Committee on Committees
Chair: Arthur Kinney
The Committee on Committees meets once each semester.
The Committee's next meeting will take place on March 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in Hampshire House, Room 120.
Except as otherwise provided by the Constitution, Bylaws or by motion establishing an Ad Hoc
Committee, the Committee on Committees shall:
(a) Nominate to the Senate for ratification all faculty members and librarians of all Faculty Senate
Councils and Standing Committees. Upon the request of any Senate Council or Standing
Committee, the Committee on Committees shall consult with the Council or Committee in
question and attempt to take into account nomination preferences of said bodies prior to the
presentation of official recommendations to the Senate. Graduate and undergraduate members
shall be selected, as their respective governance units shall direct; and
(b) Act in good faith to fill the vacancy with a member of that constituency whenever a seat on a
particular Council or Committee is assigned to a specific constituency. Any time that the
Committee on Committees tries and fails to fill such a vacancy on that basis, the Committee
on Committees shall proceed to fill the vacancy for its full term of membership with a faculty
member or librarian chosen at large.
Its membership shall be:
(a) One elected senator for each 90 faculty members/librarians or a fraction thereof from each
School/College headed by a Dean provided that each School/College headed by a Dean shall have at least one
representative. These senators shall be elected by the Rules Committee, and shall serve for a
term of office that shall coincide with the unexpired portion of their Senate term of office.
(b) The Chancellor or a designee, serving ex officio;
(c) The Secretary of the Faculty Senate, serving ex officio, non-voting;
(d) One Member from the Status of Diversity Council; and
(e) One Member from the Status of Women Council.
From Chapter 6 Section 2 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws