The standing committees of the Senate shall be: The Executive Committee, the Academic Policies Committee, the Institutional Development Committee, and the Faculty Welfare and Development Committee. Each of the officers is elected by the members of the Faculty Senate.
The Executive Committee shall be composed of the officers of the Senate and shall be chaired by the Chair of the Senate. The Executive Committee shall be concerned with the Senate agenda, the assignment of tasks to the appropriate standing committees, and the yearly review of Senate Standing Rules and Rules of Order.
As the elected leadership of the Senate, the Executive Committee will consult as appropriate with members of the faculty, with Senate boards and committees, with ad hoc committees appointed by the Chancellor, or the office of the Provost, and with officers and officials of the University, including the Chancellor, Provost and the various Vice Chancellors. The Executive Committee, the Chancellor and the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs will consult with one another in the appointment of members of ad hoc committees and task forces.
Academic Policies Committee (APC)
The Academic Policies Committee shall have the responsibility for developing institutional policy and procedures in academic matters as specified in Article II, Section 1.2 of the Constitution, and shall be available for discussion and consultation with appropriate student groups, as well as with members of the faculty, about academic policy and curricular changes. There are six Faculty Senate members on APC. The Chair of APC is First Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate.
Institutional Development Committee (IDC)
The Institutional Development Committee shall have concern for all policy, planning, resource use and allocation and initiatives in the area of institutional development as specified in Article II, Section 1.2 of the Constitution. This committee shall advise and consult with the Chancellor, the Provost, and the various Vice-Chancellors on university planning and use of university resources. The committee shall be responsible for reporting planning activities to the Faculty Senate, with the Senate responding through Senate action where appropriate. There are six Faculty Senate members on IDC. The Chair of IDC is Second Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate.
Faculty Welfare and Development Committee (FWDC)
The Faculty Welfare and Development Committee shall study, on an on-going basis, the campus policies affecting faculty welfare as specified in Article II, Section 1.2 of the Constitution. It shall initiate changes and/or entertain suggestions and concerns regarding these matters from individuals and groups of faculty members. It shall also draft policy changes and resolutions on issues of faculty welfare for Senate consideration. There are five Faculty Senate members on FWDC. The Chair of FWDC is Third Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate.
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