CASA Operating Paper - Committees | Applied Sciences and Arts

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Committees

  1. Standing Committees
    1. Number
      The College will have ten standing committees. Committees shall consist of elected Faculty and shall elect their own chair. The Dean or Associate Dean serves ex-officio on every committee.
    2. Composition and Procedures
      1. Each School shall select one Faculty representative to each standing committee with the following exceptions:
        1. The Teacher-of-the-Year Committee
          The Teacher-of-the-Year Committee shall be composed of the last three Teachers of the Year and one nominated student.
        2. The Tenure and Promotion Committee
          The Tenure and Promotion Committee shall consist of four tenured Faculty members with one member elected by the Faculty of each School. This committee shall follow the procedures outlined in the University's Employee Handbook.
        3. Research Paper/Creative Activity-of-the-Year
          The CASA Research Paper/Creative Activity-of-the-Year Committee shall be comprised of the recent three winners of the award.
        4. The CASA Scholar/Researcher-of-the-Year Committee
          The CASA Scholar/Researcher-of-the-Year Committee shall be comprised of the recent three winners of the award.
        5. E.J. and Mary Simon Distinguished CASA Faculty Member Award Committee shall be comprised of the last three winners of the award.
      2. Each committee shall develop and submit to the Dean an Operating Paper that includes structure, length of service, and tasks. Committee procedures and guidelines must be consistent with the College Operating Paper and be included in the ASA Faculty Handbook. Updates of such information should occur on an annual basis.
      3. Committee members are responsible for reporting committee activities to their School faculty.
      4. Achievements shall be written in an annual report that is submitted to the Dean at the end of the Spring semester.
      5. Clerical support will be provided through the Dean's office for those committees requesting such support.
      6. All committees shall keep minutes as appropriate. A copy of the minutes as well as proposed changes to committee operating papers shall be reported to the Dean and shall be available to the faculty.
    3. Name and Purpose
      The purpose of these committees shall be as follows:
      1. Faculty Advisory Committee
        The purpose of the Faculty Advisory Committee is to review, evaluate, and recommend policies and represent faculty in regard to and recommend policies and represent faculty in regard to academic, administrative, fiscal, and other appropriate College matters. Committee members will act as the liaison between the Dean and the faculty and will report at School meetings.
      2. Curriculum Committee
        The purpose of the Curriculum Committee is to review proposed curricular changes for courses and programs within the College and make recommendations to the Dean. Curriculum committee School representatives provide their respective School technical advice and information regarding changes to existing curriculum.
      3. Research Committee
        The purpose of the Research Committee is to support tenured and tenure-track Faculty
      4. Honors Day Committee
        The purpose of the Honors Day Committee is to plan and coordinate the College's Honors Day program in conjunction with the annual University Honors Day program.
      5. Scholarship Committee
        The purpose of the Scholarship Committee is to inform students of the availability of tuition waivers, select recipients, and coordinate the allocation of those tuition waiver funds designated by the Provost and Vice Chancellor.
      6. Student Academic Grievance and Dishonesty Committee
        The purpose of the Student Academic Grievance and Dishonesty Committee is to be responsible for handling student academic grievances and matters related to dishonesty.
      7. Teacher-of-the-Year Committee
        The purpose of the Teacher-of-the-Year Committee is to be responsible for coordinating activities required to choose the College's Teacher-of-the-Year and Outstanding Term Teacher-of-the-Year and forwarding the College's nominations for the respective university-wide Teaching Awards to the Associate Provost.
      8. Tenure and Promotion Committee
        The purpose of the Tenure and Promotion Committee is to review and make written recommendations on the dossiers of those Faculty who are required or requested to be reviewed for tenure and/or who seek promotion.
      9. Research Paper/Creative Activity-of-the-Year
        The purpose of this Committee is to select the Research Paper/Creative Activity-of-the-year. The Committee’s operating paper provides guidelines for committee appointments in the absence of three winners.
      10. Scholar/Researcher-of-the-Year
        The purpose of this Committee is to select the Scholar/Researcher-of- the-year. The Committee’s operating paper provides guidelines for committee appointments in the absence of three winners.
      11. E.J. and Mary Simon Distinguished CASA Faculty Member Award Committee
        The purpose of this Committee is to select the recipient of this award.
    4. Changes
      Any changes in the number and/or composition of these committees shall be done in accordance with the amendment procedures of this Operating Paper.
  2. Ad-Hoc Committees
    1. Other committees may be established by the Dean for a specified period of time to carry out designated assignments.
    2. These committees will serve at the discretion of the Dean.
    3. Ad-hoc committees shall keep minutes as needed which will be submitted to the Dean and shall be available to the faculty.