In discussing this resolution, the Academic Support Committee decided that students should not have a majority representation on any academic committee. The committee does agree that ASB should have representation on most standing committees so that faculty and student governments can interact easily.

We recommend that the following Standing Committees actions based on the proposed changes by Jeremy A. Martin, ASB Director of Standing Committees.

  1. Artist Series – grant the current Student Programming Board representative voting status and add 1 ASB undergraduate representative with voting status. The committee is currently 11 voting members: 7 faculty/staff, 2 graduate students, 2 undergraduates. The suggested change would add one ASB member and change one non-voting member to voting status. ASB had asked for 2 ASB additions plus the voting status change. Final structure is 13 voting members: 7 faculty/staff, 2 graduate students, 4 undergraduates, and 3 non-voting members.
  2. Lecture Series – as there are already 5 undergraduates on this committee make one of the undergraduates an ASB undergraduate representative. ASB had asked for an addition ASB undergraduate representative. The suggested change would make one of the current undergraduate members a member of ASB. Final structure would remain 13 voting members: 7 faculty/staff, 1 graduate student, 5 undergraduates, and one non-voting member.
  3. Recreational Facilities Committee – add the ASB Director of Student Services and one additional ASB undergraduate representative. ASB had asked for the addition of the ASB Director of Student Services and 2 ASB undergraduate representatives. The current structure is 12 voting members: 9 faculty/staff, 1 graduate student, and 2 undergraduates. The final structure would be 15 voting members: 9 faculty/staff, 1 graduate student, and 4 undergraduates.
  4. In addition ASB asked for a non-voting ASB senate representative be added to the following committees.

Academic Discipline Committee (currently has one undergraduate)

Building, Grounds, and Renovations (currently has two undergraduate

representatives, one of whom is the Senior Class President)

Calendar Committee (currently has one undergraduate student representative)

Council of Academic Administrators (currently there are no student


Instructional Technology Committee (currently one undergraduate


Intercollegiate Athletics Committee (currently the ASB President is a member)

International Student Programs Committee (currently an International

Undergraduate Student and an ASB representative are members)

Library Council (currently one student representative)

Museums Committee (currently one undergraduate student representative)

Recruitment, Admissions, Orientation, and Advising Committee (currently

two undergraduate student representatives)

Student Life Committee (currently 3 undergraduate student representatives,

one international undergraduate student representative, and ASB


Traffic and Parking Committee (2 undergraduate students)

Undergraduate Council (one undergraduate representative)

The Academic Support Committee suggests the following be accepted and where there are additions that all positions be non-voting and for ASB edification:

Academic Discipline Committee – since this is a disciplinary committee, the

committee sees no reason for an ASB member to be added

Building, Grounds, and Renovations – add one ASB member since student

government should be kept informed

Calendar Committee – add one ASB member

Council of Academic Administrators – since this is basically a Dean’s committee,

it is not appropriate for student representatives to sit on this committee

whether they are voting or non-voting

Instructional Technology Committee – ASB should have one representative added

Intercollegiate Athletics Committee -- currently the ASB President is a voting

member and therefore represents the ASB so no new members are


International Student Programs Committee -- an ASB representative is already a

voting member

Library Council – add one ASB representative

Museums Committee – add one ASB representative

Recruitment, Admissions, Orientation, and Advising Committee – add one ASB


Student Life Committee – the ASB President is already a voting member so no

new members

Traffic and Parking Committee – add one ASB representative

Undergraduate Council – add one ASB representative

ASB members were added where it was deemed their input to the committee or back to ASB was needed. If ASB representation was already on the committee, the Academic Support Committee generally felt adding new members was a burden to the committee.

Respectfully submitted by:

Jeanette S. Martin

Chair, Academic Support Committee

Faculty Senate Motion

Recommendations for the Title IX Compliance Committee

Thursday, December 7, 2000

  1. To establish a Title IX Compliance Committee as a Standing Committee. Rationale: The title IX Compliance Committee is charged with the oversight of the University’s progress toward Title IX compliance as laid out in the February, 1999, Gender Equity/Title IX Plan of Compliance for Intercollegiate Athletics. The charge can most effectively be achieved if the committee is composed of faculty, staff, and alumni who are currently external to the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
  2. The Title IX Compliance Committee should be composed of the following
    1. Faculty member appointed by the Chancellor.
    2. Faculty member appointed by the Faculty Senate.
    3. Chair of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee.
    4. Staff member appointed by the President of the Staff Council.
    5. Female alumna with intercollegiate athletic experience at the varsity level, preferably an OleMiss Alumna, appointed by the Chancellor.

    The above appointed committee members will serve four-year terms with one new member joining the committee each year (a member may be reappointed when his or her term expires). The Chancellor will designate the committee chair.

    f. Student athlete appointed by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. The student-athlete will serve a one-year term, and that member should be in his or her final year of athletic eligibility.

  3. The following individuals should serve as advisors to the committee:
    1. The Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
    2. The Senior Women’s Administrator.
    3. The University Attorney or representative.
    4. The Director of Campus Recreation or representative
  4. A graduate assistant should be assigned to work with the Chair of the Title IX Compliance Committee and the Athletic Department to support the University’s Title IX compliance.
  5. The annual report a committee will be responsible for shall run for a reporting period of July 1 to June 30 the next year. The report should be submitted to the Chancellor prior to December 1.

Faculty Senate Motion

Graduate Council Revision

Thursday, December 7, 2000


By making the following changes (in italics) to the Graduate Council entry in the Standing Committee Booklet, the Faculty Senate will be endorsing the recommendation of the Graduate Council, and in fact, what has been actually happening in many departments.

Change the current listing in the Standing Committee Booklet to read:

The Graduate Council has broad responsibility for advising on all graduate academic policies and activities of the University on its Oxford campus and satellite campus locations (excluding the Medical Center). This includes the consideration of new degree programs, formulation and refinement of graduate regulations, consideration of all graduate and Law courses for approval and decisions on petitions from students who are requesting waivers of campus-wide (as opposed to departmental or school) graduate degree requirements. Recommendations from the Graduate Council and minutes of its meetings are forwarded to the Chancellor, with copies to the Provost and Council of Academic Administrators. The faculty representatives on this committee may only be members of the graduate faculty (associate and full Professors); however, all tenure or tenure-track faculty (assistant, associate, or full) have the privilege to vote for their Graduate Council Representatives.