Councils and Committees
Notice: All Bylaws, Agendas, and Minutes now reside in the University Library Archive system unless otherwise indicated in a council or committees information.
- Accessibility Committee
The Accessibility Committee's charge is to help raise aware of and eliminate barriers to accessibility on campus. This committee provides a forum for addressing barriers that impede constituents or policies that may discriminate against constituents with disabilities on the University campus. The committee would meet monthly to discuss barriers to student education and comprised of faculty, staff, and students.
- Commencement Committee
The Commencement Committee is an advisory and working committee responsible for all graduation ceremonial arrangements, including facilities, music, staging, seating, programs presentation of colors, speakers, and procession of faculty. The committee consists primarily of faculty and staff who help organize the graduation exercise. The chair of the committee reports to the President of the University.
- Committee on Committees
The Committee on Committees appoints faculty representatives to university committees, in coordination with the Provost and the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. The Committee on Committees also advises on the committee structure and the creation of new committees.
- Council for Academic Technology and Innovative Education (CATIE)
CATIE is advisory to the Assistant Vice President for Technology-Enhanced Learning (AVPTEL) in matters related to technology use in the design, development, delivery, and assessment of courses and programs. CATIE is co-chaired by the Director of Institutional Enhancement &s Innovation and the Associate Director of Academic Technology; primary responsibilities that include:
- Making recommendations and advising the processes for policy creation related to the use of technology in teaching and learning
- Making recommendations about the nature and availability of resources
- Diversity Committee
The Diversity Committee serves as an advisory body to the President and whose charge includes promoting centralized communication of access, equity and diversity initiatives. The committee also identifies and promotes related programs and activities. The committee monitors equal employment opportunities and affirmative action efforts at TAMUCT.
- Enterprise Applications Steering Committee
Charge Update Pending
- Export Control Committee
The Export Control Committee is charged to ensure appropriate rules and procedures are in place to protect against the improper release of data or information. The Export Control Committee also ensures proper rules and procedures are in place for Intellectual Property rights.
- Faculty Senate
- Parking & Transportation Committee
The Parking and Transportation Committee serves in an advisory role to the Chief of Police at TAMUCT. The committee advises on a full range of issues related to parking and transportation on campus.
- Staff Council
- Student Affairs Advisory Committee
The Student Affairs Advisory Committee allows for students to formally give input and advice in the ongoing delivery of student support and campus life programs and to serve as the Student Services Advisory Fee Committee.
The fee committee is mandated by law (Texas Education Code 54.5031). It advises the President on the type, amount, and expenditure of student services fees for the next academic year.
- University Assessment Committee
The University Assessment Committee provides leadership for the direction and support of university and academic program effectiveness, assessment and improvement. The committee is chaired by the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
The committee is charged with providing recommendations to the Associate Vice Provost of Academic Affairs relating to:
- The administration of academic and administrative program reviews and assessments
- The evaluation of the quality of assessment plans and reports
- University Council
- University Technology Advisory Council
The University Technology Advisory Committee (UTAC) is advisory to the Chief Information Officer in matters related to technology services and support at TAMUCT. Primary responsibilities include:
- Making recommendations and advising on policy creation for technology related services and support
- Making recommendations and providing feedback about the nature and availability of technology related resources university-wide
- Reviewing proposed projects and procurements that require IT resources and making recommendations regarding collaboration, prioritization and impact to the University.
UTAC is chaired by the Chief Information Officer
Office of the Provost
- Academic Advising Committee
The Academic Advising Committee evaluates and makes recommendations to the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs in areas affecting the academic advisement of students. A primary responsibility of the committee includes making recommendations that assure an effective system for improving the quality of advisement at Texas A&M University-Central Texas. The committee also facilitates a flow of information among faculty, students, administration and support services staff about University requirements and academic advisement.
The committee is chaired by the Director of Enrollment Management.
- Academic Council
The Academic Council oversees all academic and student affairs related matters. The council approves/establishes requirements for admission to, or continuance in the university, sets conduct standards for faculty and students, and defines policies and general regulations in the interest of students' welfare and the excellence of instructional offerings. All recommendations from Academic Council are sent to the President for review and approval.
- Academic Workload Committee
The Academic Workload Committee reviews proposals for workload credit for scholarship and reviews the end of semester reports on progress of the scholarship of those awarded workload credits. This committee reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.
