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Campus Committees and Representatives

This page is intended to serve as a resource for staff to know what committees are on campus and who their representatives are. This page provides a brief description of the role of each committee on campus. Below you will find a link to each campus committee's page to assist you in reaching your representative. We have included committees that may not have staff represenation, but may be relevant to your issue/concern. If you have a concern or issue please take the time to voice it to the appropriate committee. Staff input is necessary to have a functioning campus! For more information, please see the Unversity Senate Committee Directory.

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University Senate Standing Committees

Senate Executive Committee (SenEx)This entity serves as the primary governing body for campus. It performs the administrative functions of the University Senate.
Academic Policies Committee (APC)Develops and maintains the academic policies of Humboldt State University.  Receives requests and agenda items from the Integrated Curriculum Committee (ICC), the University Senate, APC members and other university community members; works with the ICC to prioritize items; vets changes and proposals through the ICC with recommendations forwarded to the Senate
Appointments and Elections Committee (AEC)Oversees the appointments and elections for the University Senate, General Faculty, Senate Standing Committees, Faculty positions on University committees and other duties as outlined in the Senate Bylaws, Section 11.5.
Constitution and Bylaws Committee (CBC)The Committee shall review periodically the Constitution and Bylaws of the Senate and related university policies with regard to shared governance and committee work, and it shall recommend to the Senate such changes as may be desirable. It shall report to the Senate its recommendations with respect to any proposed amendments to the Constitution or Bylaws that have been submitted in writing, signed by the originator(s), and referred to the Committee by the Senate or by the Senate Executive Committee. ii. Questions concerning interpretations of the text of a Senate-approved document shall be referred to the Committee. Interpretations by the Committee shall be reported in writing to the Senate and shall be considered binding unless reversed or altered by action of the Senate. iii. The Committee shall consider each year, as may be necessary, revision of the list of Standing and Ad hoc committees and of the membership and functions of each committee.
Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC)In conformance with the Unit 3 Collective Bargaining Memorandum of the Understanding (MOU), the Committee shall consider matters that involve particularly the individual or collective relationship of faculty to the university … This committee parallels a like standing committee of the Academic Senate of the California State University. …
Integrated Curriculum Committee (ICC) 
University Policies Committee (UPC)The Committee is charged with reviewing the existing policy processes on campus and recommending to the Senate for its approval a policy process that address the campus need for a transparent, efficient, and clear policy process rooted in principles of shared governance.
University Resources and Planning Committee (URPC)The Committee shall make recommendations to the Senate and, within the policy guidelines established by the Senate, advise the President and appropriate administrative officers concerning the allocation of university resources and general budget policy. ii. The Committee shall act as the deliberative body of the Senate on issues pertaining to university budgets, long term capital planning, and allocation of special funds. iii. The Committee shall question, review, and evaluate resource allocations based on current fiscal priorities and strategies in support of the University vision and Strategic Plan and evaluate consistency of resource allocations (both budgeted and un-budgeted funds including enrollment growth funds) with that vision and plan. iv. The Committee shall review and make recommendations concerning new budget allocations (augmentations and reductions), cross-divisional budget allocations and allocations to special funds, and advise administrators on the use of those funds. It is not the role of this committee to interfere with internal division processes, but rather to review and evaluate the consistency of resource allocations with agreed upon budget priorities and the University’s vision and strategic plan. The function shall not be construed as to in anyway imply an HSU Faculty Handbook Appendix F, Part 2 University Senate Bylaws & Rules of Procedure 14 Last Revised: March 2013 authority with regard to specific personnel decisions, and at all times is constrained by contractual agreements of the University. v. The Committee shall receive quarterly budget reports to review how budgeted and unbudgeted funds are spent relative to agreed budget categories and priorities, and make relevant recommendations. vi. The Committee shall review reports on budget and expenditure outcomes and impacts; it shall receive, review and advise on annual reports from division leaders concerning achievements relative to projected goals and objectives. vii. The Committee shall serve as the consultative body on long term fiscal planning, reviewing patterns of previous expenditures and proposing changes as they may affect student success consistent with the University mission, and making general policy recommendations regarding present and future resource decisions including consultation on the development of proposals for nontraditional funding.

