Appendix H

APPENDIX H


RULES OF ORDER FOR THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (COE) FACULTY COUNCIL AND COE FACULTY COMMITTEES

H.1  ORGANIZATION OF THE COE FACULTY COUNCIL

H.1.1  The College of Education Faculty Council is the legislative and advisory body which governs the College of Education. It shall serve as the official voice of the COE instructional faculty on all matters which fall within its jurisdiction. The purpose of the College of Education Faculty Council is to fulfill the authority and responsibilities delegated to the College of Education faculty in §2.1.3 in this Handbook as pertinent to the COE. Service on the College of Education Faculty Council is considered an important part of a faculty member’s professional responsibility.

H.2  COE FACULTY COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP

H.2.1  The College of Education Faculty Council shall be comprised of all full time instructional faculty members in the College of Education, including the Program Directors and Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation (ADAPAA). The Dean and the Director of Advising Services shall serve as an ex officio non-voting members

H.2.2  Officers of the COE FacultyCouncil

H.2.2.1  COE Faculty Council Chair    The COE Faculty Council Chair must have attained the rank of associate professor or above. The Faculty Council Chair will serve a two-year term. The Faculty Council will elect its Chair from among its members every other spring semester. In the absence of the Chair, the Faculty Council Secretary will preside. The duties of the Faculty Council Chair are to:

.1  Schedule and preside at meetings of the COE Faculty Council

.2  Prepare and circulate meeting agendas at least 24 hours before each meeting

.3  Coordinate nominations, elections and appointments of COE Faculty Council officers, COE faculty committee members, and COE representatives on university committees

.4  Maintain and manage the COE Faculty Council archives

.5  Coordinate and oversee periodic review and revision of the COE Rules of Order

.6  Ensure that changes to the COE Appendices in the University Faculty Handbook approved by the COE Faculty Council are posted on the Handbook website correctly and in a timely manner

.7  In collaboration with the Faculty Council Secretary, relevant administrators, and COE committee chairs, ensure that changes to COE policies enacted by the Faculty Council are posted on the COE website accurately and in a timely manner

.8  Represent the interests of the COE faculty with the College administration, as needed during the summer semester

.9  Perform additional actions on behalf of the faculty as approved by the COE Faculty Council

.10  Represent the College to the University as a whole, as needed, in consultation with the College’s UFC members and the Dean

H.2.2.2  COE Faculty Council Secretary    The Faculty Council will elect its Secretary from among its members every other spring semester. The Secretary will serve a two-year term. In the absence of the Secretary, the presiding officer shall appoint a substitute pro tempore. The duties of the Secretary are to:

.1  Prepare complete minutes of the Faculty Council meetings and post them in a timely manner in the COE Community space on Canvas. If the minutes are drafted by a temporary secretary, they shall be immediately submitted to the Secretary of the COE Faculty Council, who will ensure that they are posted in the appropriate manner.

.2  Work with the Faculty Council Chair to ensure that any changes to the COE Rules of Order (Appendix H) approved by the COE Faculty Council are posted accurately and in a timely manner on the University Faculty Handbook website (Appendix H) and in the COE Faculty Council archives.

.3  Work with the COE Faculty Council Chair, relevant administrators and committee chairs to ensure that any changes to COE policies enacted by the Faculty Council are posted on the COE Community space on Canvas accurately and in a timely manner

.4  Perform additional secretarial responsibilities as requested by the COE Faculty Council Chair

H.2.2.3  Parliamentarian    Every other year, the COE Faculty Council Chair will appoint a Parliamentarian from among the Faculty Council members to serve a two-year term. In the absence of the Parliamentarian from a meeting, the Chair shall appoint a temporary substitute. The duties of the Parliamentarian are to advise the Chair on rules of procedure for conduct of COE Faculty Council meetings.

H.3  MEETINGS OF THE COE FACULTY

H.3.1  Meeting Schedule  Regular meetings of the faculty of the College of Education are held each month in the Fall and Spring semesters. Attendance at each meeting is a service requirement of all faculty members. A calendar of meeting times and locations will be prepared by the Faculty Council Chair, ensuring that meeting times do not conflict with the teaching schedule of any faculty members. The annual schedule of faculty meetings will be published in August of each year. Special meetings may be called by the Chair or by the Dean in consultation with the Chair. Notice of special meetings shall be provided at least 3 days in advance of the meeting time.

