UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT MACHIAS
Policy & Procedures Manual
SECTION: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE & RELATIONSHIPS SECTION II
DATE: /85, /90, 6/00, 6/01
SUBJECT: Faculty Standing Committees
The four standing committees are Academic Affairs, Curriculum, Professional Relations, and Program Review and Evaluation. The functions of standing committees of the faculty are to advise, consult, recommend and when specified act in those areas assigned to them in their charge. The duties and responsibilities of each committee are specifically outlined on subsequent pages of this manual. Changes to the charge of a committee may be made only by majority vote of the faculty. he standing committees shall keep and publish minutes of all their meetings, shall submit proposals and make regular reports to the Faculty Meeting, and may create ad hoc committees, whose members shall be elected by the Faculty Meeting.
Terms & Composition:
Each committee (Academic Affairs, Curriculum, and Professional Relations) will be comprised of three faculty members, nominated and elected by the faculty at large. Elections for each committee will take place following each committee’s final report to the last Faculty Meeting in the spring semester. All members of the Professional Relations Committee must be tenured members of the faculty. No more than two members shall serve on a committee from the same division. Committee members will serve three-year terms which will be staggered with one committee seat being filled each year. Chairs will be elected by the committee at their last committee meeting of each academic year.
The Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committees will also have a student member. Guidelines governing student participation on Committees are included on subsequent pages of this section of this manual.
The Program Review and Evaluation Committee will be comprised of the Division Chairs. The Committee will elect its own Chair from the members.
Ad Hoc Committees:
Except for standing committees all committee assignments should be done in consultation with the Faculty President and respective Division Chairs and be considered ad hoc, with a specific charge and a date of dissolution incorporated at the time of creation. Specific ad hoc committees may be created by a standing committee to research and recommend action to the standing committee. Divisions retain the right to establish their own ad hoc committees to carry on regular division business without consultation as described above.