CFANS Committee Descriptions

Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Responsibilities: The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion is charged with providing advice and counsel to the FCC, Director of Diversity Programs, Dean and other collegiate leadership bodies on initiatives supporting systemic approaches to:

  • Increasing diversity and building an inclusive environment in the workplace (faculty and staff)
  • Developing recommendations and strategies for increasing underrepresented student populations
  • Supporting efforts to develop cross-cultural scholarship
  • Creating innovation through diversity
  • Other issues regarding diversity and inclusion that require attention in a premier institution of higher learning
  • Forwarding appropriate policy recommendations to FCC for inclusion on the Assembly docket
  • Assessing evaluation needs for diversity and inclusion in collegiate programs

Graduate and Research Policy and Review Committee

Responsibilities: The GRPRC shall advise the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs on existing and proposed policy matters related to graduate education. It is the duty of this committee to:

  • Propose policy on administration of graduate fellowship programs
  • Propose policy on encouragement and recognition of excellence in graduate studies
  • Propose policy on graduate programs of the College
  • Provide over-sight and policies insuring the integrity of college based post-baccalaureate professional degree programs
  • Propose policy on professional development programs for graduate students
  • Propose policy on training programs for graduate teaching assistants
  • Develop and incorporate the goals of diversity and inclusion, according to policies of the College and University, into committee work and provide an annual update to the Faculty Consultative Committee

Honors and Awards

Responsibilities: The committee shall ensure that all significant contributions by members of the CFANS community are recognized by nominations for relevant awards and honors. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Advise the Dean and college leadership on creating, enhancing, or altering CFANS honors and awards programs
  • Work with outside and internal interest groups to generate recognition and support for given awards
  • Oversee the maintenance of an up-to-date and thorough web site, available to allmembers of the college community, to ensure that information on award nominations and deadlines is readily available to all
  • Facilitate compiling, updating, and publicizing awards received by CFANS members from professional societies, and government agencies. Promote these successes within CFANS, the University, and beyond
  • Compile information on guidelines, deadlines, and awards that are available tomembers of CFANS. Promote and facilitate the nomination of CFANS members for these awards where appropriate
  • Review documentation and select candidates for CFANS honors and awards
  • Review documentation and recommend nominees for University honors and awards
  • Facilitate documentation and recommendation of nominees for honors and awards at the state, national and international levels as appropriate
  • Assist nominating unit/individuals with preparation of nomination portfolios to ensurematerials are delivered to the appropriate office on or before the deadline
  • Develop and incorporate the goals of diversity and inclusion, according to policies of the College and University, into committee work and provide an annual update to the Faculty Consultative Committee

Collegiate Fees Commitee

Responsibilities: The committee is an advisory body to the Dean and is charged with:

  • Developing principles and guidelines for collegiate fees, including amount of the fees, who pays the fees, and types of expenses that may be paid from fees to support undergraduate and graduate education in the College
  • Developing principles and guidelines for how the fees should be used and communicating fees information to collegiate undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff
  • Review on alternating years recurring expenses covered by the collegiate fees
  • Oversee a competitive grant program for submitting and reviewing proposals to the committee for one-time expenditures from collegiate fees
  • Developing and incorporating the goals of diversity and inclusion, according to policies of the College and University, into committee work and providing an annual update to the Faculty Consultative Committee

The Collegiate Fees Committee shall report upon its activities to the UPRC and the GRPRC at least once each semester.

Undergraduate Policy and Review Committee

Responsibilities: The UPRC advises the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Faculty Affairs on matters pertaining to CFANS undergraduate programs. Specifically, it:

  • Develops and recommends policy and policy changes to the College Assembly regarding general education requirements and overall degree requirements for CFANS programs
  • Acts as an advisory committee to the College Assembly and CFANS administration in matters of University-wide curriculum change and on matters of University-wide class scheduling and academic year issues
  • Advises the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Faculty Affairs in the monitoring and measurement of overall progress on the CFANS Undergraduate Enrollment Management Plan
  • Provides oversight for the Student Learning Communities initiative
  • Provides oversight for the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
  • Develops and incorporates the goals of diversity and inclusion, according to policies of the College and University, into committee work and provides an annual update to the Faculty Consultative Committee.