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About the Committee

MEMBERSHIP:  The committee will be composed of the following members: one member from each of the six Colleges and the Library, one representative from the Student Government Association (SGA), and one member from the Faculty Senate.  The remaining members will be selected at large, six from the University and six from the community.

TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP:  Each member shall be appointed for a two year term.  Members may be reappointed for more than one term.  The terms of membership will be staggered to provide continuity. Terms of office will be from September 1 to August 31 after the 2008 Academic Year.  The following representatives will be appointed in the even years: College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Health Professions, Faculty Senate, the Library, and six members at large.  Uneven years: members from the College of Dental Medicine, College of Graduate Studies, College of Pharmacy, SGA,  and five members at large.

MEMBERSHIP APPOINTMENT:  All members will be appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.  Written nominations for membership to the Committee may be made to the Vice President for Academic Affairs by any member of the University.

OFFICERS:  There shall be a Chair elected for a one-year term by a majority vote of the Committee members in October of each year.  A Chair can serve more than one term.  A Vice Chair will also be elected yearly and may serve more than one term.      

SUBCOMMITTEES:  Ad hoc, task-oriented subcommittees shall be appointed be the Committee Chair as the need dictates and shall dissolve upon completion of specific assignments.

FREQUENCY OF MEETINGS:  The Committee shall meet a minimum of four times a year, with additional meetings called at the discretion of the Committee Chair or by written request of any Committee member.

COMMITTEE MINUTES:  Summary minutes shall be distributed to all Committee members, the University President, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  The Committee shall submit an annual report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost in June.   A copy of this report shall also be filed with the University Committee Information Office.  Other reports may be prepared and appropriately distributed.

STAFF REPORT:  The Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost shall provide staff support for the work of the committee.

AMENDMENT TO THIS CHARTER:  Should any amendment to this Charter be required, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost shall work with the Committee Chair to derive an amendment suitable to all parties.  The amended Charter shall be completed, signed, and issued expeditiously.  When initiative for such amendment comes from the Committee, a written request from the Chair to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost shall be required.  The Charter shall be reviewed at least once every five years.

THIS COMMITTEE CHARTER IS EFFECTIVE AS OF 1991

AMENDED ON 6/30/02

REVISED ON 8/16/2007

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