DESCRIPTIONS OF COMMITTEE FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
FACULTY SENATE COMMITTEES

(All members are faculty; Senate membership is not required.)

Awards and Recognition. Staffs awards committees and works with various constituents to recruit nominations for awards.  Reviews and recommends revisions to number and size of awards and fellowships for which faculty are eligible, changes in procedures for selecting recipients, and the need to establish any additional awards.  Regular term: 3 years. Charge / Membership / 2009-10 Annual Report

Committees. Selects nominees for appointment to general University committees (charter and non-charter) and Senate committees; these nominations are submitted to the Faculty Senate for action. Regular term: 3 years. Charge / Membership / 2004-05 Annual Report/2007-08 Annual Report

Elections. Presents to the Senate a list of faculty members eligible to vote, a list of Senate positions to be filled, and a list of persons eligible for each position. Determines the number of positions to be provided on the Council for each college represented. Supervises all elections and decides tie votes by lot. Regular term: 3 years. Charge / Membership / 2004-05 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report

Faculty Policies and Compensation. Reviews and makes recommendations on all proposed University policies and procedures affecting faculty not otherwise under the jurisdiction of another Senate or charter committee. Regular term: 3 years. Charge / Membership / 2004-05 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report / 2008-09 Annual Report  /  2009-10 Annual Report / 2010-11 Annual Report / 2011-12 Annual Report

Governmental Relations. Has primary responsibility for developing and improving the faculty's relationship with all governmental bodies. Regular term: 3 years. Charge / Membership / 2005-06 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report2009-10 Annual Report

Judicial Commission. Investigates faculty grievances against the University arising from denials of promotion or tenure or from other causes and makes recommendations concerning the resolution of such grievances. Panels are appointed from the Commission and meet as needed. Regular term: 3 years.  Charge / Membership / 2005-06 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2008-09 Annual Report

Rules and Bylaws. Prescribes such general rules of procedure as are not provided in the constitution or bylaws of the Senate. Questions regarding the meaning of the constitution or bylaws are ordinarily referred to this Committee. Regular term: 3 years. Charge / Membership / 2005-06 Annual Report /

Selection of Central Academic Officials. Consults with University officials on the appointment of new officers of the central administration; may include serving on search committees. Members serve on committees reviewing various offices of the administration. Regular term: 3 years. Charge / Membership / 2005-06 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2008-09 Annual Report


JOINT COMMITTEES

Faculty Senate/Staff Council Budget Committee:  Advises on priorities and other budgetary matters.  Regular term:  3 years.  Charge / Membership / 2004-05 Annual Report


UNIVERSITY CHARTER AND NON-CHARTER COMMITTEES

(University committees consist of varying proportions of faculty, staff, and student members.)

General Charter for Committees

Campus Planning. Advises on 1) policies for orderly and attractive development of the campus and facilities; 2) space allocation and modification or reallocation of existing facilities; 3) development and revision of ongoing projects; and 4) site selection of new projects. Regular term: 3 years. Charge  / Membership / Member Expectations /   2005-06 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report / 2009-10 Annual Report / 2010-11 Annual Report / 2011-12 Annual Report / 2012-13 Annual Report / 2013-14 Annual Report

Conflict of Interest in Employment. Considers problems that may occur when two members of the same family are employed by the University. Advises the University administration on proposals to permit employment of those related by blood or by marriage to those who would ordinarily supervise the position for which they are applying. Hears disputes and recommends a solution to the Provost. Regular term: 3 years. This is a non-charter committee.  Membership / Member Expectations / 2005-06 Annual Report /2006-07 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report / 2008-09 Annual Report / 2009-10 Annual Report / 2010-11 Annual Report / 2011-12 Annual Report / 2012-13 Annual Report / 2013-14 Annual Report

