Standing Committees

Academic Affairs Committee

Standing Charge: This Committee considers matters directly related to academic standards, regulations, curriculum and instruction, honors, research, and admissions as they apply to both graduate and undergraduate students. Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • reviewing regulations governing admissions, major and graduation requirements, financial aid, retention and graduation rates, minority student affairs, and honors programs, as well as academic practices and standards, including grading and inter-unit cooperation;
  • assessing teaching and planning an annual conference for New Brunswick faculty on undergraduate education for the exchange of ideas on curriculum and pedagogy;
  • examining new program initiatives and monitoring various policies and issues related to instruction and curriculum development; and
  • making suggestions for policies regarding academic integrity and the practices and procedures for promoting academic integrity and adjudicating alleged violations of the Academic Integrity Policy.

 

Athletic Affairs Committee

Standing Charge: This Committee considers matters directly related to intercollegiate athletics and associated standards. Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • receiving and studying reports on athletics, including spending, new legislation, facilities, Title IX equity, and related items from the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Faculty Athletics Representative, the Director of Academic Support Services for Student-Athletes, the Athletics Compliance office, and/or the institutional compliance officer for athletics; and
  • making recommendations to the Administration on any and all athletics activities on the New Brunswick campus, including finances, athletics facilities, hiring, and other relevant issues.

 

Budget, Planning, and Infrastructure Committee

Standing Charge: This Committee considers all matters related to New Brunswick budget priorities and allocations, general planning, libraries and their concerns, and campus facilities. Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • reviewing and evaluating the probable impact of New Brunswick budget allocations and policies annually and making recommendations to the New Brunswick Chancellor;
  • considering educational policies related to different times, places, and manners of instruction, including distance learning, and use of technology;
  • considering library priorities, collection growth, and needs; and
  • deliberating allocation and maintenance of campus facilities and such issues as campus security, parking, procurement and contracting, and campus mail and email. 

 

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee

Standing Charge: This Committee considers matters directly concerning faculty, research, and graduate and professional education. Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • reviewing personnel policies of the University as they affect faculty, staff and graduate students;
  • examining research policies and services, including research and sponsored programs, research contracts, animal care, and laboratory facilities, especially considering patent and human subjects policies of the University;
  • exploring matters concerning academic freedom, equal opportunity policies, and personnel practices and procedures; and
  • reassessing broad policy issues related to graduate and professional education. 

This Committee shall have a standing Membership subcommittee appointed by the Executive Committee; it will be charged with encouraging New Brunswick units to provide members for a broad spectrum of representation, including all contingent faculty members (NTTs and PTLs).


Student Affairs Committee

Standing Charge: This Committee considers matters directly concerning both graduate and undergraduate students. Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 

  • reviewing student-life and extracurricular activities and services, and such issues as financial services, bookstores, housing, student fees, and dining services;
  • providing advice on University policies and operations as they impact students on this campus, such as University policies on student use of drugs and alcohol, disciplinary procedures, student records, and dormitories and fraternities;
  • receiving updates from and making recommendations to the office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs;
  • working to provide adequate and appropriate study-abroad experiences; and
  • providing advice regarding the professionalization of academic and career advisement.