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, the Chairs, 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.

  2. 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 Budget and Finance
    Vice President for Student Success
    Vice President for University Advancement
    Vice President for Technology
    Vice President for Marketing and Communications
    Vice President for Operations and Strategic Initiatives
    Chief Legal Officer

  3. 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:

    a. inform and advise the President on university issues from the staff perspective;
    b. develop ideas for improving UT Tyler services so that those services become recognized as the best in the State;
    c. promote a positive, caring atmosphere throughout the workplace;
    d. strive to foster pride in the university and unity of purpose;
    e. further the professional development of staff members;
    f. suggest ways to reward outstanding performers among the staff;
    g. direct Employee Appreciation Week; and
    h. 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 

AMENDED: 04/13/2011

REVIEWED:  AY 2014-15

AMENDED: 04/2019