Considers and makes recommendations to the senate to enable the senate to carry out its responsibility for initiating and/or reviewing policies relating to university academic matters, considers and makes recommendations to the senate on matters which have a bearing on academic excellence.
Serves as the agenda committee for the senate, a nominating committee for senate officers and representatives, and an advisory board to the president of the senate.
Considers and makes recommendations to the senate on budgetary matters concerning fiscal resources and the financing of university programs.
Keeps the senate informed of the actions and proposals of legislative, administrative, and other agencies (public and private), which might affect aspects of university programs and governance for which the senate has responsibility; serves as an advisory board to the COSFL representatives; bears primary responsibility for developing and conducting programs advocating the advancement of faculty and university interests with publics external to the university.
Handbook and Personnel
Considers and makes recommendations to the senate on policies relating to the rights and responsibilities of faculty members incident to their employment by the university, considers and makes recommendations to the senate on changes and/or additions to the Faculty Handbook.
Rules, Elections, and Bylaws
Prepares senate electoral rolls, conducts all elections for which the senate is responsible, makes recommendations for changes in the senate constitution and/or bylaws.