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APPOINTMENT OF SUBCOMMITTEES OF SENATE COMMITTEES
1. Senate committees may by majority vote appoint standing or temporary subcommittees to handle matters that fall within their jurisdiction. Staffing for such subcommittees will be determined in consultation with the chair of the Faculty Consultative Committee and the Senate office; staff support will usually be limited to arranging meetings (locations and times) and duplication of materials.
At least one member of each subcommittee shall be a member of the parent committee to ensure adequate communication between the subcommittee and the parent committee.
At the start of each academic year, each committee should determine whether existing standing subcommittees continue to be needed and whether existing temporary subcommittees are completing their work in a timely fashion.
2. Subcommittees may be appointed in any manner the appointing committee deems appropriate. One of the following three methods is typically used.
a. The chair of the appointing committee suggests names to the other committee members and committee members suggest additional names. The appointing committee approves, by email vote or by vote at a meeting, the makeup of the subcommittee.
b. The appointing committee asks the Committee on Committees to appoint subcommittee members.
c. The appointing committee works in concert with the Committee on Committees to appoint subcommittee members.
3. The appointing committee will provide a written charge to its subcommittee, including its expected duration, deadlines, and reporting responsibilities. The appointing committee may delegate the responsibility for writing the charge to the chair of the appointing committee.
4. Senate committees may appoint joint subcommittees. The chairs of the appointing Senate committees will obtain the approval of the parent committees for the charge and members to be appointed. The appointing committees may agree to delegate the responsibility for identification of joint subcommittee members and chairs to the Committee on Committees.
5. Funding for the work of a subcommittee, if more than nominal, requires approval of the Senate Budget Committee. If there is any doubt, the chair of the Senate Consultative Committee shall determine if a proposed expenditure is more than "nominal."
Originally approved by the Chair of the Senate Consultative Committee Fall, 1999
Approved as amended by the Senate Consultative Committee for University Senate committees 11/18/10
Approved as amended by the Faculty Consultative Committee for Faculty Senate committees 9/30/10