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Committees

As part of their service obligations, full-time tenured and tenure-track (T/TT) faculty members are expected to participate actively in campus, department, and university committees and serve on search committees to fulfill positions in their areas or programs as needed. Full-time non-tenure track (FTNTT) faculty are encouraged and invited to engage in any and all committee activities, except those involving TT reappointment, tenure, and promotion, and merit awards.

 

Below are the names of standing and ad hoc committees with descriptions at the Ashtabula Campus and related University and Regional College committees:

 

AAUP Representative: One T/TT faculty member is elected to represent the T/TT faculty and an FTNTT faculty member is elected to represent FTNTT faculty. Each is elected by members of their respective bargaining units per their Collective bargaining Unit agreements. These faculty members represents the Ashtabula faculty at AAUP meetings.

 

Beitler Award: This committee annually reviews vitae of former students who began their academic career at the Ashtabula Campus and have made notable contributions to their vocation or profession. This committee awards the Roger T. Beitler Distinguished Student Award to the selected candidate at the May Commencement ceremony each year.

 

Commencement Speaker Committee: This committee reviews recommendations of Dec./May graduates to represent the graduating class. The committee selects the candidate and helps the speaker prepare the Commencement speech.

 

Diversity Representative: At least one faculty member represents the campus at meetings of the University’s Diversity Action Council. This committee addresses diversity issues and increases Campus awareness of diversity.

 

Enrollment Committee: This committee meets with EMSS staff at the campus to discuss student recruitment and retention.

 

Faculty Senate Representative: One T/TT faculty member is elected to represent the T/TT faculty at Ashtabula. FTNTT Senate representatives are elected from the entire pool FTNTT to represent all FTNTT faculty at the University.

 

FTNTT Review Committee: This committee consists of all tenured faculty at the campus and one non-voting, senior, FTNTT member selected by the FTNTT resident faculty.  This committee reviews files for the various levels of FTNTT reappointment to make recommendations to the campus Dean.

 

Handbook Update Committee: Faculty review and make recommendations to modify the Handbook. The Dean may also suggest recommendations to be considered. Handbook revisions are shared and approved by the FC, as necessary.

 

Merit Award Committee: This committee is made up from T/TT faculty that submit files to the merit process.

 

Provost’s Tenure or Promotion Advisory Committees:  A faculty members chosen for this committee meets in March to review tenure or promotion files and to hear appeals.

 

Reappointment, Tenure, Promotion Committee: This committee is made of all campus tenured faculty.  The group reviews all TT files to make reappointment, tenure, and promotion decisions to the campus Dean.

 

Regional College Advisory Committee (CAC):  A committee elected from the Regional College faculty members.  The CAC is made of three T/TT and one FTNTT from each of the three division within the Regional College.  The role of the committee is to provide governance and advisory responsivities as outlined in the CBA.  See the Regional College Handbook for more detailed description.

 

Regional College Curriculum Committee (CCC): A committee elected from the Regional College faculty members.  The CCC is made of three T/TT and one FTNTT from each of the three division within the Regional College.  This committee recommends, reviews, and approvals curricular actions for all Regional College academic programs. See the Regional College Handbook for more detailed description.

 

Scholarship Awards Committee: This committee reviews and selects student recipients of various campus scholarships.

 

Student Complaint Review Committee: is a standing committee of three faculty and two students appointed by the campus dean. Faculty appointments shall be made from nominations to the dean from the faculty council; student appointments shall be made from nominations from student government officers. Appointments are made annually.  The duties of the committee are to receive and review information from all parties involved, identify possible solutions and make recommendations to the campus dean.

 

University Teaching Council Representative: A faculty member serves at meetings of the University Teaching Council.