Standing Committees


Standing Committees of the Faculty Senate

  1. The standing committees of the Faculty Senate are the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, the Undergraduate Academic Policies Committee, the Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee, the Information Technology Committee, the Faculty Affairs Committee, the Faculty Budget Priority Committee, the Buildings and Grounds Committee, the Undergraduate Student Petitions Committee, and the Undergraduate Student Success Committee.
  2. Committee responsibilities include meeting at least once per term, keeping minutes and attendance, providing Faculty Senate Executive Committee with a copy of meeting minutes within seven working days of meetings, and submitting other reports to the Faculty Senate as requested. Committees must meet face to face at least once per term. Otherwise, routine committee business may be conducted either by e-mail or through a secure web page. At the discretion of the committee chair or at the request of a majority of committee members, the committee will meet face to face to conduct business. Electronic votes shall be treated as roll call votes and sufficient members must vote on each item of business to constitute a quorum of the committee. Members shall be given five (5) business days in which to cast a vote. The committee chair shall maintain a record of each vote cast.
  3. Description of Standing Committees

Building and Grounds Committee

Building and Grounds Committee Charge: The Committee shall study and recommend action to Faculty Senate on issues relating to the status of instructional space, campus physical planning, building priorities, space allocation and campus beautification. The Committee will participate in the development of plans related to major campus renovation projects and construction of new facilities, review the proposed list of capital projects, request faculty input, recommend modifications to the plan and issue an annual report to the Faculty Senate before the capital plan is presented to the Board of Trustees. The Committee shall monitor the status of the instructional space and issue an annual report to Faculty Senate. The chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee shall attend the Board of Trustee's Buildings and Grounds Committee meetings to report faculty concerns and to share Board of Trustee concerns with faculty.

Building and Grounds Committee Membership: The Committee shall consist of a faculty representative and an alternate from each college and school with Faculty Senate constituency representation. Ex-officio, non-voting members of this committee shall be the University Registrar, the Associate Vice-President for Facilities Planning and Development, the Director of Computing and Telecommunications (CATS), the Director of the Physical Plant (or designee), and a student member appointed by Student Government.


Building and Grounds Subcommittees

Parking Services and Traffic Appeals Subcommittee

Parking Services and Traffic Appeals Subcommittee Charge: The Subcommittee shall:

  1. Study and make recommendations on the impact of new building projects and the planning process on parking;
  2. Study, plan, and recommend improvements to the existing parking system to improve space location and allocation and to alleviate congestion;
  3. Study and make recommendations on means to allocate space for special requirements;
  4. Recommend parking fees for faculty, staff and students;
  5. Receive and process complaints about parking;
  6. Receive and process appeals of parking and traffic violations;
  7. Report to the Building and Grounds Committee.

Parking Services and Traffic Appeals Subcommittee Membership: The Subcommittee shall be composed of one (1) faculty member from each college, one (1) member from classified staff and one (1) member from unclassified staff, one (1) student representing residential students and one (1) student representing commuter students (selected by Student Government). Ex-officio members shall include the Faculty President and the Director or other representative from Parking Services. The Building and Grounds Committee shall appoint one (1) member from the Buildings and Grounds Committee and select one (1) member from Disability Services to also serve as ex-officio members.


Faculty Budget Priority Committee

Faculty Budget Priority Committee Charge: The Committee will be responsible for:

  1. Requesting information from the university budget director and the university administration regarding university income and expenditures and all other items of budgetary concern, including projected and actual budget reports.
  2. Examining all fiscal affairs of the university.
  3. Recommending fiscal priorities to the Faculty Senate and university administration.

The chair of the Budget Priority Committee shall attend the Board of Trustee's Finance and Audit Committee meetings.

Faculty Budget Priority Committee Membership: The Committee shall be comprised of the Faculty President, Faculty Vice President, and one (1) faculty member from each college or school with Faculty Senate constituency representation selected by the Senate Executive Committee.


Information Technology Committee

Information Technology Committee Charge: The Information Technology Committee shall study policies, consider requests for changes, and recommend appropriate action to the Faculty Senate concerning information technology issues. The Information Technology Committee shall review requests and make recommendations to CATS on all issues affecting academic and research computing and technology policies.

Information Technology Committee Membership: The Committee shall be composed of one (1) faculty member from each college or school with Faculty Senate constituency representation. The University Librarian, the Director of Computing and Telecommunications Services (CATS), University Registrar, one (1) undergraduate student, and one (1) graduate student selected by Student Government shall serve as ex-officio, non-voting members.


Undergraduate Academic Policies Committee

Undergraduate Academic Policies Committee Charge: The committee shall study policy areas and make recommendations affecting undergraduate admissions, undergraduate curriculum, general education, and undergraduate academic standards. The committee shall have the responsibility for recommending to the Faculty Senate the following:

  1. University and college admission criteria.
  2. University remediation and placement criteria.
  3. Wright State Core (general education), Writing Across the Curriculum, Multicultural Competence, Service Learning and University Honors requirements and policies.
  4. University-wide undergraduate academic requirements, programs, and policies.
  5. Approval of changes in college academic requirements.

