University Senate Bylaws, Article II., Section 5
H. SENATE COMMITTEE ON
The Senate Committee on Committees appoints members of certain committees of the University Senate, Faculty Senate, and Student Senate, and advises the Senate Consultative Committee, Faculty Consultative Committee, and Student Consultative Committee on the committee structure of the University Senate, Faculty Senate, and Student Senate.
The Senate Committee on Committees shall be composed of:
Of the faculty members, 1 shall be from the Morris campus and the remainder from the Twin Cities campus. Twin Cities faculty members shall be nominated by the Senate Committee on Committees and approved by the Twin Cities Faculty Delegation. System campus faculty members shall be appointed in a process determined by each campus. The academic professional members shall be appointed using procedures established by the P&A Consultative Committee. The civil service members shall be appointed using procedures established by the Civil Service Consultative Committee. In case of a faculty vacancy, the remaining committee members, by majority vote, shall fill the vacancy by interim appointment until the next general election. In case of an academic professional or civil service vacancy, the appointing authority shall fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term.
15 elected tenured or tenure-track faculty members,
4 academic professional members, and
2 civil service members.
The Senate Committee on Committees shall elect its chair from amongst its members for a one-year term of office. The chair is eligible for re-election to that position.
Duties and Responsibilities
a. To appoint faculty, academic professionals, civil service, and chairs to those committees of the appropriate Senate specified in the Bylaws of the appropriate Senate. The committee shall give consideration to 1) representation from the various campuses and units when appropriate; 2) the number of committees on which the faculty, academic professional, or civil service currently is serving; 3) the principle of rotation of committee assignments; 4) the recommendations of the respective committee chairs, faculty, academic professional, civil service; and 5) expressions of interest in committee service offered by faculty, academic professionals, and civil service. In addition, the committee shall select senators for committee membership when appropriate to encourage communication between the appropriate Senate and its committees. The committee also shall strive to assure full and adequate representation by race, sex, and academic rank in constituting committees.
b. To meet during the fall semester with committee chairs, on a rotating basis determined by the committee, to review with each committee chair the charge to the committee and how well it has been functioning, and pursuant to these discussions, to make recommendations to the appropriate consultative committee about any changes in committee structure, charge, or membership which it deems appropriate.
c. To review and forward to the appropriate Senate any proposed changes to the charge, membership, or ex officio members for committees of the appropriate Senate for approval.
d. To solicit annually from all faculty, academic professionals, and civil service members a list of Senate committees on which they have an interest in serving.
e. To recommend to the Student Committee on Committees and the appropriate consultative committee such actions or policies as it deems appropriate.
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