Academic Senate

University Committees

The following are Academic Senate Committees and/or Committees to which the Senate makes appointments.

Academic Integrity Council: The Academic Integrity Council (AIC) exists for the purpose of assisting in the promotion of academic integrity. AIC will not participate in direct policy making or the adjudication of academic dishonesty cases. It will report to the Academic Senate through the Educational Programs and Policies Committee (EPPC) and to the Associated Students (EM 18-011).

Academic Scheduling Advisory Committee:  The committee serves as the referral and review body for resolving disputes and exceptions to the Academic Scheduling Provisions, research and recommend improvements to scheduling policy, in cooperation with APSS, and research and recommend scheduling best practices (EM 20-008)(opens in new window)

Academic Status Committee: This committee implements the policies of Academic Disqualification, Academic Probation, Appeal and Academic Reinstatement. Executive Committee appoints eight faculty (one from each College) in accordance with EM 05-03(opens in new window)

Ancillary Unit Review Committee (AURC): Three faculty members (one to serve as chair), two year terms. The AURC meets on a regular basis (or as needed) during the academic year to provide review and consultation relating to Ancillary Unit establishment, performance documented through annual reviews, continuance, and dissolution. (EM 18-018)

Campus Facilities Use Committee: One Faculty Representative (appointed by the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate), 2-year terms. The Campus Facilities Use Committee (CFU) is established by the President to review and recommend policy governing the short-term scheduling and use of university facilities. It establishes procedures for implementing policies and guidelines for facilities scheduling. It will serve as the referral and review body for adjudicating disputes arising from facilities use, policies, and procedures and may make temporary exceptions or adjustments to established policy to meet specific scheduling problems or issues.(EM 13-078)

Campus Fee Advisory Committee: Academic Senate Chair (or designee), 1 AY term. The role of the Campus Fee Advisory Committee is to review new campus proposals and the modification of current fees for the purpose of providing advice to the campus president. (EM 11-045)

Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC):  Two faculty members, 2-years staggered. (One potentially the GE Sustainability Pathway Coordinator.) The role of the CSC is to serve in an advisory capacity to all campus departments, colleges and other entities in an effort to advance environmental, social and economic sustainability at CSUC in accordance with EM 11-017.

Campus Vegetation and Arboretum Committee (CVAC): The primary mission of the Campus Vegetation and Arboretum Committee (CVAC) is to help create and review policies that seek to maintain and enhance the educational and aesthetic value of the CSU, Chico Arboretum and associated vegetation. Faculty members appointed by the Academic Senate Executive Committee with CVAC consultation in accordance with EM 18-010.

Chico State Enterprises - Board of Directors: Two faculty members nominated by the Academic Senate, and subsequently appointed by the University President (after consultation with the Provost and VP for Academic Affairs). Manages and controls business and affairs of Chico State Enterprises. (Bylaws (PDF)) 

Commencement Policy Committee: One faculty representative from each of the colleges chosen by the Dean of each College (AG, BSS, BUS, CME, ECC, HFA, NS, Graduate Council) for a 1-year term.  Plans and conducts commencement exercises in accordance with the Policy on Commencement Exercises. (EM 14-015)

The Curriculum Advisory Board (CAB): Is responsible for making recommendations to the Provost or designee on the implementation, monitoring, and development of the GE program. In consultation with appropriate disciplinary faculty, it is responsible for the coordination of assessment and the addition or deletion of individual courses as well as any proposed substitutions.  EM 18-005

Disability Access and Compliance Committee: The purpose of the Disability Access and Compliance Committee is to facilitate for all persons the goals of physical and programmatic access and equal opportunity to University employment, educational programs, sponsored activities, and events. The committee assists in assuring compliance with various applicable codes, policies, and regulations. Two faculty members appointed by Academic Senate to two year in accordance with EM 05-019

Educational Policies And Programs Committee: One of the two Standing Committees of the Academic Senate, through which the Senate does most of its work. In addition to the senators appointed to the committee, there are seats for three faculty (non-senators), 1-year terms. Establishes, reviews, and monitors all curricular policies and academic requirements. Reviews changes in reorganization of departments, schools and programs. Please refer to the EPPC Meeting Schedule for dates.

Enrollment Management Advisory Committee: Eight faculty members from each college for a 3-year terms, in accordance with EM 10-019

Event Funding Allocation Council (Associated Students): One faculty, 1-year term, renewable.  This is a funding council chaired by the AS Commissioner of Student Programs and Organizations (SOAP).  This council is in charge of allocating funds to support events run by recognized student organizations and clubs on campus.  The goal of the council is to fund programs, projects and events that have an academic, social or educational emphasis and directly benefits the CSUC students.

