Standing Committees

Hovde and Fountain
The Advisory Committee shall meet on call of the chairperson of the senate, the President, the Board of Trustees, or at the request of any three members of the committee, to advise regarding any matter of concern to the faculty.
The Educational Policy Committee shall be concerned with, but not limited to: improvement of instruction, grades and grading, scholastic probation, dismissal for academic reasons and reinstatement, standards for admission, academic placement, the academic calendar, policies for scheduling classes, honors programs, general educational policy, general research policies, military training programs, general curriculum standards, coordination of campus and extension curricula, general academic organization, and interdepartmental and interinstitutional research and education programs.
The Senate’s Equity and Diversity Committee shall provide guidance in all aspects of climate, recruitment, retention, inclusion, and equal opportunities for access and success.
The Faculty Affairs Committee shall be concerned with those matters which pertain primarily to the responsibilities, rights, privileges, opportunities, and welfare of the faculty, collectively and as individuals. Such items as tenure, procedures for academic promotion, orientation of new faculty members, insurance and health program planning, academic responsibilities, and standards of appointment are topics which fall within the area of responsibility of the Faculty Affairs Committee.
Nominates elective members for all Senate committees. Nominate members, after consultation with the appropriate Senate committee, to the various faculty committees. Nominees to the Faculty Committee on Censure and Dismissal Proceedings and the University Grade Appeals Committee shall be presented to the Senate for election, such election to constitute final approval. Nominees to all other faculty committees shall be presented directly to the president for appointment.
The Steering Committee shall propose the agenda for every session of the senate. It shall ensure the distribution of the agenda to each member of the senate at least five days before each regularly scheduled meeting. The Steering Committee may schedule an annual report of each of the senate committees to the senate. The various councils will be requested by the Steering Committee to inform the senate of their activities, studies, and recommendations at fixed intervals to be established by the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee shall receive communications from any faculty member or group of members who wish to present any proposal before any meeting of the senate.
The Student Affairs Committee shall be concerned with matters having to do with the general social, cultural, and practical welfare of all students of the University. Specific nonclassroom matters of concern to this committee shall include, but not be limited to: University Placement Service, intercollegiate athletics, counseling, scholarships, loans, conduct and discipline, health, living conditions, student recommendations, extracurricular activities, provision of equal rights and opportunities, and any other matters which would enhance the University environment of the student for learning and living.
The University Resources Policy Committee shall be concerned with, but not limited to, consideration of the following matters: planning optimal utilization of the physical facilities of the University, including buildings, the library, scientific and equipment and educational aids; studies of staff needs, utilization, and planning; interdepartmental cooperation for improved facilities and staff utilization; and nonacademic planning, including architecture, landscaping, parking, and traffic.