2.6.1 Audit and Review Committee
The Audit and Review Committee, chaired by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs [FS 08/09 #66], is comprised of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Deans of the Colleges of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, and Education and Professional Studies; and six faculty members appointed for three-year terms by the Faculty Senate: one from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, two from the College of Arts and Sciences, one from the College of Business and Economics, and one from the College of Education and Professional Studies. Two students serve as appointed by the Student Senate for two-year terms.
The Audit and Review Committee is the evaluative body for 7-year program audit and reviews (see http://www.uwsa.edu/acss/acis/). During the Spring Semester, the department with the program being reviewed submits its self-study document, along with the external reviewer’s report, to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The report is sent to the Audit and Review Committee by March 21 The Audit and Review Committee then schedules and carries out a departmental visitation. Finally, the committee prepares a report and submits it, with recommendations, to the Provost by June 1.
2.6.2 Facilities Development Committee
[FS 08/09 #25]
The Facilities Development Committee is comprised of:
Selected members (not support staff) will serve three-year terms. One third of the members will rotate off on an annual basis. This leaves two thirds of the selected membership with history and understanding of past discussions and topics.
188.8.131.52 Meeting Frequency
The group will meet once per month, including over the summer and in January, unless agreed upon by the group (by consensus) that a regular monthly meeting can be skipped.
A recording secretary will be chosen by the group and will hold the position for the term of one year. This will help ensure consistent note-taking and interpretation of discussion topics at each meeting.
Responsibilities of the committee chair include:
184.108.40.206 Final Decision Making
The group will not make final decisions regarding space allocations, reallocations, funding of projects, or final prioritization of project sequencing or scope. All space decisions and project prioritization will be performed by the Cabinet with final approval by the Chancellor or designee.
2.6.3 Faculty/Academic Staff Development Board
220.127.116.11 Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Faculty/Academic Staff Development Board (FASDB) at UWRF to directly promote the effectiveness of faculty and academic staff with respect to teaching, professional development, and research. This involves the provision of adequate funding and time to faculty and academic staff to pursue activities related to instructional and organizational development, community, and societal service as well as basic and applied research endeavors. Such activities are intended to have a direct impact on the career satisfaction of faculty/academic staff and, in turn, positively affect student learning.
Key issues regarding funding, identifying new resources and maintaining existing ones, selecting and evaluating faculty/academic staff-initiated projects and providing ongoing support and mentoring will be within the scope of the FASDB. In this manner the FASDB seeks to identify and coordinate previously separate programs and resources for faculty and academic staff development into a single comprehensive effort. At the same time the FASDB seeks to maintain the variety of opportunities for faculty/academic staff development.
Issues for faculty/academic staff development include the following:
18.104.22.168 Administration of the Program
The UWRF Faculty/Academic Staff Development Program is administered by the Faculty/Academic Staff Development Board (FASDB), which consists of the following:
The Assistant to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Director of Grants and Research (both non-voting).
The full Board will elect its chair at the first scheduled meeting. Chair terms will be two years. Chairs may be re-elected for no more than two additional terms of office.
Day-to-day operations of the Board will be conducted by the Operations Committee, consisting of the Assistant to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the chair of the FASDB, and two other Board members. At least two of the four members of the Operations Committee must be faculty members.
The Board will subdivide itself into five committees: a Teaching Committee, a Research Committee, a Faculty Professional Development Committee (each with at least three faculty members), an Academic Staff Professional Development Committee (with two academic staff members), and a University-wide Initiatives Committee.
22.214.171.124 Responsibilities of the Board
126.96.36.199 Committee Responsibilities
Each of the Board's five committees is responsible for a particular facet of faculty/academic staff development at UWRF. Within their realms of responsibility they will:
Most funds will be awarded through a competitive grants process. The Board intends that these various awards will be made solely on the basis of the merits of the proposals, not on the departmental or collegiate homes of the proposers.
188.8.131.52 Teaching Committee
The Teaching Committee supports the efforts of faculty and academic staff to improve their teaching. Proposals may focus on methods or delivery of instruction or acquisition of knowledge related to one's teaching responsibilities. The Teaching Committee is responsible for:
184.108.40.206 Research Committee
The Research Committee supports research projects of faculty and academic staff in all
disciplines. It is responsible for:
220.127.116.11 Faculty Professional Development Committee
The Faculty Professional Development Committee supports activities designed to help faculty advance themselves in their professions. It is responsible for:
18.104.22.168 Academic Staff Professional Development Committee
The Academic Staff Professional Development Committee supports activities designed to enable individual professional development, improve program quality, and enhance institutional effectiveness.
This committee is responsible for Academic Staff Professional Development grants.
22.214.171.124 University-wide Initiatives Committee
The University-wide Initiatives Committee supports faculty and academic staff as they engage in activities which will affect large numbers of UWRF faculty and staff. It is responsible for:
2.6.4 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee consists of representatives from departments using animals as research subjects, from the Laboratory Farms, the University's consulting veterinarian, and a member of the community who is not employed by UW-River Falls. The Director of Grants and Research serves ex officio as secretary. Faculty, staff, or students who are conducting research involving animals must obtain the approval of this Committee before they begin their research. Contact the Director of Grants and Research for research protocol forms. For forms and for details of the UWRF animal care and use policy, see:
2.6.5 Institutional Competition Committee
The Institutional Competition Committee is comprised of the Controller (Chair), representation from faculty, academic staff, and students, and several community representatives. The Committee is not to exceed nine members. The Institutional Competition Committee's charge, as established in Board of Regents Policy 12-1 (formerly 89-1), is to examine issues when the institution is involved in new activities which might compete with private sector businesses and to review any on-going activities whose appropriateness has been questioned. Following a review of these issues the Committee will recommend to the Chancellor a course of action to address these concerns.
