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Committees and Commissions

The term of membership in all committees shall be one academic year.

Commissions, comprised of one or more members, shall be established from time to time to do the circumstantial work of the School when efficiency and convenience are essential. Commissions may be established by the director, the faculty, or by any standing committee of the School of Art.

The following standing committees of the School of Art are accountable to the faculty and are advisory and recommendatory to the director:

  1. The Gallery and Accessions Committee

    Comprised of the director of galleries and collections (who shall be chairperson), and TT faculty members elected by and representing the divisions. The function of the committee is advisory and recommendatory to the director for galleries and collections in planning exhibitions, formulating policy, and purchasing work for the School collections.

  2. The Graduate Faculty Committee

    Comprised of those faculty members with graduate faculty status, which includes thesis advisors. The function of the committee is to recommend graduate status for eligible faculty to the director of the School of Art and the dean of the College of the Arts.  (Chairperson: the coordinator of graduate studies)

  3. The Graduate Curriculum Committee

    The Graduate Curriculum Committee is comprised of four TT faculty members with graduate status elected by and representing the divisions. The function of the Committee is to periodically review the graduate programs and recommend curricular changes to the faculty and the director of the School of Art.  (Chairperson: coordinator of graduate studies)

  4. The Scholarship Committee

    Comprised of four TT faculty members elected by and representing the divisions. The function of the Committee is to review each semester the portfolios and applications for School of Art Scholarships, and to determine recipients. (Chairperson: appointed by the director of the School of Art)

  5. The Student Academic Complaint Committee

    The Student Academic Complaint Committee is comprised of the division coordinators, and the addition of at least one (1) student representative to the Committee. The policies and procedures of this committee are governed by University Policy 3342-4-02.3. An undergraduate student will be added to the committee for complaints from undergraduate courses and a graduate student will be added to the committee for complaints from graduate courses. The function of the Committee is to review and resolve academic and non-academic complaints filed by students.  In the event that a member of the Student Academic Complaint Committee is the subject of or may otherwise be involved with a student complaint, the faculty will select a replacement from his/her division. The chair should be selected from division members not involved in the dispute.

  6. The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

    The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee shall be selected from among members of the faculty. The function of the committee is to periodically review the undergraduate program and recommend curricular changes to the director of the School.

  7. Ad hoc Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion Committee

    The policies and procedures which govern the Schoolʼs ad hoc  Reappointment,Tenure and Promotion (RTP) Committee are included in University Policy. Procedural and operational guidelines for this committee are provided annually by the Office of the Provost. This committee reviews materials relevant to the professional performance of TT faculty who are candidates for reappointment, tenure, or promotion in rank, and to make recommendations to the director on each of these personnel decisions. The recommendations of this committee and the director, together with the materials assembled for the committees, are forwarded to the dean of the College.

  8. Other ad hoc Committees

    The director may establish, charge, and appoint the membership of ad hoc committees as required by the School. In establishing ad hoc committees, naming members and designating a committee chair, the director shall consult with the faculty. The director will welcome requests and preferences from the faculty before establishing and making appointments to ad hoc committees.