The Student Committee on Committees appoints students members of certain committees of the University Senate, Faculty Senate, and Student Senate, and advises the Student Senate Consultative Committee on the committee structure of the Student Senate. 

2021-22 Student Committee on Committees Leadership

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Committee Charge

Student Senate Bylaws, Article VI., Section 5

C. STUDENT COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES

The Student Committee on Committees appoints students members of certain committees of the University Senate, Faculty Senate, and Student Senate, and advises the Student Consultative Committee on the committee structure of the Student Senate. 

Membership

The Senate Committee on Committees shall be composed of 5 elected students.

Of the 5 student members, three shall be elected by the Student Consultative Committee from among their members. Of these three members, at least one must be from the Twin Cities and at least one must be from a system campus. This election will take place at the May Student Consultative Committee meeting. The remaining two members shall be elected from among the student senators by the Student Senate at their final meeting of the academic year. One seat is designated for a system campus student senator and the second seat is designated for a Twin Cities student senator. If quorum is not present at the final Student Senate meeting, nominations will be sought and the election will be conducted by the Student Consultative Committee.

Student vacancies shall be filled in accordance with the preceding procedures for the balance of any unexpired term.

The Student 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 forward annually to the Student Senate for approval names of undergraduate students, graduate/professional students, and chairs it recommends for appointment to those committees of the Student Senate specified in the Bylaws of the Student 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 undergraduate student or graduate/professional student member currently is serving; 3) the recommendations of the respective committee chairs, faculty, academic professional, undergraduate student and graduate/professional student members, and the presidents of the respective student associations; and 4) expressions of interest in committee service offered by undergraduate students and graduate/professional students. In addition, the committee shall select student senators for committee membership when appropriate to encourage communication between the Student Senate and the committees and shall strive to assure full and adequate representation by race, gender, and class rank in constituting committees.

b. To solicit annually from all students a list of Senate committees in which the student has an interest in serving.

c. To review periodically the committees of the Student Senate and recommend to the Student Consultative Committee any changes in committee structure, charge, or membership which it deems appropriate. 

d. To recommend to the Senate Committee on Committees, the Faculty Committee on Committees, the Student Consultative Committee, and the Senate Consultative Committee such actions or policies as it deems appropriate.

(updated: 7/19/16)