Council on Teaching. Discusses needs in the area of teaching and recommends appropriate programs. Reviews procedures regarding evaluation of instruction, experimental programs, registration, convocations, and calendar. Advises on development of proposals for outside funding for promotion of teaching; administers existing programs related to support of teaching. Regular term: 3 years. Charge  / Membership / Member Expectations /   2005-06 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report / 2008-09 Annual Report / 2010-11 Annual Report / 2011-12 Annual Report / 2012-13 Annual Report / 2013-14 Annual Report

Diversity. Advises on the formulation, review, and application of policies and guidelines that promote and support the full contributions of all of the University's diverse faculty, staff, and students. Considers and recommends actions that will help support and fulfill diversity-related commitments.  Provides a forum to which faculty, staff, and students may refer questions and recommendations concerning University diversity-related policies and procedures. Regular term: 3 years. Charge / Membership / Member Expectations / 2005-06 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report / 2010-11 Annual Report / 2013-14 Annual Report

Faculty Staff Parking Appeals. Considers the appeals of vehicle owners and the regulations of the University Parking office in deciding the merits of contested parking citations. Regular term: 3 years. This is a non-charter committee.   Membership / Member Expectations / 2005-06 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2008-09 Annual Report  /  2009-10 Annual Report / 2010-11 Annual Report / 2012-13 Annual Report / 2013-14 Annual Report

Family Issues. Reviews and recommends actions regarding the implementation of University child care programs and plans. Advises on the development and implementation of parenting and family care policies for faculty, staff and students. Regular term: 3 years. Charge  / Membership / Member Expectations / 2005-06 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report / 2009-10 Annual Report / 2010-11 Annual Report / 2011-12 Annual Report / 2012-13 Annual Report

Financial Aid Advisory. Recommends actions regarding priorities and distribution of general scholarship funds to the Director of Student Financial Aid. Assists in communicating federal financial aid policies to the University community. Regular term: 3 years. Charge  / Membership2005-06 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report / 2008-09 Annual Report   /  2009-10 Annual Report / 2011-12 Annual Report / 2012-13 Annual Report

Funded Retirement and Insurance. Advises University authorities on fringe benefit policies and insurance programs covering faculty and professional and scientific staff at the University. Programs include retirement, health and dental insurance, life insurance, and long term disability programs. Regular term: 3 years, renewable. Charge  / Membership / Member Expectations /   2004-05 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report / 2009-10 Annual Report / 2010-11 Annual Report / 2011-12 Annual Report / 2012-13 Annual Report / 2013-14 Annual Report

Hancher Advisory. Advises the Director of Hancher Auditorium on policies relating to use of the Auditorium, on selection of events, on public reaction to programs at Hancher, and on the educational, promotional, and financial aspects of these programs. Helps coordinate cultural programming on campus. Regular term: 3 years. Charge  / Membership / Member Expectations /   2005-06 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report / 2008-09 Annual Report   / 2009-10 Annual Report/ 2010-11 Annual Report / 2011-12 Annual Report / 2012-13 Annual Report / 2013-14 Annual Report

Honorary Degree Selection Committee. The University of Iowa, with the approval of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, confers Honorary Degrees to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements in such areas as research, scholarship, education, artistic creation, social activism, human rights, humanitarian outreach, or as recognized by the faculty as being consistent with the values of higher education. This is a non-charter committee. Membership

Human Rights. Hears and investigates complaints of discrimination according to general University policy; attempts to eliminate discrimination through fact finding and education; formulates policy on human rights; and recognizes outstanding achievements in promotion and protection of human rights. Regular term: 3 years. Charge  / Membership / Member Expectations /   2005-06 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report / 2008-09 Annual Report / 2009-10 Annual Report

Information Technology Advisory. Advises the Vice President for Research on the needs of faculty, staff, and students for computing services, and makes recommendations concerning methods for meeting these needs. Considers questions and recommendations from the academic community concerning computer policies, services, and development. Regular term: 3 years. Charge  / Membership / 2004-05 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2013-14 Annual Report

