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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSAL TO CREATE A STUDENT LIFE AND ACTIVITES COMMITTEE

On behalf of the Faculty Council Executive Committee and the Committee on Committees, Professor Dominic Lasorsa (journalism) has submitted the following proposal to create a Type B Student Services and Activities General Faculty Standing Committee called the Student Life and Activities Committee. The secretary has classified the resolution as general legislation. It will be voted on by the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 25, 2010.

Sue Greninger
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council and General Faculty

 

 

 

 

PROPOSAL TO CREATE A STUDENT LIFE AND ACTIVITES COMMITTEE

B-3 Student Life and Activities Committee

Function:
To look at issues concerning student life and activities from an academic perspective; to gauge whether student activities are beneficial to students’ education; to review and report to the Faculty Council annually about the status of intercollegiate athletics programs.

Composition: Seven faculty members elected at large from and by the voting members of the General Faculty for two-year overlapping terms. Three students: one each appointed by the Graduate Student Assembly, Student Government, and the Senate of College Councils. In addition, every year the chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two General Faculty members of the Faculty Council for one-year terms as members of the committee. Ex officio members will include the Faculty-appointed representative to COIA with vote and the Faculty Athletic Representative without vote. The committee shall elect its own chair and vice chair, both of whom shall be members of the General Faculty.

Rationale: On January 28, 2008, the Faculty Council voted to disband the General Faculty’s Standing Committee on Student Affairs. In approving this legislation, the President did request that "the Faculty Council establish a new committee that could provide an effective way for the faculty to be consulted in student services matters not covered by other standing committees of the General Faculty." This committee is being formed to do this.

Additionally, although the University has standing Men’s and Women’s Athletic Councils, the President and Regents appoint the membership on those councils and their directive is to provide advise to the President and Athletics Department. The charge to the Committee on Student Life and Activities would be to advise the Faculty Council on matters related to intercollegiate athletics.


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on January 20, 2010.