FUNCTION: To represent the faculty, staff, and students in the
planning and programming of buildings. The committee shall have
a strong voice in (a) campus master planning, (b) priority of building
construction, (c) building location, (d) programming of buildings,
and (e) reviewing and recommending of final plans. It shall report
to the president and periodically to the Faculty Council. During
the preparation of the preliminary plans for the erection of a
particular building, the president shall appoint a special committee,
composed of faculty (and students, when appropriate) who have a
direct interest in the proposed building, to serve until the completion
thereof, one of whom shall be designated as a voting member of
the Faculty Building Advisory Committee for the specified building.
Whenever a building is to include library facilities, the University
librarian is to be added as an administrative adviser to the special
Nine members of the General Faculty, including a representative from the School of Architecture; one member of the University staff; one graduate student; and two undergraduate students. Student members shall be appointed by the president in the fall from a panel of names submitted by the Student Government and the Graduate Student Assembly, and they shall serve one-year terms and shall be eligible for reappointment. The students may not be from the same college or school. In addition, every year the chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two members of the Faculty Council for one-year terms as members of the committee. The committee shall elect its own chair and vice chair, who shall be members of the General Faculty. The vice president for employee and campus services or a delegate shall be an ex officio member. The director of UT System Office of Facilities Planning and Construction and a representative from the Office of Campus Planning and Facilities Management shall serve as administrative advisers without vote. The faculty and staff members are appointed for five year, overlapping terms, two rotating off each year.