September 23, 2009
Each year the Faculty Senate is asked to appoint faculty members as
representatives to a number of university committees. To ensure that all
faculty have the opportunity to serve on these committees, the senate in
cooperation with the provostís office has compiled a list of committees
that currently have openings for senate-appointed faculty representatives.
Please look over the following committees list to see if you would be
interested in being considered as the faculty representative on one or more
of these university committees. If so, you can indicate your interest
simply by sending an e-mail message to Carolyn Featherstone <email@example.com>
in the senate office, noting the committee(s) on which you would like to
serve and, if applicable, mentioning any special qualification you may have
for such service.
Jeffrey S. Berman
President, Faculty Senate
University Committees with
1. Tenure and Promotion Appeals Committee
Review appeals of negative recommendations concerning tenure and
promotion and is advisory to the University President. Committee members
must be tenured faculty. Service is for a three-year term.
2. Faculty Appeals Advocates
Provide advice and aid to faculty appealing negative recommendations
regarding tenure and promotion. Must be at the Professor rank and
well-versed in the tenure and promotion appeals process. Service is for a
3. Undergraduate Grade Appeals Committee
Review appeals and report any obvious discriminatory or capricious conduct
on the part of either students or instructors to the Provost for his/her
consideration and action involving undergraduate students.
4. Program Assessment Committee
Make recommendations for program review and planning process. Faculty
Representative should be tenured, willing to serve up to three years, and
knowledgeable about assessment strategies and interpretation of existing
reports (including those of low producing programs).
5. Space Policy Council
A decision-making body regarding space issues, also a forum for the discussion
and approval of individual space requests, campus-wide space plans, plans
for new space, space utilization reports, policies and procedures
regulating the use of facilities, and other critical space planning issues
that require policy-level deliberation.
6. Faculty Convocation Planning Committee
Planning of the annual faculty convocation and associated activities,
including the marketing plan. Support the university library
administrators, staff, and friends of the library in the logistics of
faculty scholarship week.
7. Facilities and Services Committee
Reviews recommendations for building identification information and staff
services relating to maintenance of buildings and grounds. Advise the Vice
President for Business and Finance, Physical Plant, Campus Planning and
8. Fee Refund and Appeals Committee
Reviews all requests for appeals as specified in University Procedure
#2D:01:04C, which states: Any student or other interested individual may
appeal . . .any University action connected with fees, charges, refunds,
and collection procedures.
9. Public Records Committee
Oversee the creation, distribution, retention, storage, retrieval,
protection, preservation, and ultimate disposal of all types of University
records, regardless of format. Assist in the development and implementation
of new or revised records management systems as requested by the University
10. Traffic and Parking Committee
Review and recommend a program responsive to traffic patterns, parking
needs, security, and access priorities. Responsible for maintain approved
traffic and parking policies, guidelines, and procedures. Advisory
responsibility for a comprehensive traffic and parking program at the
University of Memphis.
11. Safety and Security Committee
Review regularly the total University safety posture, periodically the
total University safety program, evaluate proposed University safety
programs, provide recommendations and guidance for training programs on
safety related topics, and provide oversight of the University Hazardous
Waste Reduction Plan.
12. Dining Services Committee
Plan, reviews, and make recommendations for campus food service
vendors, including issues of fee increases, opening or closure of food
outlets on campus, food items offered, and reimbursement of unused fees.