Senate Committees

The Faculty Senate Standing Committees are permanent committees established by the Constitution and defined in the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate. There are currently four (4) Faculty Senate Standing Committees. These committees generally focus on policy and make recommendations to the Faculty Senate. 

At times, ad hoc committees of the Faculty Senate may be created to explore, define, and/or address issues of concern to the faculty. Committee members will be appointed by the Vice Chair of the Faculty after consultation with the Faculty Senate Executive Committee.

Faculty Senate Standing Committees

  • The Academic Personnel Policy Committee receives reports and considers and forwards action items to the Faculty Senate relating to academic personnel policies (e.g., promotion and tenure/continuing status, policy and procedures, statistical report on decisions from the previous year, sabbatical...

  • The Research Policy Committee considers matters and forwards action items to the Faculty Senate relating to secrecy, research, conflict of interest, data retention, intellectual property, research ethics, research parks, interaction with industry, patent policy, Arizona Research Laboratory,...

  • This committee shall establish the agenda for each meeting of the Faculty Senate and shall receive reports from the officers, the chairs of the Senate standing committees, Undergraduate Council (UGC), Graduate Council (GC) and the Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC).

  • The Student Affairs Policy committee considers matters and forwards action items to the Faculty Senate relating to the health, safety, and welfare of the student body, including financial aid, the Student Code of Conduct, Code of Academic Integrity, admission registration, residency...