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Committee on Committees - UTDPP1019

Policy Charge

Committee on Committees

Policy Statement

The Committee on Committees is a Standing, Concurrent Committee of the Academic Senate of The University of Texas at Dallas. Members of the Committee are appointed by the President upon nomination by the Academic Council.

The Committee is charged to advise the Academic Council on faculty membership for the standing and ad hoc committees of the Academic Senate; to study the organization and operation of Senate committees, making recommendations with respect to improvements in the structure and effectiveness; and to advise the President on faculty membership for University-wide standing committees.

Annually, but no later than August 31, the Chair of the Committee provides the Academic Senate with a written report for the Academic Senate of the Committee’s activities for the prior academic year.

The Committee is composed of seven members appointed from the membership of the General Faculty (as defined in Title III, Chapter 21, Subchapter B., Section I.B.1. of The University of Texas at Dallas Handbook of Operating Procedures), consisting of one person appointed to represent each of the six Schools, excluding the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Speaker of the Faculty as ex officio (with vote). The Executive Vice President and Provost serves as the Responsible University Official.

The term of office for appointed committee members shall be effective June 1 to May 31, and members may be reappointed by the President for additional terms upon nomination of the Academic Council. The terms for appointed members shall be staggered so that no more than one-half of the terms expire in any one year. If for any reason a Committee member resigns, the President, upon nomination of the Academic Council, shall appoint another individual to serve the remainder of the unexpired term.

The Speaker of the Faculty serves as the Chair of the Committee. The term of office for the Speaker shall expire upon the selection of the Speaker-Elect, who serves until the next election.

Policy History

  • Issued: May 31, 1984
  • Revised: May 13, 1985
  • Revised: May 1, 1988
  • Revised: November 1, 1990
  • Revised: October 15, 1993
  • Revised: September 1, 1998
  • Editorial Amendments: September 1, 2000
  • Editorial Amendments: April 18, 2006