Department Committees

All departmental committees are advisory and recommendatory to the Department Chair. The Chair is an ex officio non-voting member of all program and standing committees of the Department except the Student Grievance Committee. Members of all departmental standing committees, such as the Library Committee and the Grievance Committee, as well as ad hoc committees, such as the Handbook Committee (but not FAC and the three major program committees), are appointed by the Chair in consultation with FAC. The terms of members of all committees begin on the initial contract date of the academic year and continue for one calendar year thereafter. Elections are conducted in the Spring Semester and the committee members assume office at the beginning of the following Fall Semester. Minutes of every Department committee are copied to the Chair to create an ongoing public record.