Lectures. Selects and makes arrangements for speakers to appear at the University; on application, distributes funds to students and departments for lecture events. Regular term: 3 years. Charge  / Membership / Member Expectations /   2004-05 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2010-11 Annual Report / 2011-12 Annual Report / 2012-13 Annual Report

Non-Resident Classification Review. Administers regulations governing the application of resident and nonresident tuition rates; hears appeals from students challenging their tuition classification. Regular term: 3 years. This is a non-charter committee.   Membership / Member Expectations / 2005-06 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report / 2008-09 Annual Report / 2010-11 Annual Report / 2011-12 Annual Report / 2012-13 Annual Report / 2013-14 Annual Report

Parking and Transportation. Advises on the following matters: short and long term plans for campus traffic; other modes of transportation, such as Cambus; regulations, fees, and appeal procedures for parking violations; and coordination of University transportation and facilities with those of the city, county, state and federal agencies. Regular term: 3 years. Charge  / Membership / Member Expectations / 2005-06 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report / 2008-09 Annual Report / 2010-11 Annual Report / 2011-12 Annual Report / 2012-13 Annual Report / 2013-14 Annual Report

Presidential Committee on Athletics. Has responsibility for the formulation and enforcement of University policy with respect to intercollegiate athletics as established by the Intercollegiate (Big Ten) Conference rules. Regular term: 5 years. Charge  / Membership / Member Expectations /   2005-06 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report / 2008-09 Annual Report   / 2009-10 Annual Report / 2010-11 Annual Report / 2011-12 Annual Report / 2013-14 Annual Report

Recreational Services. Advises on the following: rules, schedules, and fees for University recreational facilities; plans for modification or expansion of such facilities; programs to ensure that recreational facilities are available to all elements of the University community. Regular term: 3 years. Charge  / Membership / Membership Expectations2005-06 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report / 2012-13 Annual Report / 2013-14 Annual Report

Research Council. Reviews research proposals and advises the Vice President for Research on local proposals as well as those which should be forwarded for national competition. Reviews and advises the Vice President on all policy regarding research at the University. Regular term: 3 years. Charge  / Membership2005-06 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report / 2009-10 Annual Report / 2010-11 Annual Report / 2011-12 Annual Report / 2012-13 Annual Report

Student Publications. Oversees the operations of The Daily Iowan. (Note: The DI is largely independent of the University, although it uses some University facilities). Regular term: 3 years. This is a non-charter committee.  Member Expectations / 2007-08 Annual Report / 2010-11 Annual Report / 2011-12 Annual Report / 2012-13 Annual Report

Sustainability Charter Committee. Recommends and advises on matters pertaining to sustainability practices and formulation of University policies; advises on the integration of sustainability with existing campus programs in education, research, operations, and community outreach; assists in engaging the campus in an ongoing dialogue about sustainability and instilling a culture of sustainable long-range planning and forward-thinking design through their respective constituencies; advises on the development and implementation of campus sustainability action plans.  Regular term:  3 years. Charge / Membership / 2013-14 Annual Report

University Libraries. Advises the University Librarian on matters pertaining to the development of the collections and services of the University Library system. Regular term: 3 years. Charge  / Membership2005-06 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report / 2008-09 Annual Report2009-10 Annual Report / 2010-11 Annual Report / 2012-13 Annual Report / 2013-14 Annual Report

University Safety and Security. Reviews and advises Administration regarding operation of the University Security Force. Primary concerns include effectiveness of the Security Force in fulfilling public service and law enforcement functions and hiring, training and compensation of Security employees. Regular term: 3 years. Charge  / MembershipMember Expectations / 2003-04 Annual Report / 2006-07 Annual Report / 2007-08 Annual Report2009-10 Annual Report / 2010-11 Annual Report / 2011-12 Annual Report / 2012-13 Annual Report / 2013-14 Annual Report

Annual Report Form for Charter Committees, University Committees, Faculty Senate Committees.