UWPF Chapter 4: Faculty Committees
- 4.01 Establishment and Regulation of Faculty Committees
- 4.02 Eligibility and Qualifications for Membership on Faculty Committees
- 4.03 Term of Office for Faculty Committees
- 4.04 Appointment and Election to Faculty Committees
- 4.05 Quorum for Faculty Committees
- 4.06 Organization and Procedures of Faculty Committees
- 4.07 Reports of Faculty Committees
- 4.08 Academic Actions Committee
- 4.09 Academic Achievement Assessment Committee
- 4.10 Academic Policies Committee
- 4.12 Athletic Board
- 4.13 Awards and Ceremonies Committee
- 4.13.5 Committee on Advising
- 4.14 Committee on Research and Creative Activity
- 4.15 Committee on Teaching and Learning
- 4.16 General Education Committee
- 4.19 Search and Screen Committee for Major Academic Positions
Current revision notes (see also within the current text, above).
Section 4.11 Admissions, Records and Student Information Committee deleted 2016 03 29.
Section 4.18 Lectures and Fine Arts Committee deleted 2016 03 29.
Section 4.15.5 First Year Experience Committee deleted 2018 10 23.
Section 4.20 Budget Committee deleted 2018 10 23.
Section 4.17 Information Resources Committee deleted 2021 11 30.
What follows are historical texts, NOT the current text.
Archived revision notes from Green version 2014 08 26.4.03 Term of Office for Faculty Committees
Passed 10/3/06 Faculty Senate
(1) The term of office shall be two years for faculty members AND ACADEMIC STAFF MEMBERS and one year for administrators and students, unless otherwise provided.
(e) The chair of a faculty committee, or a majority of its voting members, may, after three consecutive unexcused absences of a member filling an elected seat, at a regularly scheduled meeting at which a quorum is present, request the University Committee to declare the seat vacant, and invoke the procedure provided in subparagraph (a). The University Committee shall confer with the affected member before taking action.*
*Amended by Faculty Senate October 14, 2003
4.09 Academic Achievement Assessment Committee
REVISIONS PSF 8 08/09
The Committee shall consist of:
(a) Five faculty members appointed by the University Committee
(b) One member of the academic staff appointed by the Academic Staff Committee
(c) One student appointed by the Parkside Student Government Association.
(d) Up to three non-voting administrative members appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
The committee oversees assessment of learning outcomes to strengthen the University’s teaching and learning. The committee provides the University-wide perspective on learning outcomes assessment as carried out through the University’s undergraduate programs and majors.
(a) Identify key issues and recommend policies and changes with respect to institution wide assessment of student learning.
(b) Identify gaps in assessment information; recommend changes in assessment processes; review the usefulness of assessment strategies, reporting strategies and feedback processes; and make assessment data available to help inform decision-making at UW-Parkside.
(c) Recommend improvements in assessment practices. The recommendations shall be contained in an annual report provided each fall to the Provost and University Committee.
Revisions to 4.09 (1)(a) In the event that there were a non-faculty Director of Assessment , the existing 4.09 (1) (a) would not necessarily lead to having faculty constitute the majority of voting members; this is in conflict with overall policy for faculty committees. In addition, the standard practice is to have academic staff members appointed by the Academic Staff Committee (under 4.04(5)), and there is no compelling reason to change it for this committee. The appointing bodies listed in the new (a)(b)(c) are those specified by 4.04 and appear here for clarity only.
Revision of 4.09(1)(c) and (d) Specific administrative titles change at short notice and should be avoided in UWPF. The Director of Assessment position is currently vacant, for example. Under 4.04(4) administrative appointments are made by the Chancellor; in practice, this generally devolves on the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and it seemed appropriate to specify this in the case of a committee focused on academic achievement.
Elimination of 4.09 (1) (e) The range of needs suggested is so broad that it gives no firm direction to the University Committee. In general, it is better policy to assume that the University Committee will appoint individuals in line with current needs, rather than to attempt to constrain that choice in advance. As we approach our next self-study cycle, for example, one would like to see some overlap between this committee and General Education and CAP.
Elimination of existing 4.09 (2). The standard committee term set by UWPF 4.03 is two years. If greater continuity is thought necessary, the appointing bodies can re-appoint individuals as needed.
Elimination of existing 4.09 (3). UWPF 4.06(1) already requires that chairs of faculty committees be chosen from among the faculty members, so that portion of this item is redundant. Assigning the chair oversight responsibilities confuses the appropriate work of committees with that of administration and would create overlap with the Director of Assessment when and if that position is filled.
Revision of 4.09(4)(a), renumbered to 4.09(2)(a). At various times in its history, the committee has sponsored various pilot projects in assessment, but committees are not, in general, an appropriate vehicle for any full-blown assessment program. The committee believes that its proper role is working to make sure that assessment takes place and that assessment efforts are coordinated.
4.12 Athletic Board
(1) Membership - (No voting member of the Board shall coach or participate in intercollegiate athletics while a member of the Board.)
The Committee shall consist of:
(a) Four elected faculty members;
(b) One appointed academic staff member;
(c) One student;
(d) One representative of the greater Parkside community appointed by the Chancellor;
(e) The Director of Athletics, ex officio and nonvoting.
(f) The Faculty Athletic Representative, ex officio.
(g) The chair of the Student Athlete Advisory Council, ex-officio and nonvoting (revised by Faculty Senate 11/28/00)
4.13.5 Committee on Advising
[Committee created and added to Chapter 4 on Oct. 5, 1999]
4.16 General Education Committee
The committee shall consist of:
(a) Two at-large faculty members elected by the University Faculty.
(b) One faculty member elected from the School of Business and Technology and one elected by each of the electoral divisions of the College of Arts and Sciences.
(c) Two members of the academic staff, at least one of whom should be teaching academic staff;
(d) Two students;
(e) Vice Chancellor (or designee), ex officio and staff to the committee;
(f) Chair of the Academic Policies Committee (or designee), ex officio;
(g) Chair of the Committee on Teaching & Learning (or designee), ex officio;
(h) Chair of the Academic Achievement Assessment Committee (or designee), ex officio;
(i) Director of General Education, ex officio. (Revised by the Faculty Senate 4/18/00)
(j) The faculty co-director of the First Year Experience (or designee), ex-officio (Revised by the Faculty Senate 4/19/05) [Agenda document #4];
(k) Director of Advsing or Designee (Revised vy the Faculty Senate November 24, 2009);
(l) Registrar or Designee (Revised by the Faculty Senate November 24, 2009).