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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
Budget and Financial Priorities
The appointed committees are:
Admission, Retention & Placement
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Curriculum - Subcommittees: Assessment, Policy, Implementation
Committee on Faculty Resources
Institutional Review Board
I. F. 2. Other Committees, Subcommittees, and Boards
Institutional Planning and Priorities Council.
The Institutional Planning and Priorities Council, which is advisory to the President, identifies and develops new planning initiatives, monitors and coordinates budgets, and recommends funding priorities. Specific responsibilities include:
Membership: The Institutional Planning and Priorities Council is chaired by the President, or designee, and consists of: the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of the College, the Vice President of Finance, the Vice President of Enrollment, the Vice President of Information Technology, the Vice President of Advancement, the Vice President of Communication, the Dean of Students, the Director of Human Resources; faculty on the Committee on Budget and Financial Priorities; three staff; and three students.
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.
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.)
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.)
Honorary Degrees Subcommittee.
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.
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