The standing and ad hoc committees of the Faculty Senate are established per the Bylaws. For other university committees, visit the Committees by Topic page.
The Committee on Academic Affairs shall be empowered to receive or initiate, study, and formulate any proposal dealing with the status and welfare of the faculty or with any matter affecting the teaching, research, and publication responsibilities of the faculty.
Co-chairs: Ken Cole, John Liberatore
The Committee on Administrative Affairs shall be empowered to receive or initiate, study, and formulate any proposal dealing with administrative matters which are pertinent to the faculty's participation in the governance of the University, or with the relation between faculty and administrative officers of the University. The Committee is also concerned with the ways and means of keeping the Senate in effective communication with the Board of Trustees, the President of the University, the Vice Presidents, the Provost and all University committees described in Article IV-3 of the Academic Articles of the Faculty Handbook.
Chair: Amy Stark
Benefits, Budget, and Infrastructurestanding
The Committee on Benefits, Budget, and Infrastructure shall be empowered to receive, initiate, study and formulate any proposals dealing with benefits accruing to and/or affecting the teaching, research, life and affairs of the faculty. The Committee shall also be concerned with the ways and means of keeping the Senate in effective communication with the Department of Human Resources and the Office of Business Affairs of the University.
Chair: Paul McGinn
The Committee on Student Affairs shall be empowered to receive or initiate, study, and formulate any proposal dealing with student concerns, life and affairs as these are relevant to the educational process.
Chair: Molly Walsh
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ad hoc
The Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion explores ways to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of the university community. The committee's work includes reviewing university policies and practices, especially as it relates to the recruitment, retention and promotion of faculty, as well as training and other resources which might contribute to helping faculty and students from diverse backgrounds and identities more fully and fairly participate in life and leadership at the university.
Chair: Shauna Williams