The University Committee shall be composed of six faculty members elected at-large for three-year terms. In order to provide staggered terms, one-third of the membership of the committee shall be elected each year during the spring semester. No more than two members may be from the School of Business and Technology or from any single electoral divisions of the College of Arts and Sciences. No faculty member shall serve more than seven consecutive years on the Committee, nor be nominated to a term which cannot be completed because of this provision.
The committee shall:
(a) serve as the executive committee of the faculty;
(b) serve as the executive committee of the faculty senate;
(c) serve as the principal voice for the faculty;
(d) study all matters of faculty interest;
(e) make recommendations on matters related to the maintaintance and further development of a climate of excellence in teaching, research and public and institutional service;
(f) act as a liaison between the faculty and the administration;
(g) advise on search and screen procedures for appointments to major academic administrative positions;
(h) consult with the chancellor on budget matters and report to the faculty;
(i) insure the integrity and effectiveness of the system of faculty governance;
(j) serve as the elections committee for all faculty and school/college elections;
(k) grant faculty status as provided for by 1.01 (1)(b);
(l) serve as the faculty consultative committee when a declaration of financial emergency is being considered, as specified in UWS 5.04;
(m) prepare recommendations to the faculty in cases of jurisdictional conflicts, as provided by 1.02(6);
(n) appoint members to faculty committees when the designated appoint authority fails to do so, as provided by 4.04(1); and
(o) act on student appeals regarding procedures followed for granting awards or scholarships.
(p) act on matters arising from the committee of the whole discussions at the fall and spring Faculty meetings.
(q) update all faculty members at least four times during the regular fall and spring semesters, and at other times as needed, via a brief electronic bulletin from the chair or designated alternate summarizing relevant events, issues and recent communications with university administrators.
The committee shall elect a chair and vice chair annually. No member shall serve more than two full consecutive terms as chair. At the discretion of the chair, the vice chair may assume the chair's seat on any unit committee of which the chair is member in his role as university committee chair. The chair shall be the UW-Parkside faculty representative to any UW-System mulit-unit governance committee or council; if more than one such governance representative is provided for, the additional representatives shall be elected at-large by the faculty.
The committee shall meet at its own discretion and establish its own rules and procedures. It shall report to the spring general faculty meeting and to the faculty senate when necessary.