Student Senate Bylaws, Article VI., Section 5

D. STUDENT CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE

The Student Consultative Committee shall represent the students at large and not the individual campuses, institutes, colleges, schools, or departments of the University.

The Student Consultative Committee shall serve as the consulting body to the president and as the executive committee of the Student Senate.

Membership

The Student Consultative Committee shall be composed of:

- one student from the Crookston campus
- one student from the Duluth campus
- one student from the Morris campus
- one student from the Rochester campus
- four students from the Twin Cities campus, as follows:

- the chair and vice chair of the Student Senate

With the exception of graduate/professional student representatives, student members shall be elected and/or appointed in accordance with procedures determined by the respective campuses’ student constituencies, subject to the following provision: at the time of their election, Twin Cities undergraduate students shall be members of the University Senate. A student member will relinquish their seat in the University Senate upon election to the Student Senate Consultative Committee.

Graduate and professional student representatives shall be elected by the graduate and professional student senators at a special spring semester session of the Student Senate attended only by student senators elected for the following year.

Student vacancies shall be filled in accordance with procedures determined by the respective campuses for the balance of any unexpired term until the next regular election.

The chair of the Student Senate shall also serve as the chair of the Student Consultative Committee. The vice chair of the Student Senate shall also serve as the vice chair of the Student Consultative Committee. Chair and vice chair elections should be subject to the following provisions:
The seven members who serve on the Senate Consultative Committee shall be composed of:

- one student from the Crookston campus
- one student from the Duluth campus
- one student from the Morris campus
- one student from the Rochester campus
- two students from the Twin Cities campus, as follows:

- the chair of the Student Senate

The Student Consultative Committee will vote to determine which Twin Cities campus students will serve on the Senate Consultative Committee.

Duties and Responsibilities

Consultative

a. To meet separately from the Senate Consultative Committee as a consultative body, when necessary, to discuss with the president, or others, matters of concern to the student body.

b. To initiate whatever studies it deems necessary and appropriate or to request such studies from the president or senior academic officers or from committees of the Senate.

c. To advise the president on procedures for making major administrative appointments and to participate in the selection process.

d. To receive from any student notification of concerns which may require consultation with the president or senior academic officers.

Steering

a. To superintend and direct all committees reporting to the Student Senate, which includes the authority to require that any committee reporting to the Student Senate report on any matter within its jurisdiction within 30 days.

b. To receive recommendations of any student who wishes to present a proposal to the Student Senate and to refer or act upon such recommendations as it deems appropriate.

c. To serve as a coordinating body between the president and the Student Senate or a committee reporting to the Senate.

d. To prepare and approve the agenda for each meeting of the Student Senate in accordance with the Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules of the University Senate.

Executive

a. To serve as a deliberative body of the Student Senate on all major items the Student Senate deems necessary and appropriate.

b. To act on behalf of the Student Senate when a decision is required prior to the next scheduled meeting of the Student Senate and when a decision is required when it would not be possible to convene a special meeting of the Student Senate in a timely fashion; such actions will be reported to the Student Senate at its next meeting and the Student Senate may then overrule the Student Senate Consultative Committee.

c. To examine any action taken affecting students by the Board of Regents, the central administration, or by another individual or body having any relationship with the University.

d. To report regularly on any matters which, in its judgment, should be brought to the attention of the University at large or specifically to the attention and consideration of the Student Senate.

e. To appoint or assist in appointing, when requested, members of non-Senate committees.

f. To appoint special committees or subcommittees or to employ other devices which it deems necessary and appropriate.

g. To dispose of business which appears to be not germane to the purposes of the Student Senate.



(Updated: 4/21/14)


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