2007-2008 Academic Year


COMMITTEE:  ____Committee on Committees________


1.       Membership (include ex-officio members).

Elected members: Tobie Allen (Sec.), Tom Caron (Chr.), Michelle Eble (V.Chr.), Christopher Grymes, Puri Martinez, Mike Tahaney. Ex-Officio: Catherine Rigsby, Mark Taggart.


 2.      Meeting Dates (include members present*).
* and members who contributed to committee action, but were not at the meeting.

August 28, 2007(Allen, Caron, Eble, Martinez, Rigsby, Tahaney, Taggart)

Jan. 16, 2008 (Allen, Caron, Eble, Martinez, Rigsby, Tahaney, Taggart)

Feb. 6, 2008 ( Caron, Eble, Grymes, Martinez, Rigsby, Tahaney, Taggart)

March 5, 2008 (Allen, Caron, Eble, Grymes, Martinez, Rigsby, Tahaney, Taggart).

March 19, 2008 (Caron, Eble, Grymes, Martinez, Rigsby, Tahaney, Taggart).

April 16, 2008 (Caron, Eble, Grymes, Martinez, Tahaney, Taggart).


3.      Subcommittees established during the year (include progress and/or completion of work).

Committee worked continuously as a whole during meetings and with online communication.


4.      Accomplishments during the year, especially as addressed through committee goals.  Please include recommendations made to any University agency other than the Faculty Senate that will be noted under #5.

         During the 2007-8 year, the Committee considered and recommended individuals for vacancies on the 07-08 Hearing Appellate Committee and considered and recommended Faculty Assembly representatives. The committee reviewed the Charges of the EPPC and UCC committees and requested the attendance of the Chair of those committees at one of our meetings in order to bring their charges into line with usual reporting procedures of Senate committees. This meeting was delayed as discussion continued by all involved online.

the committee met over several meetings to consider vacancies and recommendations of individuals to serve on all the Senate Committees for the year 2008-2009.

The Chair of the Committee on Committees meanwhile, on behalf of a unanimous decision of our committee advised the Chair of EPPC that usual procedure involves reporting any action to the Faculty Senate for a vote.  The Chair of the committee on committees sat in on a UCC meeting to clarify the issues we were dealing with.  EPPC was also meeting to discuss their charge and procedure. The two chairs then met with the committee on committees and everyone agreed the charges of neither committee needed to be changed and the EPPC committee agreed to report actions to the Faculty Senate for a vote.

A member of the committee on committees, Puri Martinez, who also sits on the Governance Committee was advised by the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies that the Vice-Chancellors needed to meet with the Committee on Committees regarding this issue. We met with Vice-Chancellors Mageean and Horn and discussed the various interpretations, but since this was April 16th meeting, this issue will be included below in business carried over to next year, 2008-2009.


5.       Reports to the Faculty Senate (include dates and resolution numbers).

In Oct. 2007 Faculty Assembly representatives and Hearing Appellate committee members were presented to the Senate.

At the Faculty Senate Organizational meeting, nominees for all vacancies on committees for 2008-2009 were presented to the Faculty Senate.


6.       Business carried over to next year (list in priority order).

Issues regarding the interpretation of charge of the EPPC committee will be an order of business in 2008-2009 and discussions with Vice-Chancellors will likely be required to continue.


7.       Evaluation of the committee (include anything that hindered or assisted the

          committee's work during the year).

          A.      Charge: Adequate

          B.      Personnel: Outstanding

          C.      Attendance: Excellent

          D.      Responsibilities: adequate and well addressed

          E.      Activities: Varied, engaged, with excellent results achieved.


8.       Suggestion(s) to the Chair of the Faculty and/or Faculty Senate for improving the effectiveness of the committee.

None recommended. Committee functions well as is.


9.       Does the Committee’s organizational meeting next year need to be earlier than the date set this year?

Organizational meeting date is acceptable.


                                                  Signed:  Chairperson  Tom Caron


                                                                      Secretary  Toby Allen