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Diane Whitney, J.D.

Physical Address:
Administration Building
Room 325
Moscow, ID 83844-3152

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 3152 Moscow, ID 83844-3152

Phone: 208-885-6151

Email: uofi-policy@uidaho.edu

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University Committees

Purpose of Committees

The effective operation of faculty governance at the University of Idaho depends on the willingness of faculty and staff members to take an active role in university-level committees.  

Memberships for most committees begin in the fall when the academic year officially starts. The Committee Directory in FSH 1640 contains the statements of the function and structure of each university-level standing committee. The names of persons appointed to serve on each committee are published at the beginning of each academic year by the Committee on Committees, and copies of this publication are available from the Office of the Faculty Secretary. The current year and prior year memberships are available under the committee heading below.

Roles of Chairs and Members

Information about the function, structure, membership and regulations governing committees, as well as guidelines for committee chairs, were developed by the Committee on Committees as suggestions for the effective handling of committee business and clarification of certain minimal requirements of these committees. This information in detail can be found in FSH 1620. You may also view the PowerPoint presentation from the August 2019 orientation session for information as well.

University Committees

Function: To act on requests for redress of academic grievances and to decide appeals from decisions made by college authorities.

Membership

Function: To act on petitions for exceptions to the academic requirements and regulations printed in part 3 of the General Catalog and to the requirements of the SBOE core printed in part 2. APC is the body with original jurisdiction over such petitions.

Membership

Function: The AdHB, acting for the Faculty Senate, hears and decides: a. Appeals by students and employees from administrative decisions in such matters as residence status for tuition purposes, granting of student financial aid, and assessment of fees or charges (except in connection with parking regulations). b. Disputes involving interpretation and application of policies concerning such matters as student records.

Membership

Function: To act on applications for admission to U of I in the cases of undergraduate applicants who do not meet minimum requirements for admission but who request a review (the applicant must submit additional material that reflects real promise of success in a college-level curriculum). The Admissions Committee also hears appeals from disenrollment when that disenrollment is the result of the presentation of incomplete or false information on initial application as an undergraduate at U of I. Decisions of this committee may be appealed as stated in 2500. (Similar applications for admission to the College of Graduate Studies are acted on by the Graduate Council, and its decisions may be appealed as stated in 2500; those for admission to the College of Law are acted on by that college’s Committee on Admissions, and its decisions may be appealed, in order, to the full faculty of the college and, when they consent to hear the appeal, to the president of the university and the regents.)

Membership

Function: To advise the Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Investigations on all matters relating to disability, including universal access and design of university facilities, websites, and programming; accommodation of students, faculty and staff with disabilities; full compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act as amended, Idaho Human Rights Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1974, and Fair Housing Act; and to discharge such other functions as may be assigned by the Faculty Senate or by the president or the president’s designee.

Membership

Function: To advise the university administration regarding the management of the university arts, including, but not limited to: acquisition, deaccession, maintenance, and display of works of visual and performing art at the University of Idaho.

Membership

Function: To outline and execute a continuing program to achieve the objectives of the foundation established at UI in memory of United States Senator William E. Borah. In accordance with those objectives, the Borah Foundation Committee will sponsor programs and projects focusing on understanding the causes of war and the conditions that contribute to peace.

Membership

Function: To advise the Faculty Senate, Space Advisory Council and the president concerning campus planning.

Membership

Function: To hear, on referral from the vice president for finance and administration, appeals from decisions of Human Resources (HR) regarding position classifications; to make recommendations to the vice president as to disposition of such appeals; and to advise the vice president on problems and procedures concerning position classification.

Membership

Function: To recommend policies applicable to the annual commencement exercises, to provide the president with a list of recommended speakers for the general ceremony, to consider and communicate the concerns of faculty members and colleges with regard to the entire commencement proceedings, and to provide advice to the registrar or president on any other business that pertains to the academic aspects of commencement.

Membership

Function: To appoint members to and fill vacancies on all university-level faculty standing committees, subject to confirmation by the Faculty Senate. To ensure full membership when committees begin meeting each fall, authority is given to the Faculty Secretary, Faculty Senate Chair and Vice Chair (aka Committee on Committees Chair) to fill vacancies as they arise over the summer and early fall semester, subject to confirmation by the Committee on Committees and Faculty Senate.

Membership

Function: This committee will conduct a hearing at the request of a faculty member who has been terminated to determine whether their termination was properly based on the grounds stated

Membership

Function: To conduct a continuing study of salaries, professional problems, welfare, retirement options and benefits (including 403b plans), and working conditions of faculty members.

Membership

Function: This board will conduct a hearing at the request of a faculty member who wishes to appeal an institutional decision under FSH 3840 A. In each case referred to it, the board will review all documentary evidence submitted by the parties prior to the hearing and all evidence submitted by the parties at the hearing. The board may require the parties to submit evidence deemed relevant by the board. The board will make recommendations to the president (see FSH 3840 for further details).

Membership

Function: Subject to the authority of the president and the general supervision and ultimate authority of the regents, the university faculty accepts its responsibilities for the immediate government of the university.

Membership

Function: Content needed

Membership

Function: To recommend policies for the University Honors Program, including admission requirements.

Membership

Function: To advise and recommend university policies regarding the planning, implementation, and maintenance of information technology in the areas of teaching, research, outreach, and management.