Campus Committees

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention CommitteeDevelop a plan for comprehensive education, prevention, and intervention programming concerning alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, including assessing community substance use and abuse and developing appropriate education and social norming strategies.  The committee reviews and develops recommendations for campus policies and procedures related to alcohol, tobacco and drug use issues for students, staff and faculty.  The committee submits a report at the end of each spring term to the Vice President for Student Affairs and to the President.  (Executive Memorandum P01-3)
Center for Community Based LearningThe Committee advises and provides direction to the Coordinator of Service Learning/Experiential Education through the formulation of policies, procedures, and strategic planning for the University's Service Learning and Experiential Education Initiative. (See Executive Memorandum P02-02) [Revised August 2012]
Committee on Faculty RTP Criteria and StandardsTo provide a mechanism for approval of department/unit criteria and standards and to provide a mechanism for the revision of existing approved standards. To ensure department/unit criteria and standards are in alignment with university standards and criteria as specified in Appendix J and that criteria and standards are not overly complex or prone to misinterpretation.  (Senate Resolution #37-11/12-FAC and Senate Resolution #01-13/14-FAC)
Disability, Access and Compliance CommitteeTo assist in the evaluation of current campus policies and procedures relating to students with disabilities; develop prioritized plans relating to programs and services for students with disabilities; review barrier removal priorities as specified in the State University Administrators Manual (SUAM); and to develop timelines.  (See Executive Memorandum P03-07)
Faculty Awards CommitteeThe committee is appointed to select the nominees for the following HSU awards:  Excellence in Teaching, Scholar of the Year, Outstanding Service Award, and Outstanding Professor.  The committee reports to the Academic Senate its nominations during the Senate’s first March meeting of the academic year in which the awards are to be presented.  Upon receiving the nominations of the Faculty Awards Committee, the Academic Senate ratifies the awards by a vote of 2/3 of those present, and forwards its recommendation to the President for conferral.  On behalf of the University, the President confers awards honored in a ceremony open to the public.  Recipients of the awards will have the opportunity to present a public lecture or performance, and the awards carry stipends from the Humboldt State University Foundation and the Division of Academic Affairs.  (Committee description revised by Academic Senate Resolution #16-08/09-FA (Revised))
GEAR Curriculum and Assessment CommitteeProvide ongoing review and improvement of GEAR learning outcomes in conjunction with GEAR faculty; provide guidance and coordinator for the GEAR assessment of those outcomes; collate and interpret aggregate GEAR assessment data and report results to the ICC; provide recommendations for GEAR curricular and instructional changes based on assessment results (see ICC Constitution).
General FacultyThe purpose of the General Faculty [organization] is to assure that the collective knowledge, experience, and judgment possessed by the members shall be as fully utilized as possible in providing students with educational opportunities, in developing university policies and procedures, and in fostering a spirit of unity and cooperation among its members" (Constitution of the General Faculty of HSU, Section 1.2).
Instruction Related Activities Committee (IRA)Advise the President regarding both level of fee and allocation of fee revenue. Additionally, this committee reviews the intercollegiate athletics budget proposal from the Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee prior to its submission to the President. The committee shall work within the confines of the Chancellor's Executive Order relating to instructionally related activities fee and BA letters of instruction coming from the Chancellor's Office.
Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee (IAAC)Serve as a forum for the President and Athletic Director to seek advice and refine ideas and develop or revised policies of the Athletic Department on such subjects as equity compliance, annual budget and the direction and balance of sports that constitute the program.  The IAAC has the authority to review all proposed athletic policies and budgets and to make recommendations to the President and Athletic Director.  The committee will also review the Athletics Grant-in-Aid and Compliance Handbooks and update them as needed.   [revised by IAAC, AY 10/11)
International Advisory Committee Provides advisory support for, and promotes programs and initiatives that foster international educational opportunities for the campus community, including (1) maintenance of the HSU International Center, (2) recruitment of international students and faculty, (3) the establishment and maintenance of faculty-led international programs, international student and faculty exchanges and international bilateral programs, and (4) the development of on-campus educational opportunities related to international education.  Advises the campus community regarding international programs and international educational opportunities.  Subcommittees are the International Education Week Committee, the International Programs Review Committee, and the International Admissions Advisory Committee. The Director of the HSU International Center (a committee member) reports committee business to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.   [Revised by Committee, Spring 2011] 