H.3.2  Meeting Rules    Faculty meetings shall be conducted according to Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised unless noted otherwise.  A two-thirds majority of voting members shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business.

H.3.3  COE Faculty Meeting Chair    The COE Faculty Chair shall normally preside at Faculty  meetings and will rule on the disposition of motions. In the absence of the Faculty Chair, the Faculty Secretary will preside.

H.3.4  Business of the COE Faculty    Faculty have the following responsibilities: (1) To determine academic offerings consistent with the established mission of the College; (2) To determine the requirements for all degrees offered by the College; (3) To formulate general admissions policies for the College; (4) To enact and enforce academic regulations for students in matters of attendance, examinations, grading, scholastic standing, honors, and awards; (5) To design and monitor the annual faculty evaluation system; (6) To recommend policies concerning faculty welfare; (7) To develop and supervise a committee system for the orderly exercise of the authority that has been delegated to the faculty.

H.3.5  Committee Business    The College’s faculty committees will report to the COE Faculty and will, when appropriate, submit motions to the COE Faculty.

H.3.6  Committees of the Meeting    The Committees of the Meeting are: (1) Standing Committees of the meeting–permanent committees dealing with academic policy and (2) Ad Hoc Committees of the meeting — ad hoc committees are established by the Dean or the Faculty resulting from business conducted on the floor of the meeting.

H.4 CONDUCT OF BUSINESS FOR COE FACULTY

H.4.1  Order of Business    The agenda of COE Faculty meetings will be set by the Faculty Council Chair and circulated by the Chair to all members of the COE faculty at least 24 hours before the meeting.  Usually, it will follow this order of business: (1) Call to Order; (2) Recognition of Guests and other constituencies (e.g., part-time and adjunct faculty) (3) approval of minutes; (4) Report of Dean; (5) Report of Faculty Chair; (6) Report of UFC Representatives; (7) Reports of the standing committees; (8) Reports of ad hoc committees; (9) Unfinished business; (9) New business; (10) Announcements; (11) Adjournment.

H.4.2  Recognition by Faculty Chair Members and guests shall speak only when recognized by the Faculty Chair. When two or more members rise at once, the Faculty Chair shall decide who is entitled to the floor.

H.4.3  Main Motions, Initiating Business, and Committee Reports    Committees of the meeting and faculty shall have the right to bring business before the Faculty, either through a motion duly made and seconded from the floor or by communicating directly with the appropriate committee. All faculty and faculty committees intending to propose a motion must submit the motion(s) in writing to the Faculty Council Chair at least eight days before the Faculty meeting.

H.4.3.1  Only full-time Instructional Faculty may vote on matters before the Faculty.

H.4.3.2  Non-faculty members of the College community may attend Faculty meetings. However, such persons may not vote and may speak only by invitation of the Faculty Chair or by request of a faculty member.

H.5 INTRODUCING MOTIONS AT FACULTY MEETINGS

H.5.1  Motions made from the floor by faculty, after being properly seconded, shall be referred to an appropriate standing committee of the meeting by the Faculty Chair. If the Faculty Chair deems there to be no such committee, the motion shall be referred to a duly appointed ad hoc committee of the meeting, as defined above.

H.5.2  Motions brought to the floor by the standing committees of the meeting or by ad hoc committees of the meeting shall be deemed ready for action, except as restricted below.

H.5.3  Motions fromCommittees other than those defined here may be introduced as motions of individual members of the meeting.

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Any faculty member may move to consider a motion before the Faculty as a committee of the whole. Such motion shall be appropriate at any time but must be approved by a vote of the majority of those present. Consideration as a committee of the whole shall replace referral to committee. The report perfected in committee of the whole must be returned to the Faculty and shall be deemed in the possession of the Faculty as would be the case with the report of a standing committee.

H.5.5  Motions normal to the operations of organized groups but which are not central to the functions of the College or the University, e.g., resolutions of sympathy, congratulations, etc., may be acted upon immediately without previous referral to committee. Motions not germane to the College or the University shall be deemed out of order.

H.5.6  Regulations and Restrictions of Main Motions

H.5.6.1  When a motion is made and seconded, it shall be stated by the Faculty Chair or read by the Secretary and is then deemed to be in possession of the meeting, but may be withdrawn by the mover at any time before amendment or vote, with the consent of the second.

H.5.6.2  Every motion shall be reduced to writing if the Faculty Chair or any faculty requires it.