Executive Management Evaluation And Development: Four faculty members, 2-year terms in accordance with EM 18-022

Faculty And Student Policies Committee: One of the two Standing Committees of the Academic Senate, though which the Senate does most of its work. In addition to the senators appointed to the committee, there are seats for three faculty (non-senators), 1-year term. Concerned with all issues relating to faculty retention, tenure, and promotion; faculty recognition, support, professional development, and leaves; faculty governance, such as department chair policies and relations between faculty and administration. This committee, in consultation with the VPSA, will recommend student policies to the University President.  Please refer to the FASP Meeting Schedule for dates/time.

Faculty Recognition And Support Committee: The purpose of the Faculty Recognition and Support Committee is: To honor and support the faculty of California State University, Chico for their excellence and achievements in teaching, scholarly, creative, and research activities and in their contributions to the university community and; To review, formulate, and recommend policy that will maintain, enhance, and recognize the professional achievements, teaching excellence, and service contributions of the CSU, Chico faculty in accordance with EM 19-023

Financial Aid Advisory Committee: One faculty member. Committee meets 4-6 times per year to discuss Financial Aid policy.

First Year Experience:  One faculty member appointed by the Academic Senate officers for a one-year period.  FYE is a coordinating body set up to ensure that efforts are made to create a cohesive first year experience across the many offices involved in this work.

Free Speech CommitteeOne faculty member appointed by the Academic Senate Executive Committee. At request of the University President (or designee) this committee will advise on the feasibility of the Major Events. (19-024)

Graduate Coordinators Committee: One faculty member in accordance with EM 97-14

Instructionally Related Activities Advisory Committee: Four faculty, appointed by the University President, following consultation with the Executive Committee for a 2-year term. The IRA committee will make recommendations to the President on the level of IRA fees and the allocation of IRA fees. (EM 16-002)

Internal Research Grants Committee, formerly known as Research & Sponsored Programs Committee: Eight elected faculty members from each college for a 3-year term. (EM 14-012)

International Programs (Academic Council): One faculty member selected by the chair of the Academic Senate upon consultation with the Provost and the Director of International Studies. The Academic Council on International Programs (ACIP) was created to promote CSU campus participation in the development of policy concerning International Programs and to ensure regular communication between campuses and the Office of International Programs (OIP).

Library Advisory Committee: Library Director (or designee), one librarian & two Academic Senators serve two year terms; one staff, one undergrad student & one graduate student serve one year terms in accordance with EM 01-18

Public Safety Advisory Committee: Two faculty members, 2 year appt. Promotes the cause of safety throughout the university and to increase awareness of safety conditions and programs among all members of the university community. (EM 05-07)

Student Health Advisory Council, (Associated Students): One faculty, one year term. This diverse council consisting of students, faculty, and staff and serves as the liaison between the campus community and Student Health Service.

Study Abroad Committee: Three faculty, 3-year term, renewable. Assists the dean in managing and overseeing the growing interest in study abroad programs at CSU, Chico. (EM 09-11)

Sustainability Affairs Council, (Associated Students): One faculty, 1-year term, renewable. Council is to act as an advocate for the general health of the Earth's physical and biological environment, and to raise and address specific issues associated with the environment.

University Budget Committee:  The charge to the Committee is to meet regularly to review the relationship of academic programs and campus budget; to provide timely participation by faculty and students in budget processes; to propose broad strategies for adjusting the academic programs and budget to one another; and to review the effects of their implementation before adoption by the University. (EM 05-17)

University Diversity Council : Senate Chair (or faculty designee), 1 year term. The University Diversity Council (UDC) was established in fall 2014 in order to advance the priorities outlined in the Chico State 2011-2016 Diversity Action Plan. 

University Student Evaluation Of Teaching Committee: One faculty representative from each instructional college appointed by their College Dean, 2-year staggered terms. This committee provides a systematic framework in which the University evaluates learning and teaching through one aspect of evaluation known as Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET). SET will serve as one component of the University’s strategy for improved student learning and should be combined with additional assessment methods, such as peer observations and teaching portfolios. (EM 15-010)

University Technology Advisory Committee (UTAC) : One faculty member appointed by the Academic Senate Executive Committee. One-year term.  The University Technology Advisory Committee (UTAC) is a standing committee that reports to the Chief Information Officer and provides a forum for broad-based advice and assistance in implementing Chico's Information Technology Strategic Plan. The committee reviews project plans and assists in setting implementation priorities. The UTAC will make technology and policy recommendations to the CIO. The CIO, the UTAC chair, or UTAC by majority vote, will bring recommendations to the executive technology committee. UTAC will make technology and policy recommendations to the CIO who is primarily responsible for bringing these recommendations to the executive technology committee and/or the cabinet.  (EM 06-84)

University Writing Committee: The Provost and Academic Senate Executive Committee jointly appoint one faculty member from each college to three-year staggered terms in accordance with EM 17-009

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