Committee on Committees
Committee on Committees Info
Faculty Senate Chair:
The Committee on Committees reviews the annual Committee Preference Poll and makes recommendations to the Faculty Senate specifying who the members of the Faculty Senate Standing Committees shall be during the following academic year.
From Faculty Senate Bylaws (7/25/2012)
Article IV. Section B: Committee on Committees
The Committee on Committees shall be composed of the Chair and Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate, the other nine (9) members of the Executive Committee, the senior representative to the Faculty Senate from the Library electing unit, the senior representative to the Faculty Senate from the Student Services electing unit, and one representative from an electing unit within each college elected by the incumbent Faculty Senate.
2. Nomination and Election of College Representatives
At the beginning of the spring semester, the Faculty Senate shall nominate and elect by secret ballot the representative of each of the seven (7) colleges to the Committee on Committees. Nominations shall be made from the floor; nomination of oneself shall be permitted. No one who is not then a representative of an electing unit from within one of the colleges shall be eligible to be nominated to be the representative of that college. Every representative may vote for one nominee from every college. If none of the candidates from a college receives a majority of the votes cast, the Faculty Senate shall immediately decide by secret ballot which of the two candidates who have received the most votes shall become the college's representative. As between the two candidates, the candidate who receives the most votes shall be elected.
Each spring, the Chair of the Faculty Senate shall convene an initial meeting of the Committee on Committees to review vacancies and volunteers for these positions. At a subsequent meeting, the Committee on Committees shall nominate to the Senate, candidates to be appointed members of the Standing Policy Committees of the Senate to serve during the following academic year.
Having considered the results of an annual survey of the faculty members' interest in serving on any one or more of appointed standing committees, the Committee on Committees shall make a recommendation to the Faculty Senate specifying who the members of the Faculty Senate's standing committees shall be during the following academic year. Between the annual deliberations of the Committee on Committees, the Executive Committee shall nominate candidates to fill the vacancies that occur in the membership of the standing committees.