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Faculty Senate Committees

Faculty Senate Committees

(Click on the committee name to see the roster of committee members)

Nomination and Elections Committee

The Nominations and Elections Committee shall facilitate the elections process for the Faculty Senate.

Grievance Committee

The Grievance Committee provides a venue for the right to a legitimate appeal. The committee considers faculty allegations of misconduct by providing a hearing to seek redress and the correction of abuse or injustice. The committee has jurisdiction over matters of professional ethics, academic freedom, conditions of employment, and the well-being of the faculty. The role of the committee is to hear the grievance, create written findings of fact, determine the merits of the allegations, and recommend sanctions, if any.

Undergraduate Council

The Undergraduate Council is responsible for the analysis and evaluation of existing undergraduate curricula at UIW; the review of new course and degree offerings for relevancy and standards; the study of national, regional and state trends in undergraduate education; the monitoring of policies and standards for undergraduate admissions; the compliance with SACS criteria for implementation of curricula; and the formulation and presentation to the Faculty Senate of such recommendations affecting practice or policy as deemed necessary.

Graduate Council

The Graduate Council is responsible for the analysis and evaluation of existing graduate and professional school curricula at UIW; the review of new course and degree offerings for relevancy and standards; the study of national, regional, and state trends in graduate and professional school education; the monitoring of policies and standards for admissions to graduate and professional school programs; the compliance with SACS criteria for implementation of curricula; and the formulation and presentation to the Faculty Senate of such recommendations affecting practice or policy as deemed necessary.

Faculty Affairs Committee

The Faculty Affairs Committee is responsible for the study of all matters dealing with the professional and economic welfare of the faculty as a group and as individuals and reporting on them to the Faculty Senate with recommendations for action. The committee is concerned with matters affecting the total faculty, such as recommendations for procedure on promotion and tenure, teaching load, salary scale and fringe benefits, working conditions, and other such relevant matters.

Rank and Tenure Committee

The Rank and Tenure Committee is responsible for the evaluation of applications of faculty members desiring promotion and/or tenure. Recommendations of the committee are forwarded to the provost for action and communicated to the individual applicants.

Faculty Development Fund Review Committee

The Faculty Development Fund Review Committee is responsible for the evaluation of faculty applications for funding from the Faculty Development Funds and with awarding funds to the applicants. Award decisions are forwarded directly to the provost. The committee shall administer these funds equitably, keep adequate records of actions taken and funds spent, and make recommendations to Faculty Senate on changes to policy or procedure involving Faculty Development Funds.