RESOLUTION CONCERNING UNIVERSITY STANDING COMMITTEES
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.