2012-14 Faculty Senate Committees

Academic Affairs Committee
Dr. Bill Cross, Chair
Dr. Marius Ellingsen
Dr. Charles Kliche
Dr. Dmitrios Anagnostou (LOA)


Research and Scholarly Affairs Committee
Dr. Larry Stetler, Chair
Dr. Andy Detwiler
Dr. Charles Tolle
Dr. John Dreyer

Finance and Personnel Committee
Dr. Travis Kowalski, Chair
Dr. Colin Paterson
Dr. Bill Capehart
    Student Development Committee
Dr. John Dreyer, Chair
Dr. Pat Gilcrease
Dr. Jennifer Benning
Dr. Frank Van Nuys
Dr. Judy Sneller

University Relations Committee
(N/A), Chair
Dr. Carter Kerk
Dr. Jon Kellar


Bylaws Committee
Dr. Al Boysen, Chair
Dr. David Boyles
Dr. Pat Gilcrease

Senate Appointments to Other Committees


Curriculum Committee
John Dreyer
Frank Matejcik

    Nominating Committee
Dr. Willian Cross
Dr. John Dreyer
Dr. Pat Gilcrease
Dr. Travis Kowalski

From the Bylaws


ARTICLE VII.

Committees
The Faculty Senate shall create and maintain standing and ad hoc committees to assist in its deliberations. Such committees are responsible to the Senate and their recommendations on matters of policy become effective only after receiving approval from the Senate.

Chairs of all Senate standing committees must be Faculty Senators. All other voting members of a Senate standing committee shall be Faculty members. The voting members on all Senate standing committees are nominated by the Chair of the Faculty Senate and confirmed by the Faculty Senate. The Chair of the Faculty Senate shall be an ex officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee. Any ex-officio non-voting members can be appointed by the Chair of the Senate.

The following committees are so established to represent the faculty interests and correspond to the current university administrative structure. Appointed chairs of each committee may meet as necessary with vice presidents or their designee of the corresponding administrative units.

Section 1. Academic Affairs Committee. This committee will encompass the specific areas listed under Academic Affairs in the current university organizational chart.

This committee is responsible for recommending policies for academic programs of the University as they relate to items such as the creation and/or abolition of Colleges, departments, degree requirements, academic programs and standards, policies concerning grading, final examinations, class attendance, credit by examination, admission and transfer standards, and such related issues. The committee's charge also includes recommending policies and implementing procedures for review of academic programs, in accordance with policies of the Board of Regents.

Section 2. Finance and Personnel Committee. This committee will encompass the specific areas listed under Business & Administration in the current university organizational chart.

The Finance and Personnel Committee is responsible for monitoring all matters related to the University resources. It shall oversee and review current budget allocations and existing budget related policies and their implementation as put forward by the University Budget Advisory Committee. The Finance Committee may also investigate and review budget proposals and serve as an advisory body to the University Budget Advisory Committee, the Vice President for Business Affairs, and the President of SDSM&T on all budget-related matters including annual budget reviews and allocations. The chair of this committee will be the Senate representative on the University Budget Advisory Committee.

Section 3. Research and Scholarly Affairs Committee.
This committee will encompass the specific areas listed under Research Affairs in the current university organizational chart.
The Research and Scholarly Activities Committee shall consider and recommend policies affecting the faculty with regard to research and scholarly activities of the University.

Section 4. Student Development Committee. This committee will encompass the specific areas listed under Student Affairs in the current university organizational chart.

The Student Affairs Committee shall consider and recommend policies affecting the faculty with regard to student affairs of the University.

Section 5. University Relations Committee. This committee will encompass the specific areas listed under University Relations in the current university organizational chart.

The University Relations Committee shall consider and recommend policies affecting the faculty with regard to admissions, financial aid, and marketing of the University.

Section 6. Bylaws Committee. The Bylaws Committee shall meet at least twice a year to maintain and update the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate as needed, subject to the process for amendment as discussed in Article IX below.

Section 7. Ad Hoc Committees. As necessary, other standing or special committees may be appointed by the Chair of the Faculty Senate and confirmed by the Faculty Senate. Any ad hoc committee may only exist for one academic year.

Section 8. Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will consist only of voting members of the Senate. The Executive Committee may go into executive session by majority vote during any duly called meeting of the Senate.