The Faculty Council is responsible for a number of standing committees. All policy statements recommended by the Committees of the Faculty Council must be approved by the Faculty Council prior to submission to the Dean.
Except as otherwise indicated, neither the standing committee chairpersons nor members of the standing committees are required to be elected representatives of the Faculty Council. Any standing committee chairperson who is not an elected representative to the Faculty Council will serve as an Ex Officio, non-voting member of the Faculty Council.
Certain standing Committee Chairs may, upon consultation with the Executive Committee, appoint a Committee Vice-Chair. Such Vice-Chairs may, at the discretion of the Executive Committee, be invited to attend meetings of the Executive Committee.
The chairperson of each standing committee will provide a verbal report at each meeting of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Council, and will similarly report to the Faculty Council, including presenting recommendations for policy changes or other actions. Additional reports may be requested by the President of the Faculty Council.
Committee chairpersons will be responsible for facilitating committee deliberations and acting as spokespersons to convey committee decisions to the Executive Committee of the Faculty Council. Except where specifically indicated, a chairperson is not empowered to act independently of his/her committee or of the Executive Committee.
Each committee chairperson will have the prerogative of requesting that the Executive Committee replace a committee member who fails to attend at least sixty percent of the meetings or otherwise fails to fulfill committee obligations. In the event that a committee member is unable to complete a term of service, the chairperson will request that the Executive Committee appoint another member of the faculty to complete the unexpired term.