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University Senate Committees

2016 - 2017


SDSU University Senate is the university’s delegate assembly where faculty, administration, staff and students create policies that govern the campus community. They offer a range of committees to get current SDSU students involved. Get your voice heard. Fill out an online volunteer application today!
Academic Policy and Planning Committee
Academic Policy and Planning Committee
The Academic Policy and Planning (AP&P) Committee reviews important issues such as new and changing academic policies, standards, and conducts. AP&P reviews concerns pertaining to faculty-student relations and other critical matters students should have a voice in.

2nd Tuesdays of each month following Senate
2pm-4pm

Academic Resources and Planning Committee
Academic Resources and Planning Committee
Academic Resources and Planning reviews the allocation of resources, primarily in regards to funding. This committee acts as the decision making body for all issues pertaining to, but not limited to, budgets, allocations of facilities and positions, and apportionments of special funds.

Every other Tuesday
2pm - 4pm
  AD-225

Bookstore Advisory Committee
Bookstore Advisory Committee
The Bookstore Advisory Committee assists in facilitating the relationship between faculty and the SDSU Bookstore by reviewing campus store policies, textbook requisitions, sales data, and custom course packets. The committee reviews specific problems and complaints that are brought to its attention in writing.

April 18
12pm - 1:30pm

Campus Development Committee
Campus Development Committee
The Campus Development Committee represents students in all deliberations and decisions regarding major aspects of campus construction and development. This committee reviews the Campus Master Plan and Five-Year Capital Outlay Program and proposes changes regarding campus development.

CHAIR:


2nd Tuesday of each month
9:30am - 10:30am
  AD-130

Constitutions and Bylaws Committee
Constitutions and Bylaws Committee
The Constitution and Bylaws Committee reviews and recommends changes to the University Senate's Constitution and Bylaws. The committee maintains the Faculty Handbook, reviews the make-up and procedures of the committees of the University Senate, and proposes changes as necessary.

Tuesdays Day of Senate Executive Committee
12pm - 2pm
  TBD

Diversity, Equity, and Outreach Committee
Diversity, Equity, and Outreach Committee
This committee shall review University-wide programs for the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students and shall advise the administration regarding prohibited discrimination, equal opportunity, outreach, and related matters.

TBD
12pm - 1:30pm

Environment and Safety Committee
Environment and Safety Committee
The Environment and Safety Committee represents students on important matters relating to safety, health, and learning conditions in the campus environment. This committee explores matters that detrimentally impact the campus environment and learning conditions.

TBD
9am - 10:30am
  TBD

Faculty Honors and Awards Committee
Faculty Honors and Awards Committee
The Faculty Honors and Awards Committee nominates campus faculty for honors and awards such as the Alumni Award for Outstanding Faculty Contribution to SDSU.

Meets by email as necessary

Freedom of Expression Committee
Freedom of Expression Committee
The Freedom of Expression Committee provides advice regarding the regulation and management of campus activities and receives, evaluates, and advises the University President on complaints regarding freedom of expression activities.

CHAIR:

TBD


Meets by email as necessary

General Education Curriculum Subcommittee
General Education Curriculum Subcommittee
The General Education Committee coordinates and reviews general education policies and courses. The committee also evaluates proposed new courses.

Monthly Mondays
8:30 - 10:30am

Graduate Council
Graduate Council
The Graduate Council has University-wide jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to graduate students and their programs, including policy, research, and scholarships. Students on this committee must be classified graduate students in good academic standing.

TBD

Instructional and Information Technology Committee
Instructional and Information Technology Committee
This committee develops and/or implements a long-range master plan for media resources and initiates recommendations for policy changes in instructional development and media systems at the campus and system levels. The committee also reviews annual reports and budgets.

First Friday of each month (varies)
TBD
  FIT Center AH 1109

International Programs Council
International Programs Council
The International Programs Council evaluates and recommends improvements to enhance the University's international studies policies. This committee reports on funding programs and researches opportunities for external support of the University's international activities. This committee requires one undergraduate student and one graduate student. Both must have experience with studying in a foreign country.

CHAIR:

TBD


TBD

Liberal Studies Committee
Liberal Studies Committee
This committee consults with the College Deans and other senate committees to develop policy, programs, and curricular proposals concerning the Liberal Studies department. The student on this committee must be a Liberal Studies.

TBD

Staff Affairs Committee
Staff Affairs Committee
The Staff Affairs Committee shall ensure the participation of staff on University Senate Committees and shall advise on any staff matters related to the University Senate.

CHAIR:

Lisa Thrun


2nd Monday of each month
12pm - 1pm
  TBD

Student Affairs Committee
Student Affairs Committee
Students on this committee shall review items of a mutual interest to faculty and students and shall make recommendations to Student Affairs and/or Academic Affairs. Students on this committee will also promote, advise, and make recommendations on financial aid programs.

CHAIR:

TBD


TBD

Student Grievance Committee
Student Grievance Committee
The Student Grievance Committee reviews and seeks solutions to student problems and grievances with individual members of the faculty, administration, or staff. This committee makes disciplinary recommendations as necessary.

Every other Thursday
2pm
  SSW 1608, Lipinsky Hospitality Suite

Student Learning Outcomes Committee
Student Learning Outcomes Committee
This committee provides oversight for student learning assessment, evaluates Student Learning Outcome assessment plans for General Education courses and for all degrees (including programs that are accredited by external agencies), and proposes changes in policy related to Student Learning Outcomes.

CHAIR:

Stephen Schellenberg


TBD

Sustainability Committee
Sustainability Committee
This committee studies sustainability issues related to the campus and makes recommendations to improve sustainable practices.

CHAIR:

CHAIR:

Jessica Barlow


TBD

Undergraduate Council
Undergraduate Council
The Undergraduate Council advises and makes recommendations to the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Studies regarding policy in undergraduate programs and supervises specific wide undergraduate programs.

TBD

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
This committee represents students in all matters pertaining to the understanding of curriculum and expresses the student's voices concerning change. This committee also reports formulated recommendations to the faculty in relevant curriculum matters.

Every Thursday
12pm - 2pm
  ED154E, Conference Rm, Dean's Office