2.0 Committees

2.0: COMMITTEES: The EHS Meeting may include activities to designate the several college committees to undertake specific tasks on its behalf. The Standing Committees are described in this section. The EHS Meeting may include activities to create an ad hoc committee for a limited task; this committee exists until the completion of its task is reported to the EHS Meeting.

2.1 Standing Committees: Those committees that are constituted to serve a permanent function in fulfilling a continuing need will be called Standing Committees, although their membership may or may not change from year to year. The Dean or the Dean's designate will serve ex-officio and without vote on all Standing Committees. All Standing Committees will determine their internal operating procedures, consistent with stated policy, and shall select a chair from the committee membership. All Standing Committees report in writing regularly, at least annually, to the EHS meeting.
  1. The Undergraduate Committee consists of a faculty member from each of the college departments, chosen for staggered two-year terms according to each department's procedures. The committee reviews all undergraduate courses including those at the 400/500 level and undergraduate degree/program proposals submitted by the faculty and forwarded by a For 400/500 level courses, the Undergraduate Committee will review learning outcomes and materials related to the 400 level of the course. The committee also keeps the college informed regarding certification and standards issues. The Dean or Dean’s designee shall serve as convener and as ex officio and non-voting member.
  2. The Graduate Committee consists of one member from each of the college departments, chosen for staggered two-year terms according to each department's procedures. The committee evaluates recommendations for appointments/renewals to Level A and B status and makes recommendations on graduate petitions or appeals. The Graduate Committee will review learning outcomes and material related to the 500 components of the 400/500 level courses. It reviews all graduate courses at the 600 level and above and graduate degree/program proposals submitted by the faculty and forwarded by a department.
  3. The EHS Undergraduate Petitions Committee consists of one member from each of the college departments, chosen for staggered two-year terms according to each department's procedures. The major responsibilities of this committee are handling undergraduate petitions or appeals generated in the college for any exception to the academic regulations of the college or of the University. When the University academic regulations are involved, recommendations of the EHS Undergraduate Petitions Committee are considered and acted upon by the Inter-Divisional Committee of Advisors.
  4. The Faculty Committee for the Evaluation of Administrators consists of one faculty member from each of the college departments, chosen for staggered two-year terms according to each department's procedures with such election procedures approved by the university senate. The EHS Faculty Committee for Evaluation of Administrators will review all department chairs, associate and assistant deans in years three (3) and five (5) of their five-year administrative appointments. EHS may decide to conduct more frequent reviews. Departments and programs may ask the college to conduct more frequent reviews. The EHS Faculty Committee for the Evaluation of Administrators will seek evaluations from faculty represented by the administrative unit and will prepare an evaluation report to be submitted to the Dean. Committee reports are intended to serve two functions: (1) to guide the professional development of the individuals, and (2) to record part of the evidence upon which future personnel decisions may be based.
  5. The Committee on Governance consists of a faculty member from each of the college departments, chosen for staggered two-year terms according to each department's procedures. The committee provides a forum for faculty concerns and makes recommendations on issues regarding governance. The Committee on Governance is responsible for reviewing the EHS governance document once every two academic years (odd years) and each department governance document once every two academic years (even years). The Dean or Dean’s designee shall serve as convener and as ex officio and non-voting member.
  6. The EHS Faculty Advisory Committee on Promotion and Tenure reviews faculty applications for promotion and tenure and makes recommendations to the Dean. Membership consists of one tenured faculty member from each department, excluding chairs, elected by the college for staggered two-year terms. In cases where TCPLs are being evaluated for promotion to Senior Lecturer, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Full Teaching Professor, or Full Clinical Professor at the college level, at least three TCPL members at the rank of Senior Lecturer, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Full Teaching Professor, or Full Clinical Professor from EHS will also be elected by the college for evaluation of the TCPL faculty only. In cases where TCPLs are being evaluated for associate-level promotion at the college level, at least three Senior Lecturer, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Full Teaching Professor, Full Clinical Professor or associate-level TCPL members from EHS will also be elected by the college for evaluation of the TCPL faculty only. Each department will put forth nominees based on their own criterion. Faculty members seeking promotion are not eligible to serve. Faculty are not eligible to serve concurrently on more than one P&T committee (university, college, department).
  7. The EHS Faculty Advisory Committee on Promotion to Professor reviews faculty applications for promotion to full professor and makes recommendations to the Dean. Membership consists of one tenured full professor faculty member from each department, excluding chairs, elected by the college for staggered two-year terms. Faculty members are not eligible to serve concurrently on more than one P&T committee (university, college, department).
  8. The Academic Appeals Board adjudicates all formal student academic grievances at the college level in EHS. Membership is comprised of one representative selected from each department pursuant to individual departmental governance procedures. The Dean or Dean's designee shall serve as convener and as ex-officio, non-voting member of the committee.
  9. The Committee for the Advancement of Teaching and the Committee for the Advancement of Faculty Research support the college mission and support the Dean's Office by advancing the teaching and scholarship of EHS faculty. Membership for the committee for the Advancement of Teaching consists of one full-time, tenure track or TCPL faculty member from each of the college departments; the Committee for the Advancement of Research consists of one full-time tenure track faculty member chosen according to each department's procedures, for staggered two-year academic terms. The Dean or Dean's designee shall serve as convener and as ex-officio, non-voting member of the committee.
  10. The Technology Committee advises the Dean and is charged with facilitating faculty, staff, and student technology development. The membership of the Technology Committee consists of one full-time faculty member from each of the college departments, one classified staff member from EHS, the Director of Technology for EHS, and the Computer and Technology Specialist for EHS. Faculty and staff members will serve staggered two-year academic terms. When and if the Technology Committee chooses, it may invite, either through election or appointment, undergraduate and/or graduate student representation on the committee. The Dean or the Dean's designee serves as ex-officio, non-voting member of the Technology Committee.