Elected Standing Committees:
a. Academic Senate Council
The council consists of the Chairperson, the Immediate Past-Chairperson, the Chairperson-Elect, the Secretary and the Parliamentarian of the Academic Senate; the President of the Associated Student Government, two faculty elected by and from each College, and one faculty elected from campus-wide appointments. The Chairperson of the Academic Senate serves as Chairperson of the Academic Senate Council.
b. Nominations Committee
The Nominations Committee will prepare a slate of nominees for each Academic Senate office to be filled and as needed as vacancies occur. The committee will prepare this slate according to the procedure outlined in Article IX, Elections of the Academic Senate. The Committee is responsible for preparing the ballot, mailing and counting the votes.
The Nominations Committee is composed of two faculty members from each College, elected annually by the faculty of that college, and the President of the Associated Student Government, and one faculty from the campus-wide appointments.
c. Agenda Committee
The Agenda Committee is responsible for the preparation and distribution of the agenda for meetings of the Academic Senate and Academic Senate Council.
The Committee consists of the Chairperson, Chairperson-Elect, Secretary, and Parliamentarian. The Agenda Committee will meet two weeks before each scheduled Academic Senate meeting to prepare the agenda.
Appointed Standing Committees and Ad Hoc Committees:
The officers of the Academic Senate may appoint the members from the Academic Senate and define the duties of such Standing and Ad Hoc Committees as may be necessary or useful in the conduct of Senate business and/or to handle issues of concern to the Academic Senate membership. All such committees shall have a membership that is representative of the Academic Senate and, furthermore, the faculty members shall be representative of the colleges of the UAMS campus.
Membership on appointed standing and Ad Hoc Committees shall be for a one-year term or less.
The following shall be specified for each committee:
- Number of members
All committees have the authority to call and conduct such meetings as are necessary to obtain information necessary for the formulation of committee recommendations to the Academic Senate.
All committees except the Honors Committee, are responsible to the Academic Senate Council and shall submit recommendations and reports to that body for action. All committee recommendations are to be given to the Chairperson of the Agenda Committee for inclusion in the agenda of the next Academic Senate meeting.
The Honors Committee meets in executive session and reports directly to the Chancellor.
All committee meetings are open; and the date, time and location of committee meetings must be published at least one week in advance of the meeting.
Minutes of committee meetings, except Honors Committee, shall be given to each member of the committee and to the Secretary of the Academic Senate. In addition, the minutes, except Honors Committee, shall be made available for inspection by anyone upon request to the committee Chairperson.