|Actions: ||The Committee on Committees met on May 23, 2018 and May 29, 2018 to review all of the committee volunteers and their statements. There were 91 membership openings to fill on the ten standing committees of the Senate, and the Committee on Committees received and reviewed 284 volunteer applications from the various constituencies on campus. The committee endeavored to create balanced standing committee memberships, representing a variety of Colleges/Schools, departments/units, disciplines, and gender, to the best of its ability. The committee selected faculty, staff, and student volunteers to fill the 91 open positions. The committee members used the volunteers’ top three choices from their preference form to place volunteers onto respective committees. In addition, committee members and Senate Office staff were assigned responsibilities for further recruitment efforts, as needed.|
The 2018-2019 Committee on Committees approved the final slate on June 20, 2018. Following the final placements, the Senate Office informed all of the volunteers whether they had been placed on a committee for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Senate Office staff worked with the Chair of the Committee on Committees to fill any vacancies that arose during the summer.
The Senate Chair-Elect worked with the Provost's Office to create a slate of candidates for the University Library Council. In accordance with the University Library Council Bylaws, the slate of appointees will be reviewed and approved by the Committee on Committees and the Senior Vice President and Provost.
The Senate Chair and the Director of the Senate worked with the Vice President of Research to create a slate of appointees for the University Research Council. The Research Council slate will be reviewed and approved by the Committee on Committees.
The Senate Chair and the Director of the Senate also worked with the Vice President of Information Technology (IT) and Chief Information Officer to create a slate of appointees for the University IT Council. The IT Council slate will be reviewed and approved by the Committee on Committees.
Any vacancies on committees and councils will be filled in accordance with the Bylaws.