2.6.6 Institutional Review Board/Human Subjects Committee
The Institutional Review Board/Human Subjects Committee consists of representatives from departments which use human subjects in their research, an ethicist, and a member of the community who is not employed by the University. The Director of Grants and Research serves ex officio as secretary to the Committee. Any faculty, staff, or students who are conducting any sort of research using human subjects--including in- or out-of-class surveys, observations or experiments--must have their research approved by this Committee. Contact the director of Grants and Research for the appropriate forms and procedures. Most research at UW-River Falls is exempt from review by the complete Committee, but must be reviewed by the secretary of the Committee.
2.6.7 Re-classification Committee
The Re-classification Committee's purpose is to review all requests for re-classification from 'classified' to 'academic staff' or from 'academic staff' to 'classified'. After the review, the Committee will submit its recommendation regarding the request to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The Committee is comprised of the Special Assistant to the Chancellor, who will act as the Committee's Chair; the Chairs of the Faculty Senate, the Faculty Welfare and Personnel Policies Committee and the Academic Staff Council; the Director of Human Resources; and the Assistant to the Chancellor for Equity, Compliance, and Affirmative Action.
2.6.8 University Planning Group
126.96.36.199 Charge to the Committee
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services
Faculty Senate Representatives, Academic Staff Representatives, Student Senate
Representatives: (Excluding the Chair of the University Planning Group, 50 per cent of
membership of the UPG will be appointed by the Faculty Senate. [FS 06/07 #91])
CAFES (2), CBE (2), CEPS (1), CAS (4)
One Academic Staff Representative
Student Senate President
188.8.131.52 Steering Committee
A 6-person Steering Committee consists of three members appointed by Faculty Senate and three members appointed by the Provost with recommendations from the administrative membership. Members serve a one-year term that can be extended without limit.
184.108.40.206 Functions of the Steering Committee
2.6.9 University Safety Committee
[FS 08/09 #27]
220.127.116.11 Mission Statement
The University Safety Committee will identify safety hazards/problems with input from the campus community and provide realistic solutions. It will also provide continuous awareness of safety behavior through education and training to create a safe work environment for employees, students, and the campus community.
18.104.22.168 Charge to the Committee
The Committee is charged with promoting health and safety for all employees at UW-River Falls; it is also charged with reducing workplace accidents and injuries and minimizing Workers' Compensation costs.
22.214.171.124 Goals and Objectives
Committee members will be appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance; nominations will be requested from division administrators.
126.96.36.199 Advisory Members
The committee chair will be appointed from the membership by the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance.
The committee chair shall:
The recording secretary shall:
Terms will be for three years, staggered so that one third of the terms expire each June 30.
Terms are renewable once at the discretion of the nominating and appointing bodies.
New committee members will begin appointments effective July 1.
Replacement of a vacancy in membership must be approved by the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance.
Regular meetings of the committee shall be held the third Wednesday of each month unless otherwise ordered by the committee.
188.8.131.52 Method of Communication
Agendas and minutes are published for each meeting. The chair prepares and distributes agendas in advance of meetings. The recording secretary will take minutes. Agendas and minutes are sent to all committee and advisory members and to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance.
The committee chair will provide an annual report of the committee’s activities to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, due annually, July 1.
The University Safety Committee is an advisory group and will make recommendations to department chairs/supervisors for corrective action to safety problems.
184.108.40.206 State of Wisconsin Mandate
The committee is established in compliance with Wisconsin Governor’s Executive Order #194, 1994.
The charge is to receive expenditure and progress reports from those administering budgets involving all differential tuition usage in order to ensure that funds are expended for proper uses, consistent with differential tuition proposals approved by Student Senate and the Board of Regents.
Membership and Terms are the Budget Director, the Director of Student Life, a faculty member appointed by the Faculty Senate for three-year terms, two student members appointed by the Student Senate for two-year terms with the initial appointments' being staggered; each member is a voting member. The Budget Director serves as chair and one student on the Committee serves as vice chair.
2.6.11 Former Administrative Committees
220.127.116.11 Calendar Committee
Moved to Chapter III, FS 06/07 #42
18.104.22.168 Commission on the Status of Women
Subsumed into Diversity Committee, FS 06/07 #40
22.214.171.124 Disability Advisory Committee
Moved to Chapter III, FS 06/07 #34
126.96.36.199 Enrollment Management Committee
Functions taken over by Recruitment, Admissions and Retention Committee
188.8.131.52 Long-range Planning Committee
184.108.40.206 Space Management and Facilities Planning Committee
Replaced by Facilities Development Committee FS 08/09 #25
220.127.116.11 University Budget Committee
Functions taken over by new budget process: Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook Chapter I, 1.9.
18.104.22.168 University Committee on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns
Subsumed into Diversity Committee FS 06/07 #40