H.5.6.3  Upon request of any five faculty, a motion of any subject that has been made and seconded may be declared a matter of major policy; in this case, debate, amendment, and voting shall be immediately referred to the next regular meeting without further debate.

H.5.6.4  The status of motions referred to committees from the floor must be reported upon by the second regular Faculty meeting after referral. If the report is not satisfactory, it may be moved from the floor that the committee be discharged of its responsibility and the motion returned to the floor for action.

H.5.7 Subsidiary Motions

H.5.7.1 To amend  An amendment must be germane to the motion and may be accomplished by the addition or subtraction of words, phrases, and sentences.

H.5.7.2 Substitute motions  If as much as a complete paragraph of a motion is to be supplanted, a substitute motion must be made.

H.5.8  Initiating Business and Committee Reports Committees of the meeting and faculty shall have the right to bring business before the Faculty, either through a motion duly made and seconded from the floor or by communicating directly with the appropriate committee.

H.5.9  Amending a Motion

H.5.9.1  An amendment or a substitute motion may be withdrawn by the mover with the consent of his or her seconder before amendment thereof or before decision is had thereon.

H.5.9.2  The amendment or the substitute shall be debatable only when the main question is debatable.

H.5.9.3  The adoption of an amendment by way of substitute or otherwise shall not displace the main resolution, which, after being amended, shall be the question before the meeting.

H.5.9.4 The following questions cannot be amended.

.1  the call for the Order of the Day

.2  an appeal from the decision of the Faculty Chair

.3  an objection to consideration of any question or of the following motions: (1) to adjourn (undebatable); (2) to lay on the table (undebatable); (3) take from the table; (4) for leave to continue speaking; (5) to postpone indefinitely; (6) to suspend; (7) to take up business out of order; (8) for leave to withdraw a motion.

H.5.10  Order for Voting on Amendments and Substitute Motions Amendments to the main motion shall be voted first, in order of last-made amendment to first-made amendment. After all amendments have been voted, the substitute motion shall be voted; if the substitute motion fails, debate returns to the main question as it may or may not have been amended.

H.5.11  Privileged Motions   Motions to adjourn or to lay on the table are privileged motions. They shall always be in order and shall be decided without debate. In addition, when a question is under debate and business is pending, the following motions are also privileged. The motions shall have precedence in the order enumerated and be settled by a majority vote of those present. They shall be debatable or undebatable as indicated in the accompanying parentheses.

• to take a recess (undebatable)

• to take a vote at a certain time (undebatable)

• to call for the previous question (undebatable)

• to commit or recommit (limited debate: on wisdom of motion)

• to postpone to a certain time (limited debate: on wisdom of motion)

• to amend or substitute (debatable)

• to postpone indefinitely (debatable)

H.5.12  Other Motions    Motions designed to alter or cancel previously adopted action, e.g., to rescind, to amend something previously adopted, to reconsider, shall be introduced only as new business.

H.5.13  A Motion to Call the Question    A motion for the previous question shall be in this form: “I move that the question (or questions) now be put.” If this motion is carried, then all questions at the moment before the meeting shall be put to the vote, in order of precedence, without debate. If faculty call for the question without moving the previous question formally, the Faculty Chair is not obliged to close debate, and other members may properly be recognized. Any faculty may call for a division of the question where the sense will admit of it, but a motion to strike out and insert shall be deemed indivisible.

H.6 VOTING ON MOTIONS, FACULTY MEETINGS

H.6.1  Once a vote has begun on any question, no faculty shall be recognized for any purpose whatsoever until the voting is completed and the Faculty Chair declares the voting closed.

H.6.2  Unless otherwise indicated in the rules of order, motions may be passed by a simple majority of those voting. The Chair shall determine if votes are cast by voice, show of hands, or written ballot. In some cases, the Chair may decide before the meeting that an electronic vote of all eligible faculty members is appropriate. This shall take place after the completion of the meeting at which the proposal is discussed.

H.6.3  The following motions may be approved only when two-thirds of the faculty present favor the action: (1) to change the rules of order; (2) to suspend the rules; (3) to object to consideration; (4) to limit debate; (5) to vote immediately.

H.6.4  Any faculty member may call for the number of abstentions after the taking of any vote.

