Senate Document Number 3699S

Date of Senate Approval 3/11/99

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

FWDC 7 Committee Change: Distinguished Scholar and Honorary Degrees

Effective: Fall 1999

DELETE Section 10.3.2 Distinguished Scholar and Honorary Degrees Committee

ADD Distinguished Scholars Committee


a. To select the person invited to be Visiting Breman Professor of Social Relations, and to arrange for the visit.

b. To select the Highsmith Distinguished Visiting Scholar and to arrange for residency.

c. To make a nomination to the Chancellor annually or when advisable for a recipient of the Oliver Max Garner Award, a distinction granted yearly by the Board of Governors to that faculty member on one of the sixteen campuses who has "made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race" during the year.

d. To consider sponsorship of other scholars who may from time to time be available for temporary university duties.


Membership (SD0887F) The Senate shall elect four full professors from the faculty at large, after which the Chancellor shall appoint three members drawn from the full-time teaching faculty, one from each division. Terms of office are for two years. Service on the committee begins at the first faculty meeting of the Fall semester, and runs to the same time of the following year.

Reporting The committee shall report to the Senate annually, and shall deposit copies of any minutes in the Senate files.

Recommendations to: Chancellor Faculty Representatives to the Honorary Degrees Advisory Committee


a. To provide faculty representation on the Honorary Degrees Advisory Committee (HDAC) established by the University Board of Trustees.

b. To make recommendations and to assist the Chancellor in selection of commencement speakers.

Membership The four full professors elected by the Senate from the faculty at large to the Distinguished Scholar Committee are also to serve as the faculty representatives to the HDAC.