Summary: Committee Responsibilities
After the 2003-04 Ten-Year Review Department Committees were vested
with additional responsibility and authority for routine decisions (decisions
that do not require a faculty vote) and for vetting and recommending a
course of action to the full faculty for its consideration and vote. The
purpose of this change was to alleviate some administrative burden on the
faculty as a whole. The faculty agreed that the hard work and
recommendations of committees would be trusted, respected, and seriously
The Department's Executive Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Chair and
plays an important role in setting and reviewing department policies and procedures.
The Executive Committee:
· reviews requests for travel funding, research funding, visiting scholars, and
special requests for financial resources.
· is consulted on matters of faculty retention and competitive offers.
· oversees the work of other Department committees.
· is responsible for the annual review of adjunct/affiliate faculty appointments and
makes a recommendation for reappointment action (renewal or non-renewal) at
the Department's November faculty meeting.