All Program committees are advisory and recommendatory to the Chair. The membership, structure, and function of some of the Program's committees are governed by University, Administrative and Operational Policies and the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Chair may establish other program standing and ad hoc committees in consultation with the FAC. The Chair will welcome requests from faculty members for positions on the Program’s various committees. The Chair, when making appointments to Program committees, will be mindful of the diversity of disciplines within the Program and will consider the expertise and interests necessary for the effective functioning of specific committees.