- Behavioral Intervention Team
- Faculty Scholarship & Research Committee
The Faculty Scholarship and Research Committee is responsible for:
- The administration of funds to be allocated to individuals, faculty groups, or departments for activities or projects that enhance faculty development, and
- Oversight of the IRB, IACUC, IBC and Export Control Committees in relationship to TAMUS Policies, TAMUCT Rules and TAMUCT SAPs.
In relation to #1: The committee shall encourage and support all tenured and tenure track faculty to actively propose a scholarly agenda. The committee encourages proposals from all faculty members, including department heads, and provides up to $2,000 in funds for activities that relate to the enhancement of scholarship, research, or teaching skills. This generally means participation in academic and scholarly research conferences. The committee reviews proposals for faculty development activities and provides grants based on the merits of the proposed projects. Priority will be given to faculty members who are presenting papers and workshop or hold major leadership roles in the academic or scholarly association and its conferences. When funds allow support may be extended to individual faculty members to participate in more than one event per academic year. The committee shall conduct an initial review of funding requests early in the fall semester, with other review processes as needed through the year. Faculty who receive support are required to submit a report following the faculty development activity describing the benefits gained from the experience and may be asked to participate in a presentation. The committee reports to the President through the Associate Vice President for Research.
- Institutional Review Board (IRB) - Chair: Dr. Anitha Chennamaneni
- Export Control Committee - Chair: Dr. Jeff Kirk
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) - Chair: Dr. Laura Erlandson
- Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) - Chair: Dr. Walter Murphy
- Graduate Council
- Research Compliance
- Graduate Council
The role of the Graduate Council is to provide advice and counsel to the President of TAMUCT. The Council reviews all matters of policy relating to the graduate programs offered by the university. The Council's responsibilities include maintaining and monitoring the quality of existing graduate programs, reviewing and recommending new graduate courses and programs, serving as a liaison between the administration and the faculty, and approving membership in the graduate faculty. The role of the graduate council will also include the review, modification, and potential development of graduate studies procedures, policies, and rules.
- Library Committee
The Library Committee serves as an information link between the library and the academic departments. It considers all aspects of library services and advises the library administration and employees on maintaining and improving service. It also makes recommendations concerning changes in library policy and, if warranted, sends those recommendations through normal administrative channels for further action. The Library Committee reports to the Provost.
- Institutional Review Board
- Post Tenure Committee
The Post Tenure Review Committee has oversight of the post tenure review process and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. All faculty members serving on the committee must hold tenure.
- Scholarship Selection Committee
The Scholarship Selection Committee reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. It administers institutional scholarships except those specifically assigned to another body; assures that the students' best interests are served in rewarding academic performance; acts as mediator in terms of available scholarships; and, when necessary, interprets the wishes and intent of benefactors.
- Strategic Enrollment Management Committee
The Strategic Enrollment Management Committee (SEMC) is responsible for recommendations of procedures, evaluation, assessment, planning, and advising on strategies, goals and objectives related to enrollment management. The SEMEC's work should focus on research, analysis, marketing, recruitment, and retention. This Council is chaired by the Director of Enrollment Management. The committee reports to the Provost.
- Student Service Fee Advisory Committee
- University Curriculum Committee
The University Curriculum Committee is a working group that
- develops criteria and procedures to evaluate proposed courses and curricula in terms of their contribution to the objectives of the University and the needs of the state;
- periodically examines existing courses and curricula as to their contributions to the objectives of the University and the needs of the state and recommends indicated changes to the appropriate departments;
- studies courses and curricula in light of legislative and Coordinating Board directives concerning small classes, interdisciplinary programs, and the objectives of the institution; and
- generally is responsible for reviewing the recommendations from the school curriculum committees and for recommending courses that meet university curriculum requirements.
- Graduate curriculum matters should be sent to the chair of the University Curriculum Committee to be assigned a number and for review by the Graduate Council
- Undergraduate curriculum matters should be sent to the chair of the University Curriculum Committee to be assigned a number and for consideration by the University Curriculum Committee. Approved items are reported to the Faculty Council on Undergraduate Learning.
The Curriculum Committee has two subcommittees: The Writing Intensive Committee and the Core Committee.
- University Promotion and Tenure Committee
The University Promotion and Tenure Committee evaluates and ranks candidates for promotion and tenure at the University Level and recommends to the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs whether each candidate's tenure or promotion be approved or denied. All faculty serving on the committee must hold tenure.