H.6.5  The COE Faculty Chair and Appeal from His or Her Ruling    The duty of ruling on questions of parliamentary procedure in the meeting shall rest with the Faculty Chair, but any ruling may be appealed, by a motion and a second, immediately after the ruling. In this event the appeal must be submitted to a vote of the meeting. Except as it refers to indecorum, the rules of debate, or priority of business, such an appeal is fully debatable. After the vote on the motion is announced, the business of the meeting will be resumed according to the action of the appeal.

H.7  COE FACULTY COMMITTEES GENERALLY   

H.7.1  Service Expectation     Since most detailed work of the COE fFaculty Council is accomplished through committees, committee service provides the faculty member with an opportunity to shape College policies. In addition to teaching and advising, participation on faculty committees is regarded as an integral part of a faculty member’s professional responsibility. Service on faculty committees is expected and is counted as part of the faculty member’s service obligation. However, no faculty member should be burdened with excessive committee responsibilities.

H.7.2 Types of Faculty Committees    Committees consisting of COE faculty may be of four types:

.1   Standing committees, which are permanent committees that formally report to the COE Faculty Council

.2   Confidential committees, which are permanent committees whose decisions are made confidentially, such as the Promotion and Tenure Committee and the Peer Review Team

.3   Ad hoc committees, which are committees established by the COE Faculty Council for limited periods and for purposes not within the charge of any standing committee

.4   Advisory committees, which are committees formed by a COE administrator for the purpose of advising the administrator on areas not included in the charge of permanent committees established by the COE Faculty Council.

H.8 STANDING COMMITTEES GENERALLY

H.8.1  Purpose    Standing committees are permanent, have responsibilities fixed by their written charges, and report to the COE Faculty Council. The main task of COE standing committees is to advise the COE Faculty Council on issues mandated by their written charges or in response to motions made at meetings of the COE Faculty Council. There are four established standing committees of the COE Faculty Council, as described in section H.9 below:

.1     Clinical Collaboration and Partnerships Committee

.2     Curriculum and Assessment Committee

.3     Faculty Affairs Committee

.4     Student Affairs Committee

 

H.8.2  Membership    Each standing committee will have a minimum of four (4) members. Terms of membership are three years. During the spring of each year the COE Faculty Council Chair polls members of the faculty on their preferences for possible membership on standing committees. Based on the preference poll, the COE Faculty Council Chair makes appointments to committees taking into consideration the following: a balance of discipline, rank, gender, and length of service; expressed committee preferences; time since previous committee service; and current service on other committees. Standing committee members serve staggered three-year terms. All full-time instructional faculty may serve as voting members on standing committees. Program directors may serve as voting members of standing committees, but other administrative faculty should serve only as ex officio members. Ex officio members are members by virtue of their office and are normally non-voting members. 

H.8.3  Officers    At the first meeting each year, each standing committee elects a chair and secretary to serve one year. The chair is responsible for scheduling meetings and arranging for meeting locations, for informing members of meeting dates, times and locations, and for preparing and circulating meeting agendas. The secretary is responsible for drafting, revising, and posting minutes of the committee meetings. The chair is respsonsible for preparing and posting the committee’s annual report. Meetings of each standing committee may be called by its chair or by fifty percent of the members of the committee.

H.8.4  Schedule of Meetings    Each committee will schedule monthly meetings during Fall and Spring semesters and make its meeting schedule known to the COE community in a timely and appropriate manner. 

H.8.5  Business of Meetings    Standing committees consider issues mandated by their written charges or in response to motions made at meetings of the COE Faculty Council. Standing committees have no authority in and of themselves; they normally make recommendations and offer motions to the COE Faculty Council.  Because the main task of COE standing committees is to advise the COE Faculty Council, each such committee is obligated to deal promptly with an issue referred to it by that body. A simple majority of the committee membership shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business. Actions of the committee shall be approved by a majority of members. When needed to carry out its business, a standing committee may invite nonmembers from the University community to attend a meeting and contribute to its discussions.

H.8.6  Reporting    Minutes of the standing committees will be posted on the COE Community Canvas site. The recommendations of standing committees shall be reported to the COE Faculty Council with the agenda of the meeting of the Faculty Council at which they are announced. When appropriate, the reports may include motions to be acted upon by the Faculty Council. No recommendation may be announced to the Faculty Council without prior distribution, and no recommendation by a committee may be implemented until it has been announced at a Faculty Council meeting and/or approved (if required). Recommendations of standing committees stand subject to a call for review by any member of the Faculty Council during the meeting at which they are announced.

