1.4.4 University Councils

A. Purpose

The following describes in general the make-up of University Councils at the University.

B. Duties and Responsibilities

  1. University Council

    The University Council meets once per month and is composed of the President, each Vice President, the Deans, all Directors, the current Faculty Senate President, the Chief of Police, and the Student Government Association President.

    The Council is responsible for exchanging important information about activities and opportunities that affect the University, and reports to the President’s Cabinet or appropriate Vice President regarding issues in need of attention. The Council is additionally responsible for suggesting approaches for dealing with those issues.

  2. President's Council

    The President's Council meets once per month and is the University’s central planning body and the Council assists the President on matters related to academic planning and resources and other such matters as may be brought before the Council by the President.

    The President's Council reviews recommendations made by the various university committees (through the appropriate administrator) as referred by the President, who chairs the Council.

    Membership 
    President 
    Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 
    Vice President for Administration
    Vice President for University Advancement 
    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Vice President for Technology
    Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer
    University Counsel
    Deans

  3. President’s Cabinet

    The President’s Cabinet meets weekly, includes the university leadership and serves as the primary internal advisory body for the President.

    The Cabinet’s meetings provide a forum for discussing significant policy issues and recommending alternative solutions to problems.

    Membership

    President
    Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 
    Vice President for Administration
    Vice President for University Advancement 
    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Vice President for Technology
    Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer
    University Counsel

  4. University Staff Advisory Council

    The University Staff Advisory Council is an advisory body of UT Tyler through which staff members may make recommendations to the President relative to interests, concerns, and issues affecting the life and future of the University.

    Responsibilities

    Specifically, the UT Tyler Staff Advisory Council will:

    1. inform and advise the President on university issues from the staff perspective;

    2. develop ideas for improving UT Tyler services so that those services become recognized as the best in the State;

    3. promote a positive, caring atmosphere throughout the workplace;

    4. strive to foster pride in the university and unity of purpose;

    5. further the professional development of staff members;

    6. suggest ways to reward outstanding performers among the staff;

    7. direct Employee Appreciation Week; and

    8. advise and otherwise act on specific issues at the request of the President.

C. Review

This policy shall be reviewed by the President and Vice Presidents every five years or sooner if necessary. 

ORIGINALLY APPROVED: 12/01/2001 

LAST AMENDED: 04/13/2011

REVIEWED:  AY 2014-15