University Senate Bylaws, Article II., Section 5

H. SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES

Senate Committee on Committees

The Senate Committee on Committees appoints members of certain committees of the University Senate and advises the Senate Consultative Committee on the committee structure of the University Senate.

Membership

The Senate Committee on Committees shall be composed of at least 13 and no more than 15 elected tenured or tenure-track faculty members of the Faculty Committee on Committees, at least 2 and no more than 4 elected academic professional members of the Faculty Committee on Committees, and 5 elected students of the Student Committee on Committees.

The chair of the Faculty Committee on Committees shall serve as the chair of the Senate Committee on Committees.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. To forward annually to the University Senate for approval names of faculty members, academic professionals, undergraduate students, graduate/professional students, and chairs it recommends for appointment to those committees of the University Senate specified in the Bylaws of the University Senate. The committee shall give consideration to 1) representation from the various campuses and units when appropriate; 2) the number of committees on which the faculty/academic professional, undergraduate student or graduate/professional student member currently is serving; 3) the principle of rotation of committee assignments; 4) the recommendations of the respective committee chairs, faculty, academic professional, undergraduate student and graduate/professional student members; and 5) expressions of interest in committee service offered by faculty, academic professionals, undergraduate students and graduate/professional students. In addition, the committee shall select senators for committee membership when appropriate to encourage communication between the University Senate and its committees. The committee also shall strive to assure full and adequate representation by race, sex, and academic rank in constituting committees.

b. To meet during the fall semester with committee chairs, on a rotating basis determined by the committee, to review with each committee chair the charge to the committee and how well it has been functioning, and pursuant to these discussions, to make recommendations to the Senate Consultative Committee about any changes in committee structure, charge, or membership which it deems appropriate.

c. To review and forward as appropriate to the University Senate any proposed changes to the charge, membership, or ex officio members for committees of the University Senate prior to approval from the University Senate.




Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article IV., Section 5

G. FACULTY COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES

Faculty Committee on Committees

The Faculty Committee on Committees appoints members of certain committees of the Faculty Senate and advises the Faculty Consultative Committee on the committee structure of the Faculty Senate.

Membership

The Faculty Committee on Committees shall be composed of at least 13 and no more than 15 elected tenured or tenure-track faculty members and at least 2 and no more than 4 elected academic professional members.

Of the faculty/academic professional members, 1 shall be from the Morris campus and the remainder from the Twin Cities campus. All faculty members of the Committee shall be elected by the faculty members of the Senate from their respective campuses. The Twin Cities faculty members of the Faculty Committee on Committees shall be nominated by the current Twin Cities faculty members of the Faculty Committee on Committees and shall be selected so that the membership of the committee corresponds approximately with the number of tenured and tenure-track faculty in each college. The academic professional candidates for the Committee on Committees shall be elected in accord with procedures established by the P&A Consultative Committee. In case of a faculty/academic professional vacancy, the remaining faculty/academic professional members, by majority vote, shall fill the vacancy by interim appointment until the next general election.

The Faculty Committee on Committees shall elect its chair from amongst its members for a one-year term of office. The chair is eligible for re-election to that position. The chair shall also serve as the chair of the Senate Committee on Committees.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. To forward annually to the Faculty Senate for approval names of faculty members, academic professionals, and chairs it recommends for appointment to those committees of the Faculty Senate specified in the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate. The committee shall give consideration to 1) representation from the various campuses and units when appropriate; 2) the number of committees on which the faculty/academic professional member currently is serving; 3) the principle of rotation of committee assignments; 4) the recommendations of the respective committee chairs, faculty, academic professional, undergraduate student and graduate/professional student members; and 5) expressions of interest in committee service offered by faculty and academic professionals. In addition, the committee shall select senators for committee membership when appropriate to encourage communication between the Faculty Senate and its committees. The committee also shall strive to assure full and adequate representation by race, sex, and academic rank in constituting committees.

b. To meet during the fall semester with committee chairs, on a rotating basis determined by the committee, to review with each committee chair the charge to the committee and how well it has been functioning, and pursuant to these discussions, to make recommendations to the Faculty Consultative Committee about any changes in committee structure, charge, or membership which it deems appropriate.

c. To review and forward as appropriate to the Faculty Senate any proposed changes to the charge, membership, or ex officio members for committees of the Faculty Senate prior to approval from the Faculty Senate.

d. To solicit annually from each newly elected faculty/academic professional member of the Faculty Senate a list of Faculty Senate committees on which the senator is serving or has an interest in serving.

e. To request annually from deans, directors, and department heads a list of faculty/academic professional members who they believe have the requisite interest and experience to serve on specific committees.

f. To recommend to the Student Committee on Committees, the Senate Committee on Committees, and the Faculty Consultative Committee such actions or policies as it deems appropriate.





Student Senate Bylaws, Article VI., Section 5

C. STUDENT COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES

The Student Committee on Committees appoints students members of certain committees of the University Senate, Faculty Senate, and Student Senate, and advises the Student Consultative Committee on the committee structure of the Student Senate.

Membership

The Senate Committee on Committees shall be composed of 5 elected students.

Of the 5 student members, three shall be elected by the Student Consultative Committee from among their members. Of these three members, at least one must be from the Twin Cities and at least one must be from a coordinate campus. This election will take place at the May Student Consultative Committee meeting. The remaining two members shall be elected from among the student senators by the Student Senate at their final meeting of the academic year. One seat is designated for a coordinate campus student senator and the second seat is designated for a Twin Cities student senator. If quorum is not present at the final Student Senate meeting, nominations will be sought and the election will be conducted by the Student Consultative Committee.

Student vacancies shall be filled in accordance with the preceding procedures for the balance of any unexpired term.

The Student Committee on Committees shall elect its chair from amongst its members for a one-year term of office. The chair is eligible for re-election to that position


Duties and Responsibilities

a. To forward annually to the Student Senate for approval names of undergraduate students, graduate/professional students, and chairs it recommends for appointment to those committees of the Student Senate specified in the Bylaws of the Student Senate. The committee shall give consideration to 1) representation from the various campuses and units when appropriate; 2) the number of committees on which the undergraduate student or graduate/professional student member currently is serving; 3) the recommendations of the respective committee chairs, faculty, academic professional, undergraduate student and graduate/professional student members, and the presidents of the respective student associations; and 4) expressions of interest in committee service offered by undergraduate students and graduate/professional students. In addition, the committee shall select student senators for committee membership when appropriate to encourage communication between the Student Senate and the committees and shall strive to assure full and adequate representation by race, gender, and class rank in constituting committees.

b. To solicit annually from all students a list of Senate committees in which the student has an interest in serving.

c. To review periodically the committees of the Student Senate and recommend to the Student Consultative Committee any changes in committee structure, charge, or membership which it deems appropriate.

d. To recommend to the Senate Committee on Committees, the Faculty Committee on Committees, the Student Consultative Committee, and the Senate Consultative Committee such actions or policies as it deems appropriate.


(updated: 10/9/12)


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