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2.0 Committees

2.0: COMMITTEES: The Divisional Meeting designates the several divisional committees to undertake specific tasks on its behalf. The Standing Committees are described in this section. The Divisional Meeting may also call into being an ad hoc committee for a limited task; this committee exists until the completion of its task is reported to the Divisional 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 divisional meeting.

a. The Undergraduate Committee consists of a faculty member from each of the Division's 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 department. The committee also keeps the division informed regarding certification and standards issues. 

b. The Graduate Committee consists of one member from each of the Division's 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. 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. 

c. The Divisional Undergraduate Petitions Committee consists of one member from each of the Division's 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 Division for any exception to the academic regulations of the Division or of the University. When the University academic regulations are involved, recommendations of the Divisional Undergraduate Petitions Committee are considered and acted upon by the Inter-Divisional Committee of Advisors. 

d. The Faculty Committee for the Evaluation of Administrators consists of one faculty member from each of the Division's 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. Divisions may decide to conduct more frequent reviews. Departments and programs may ask the division to conduct more frequent reviews. The divisional 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. 

e. The Committee on Governance consists of a faculty member from each of the Division's 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. 

f. 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 division for staggered two-year terms. In cases where LCPLs are being evaluated for promotion at the divisional level, one Senior LCPL from EHS will also be elected by the division. Faculty members seeking promotion are not eligible to serve. Faculty are not eligible to serve concurrently on more than one P&T committee (university, division, department).

g. 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 division for staggered two-year terms. Faculty members are not eligible to serve concurrently on more than one P&T committee (university, division, department).