Handbook of Operating Procedures 2-1070-PM

Standing Committees of the General Faculty-Student Services and Activities Committees

POLICY MEMORANDUM

The University of Texas at Austin

Executive Sponsor: Executive Vice President and Provost

September 12, 2012

 


 

The Handbook of Operating Procedures contains a description of the categories and general membership requirements of the standing committees of the General Faculty (see HOP 2-1040). The details of composition and membership of the standing committees categorized as student services and activities committees are given below.

 

  1. FINANCIAL AID TO STUDENTS, COMMITTEE ON (B1)

Composition. Five voting members of the General Faculty for three-year staggered terms, representing five colleges or schools; five students, including at least two who are receiving, or have received, financial aid from the Office of Student Financial Services; and two staff members for two-year staggered terms. Four of the students shall be appointed by the President from a panel of nominees submitted by Student Government; the fifth student shall be appointed by the President from a panel of nominees submitted by the Chair of the Graduate Student Assembly. In addition, every year the Chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two voting faculty members of the Faculty Council for one-year terms. Each year, the committee shall elect its own Chair and Vice Chair who shall be voting faculty members of the committee. The Director of Student Financial Services, a representative of the Dean of Students, and a representative from the Office of Graduate Studies shall serve as administrative advisers without vote. The President may appoint additional non-voting administrative advisors from the general administration areas of the University

 

Function. To initiate and review policies and procedures; to hear appeals from decisions of the Office of Student Financial Services.

  1. RECREATIONAL SPORTS COMMITTEE (B2)

Composition. Thirteen members appointed by the President, including six voting members of the General Faculty for three-year staggered terms; two members of the University staff for two-year staggered terms; two students, a male and a female, designated by the Councils of Recreational Sports; two other students, a male and a female, designated by Student Government; and one member of the University staff designated by the non-student program and appointed to serve as a member without vote for a one-year term. In addition, every year the Chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two voting faculty members of the Faculty Council for one-year terms. Each year, the committee shall elect its own Chair and Vice Chair who shall be voting faculty members of the committee. The Director of Recreational Sports shall serve as an administrative advisor without vote.

 

Function. To determine policy for the conduct of the intramural programs; to approve and authorize publication of all rules and regulations governing intramural sports; to hear appeals of decisions of the Councils of Recreational Sports; and to promulgate regulations designating the faculty and staff members and other persons who are entitled to participate in the faculty and staff competitive and recreational programs.

  1. STUDENT LIFE AND ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE (B3)

Composition. Seven members elected at large from and by the voting members of the General Faculty for three-year staggered terms. Three student members shall be appointed by the President, one each from a panel of names submitted by the Graduate Student Assembly, Student Government, and the Senate of College Councils. In addition, every year the Chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two voting faculty members of the Faculty Council for one-year terms. Each year, the committee shall elect its own Chair and Vice Chair who shall be voting faculty members of the committee. Ex officio members shall include the faculty-appointed representative to the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) with vote and the faculty athletic representative without vote.

 

Function. To look at issues concerning student life and activities from an academic perspective; to gauge whether student activities are beneficial to students' education; to review and report to the Faculty Council annually about the status of intercollegiate athletics programs.

 

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