1.4.3 Campus Life Committees in General

A. Purpose

The following describes in general the make-up of campus life committees at the University.

B. Persons Affected

This policy applies to faculty, administrators and students.

C. Policy

The general composition, appointments, and elections for campus life committees are:

  1. Each campus life committee shall be composed of faculty, students, and administrators from The University of Texas at Tyler. Three unexcused absences from the committee meetings shall result in automatic dismissal from the committee.
  2. Faculty appointments shall be for three years, scheduled on a staggered basis. Faculty recommendations for these committees shall be submitted to the Vice President for Academic Affairs by the Faculty Senate on or before May 1. Terms run from September 1 through August 31.
  3. Administrator appointments shall be for three years, scheduled on a staggered basis. The President of The University shall appoint administrators to student life committees on or before May 1. Terms run from September 1 through August 31.
  4. Student members are appointed by The University of Texas at Tyler Student Government Association President, or elected by the student body in general elections, depending on committee criteria as specified below. Student committee members shall be enrolled in at least 6 semester hours and maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

    Student appointments shall be made by The University of Texas at Tyler Student Government Association President on or before September 15 of each year. Students wishing to be appointed to student life committees shall apply for positions with the Student Government Association office no later than September 1. Student appointments shall be for one academic year; however, a student may be appointed to a committee for two or more consecutive terms. Terms run from September 1 through August 31.

    Student elections to student life committees shall be held during regular student government elections during the spring. Committee positions, filing deadlines, and other committee election procedures shall follow the Student Government Association Election Code. Vacancies in elected positions shall be filled by appointment by the Student Government Association President.

D. Definitions

  1. Campus Life Committees. Committees that address on-going, non-academic issues related to the quality of campus life and student services as identified in section E below.

E. Standing Campus Life Committees

  1. Student Affairs Advisory Committee
    1. Responsibilities
      1. Advises University administration on student life
      2. Provides summary reports of yearly activities to Faculty Senate at year-end meeting
      3. Reports to the President or designee
    2. Membership

      1. Six faculty members
      2. One Student Affairs representative
      3. Two Student Government Association members
      4. Chief Student Affairs Officer serves as Ex Officio
  2. Student Appeals Committee

    1. Responsibilities

      1. Reviews and renders opinions on student petitions of University-established policy concerning financial aid eligibility or practice
      2. Reviews and renders opinions on student appeals for late withdrawals from courses and tuition refunds
      3. Reports to the President or designee through Faculty Senate
    2. Membership

      1. Six faculty members
      2. Two Student Government Association members
      3. Financial Aid Office representative and the Registrar serve as Ex Officio members
  3. Admissions/Recruitment/Retention Committee
    1. Responsibilities
      1. Reviews and recommends appropriate changes to undergraduate admissions policies and procedures
      2. Reviews recruitment plans from the Office of Enrollment Management and provides input into the planning process and evaluates recruitment efforts
      3. Advises University administration on student life and student retention
      4. Reports to the President or designee through Faculty Senate
    2. Membership
      1. Six faculty members
      2. Associate VP for Enrollment Management and the Registrar serve as Ex Officio members
  4. Arts and Performance Complex Advisory Committee
    1. Responsibilities
      1. Recommends a budget for the expenditure of funds generated by the Arts and Performance Center Fee
      2. Provides summary reports of yearly activity at the Faculty Senate year-end meeting
      3. Reports to the President or designee
    2. Membership
      1. Six faculty members
      2. Four Student Government Association members 
      3. Executive Director of the Cowan Center and Business Affairs representative serve as Ex Officio members

F. Other Campus Life Committees

Other campus life committees may be formed to perform specific functions as deemed necessary by the President. These committees shall be formed following direct consultation with the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Faculty Senate.

G. Review

The Divisional Head for this policy is the Provost. This policy shall be reviewed every year or sooner if necessary by the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs in consultation with the Faculty Senate.

ORIGINALLY APPROVED:  12/01/2001

LAST AMENDED:  04/13/2011