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Faculty Committee Appointments

The Student Government Association is responsible for appointing students to standing faculty committees on campus each year. These committees are an integral in setting direction and instituting University policies and activities. Each May, the Student Government Association accepts applications for members of the student body who desire to be appointment to one of the thirteen faculty committees who have student members. The student representation provides insight to the committees in helping them make decisions that are most beneficial to the student body.

Listed below are descriptions of the faculty committees:

Academic Technology Advisory Committee

Serves to resolve problems and ideas concerning information services operations and resources. Makes recommendations for information services and resource improvements to advance University teaching, learning, operating, administrative outcomes. Provides guidance in the planning and development of the University's Technology Master Plan.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Number of Student Appointees: One
Requirements & Misc. Information: Requires participation in web-based outside discussions

Campus & Community Committee

Responsible for recruiting, promoting and increasing participation in the annual Day of Remembrance.
Meeting Frequency: 5 times, Fall only
Number of Student Appointees: Two

Campus Safety and Student Life Committee

Charged with identifying, reefing and proposing new polices or initiatives related to campus safety and security, which includes highlighting needs and shortfalls, as well as discussing and drafting proposals for campus safety improvements, modernization, and acquisition. This committee is also charged with proposing polices concerning student activities and extracurricular activities on campus. Specifically, the committee serves as the approving body for all new student clubs and/or organizations.
Meeting Frequency: 3-4 times per semester
Number of Student Appointees: Two

Crisis Management Committee

Responsible for assisting members of the Senior Leadership Team during the event of a campus wide crisis. Also, responsible for the set up and leadership of various stations (e.g. lost & found, special requests, housing team, etc.) following a crisis or emergency
Meeting Frequency: Once per semester, then as needed if a crisis occurs
Number of Student Appointees: Five
Requirements & Misc. Information: Must be dependable, willing to work long hours following a crisis. Able to function with little direction.

Educator Preparation Program Council

Responsible for setting teacher education goals, establishing policies, approving new teacher education programs, fixing responsibility for program decision making, identifying and using resources, facilitating continuous development and improvement of the teacher education programs.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Number of Student Appointees: Two
Requirements & Misc. Information: Appointees should be education majors not yet involved in student teaching

Intercultural Competence Committee

The role of this committee is to facilitate and support intercultural competence across all areas of the university. The committee will work with faculty, staff and students to foster open communication and recognition of cultural issues in policies, curriculum, classroom, student activities and other areas. This committee shall serve as a resource for faculty and staff seeking input on intercultural issues they face in the performance of their duties. The committee chair may exclude the student members of the committee from any deliberations that may involve privacy concerns.
Meeting Frequency: 3-4 times per semester
Number of Student Appointees: Two

Judicial Appeals Committee

Per the university's judicial appeals process and with a philosophy of discipline that is redemptive and restorative in nature, the Judicial Appeals Committee serves as the final appellate body for the university's judicial system. The committee hears cases when students believe that previous treatment was unjust, all of the facts in the situation were not taken into consideration or the action taken was too severe for the behavior involved. The overarching goal of the committee is to encourage thought and action while promoting greater commitment to Jesus Christ and promoting healthy habits for lifelong learning.
Meeting Frequency: Infrequent, as needed
Number of Student Appointees: Two (one male, one female)
Requirements & Misc. Information: Requires objectivity and strict confidentiality

Library Committee

Advises the Director of Library Services concerning library policies, practices and purchases
Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Number of Student Appointees: Two undergrad; One grad student
Requirements & Misc. Information: Undergrad students may not be library student workers

Lyceum Committee

Responsible for planning and recommending events of cultural enrichment, arranging approved events and hosting guests.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Number of Student Appointees: Two

Residence Life

Evaluating appeals made by students requesting to live off-campus as well as providing insight and direction about decisions affecting Residence Life and Res Life policies
Meeting Frequency: 1-2 times per semester
Number of Student Appointees: Two

University Curriculum

Responsible for considering which courses should comprise the requirements of the various programs of study within the university.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Number of Student Appointees: Two
Requirements & Misc. Information: Involves considerable reading and critical thinking

If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, please complete this application. Applications should be turned in to Karen Taylor (UU Box 1806) by April 29th. Students who are appointed to serve will be notified by May 5, 2015. Please remember that most committees only request two students, so not all who apply will be appointed.

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