The administrators, faculty, staff, and students of Marywood University bring to it a wealth of talent, knowledge, and expertise. The University Standing Committees structure provides an avenue by which this reservoir of human potential is applied to institutional problem solving and planning. Through membership on University Standing Committees, the entire Marywood community participates in the operation of the institution.
A University Standing Committee is established by action of the President of the University, usually with the recommendation of the Policy Committee of the University. Implied with this presidential responsibility are the following:
It is expected that each committee will articulate an attendance policy at its first meeting in the academic year.
UNLESS CONTRADICTED BY THE LANGUAGE OF A SPECIFIC COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION, THE FOLLOWING GENERAL RULES APPLY:
Eligibility for membership - Elected and appointed membership is ordinarily limited to Marywood University administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
Terms - The term for an elected or appointed member is three years, with possibility of one additional consecutive term. Eligibility is effective again after a hiatus of one year.
Staggered terms - Elected and appointed terms are staggered in the initial construction of a committee in order to provide for continuity.
Selection of members - Members are described in committee descriptions as elected, appointed, or ex officio. Although not always listed in committee descriptions,
Elections and appointments to committee membership begin in the spring of the year with a completion deadline of the opening day of the fall semester. A list of the committee's membership is sent to the President of the University at any time within that time frame.
Filling vacancies in unexpired terms -A vacancy in an unexpired term of an elected member is filled by the alternate for the position. A vacancy in an unexpired term of an appointed member is filled by a new appointment. A partial term has no bearing on eligibility of the person's own right to election or appointment.
Chair and secretary - Each committee selects its own chair, vice chair, and secretary
The chair is responsible for
The committee secretary, who is not necessarily a member of the committee, is responsible for
Effective date of membership - Committee membership is effective with the opening of the academic year each fall.
Reports - Every University Standing Committee has reporting responsibilities.
Copies of annual reports and minutes that are sent to the Secretary of the University are filed in the Archives of the institution.
University Standing Committee - a council, board, or committee that
Presidential Standing Committee - a committee that is charged by the President of the University and must report directly to the President of the University
Academic Affairs Standing Committee - a committee that is charged by the President of the University and must report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Business Affairs Standing Committee - a committee that is charged by President of the University and must report to the Vice President for Business Affairs
Student Life Standing Committee - a committee that is charged by the President of the University and must report to the Vice President for Student Life
University Advancement Standing Committee - a committee that is charged by the President of the University and must report to the Vice President for University Advancement
Contact the Secretatry of the University with questions about University Standing Committees.
10/04/02 - Revision, including title change from University-wide Committees to University Standing Committees approved by the President of the University as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University