The College of Arts and Architecture

4. Representation on College Committees

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The standing committees of the College of Arts and Architecture are described in the Constitution of the College Faculty. Terms are generally for one year, and are renewable for up to three years. See the Constitution for complete information.

4.1 College Promotion and Tenure Committee

Membership: to include one faculty representative from Music, elected by the faculty. Duties: to review departmental/school recommendations for promotion and tenure and forward recommendations to the dean.

4.2 College Sabbatical Leave Review Committee

Membership: to include one faculty representative from Music to be elected by the faculty or appointed by the director. Duties: to review department/school recommendations for sabbatical leave and forward recommendations to the dean. The School of Music representative serves as an advocate for proposals from School of Music faculty.

4.3 Committee on Curricular Affairs

Membership: to include one faculty representative from Music to be elected by the faculty or appointed by the director. Duties: to review and evaluate proposed changes to the undergraduate curriculum before they are submitted to the University Faculty Senate.

4.4 Committee on Research and Creative Projects

Membership: to include one faculty representative from Music for a three-year term, to be appointed by the dean upon recommendation of the director. Duties: to review and evaluate all research proposals within the college and forward to the next level of review.

4.5 College Committee on Scholarships and Awards

Membership: to include one faculty representative from Music for a two-year term, to be appointed by the dean upon recommendation of the director. The representative should ideally serve concurrently as chair or a member of the School of Music Scholarship Committee. Duties: to review and evaluate applications for student scholarships and awards within the college and forward recommendations to the dean. The representative is responsible for (1) arranging for the competitive presentation of the School of Music’s Golumbic nominee to the college committee, and (2) facilitating the exchange of information between the college committee and the School of Music Scholarship Committee, including deadlines and requests for information.

4.6  College Graduate Council

Membership: to include the graduate officer from each department/school in the college. Duties: to advise the college on strategic development of graduate programs, to advise and implement best practices in graduate programs, and to offer advice other issues of strategic importance relative to graduate programs in the college. The committee also reviews nominations for the University Graduate Fellowships, Waddel Biggart Fellowships, and Association Dissertation Awards.

4.7 College Research Council

Membership: one representative from each academic unit (either a representative elected by the faculty or a head/director appointed by the dean) for a two-year term. Duties: The Research Council is the principal advisory group to enable the strategic development of research and creative activities in the college.

4.8 College Faculty Council

Membership: one faculty representative from each academic unit elected by the faculty of each academic unit for a two-year term. Duties: The Faculty Council is the authoritative voice of the college faculty and acts as a consultative body both to the faculty as a whole and to the dean. It is advisory on all matters that pertain to the educational interest of the college (graduate and undergraduate resident instruction, research, continuing education, and recruitment/retention), and on all matters that pertain to the welfare of the college faculty. The Council also serves as the Exit Interview Officer pool for the college, with the dean selecting a member of Faculty Council to conduct interviews as needed.