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F. Committees

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Organization of the College

I. F. 1. Standing Committees of the Faculty

The membership and duties of the standing committees of the faculty and the procedures for election and appointment are defined in Faculty Regulations F. 4-10.

The elected standing committees are (with references to the section of Faculty Regulations defining membership and duties):

Executive (including the Faculty Affairs Subcommittee and the Protection of Human Subjects Board)
Faculty Personnel

The appointed committees are:

Admission, Retention & Placement
Instructional Support
Curriculum
Academic Standing
Athletics
Cultural Events
Student Life
Broadcast, Internet and Publications
Campus Environment
Campus Diversity
Financial Development and Budget

I. F. 2. Other Committees, Subcommittees, and Boards

Institutional Planning Group.

Established by the President in 2002, the Institutional Planning Group (IPG) helps to identify and develop new planning initiatives and to monitor, refine, and evaluate existing initiatives. IPG makes recommendations to the President. IPG is co-chaired by the Dean of the College and the Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services. Membership: In addition to the co-chairs, IPG consists of the College's senior administrative staff, augmented by representation from Information Technology Services, and the Faculty Executive Committee. The Executive Committee may choose to appoint representatives to IPG rather than participating directly.

College Honors Subcommittee.

A subcommittee of the Academic Standing Committee. Duties: to execute, on behalf of the parent committee, the duties in relation to the College Honors Program. Membership: Associate Dean of the College, two faculty members, one student. Appointment, by the chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, for terms of one year.

Teacher Education Committee.

The Curriculum Committee acts as, or may create, a teacher education committee to review matters concerned with the preparation of students for certification as teachers.

Off-Campus Study Committee.

A subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee. Duties: to advise on matters relating to off-campus programs; to review policies concerning academic qualifications of students for participation in off-campus programs; to review the evaluation of those individual student applications that raise unusual academic problems; to refer important policy issues to the Curriculum Committee. Membership: appointed by the Curriculum Committee.

Independent Major Committee.

A subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee. Duties: to review proposals for independent majors with students and their advisors before submission to the Curriculum Committee. Membership: three members of the Curriculum Committee.

Honor Board.

The Honor Board investigates all cases of alleged violations of the honor system, determines guilt or innocence, and specifies the punishment. (For further details, see Faculty Regulations and the Student Handbook.)

Conduct Council.

The Conduct Council deals with student disciplinary cases except those involving academic dishonesty (handled by the Honor Board) and discrimination or harassment (handled by the College's Grievance Panel). (For further details, see Faculty Regulations and the Student Handbook.)

Committee on Honorary Degrees.

This subcommittee of the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees includes a trustee who is a member of that committee and the President, as well as three faculty members chosen by the Trustee Executive Committee. The terms ordinarily are for three years. The Subcommittee recommends candidates for honorary degrees to the Board.

Fringe Benefits Task Force.

An ad hoc task force appointed by the President. The task force reviews fringe benefit programs and develops recommendations to be made to the President. The task force includes three faculty, three salaried staff, three hourly staff, two bargaining unit staff, and one retiree. Ex-officio members include the Vice President for Finance, Director of Personnel, and Benefits Coordinator.

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