H.9 MEMBERSHIP AND DUTIES OF STANDING COMMITTEES

H.9.1  Clinical Collaboration and Partnerships Committee    The Committee consists of a minimum of four faculty members appointed for three-year staggered terms. In addition the Director of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships will serve as a non-voting ex officio member. The committee shall elect a chair and secretary. The Committee’s Duties are to:

.1  Work to enrich and expand collaborations of the COE with P-12 educators and schools, other colleges and departments of the University, other universities, and professional associations.

.2  Provide input on partnership activities to provide professional development support for our P-12 colleagues.3  Monitor the clinical experiences of programs in relation to accreditation standards.

.4  Ensure the alignment of intern evaluations with state and national standards

.5  Assist in collecting and compiling evidence and reports pertaining to clinical experiences as required for reaccreditation review.

.6  Prepare an annual report at the end of Spring semester summarizing committee business and actions during the year. The annual report shall be submitted to the Dean and posted in the COE Faculty Council archives.

.7  Perform other duties consistent with this charge as requested by the COE Faculty Council or the Dean.

H.9.2  Curriculum and Assessment Committee    The committee consists of a minimum of four  faculty members appointed for three-year staggered terms. In addition the Associate Dean of Academics, Programs, Assessment and accreditation is a non-voting ex officio member. The following administrative staff or their designees normally attend the committee meetings to provide advisory support:  Associate Registrar, the Director of the Advising Center, the Stafford Librarian, and the Data Resources office representative, who provide advice to the committee. A chair and secretary shall be elected by the committee membership. The chair must be a tenured member of the COE faculty. The chair of this committee serves as the COE representative to the University Curriculum Committee. The committee’s duties are to:

.1  Monitor the quality and coherence of programs, pathways, courses, credits, requirements, and course and program sequencing.

.2  Review proposals for all changes in curricula, such as: new courses and programs, revisions, deletions, alternatives, waivers, and substitutions.

.3  Ensure that the review and approval of all curriculum changes follow procedures established by the College and the University.

.4   Periodically review the academic catalogs and COE website to ensure that they accurately reflect current COE curricula and course descriptions, and work with Program Directors to ensure that updates are made in a timely manner.

.5  Assist in review and revision of program standards and learning outcomes.

.6  Assist in review of curriculum assessment planning and data collection and analysis.

.7  Assist in collecting and compiling evidence and reports pertaining to COE curricula as required for reaccreditation review.

.8  Prepare an annual report at the end of Spring semester summarizing committee business and actions during the year. The annual report shall be submitted to the Dean and posted in the COE Faculty Council archives.

.9  Perform other duties consistent with this charge as requested by the COE Faculty Council or the Dena

H.9.3  Faculty Affairs Committee    The committee consists of a minimum of four faculty members to be appointed for three-year staggered terms. A chair and secretary shall be elected by the committee membership.  The committee’s duties are to:

.1  Solicit input and make recommendations for supporting the general effectiveness, productivity, welfare, and morale of College faculty.

.2  Review the criteria and procedures for tenure and promotion within the College for all ranks and propose changes as necessary. Work with COE Faculty Council Chair and Secretary to ensure that all approved changes are submitted to the Office of the Provost in appropriate handbook language and in a timely manner for inclusion in Appendix K of the University Faculty Handbook.

.3  Review the policies and criteria for the membership of the College Promotion and Tenure Committee and propose changes as necessary.

.4  Review policies and procedures for the mentoring program that supports faculty as they progress toward tenure and promotion.

.5  Review the College’s faculty evaluation plan and recommend changes as needed.

.6  Review criteria and procedures for awarding faculty research grants, propose changes as necessary, and ensure that the current criteria and procedures are posted on the COE Community Canvas site.  Solicit and review faculty applications for research grant funding and forward funding recommendations to the Dean.

.7  Review criteria and procedures for awarding supplemental faculty development funds, propose changes as necessary, and ensure that the current criteria and procedures are posted on the COE Community Canvas site.  Solicit and review applications for supplemental faculty development funds and forward funding recommendations to the Dean.

.8  Assist in collecting and compiling evidence and reports pertaining to College faculty as required for reaccreditation reviews.

.9  Prepare an annual report at the end of Spring semester summarizing committee business and actions during the year. The annual report shall be submitted to the Dean and posted in the COE Faculty Council archives.

