Faculty Committees

  1. Standing Committees

    A chairperson for each of the following committees is elected annually by committee members of the respective committee.  No one faculty member shall serve as chair for longer than a three (3) year period.  As a formal sign of appreciation, chairpersons will write formal letters of appreciation to each committee member who has actively served on his/her respective committee.  At least five (5) business days prior to a scheduled meeting, chairs of committees will announce electronically to all resident faculty the time and location of the meeting, as well as the meeting’s agenda.  All resident faculty members are free to attend any meeting of a standing committee at any time.  Chairs of committees are to report the completed and in-progress work of their respective committee at each Faculty Council meeting.  At no time are chairs of committees to write letters of inquiry or protest to administrators on behalf of the committee without first seeking guidance from, and gaining approval of, the Faculty Council.

    1. Faculty Affairs Committee

      This body shall be concerned with questions of faculty welfare and shall prepare recommendations on such matters to submit to the Faculty Council.  Its various duties include revision of the Campus Handbook and the evaluation and ranking of Regional Campus University Teaching, Professional Development, and Field Experience Awards.  The Trumbull Campus Dean or his/her designate shall be an ex-officio member of this committee. 

    2. Academic Affairs Committee

      This body shall be concerned with questions of curricula, course offerings, scheduling, and academic standards.  It shall make recommendations to the Faculty Council in these areas.  The Trumbull Campus Dean or his/her designate shall be an ex-officio member of this committee. 
       

    3. Educational Resources Committee

      This body shall be concerned with the promotion and maintenance of an Educational Resource Center.  It shall present recommendations to the Faculty Council as to the substance and character of the library.  It shall recommend priorities for purchasing educational resource materials.  The Trumbull Campus Dean or his/her designate shall be an ex-officio member of this committee.

    4. Community Relations Committee

      This body shall be concerned with the unique contributions the University can make to the community and the maintenance of satisfactory relations between the Trumbull Campus and the community.  The Trumbull Campus Dean or his/her designate shall be an ex-officio member of this committee.

  2. The Trumbull Campus Personnel Action Committee

    The Trumbull Campus Personnel Action Committee recommends actions on eappointment, tenure, and promotion.  The chair of the Faculty Council serves as the chair of this committee. All Professors hold membership.  Ten additional tenured professors hold membership.  They are chosen at random from two pools:    (i.) Technology; and (ii.) Faculty from other Schools and Colleges within the University, with proportionate representation based upon the Faculty in the collective bargaining unit.  No more than two assistant professors may be chosen from each pool. No committee member may vote on a promotion to an academic rank higher than his/her own rank.  An individual Faculty member who has served for two consecutive years on the committee may request to be excused from a third year of continuous service.

  3. Curriculum Committee

    Each academic unit and college has a curriculum committee with Regional Campus Faculty membership mandated by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  These committees have the responsibility of rendering recommendatory advice on curricular matters.  Such matters as course modification and revision, addition and deletion of courses and review of other curricular matters are undertaken by these committees.  In general, the responsibility for course content and development rests with the academic unit.