International Programs Screening CommitteeReview applications, interview applicants, and submit recommendations to the Chancellor’s Office.
International Programs, Academic Council On (ACIP)Advisory board to the Chancellor. The ACIP assists the Office of International Programs (OIP) in the development of policies and procedures relating to international educational activities within OIP's assigned areas of responsibility. The ACIP ensures on‑going communication and consultation between the campuses of the CSU and OIP.
Parking and Transportation CommitteeThe Committee serves as a forum for parking and transportation issues. The Committee receives input, evaluates parking and transportation strategies, develops and recommends policies and procedures for adoption, makes other recommendations for action to the President, and implements strategies as directed by the President.
Planning Committee for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (PCRSC)Reviews and selects proposals/applications submitted by faculty and students for various research related competitions on campus. This committee is primarily responsible for reviewing and awarding applications for three main awards:  Research Scholarship Creative Activity Awards (RSCA),  CSU Student Research Competition, and McCrone Graduate Student Fellowship & Faculty Scholars Award.  Performs other duties when above listed funds are not available or alternative funds are allocated for disbursement. *Please note, faculty elected to this committee are not eligible to submit applications (during their two year term) for competitions which they are responsible for reviewing.
Professional Leave CommitteeThe committee reviews sabbatical leave applications and considers questions related to the quality of the proposed sabbatical project.  In this context, quality is defined as the potential of the sabbatical project to benefit the CSU or the profession through activities which include, but are not limited to, research, scholarly and creative activity, instructional improvement and faculty retraining.  Quality also includes the thoroughness, specificity and clarity of the proposal in responding to application criteria.  It is intended that the committee serve as an advocate in facilitating the professional development of HSU faculty, and will therefore conduct its evaluative review and make its recommendations in the spirit of collegial support and with respect for differences among disciplines.  The committee shall forward all proposals to the appropriate administrator.  These proposals shall be identified as highly recommended, recommended, or not recommended. The committee also conducts a continuing study of leave policy and recommends appropriate changes to the Academic Senate.  All application materials, supporting documents, sabbatical leave policy studies and/or proposed changes to the committee functions or activities shall be consistent with this charge.  (CBA 27)
Sponsored Programs Foundation BoardThe SPF Board of Directors govern the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, a non-profit corporation formed to advance the welfare of HSU through the development, encouragement, and management of sponsored programs and other special campus programs and their related trusts. The HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation administers virtually all externally-funded grants and contracts and submits proposals to external funding agencies on behalf of Humboldt State University. The board meets quarterly to provide financial oversight and programmatic direction to SPF management.
Student Fee Advisory CommitteeAdvise the President regarding the establishment and adjustment of all campus mandatory, user and penalty fees in accordance with the provisions of the Chancellor's Executive Order 740.   (See Executive Memorandum P01-5)
Student Grievance CommitteeDeals with grievances regarding academic issues and other issues not related to discrimination or misconduct.  (See UML 00-01)
University Center BoardFormulate and administer the policies for the development, financing, and operation of the University Center subject to the final approval of the University President. The Board shall see that net earnings will be used for the benefit of the students of HSU.
University Faculty Personnel Committee (UFPC)The function of the University Faculty Personnel Committee (UFPC) is to "review recommendations and Working Personnel Action Files (WPAFs) received from lower level peer review committees and make final recommendations regarding Retention, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) to the President" (Appendix J, Section VII.D.1.). The UFPC also reviews files and makes recommendations for Range Elevation for Unit 3 Temporary Faculty Employees (Appendix K). UFPC recommendations are based on criteria found in Appendix J of the HSU Faculty Handbook and the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
University Sports Facilities Scheduling Advisory GroupThe Advisory Group's charge is to oversee administration of usage and scheduling policies for the University's sports facilities so as to ensure University programs and sponsored events are properly accommodated. This charge is accomplished through development and recommendation of facility use criteria, policies and procedures as well as approval of the usage schedule where conflicts are known to exist. pecifically, the Group will oversee usage associated with the following facilities: Redwood Bowl; Upper Playing Field; Campus Events Field; College Creek Soccer Field; Student Recreation Center; Fieldhouse; Recreation & Wellness Center; Forbes Gymnasium; Kinesiology and Athletics Building.