.10  Perform other duties consistent with this charge as requested by the COE Faculty Council or the Dean.

H.9.4  Student Affairs Committee    The committee consists of a minimum of four faculty members appointed for three year staggered terms. In addition, two student members selected by the Committee for one-year terms, and the Director of the Advising Center will serve as non-voting ex officio members. A chair and secretary shall be elected by the committee membership.  The committee’s duties are to:

.1  Review and monitor implementation of policies related to student academic eligibility and progress.

.2  Periodically review the academic catalogs, program handbooks, and COE website to ensure that they accurately reflect College policies and procedures relating to student affairs.

.3  Maintain documentation of student appeals for accreditation requirements.

.4  Formulate and shepherd plans for enriching students’ experiences as members of the College community.

.5  Review criteria and procedures for student research awards, propose changes as needed, and ensure that the current criteria and procedures are posted on the COE website. Solicit and review applications for student research awards, and forward funding recommendations to the Dean.

.6  Review procedures for student scholarships and criteria as appropriate, propose changes as needed, and ensure that the current criteria and procedures are posted on the COE website. Solicit and review applications for student scholarships, and forward recommendations to the Dean.

.7  Assist in collecting and compiling evidence and reports pertaining to student affairs, as required for reaccreditation review.

.8  Prepare an annual report at the end of Spring semester summarizing committee business and actions during the year. The annual report shall be submitted to the Dean and posted in the COE Faculty Council archives.

.9  Perform other duties consistent with this charge as requested by the COE Faculty Council or the Dean.

H.10  CONFIDENTIAL COMMITTEES

H.10.1  Promotion and Tenure Committee

H.10.1.1  Membership    (See section K.2.1 of the University Faculty Handbook.)

H.10.1.2  Election    (See section K.2.2 of the University Faculty Handbook.)

H.10.1.3  Chair    (See K.2.3.1 of the University Faculty Handbook.)

H.10.1.4  Duties    The committee’s duty is to carry out its responsibilities according to the College of Education Promotion and Tenure Criteria and Procedures as enumerated in Appendix K of the University Faculty Handbook.

H.10.2  Peer Review Team

H.10.2.1  Membership   (See section 8 of the COE Faculty Evaluation Plan.)

H.10.2.2  Duties    (See section 9 of the COE Faculty Evaluation Plan.)

H.11.  THE AD HOC COMMITTEES OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION   

H.11.1  Purpose    Ad hoc committees serve specific purposes to deal with COE matters that do not fall under the purview of any standing or confidential committees. The authority and responsibilities of ad hoc committees are defined by the action or ruling that established them.

H.11.2  Formation    Ad hoc committees are established by the COE Faculty Council Chair or by a motion from the floor in a Faculty Council meeting and shall continue to exist, unless discharged, until the duty assigned is accomplished. Members of COE ad hoc committees include faculty of the COE and may include COE staff and/or faculty from other colleges. The chair of any COE ad hoc committee shall be a member of the COE faculty. A charge describing the membership, duties, and duration of such ad hoc committees must be determined and communicated in writing to the Faculty Council membership before the committee conducts its first meeting2

H.12  ADVISORY COMMITTEES

H.12.1  Purpose and Formation    Advisory committees serve the purpose of advising a COE administrator on COE matters not under the purview of an established committee of the COE Faculty Council.  An advisory committee on which faculty sit is appointed by the Dean, or by another administrator with the approval of the Dean, and in consultation with the Chair of the COE Faculty Council. Faculty appointed to serve on an advisory committee normally serve 1-year terms. An advisory committee also may be terminated by the appropriate administrator at any time.

H.12.2   Authority    Advisory committees do not have authority in any academic area; they merely advise an administrator. Their authority should not usurp the duties and charge of any standing or confidential committee of the COE Faculty Council.  The responsibilities of these committees are determined by the administrator who appoints them, and may include but are not limited to such activities as conducting searches for faculty or administrative positions, recommending recruitment and marketing strategies, or recommending disposition of special College funds and resources.

H.12.3   Reports    Advisory committees report to the administrator, not to the Faculty Council. The administrator reports to the Faculty Council when such a report is warranted.

H.12.4  Service Expectation    Faculty members are not required to sit on advisory committees. Service on such committees does not affect a faculty member’s eligibility for appointment to a standing committee, but it may influence standing committee nominations and appointments in that no faculty member should be burdened with excessive committee responsibilities.