During the 2003-04 academic year, the Committee on Committees (COC)
reviewed several proposals for changes to University standing committees
presented by student organizations and by the Staff Council. These
proposals and the COC response are described in this report. Furthermore,
the COC reviewed nominations
of faculty for University standing committees and forwarded recommendations
of new members for each standing committees to the executive vice
Proposals submitted by student organizations
The COC was asked to review a request from the
Cabinet of College Councils to essentially increase their participation
in the selection of student nominees
for various standing committees. The COC
was also asked to review a request by the Graduate Student Assembly
to increase the graduate student membership on various standing committees.
The committee had a meeting to discuss these requests and then scheduled
a meeting with representatives of the Student Government, Cabinet of
College Councils, and the Graduate Student Assembly. Student
representatives in attendance were Brian Haley, president of the Student
Government, Rusty Ince, chair of the Cabinet of College Councils, and
Marian Barber and Don Drumtra, chairs of the Graduate Student Assembly.
Each student group presented their views of the student membership
in various committees, and how nominees for these positions are selected.
Ultimately the COC recommended that the students
organize a meeting among themselves to determine if procedure for
selecting student nominees for standing committees could be developed
that would have appropriate input from all student organizations.
The student organization met and agreed to the following procedure
for student nominations to standing committees:
| Recommended changes for student appointments to
type B and C committees of the
|| Each committee will have at least one graduate student member.
|| The Student Government president will nominate all student appointments
to the University president with advice and consent from the designee
of the Cabinet of College Councils and the designee of the Graduate
|| Students will apply through a joint application designed by
Government, the Graduate Student Assembly, and the Cabinet of College Councils.
All existing and any future faculty committees will go under
this procedure. We also ask that when new committees are
created that the COC seek feedback from the Student Government,
Graduate Student Assembly, and Cabinet of College Councils to
determine the appropriate number of students to serve on that
Since these recommendations involve only the selection
procedure used by the students for student nominations,
the COC endorsed these recommendations.
However, on May 24th the new chair of the Graduate Student Assembly,
Erik Malmberg, and the new chair of the Cabinet of College
Councils, Patrick Staha met with the chair of the COC to
discuss the above recommendations. At the end of
the meeting, these student representatives indicated that
alternative recommendations would be submitted at the beginning
of the 2004-05 academic year.
Proposal submitted by the Staff Council COC
Staff Council COC submitted a proposal to the Faculty Council
with regard to staff membership on various standing committees.
The Faculty COC reviewed this proposal and met with a representative
of the staff COC, Ana Raley, to discuss their proposed
changes. The Faculty COC
prepared a written response to the staff COC proposal,
which was submitted to the chair of the Faculty Council on May
11, 2004. The key response by the faculty COC was
that proposed changes in staff membership in various standing
committees should be reviewed by members of that committee,
and the committee should then forward their recommendation
to the Faculty COC. The Faculty COC shall then make
a recommendation to the president, via the Faculty Council.
Nominations of new members for standing committees
The COC reviewed nominations of faculty
for University standing committees A4-A7, B1-B2, C1-C12,
and ITAC. The
B3 Committee on Student Affairs did not require any new
members. Recommendations of new members for each
standing committees were forwarded to the executive vice
provost. In each case the number of recommendations
made to the executive vice provost was two more than the
needed number of replacements.
David Bogard, chair