The committee may initiate study of issues regarding improvement of any aspect of undergraduate education or specific undergraduate curriculum concerns, including issues pertaining to identifying, recruiting and enrolling students at Wright State University and make recommendations to the Faculty Senate.

Undergraduate Academic Policies Committee Membership: One (1) faculty representative from each degree-granting undergraduate college, including the Lake Campus. The Faculty Vice President shall represent his/her college. A faculty representative may designate an alternate faculty representative who has voting privileges when the regular member is absent. The Program Director or designated faculty representative associated with any Faculty university-wide program, the University Provost or designee-and one (1) undergraduate student representative (selected by Student Government) will serve as ex-officio, non-voting members.


Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Charge: The committee shall have oversight of all undergraduate curricular items related to courses and programs of study including bachelor degrees, associate degrees, majors, minors and certificate programs. The committee shall have the responsibility for the following:

  1. Approval of changes (additions, modifications, deletions) for all undergraduate courses including addition or deletion of course attributes (i.e. Wright State Core, Integrated Writing, Multicultural Competence and Service Learning).
  2. Approval of modifications to undergraduate programs.
  3. Keeping abreast of developments in educational pedagogy and facilitating faculty/program adoption of same
  4. Recommending new programs or program deletions to the Faculty Senate.
  5. Mediation of undergraduate curricular disputes between academic units.

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Membership: One (1) faculty representative from each degree-granting undergraduate college, including the Lake Campus. A faculty representative may designate an alternate faculty representative who has voting privileges when the regular member is absent. The University Provost or designee, the University Registrar or designee and one (1) undergraduate student representative (selected by Student Government) will serve as ex-officio, non-voting members.


Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee

Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee Charge: The Committee shall have oversight of all review activities related to undergraduate programs and courses.

The Committee shall have the responsibility for the following:

  1. To provide Faculty Senate representation to the University Assurance of Learning Committee as part of the overall university assessment and accreditation process.
  2. To conduct a periodic review of all courses with the Wright State Core, Integrated Writing, Multicultural Competence and Service Learning attributes to ensure the learning goals and objectives associated with the course attributes are satisfied.
  3. To recommend modifications to courses with the General Education, Integrated Writing, Multicultural Competence or Service Learning attributes that fail to satisfy learning goals and objectives associated with the course's attribute(s) or to recommend to the Faculty Senate removal of the course's attribute(s).

Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee Membership: One (1) faculty representative from each degree-granting undergraduate college, including the Lake Campus. Colleges may name an alternate faculty representative who has voting privileges when the regular member is absent. The Program Director or designated faculty representative associated with any Faculty Senate-approved course attribute, the University Provost or designee-and one (1) undergraduate student representative (selected by Student Government) will serve as ex-officio, non-voting members.


Undergraduate Student Petitions Committee

Undergraduate Student Petitions Committee Charge: The Committee shall review the actions of the colleges' and schools' undergraduate petitions committees (or counterparts) and shall have the authority to confirm or change such actions to ensure an equitable application of academic regulations for all undergraduate students. Responsibilities include a monthly meeting except for July during the calendar year, keeping minutes and attendance, providing the Faculty Senate Executive Committee with a copy of meeting minutes within seven working days of meetings, and submitting other reports to the Faculty Senate as requested. All changes to charges and policies of the committee must be approved by Faculty Senate.

Committee Membership: The Committee shall be composed of one (1) representative each from the Raj Soin College of Business, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Nursing and Health, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Education and Human Services, University College and Lake Campus selected by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee at the end of spring semester. These representatives to the Undergraduate Student Petitions Committee shall be ex officion members of their college's undergraduate student petitions committee. In addition, two (2) undergraduate students are to be appointed by Student Government by the beginning of the fall term. Also, two representatives from the Office of the University Registrar shall be ex-officio, non-voting members of the committee. Alternate representation from each of the aforementioned entities should also exist. Each member of the committee or alternate is responsible for attending a monthly meeting scheduled prior to the beginning of the academic year by the registrar's office. The chairperson of the committee shall be appointed by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and shall be one of the members of the eight units delineated above. The committee also shall be empowered to examine other university issues relating to its areas of concern and contribute opinions and suggestions concerning these issues as desired.


Undergraduate Student Success Committee

Undergraduate Student Success Committee Charge: The Committee shall plan, develop, provide ongoing evaluation and improve the effectiveness of first year seminars, and learning communities, as well as other aspects of the first-year experience. This includes, but is not limited to, long-term oversight of first-year outcomes and remediation strategies for conditionally admitted students. The Committee will also review and assess outcomes to increase the preparedness of students from local and area high schools to enter Wright State University.

Undergraduate Student Success Committee Membership: One faculty member from each undergraduate college (appointed by the Faculty Senate) and up to three University College faculty/staff directly involved with the first-year experience (appointed by the Dean of University College). A faculty representative may designate an alternate faculty representative who has voting privileges when the regular member is absent. Committee members shall serve two-year staggered terms.