting as often as specified and fulfilling the functions it was created to fulfill;
  6. makes recommendations to the Senate for abolishing, changing, and/or adding University committees;
  7. makes recommendations to the Senate for the replacement of members on those University committees on which such members are not accepting their responsibilities, or when vacancies on those committees occur; and
  8. handles other business that pertains to committees.

Committee on Committees

2007-2008 Annual Report

The Committee on Committees met as needed throughout the school year, including meeting via email, on various issues as they came up.  The major work of the committee culminated at the February Sente meeting with several votes to clarify membership on University committees, as well as who is responsible for calling meetings and length of term.  There may have been one or two committees that were overlooked (Non-tenure Track Faculty Committee is one, I believe) but these motions can serve as models for future committees which may be formed.

The only major work done by the committee was to solicit volunteers to serve on various committees.  This was done via the volunteers from each college/school/library who were also responsible for soliciting nominations for Faculty Senate representatives.

A brief summary of motions passed at Faculty Sente are listed below:

  1. October and February, motions to fill vacancies on university committees and Faculty Senate.
  2. In February--also votes 4 - 13 to "clean up" committees--who is on them, who calls the meetings, whether they are elected or appointed, length of term--all to be consistent intenally and with the Faculty Handbook.
  3. In April, votes to approve the new faculty representatives on university committees effective Fall 2008.
  4. In April, solicited reports from University Committees. 
  5. In April, solicited nominations and managed elections for the Faculty Senate Executive Board.