All College committees are advisory to the Dean. The membership, structure, and function of some of the College's committees are governed by University, Administrative and Operational Policies and the CBA.
The Dean may establish ad hoc committees in consultation with the CAC. The Dean, when making appointments to College committees, will be mindful of the diversity of disciplines within the College and will consider the expertise and interests necessary for the effective functioning of specific committees.
Committee Attendance Policy
Faculty appointed or elected to College and University committees shall make every effort to attend all committee meetings. In the event of illness or another reason for missing a meeting, the Faculty member will notify the committee chair in advance.
The College Advisory Committee (CAC)
The CAC is structured and operates as described in the CBA. The CAC is elected by the Faculty of the College.
CAC terms are for one (1) year. Elections are conducted at the end of the Spring Semester and the CAC members shall serve beginning with the Fall Semester through the following summer. The CAC shall include five (5) Faculty members. With four (4) or more NTT Faculty in the College, the CAC shall have an additional one (1) voting NTT representative. The NTT representative will be elected by a vote of Faculty and NTT faculty.
The CAC is convened and chaired at least twice per semester by the Dean who, in consultation with the CAC, sets the agenda for its meetings. CAC members may request that items be added to the agenda. Additional meetings of the CAC may be called by the Dean, as needed, or upon a request by at least one-half of the members of the CAC.
The College Curriculum Committee (CCC)
The CCC shall act as an advisory and recommendatory committee to the Dean on all curricular matters and course offerings in the College. The CCC includes four (4) voting Faculty members elected by and from the Faculty of the College. Members should be elected by the Faculty and include a representative of each program (Architecture, Interior Design, and Architectural Studies). The Dean shall assign additional members if programs are not represented in the CAC. The Associate Dean, or the Dean’s designee, shall serve as a non-voting chair of the CCC. The CCC, in consultation with the Associate/Assistant Dean(s) for Program(s) coordinates, reviews and makes decisions on student appeals regarding course substitutions.
The College Executive Committee (CEC)
The College Executive Committee is chaired by the Dean and composed of the Associate Dean, the Associate/Assistant Dean(s) for Program(s), the Graduate Program Coordinator, CUDC Director, and International Studies Program Coordinator. The Committee advises the Dean on budget, policies, and executive matters.
The Graduate Studies Committee (GSC)
The GSC shall consist of at least five (5) voting graduate faculty members plus one (1) non-voting graduate student representative. Members are appointed by the Dean in the Fall semester for two-year, staggered terms which commence at the beginning of the subsequent Fall semester. A Faculty member from each graduate degree program should be appointed to the committee. The committee will also include the International Studies Coordinator, the Associate/Assistant Dean(s) for Program(s) and the Director of the CUDC.
- Advises the Graduate Coordinator on matters relating to the administration of the College’s graduate programs.
- Reviews and recommends candidates for graduate study and makes recommendations to the Graduate Coordinator.
- Reviews and recommends candidates for tuition waivers and assistantships.
- Develops and reviews new proposals for the graduate curricula and programs and works with the CCC to implement the new or revised curricula.
- Reviews credentials of Faculty members for appointment to graduate faculty status.
- Assists the Graduate Coordinator in writing and updating the Graduate Student Handbook.
Student Academic Complaint Committee
The policies and procedures for the College’s Student Academic Complaint Committee are established by University policy. The Committee is chaired by the Associate Dean, as the Dean’s designee.
Ad Hoc and Standing Committees
University policy governs the College’s ad hoc Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Committee. The Dean may establish, change, and appoint the membership of additional ad hoc or standing committees as required by the needs of the College. In establishing these committees, naming members and designating a committee chair, the Dean shall consult with the CAC. Such additional committees may include, but are not limited to:
- Technology Committee
- Lecture Committee
- Library Committee
- Research Committee