clogo2.jpg (24632 bytes)

Faculty Senate Committee

Committee on Committees



A. To establish appropriate criteria for size, membership, organization, function(s) and duration of all university-wide academic and/or faculty welfare committees and any other committees the Senate shall direct it to create

B. To ensure that all faculty are notified of standing committee vacancies by distributing to each faculty member, prior to April 1, a faculty committee selection survey with a list of all committees that include Senate appointed membership. Each faculty member may select those committees on which he/she would be willing to serve

C. To submit nominees to fill non-elected or administratively appointed positions on standing Faculty Senate, University/Administrative committees and the Student Publications Board.

D. To conduct periodic reviews of the charges of all Faculty Senate and University Administrative Committees and to recommend changes when needed

E. To review for relevancy any Faculty Senate Committee that does not function for a two-year period

F. To contact the committee chair or first-named member of each committee (if a chair has not been selected) and the University administrator to whom the committee reports (if applicable) requesting that an initial organizational meeting be called

G. To ensure the composition of all committees and to reflect the academic, professional, and cultural diversity of the faculty, ie., status, rank, gender, race, and ethnicity

    H. To consider requests for the removal of committee members for
    causes outlined in the Faculty Guide


Reports to the Faculty Senate


A. Composition (10 members)

1. Two faculty members from each college and one from the Library

2. Vice President of the Faculty Senate

B. Selection

1. Faculty members elected by respective units

2. Vice President of the Faculty Senate (ex officio/non-voting--   votes only in case of a tie)

C. Selection of Chair

Vice President of the Faculty Senate shall be chair

D. Term of Service

1.  Two years

2.  After serving for two consecutive two-year terms, a member will be ineligible for re-election for a period of one year.


Actions taken and nominations made by the FS Committee on Committees are subject to confirmation by the Faculty Senate.

Once the FS Committee on Committees determines that a vacancy exists, nominations will be made based on the charge of the committee that has such vacancy.

The committee chair is responsible for creating and maintaining a Procedures Manual, a copy to be kept in the Faculty Senate Office. 

Business may be conducted via e-mail if that business would not entail/merit discussion. If a committee member cannot be present at a meeting, that member may make nominations or vote via phone by calling either the Faculty Senate office professional or the chair of the Committee on Committees prior to the meeting at which the nominations are being made or the vote is being taken.

Meets Mondays at 3:15 p.m. as required.

Each FS committee chair is responsible for completing and submitting the committee's annual report to the FS Office Professional by May 15th each year.


Each Faculty Senate and University/Administrative Committee chair is responsible for completing and submitting a triennial charge review by the designated time to the Committee on Committee’s representative.


Committees may conduct business and voting via electronic means.

REV 4/04; REV 11/04; REV 11/07; REV 4/2011; REV 5/2014; REV 9/2015; REV 3/2016

Return to the Faculty Senate Home Page