Membership

Function: To consider, investigate, and make recommendations toward resolution of disputes concerning (1) ownership of maskworks and copyrightable and patentable materials, and (2) allegations of unauthorized use of copyright infringement of UI sponsored materials.

Membership

Function: To recommend policies and procedures concerning the needs, functions, and objectives of the University Library.

Membership

Function: To be concerned with the academic integrity of the Officer Education Program (OEP).

Membership

Function: To hear and decide appeals concerning matters involving parking and to review and advise the university administration on campus parking conditions, policy, and regulations. Decisions of this committee regarding parking violations may be appealed to the assistant vice president for facilities.

Membership

Function: To be responsible to the vice president for finance and administration for all aspects of UI’s radiation-safety program and consult with individual investigators concerning radiation safety procedures. The Radiation Safety Committee is responsible for all matters pertaining to the formation, administration and operation of a comprehensive radiation safety program. The Radiation Safety Committee reviews new applications and renewal applications to use radioactive materials, conducts audits and reviews of the radiation safety program, determines appropriate levels of radiation safety training and testing, maintains records of committee proceedings and actions, develops radiation safety manuals and safety practices, and ensures compliance with all applicable rules and regulations.

Membership

Function: To review applications for sabbatical leave, to make recommendations to the Faculty Senate for approval and referral to the president, to review the reports of those returning from sabbatical leave, and to evaluate annually the results of the program.

Membership

Function: The responsibilities and purposes of the committee are as follows: a. to promote policies and programs that will provide a safe and healthy working and living environment for university students, employees, and members of the public, and that will protect public property from injury or damage; b. to promote the principles and associated benefits of an effective Safety and Loss-Control Policy; c. to endorse and systematically promote university employee safety training; d. to encourage the campus community to identify, correct, and report potential hazards and/or unsafe work practices; e. to monitor and review University of Idaho accident and loss summarized reports and statistics; and; f. to report annually to Faculty Senate and the President's Executive Council on campus-wide safety initiatives and program development.

Membership

Function: An inquiry board (FSH 3230 E-3) formed from the members of this committee is charged with making a preliminary evaluation of the evidence and testimony of the respondent, complainant, and key witnesses to determine whether there is sufficient evidence of possible scientific misconduct to warrant an investigation. The purpose is not to determine whether scientific misconduct definitely occurred or who was responsible.

Membership

Function: To advise the president, provost and the vice president for finance and administration on matters pertaining to staff compensation. The USCC will periodically review policy matters regarding annual change in employee compensation (CEC) allocations and annual market-based adjustment to staff salary based on College and University Professional Association (CUPA) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Membership

Function: Staff Council advocates for staff by working with university administration in the development and/or revision of university policies, employment benefits and other matters where staff are directly affected. See FSH 1800 for a list of specific duties.

Membership

Function: UI's process for reviewing alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct (FSH 2300) is set forth in FSH 2400. The SCB is the reviewing body involved in the conduct process set out in FSH 2400 D., E. and F.

Membership

Function: To recommend policies and procedures for the administration of all student financial aids under UI’s jurisdiction, i.e., scholarships, grants-in-aid, loans, work-study programs, and educational opportunity grants.

Membership

Function: This committee will serve in an advisory capacity to the Vice Provost of Academic Initiatives.

Membership

Function: Ubuntu will promote the values of respect, understanding, and fairness within our diverse university experience; review university policies and programs affecting under-represented and/or under-served students, staff, and faculty in consultation with appropriate representatives as necessary across campus; recommend changes and additions in university policies and programs that enhance student/staff/faculty success and advancement.

Membership

Function: To advise the president, provost and the vice president for finance on matters pertaining to operating and capital budgets. The Committee will periodically review policy matters regarding the use of state appropriated funds, university expenditures (e.g., salaries, benefits, operating costs, capital outlays, etc.), operating and strategic reserves, long and short term capital plans, and deferred maintenance plans.

Membership

Function: University Committee for General Education serves as the curriculum body for general education by soliciting and approving proposals and courses to be included in the University’s general education and general education courses eligible for transfer to other state institutions (SBOE general education matriculation “GEM” courses). The UCGE committee also engages in program review and makes recommendations for the continuous refinement of general education in conjunction with the Director of General Education and the Assistant Director of Institutional Research and Assessment (see General Education Assessment Committee, FSH 1640.90). Recommendations for change will be forwarded to UCC, Faculty Senate, and the university faculty.

Membership

Function: To act on catalog changes involving the curriculum, including changes in the general requirements and academic procedures, and to coordinate curricular matters among UI’s major academic divisions.

Membership

Function: To plan and coordinate the fund-raising activities of the university and its units.

Membership

Function: To coordinate the orderly conduct of General Faculty Meetings at multiple sites across the state.

Membership

Function: The USCC is charged with ensuring the University’s compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), and planning and facilitating activities that support a safe and secure living, learning and working experience. USCC will focus on accurate disclosure (reporting of Clery crime statistics) and implementation of best practices regarding safety policies and procedures. The USCC will conduct an annual review of all reportable crimes prior to submitting crime statistics to the U.S. Department of Education. The committee will also perform a thorough review of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFR) prior to its publication.

Membership

Diane Whitney, J.D.

Physical Address:
Administration Building
Room 325
Moscow, ID 83844-3152

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 3152 Moscow, ID 83844-3152

Phone: 208-885-6151

Email: uofi-policy@uidaho.edu

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