The Senate establishes standing committees and has operational and oversight authority over such committees. The core principals of all Senate committees include: sound membership composition, international perspective, student centered, effective communication, efficiency, integrity, and focused on policy. There are currently the following standing committees of the Faculty Senate:
This committee is charged with reviewing student appeals relating to unfair treatment from faculty members involving student’s academic work. This committee is responsible to evaluate the evidences provided by both sites and make a decision enabling conflict resolution. The committee shall be composed of five (5) elected faculty members.
The purpose of this committee is to make recommendations to the Senate on academic policies with respect to establishment, termination and continuous review of any academic program, development proposals relating to improvement of academic environment and research culture of the University; establishment of new academic standards, changes in academic calendar, standards for admissions to the university, library service. This committee shall be composed of 5 faculty members distributed as follows: three (3) senior faculty members and 2 (two) junior faculty members. The responsibility of this committee is to cooperate with Academic Appeals Committee on the regular basis.
This committee is charged with recommending to the Academic Council regulations, procedures and criteria for promotion, renewal/termination of contracts, reappointments, rotations, status of part-time, probationary and regular faculty. The committee is to evaluate applications for promotion and make recommendation to administrators on candidates. The committee is to review an appeal from faculty whose job contract was not renewed. The committee shall be composed of 5 elected faculty members: three (3) senior faculty members and 2 (two) junior faculty members. The Division Chair serves the committee as a resource person in status of ex officio non-voting member.
The purpose of this committee is to consult and advise university administrators on all matters involving faculty welfare, including but not limited to workplace environment, safety, insurance, retirement, child care/ elder care, housing, salary and condition of employment. The committee shall be composed of fice (5) elected faculty members. and one (1) representative from the Faculty Senate.
The purpose of this committee is to support student-initiated projects, professional development opportunities, and student research. The committee administers the Student Research Fund to encourage and promote student research. It evaluates applications for funding and award grants to support students’ field or archival research. This committee administers the Student Travel Fund to support students’ participation in international conferences, workshops, cultural exchange programs, and research-related activities. The committee members make decision about the Best Thesis Award for which it uses thoroughly developed criteria and procedures. SILC shall have six (6) faculty members and two (2) representatives from the Student Senate. Faculty membership shall be composed of five (5) elected faculty members and one (1) representative from the Faculty Senate.