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University Committees

Presidential Councils

Athletic Advisory Council

Recommends to the Athletic Director policies and programs for intercollegiate athletics at Texas State University, including activities related to emphasizing the importance of rules compliance.Council meets as needed and members serve one-year terms, which may be renewed.

Campus Information Resource Advisory Council (VPIT)

Oversees campus-wide information technology (IT) planning, assessment, and related IT policy development activities for both academic and central administrative information services.  Advises the President and Vice President for Information Technology on appropriate planning priorities and resource allocations that would target successful implementation of the campus' IT strategic plan.

Council on Inclusive Excellence

The Council on Inclusive Excellence, chaired by the Chief Diversity Officer, is an advisory committee to the university President consisting of representatives of key constituent groups of the university. The committee will evaluate and offer feedback on issues related to inclusion and diversity, including the development of strategies for fostering a welcoming and inclusive learning, research, and work environment. The committee is expected to meet regularly throughout the year and the membership of the committee will promote interactions and informal dialogue between the committee and the Texas State University community. 

Honor Code Council (Provost/VPAA)

The Honor Code Council is comprised of faculty and students who hear cases of alleged academic dishonesty. The Honor Code Council Hearing Committee will consider evidence offered by both the faculty member and student. It will then render its recommendation to the dean of the college where the alleged Honor Code violation occurred. All cases involving disciplinary penalties are referred to the Dean of Students Office. The Senate appoints members as needed and the council typically meets five times during the long semesters.  

Transportation Services Advisory Council

The Transportation Services Advisory Council provides a conduit for community input regarding policies and other issues related to safe, comprehensive, economical, and efficient transportation services. These include: parking, transit, pedestrian, motorist, and cyclist services and safety. The Council provides advice regarding policy recommendations on these issues to the Director of Transportation Services who seeks approval by President's Cabinet when necessary. Council meets once a month during long semesters and meeting times are set by members' schedules. Members serve three-year terms.

Provost and Academic Affairs

Admission Standards Committee Membership (Provost/VPAA)

The Admissions Standards Committee reviews, studies, and recommends changes to the undergraduate admissions policy. The Committee communicates its recommendations to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing, the Provost, and the Council of Academic Deans.

Financial Literacy Committee 2018-2019

To advise and promote initiatives that facilitate financial literacy among students and minimize their potential for defaulting on federal and other student loans.

General Education Council 

Provides a mechanism for ongoing discussion about the content and policies for this university-wide body of instruction and how to help Texas State students achieve the intellectual skills and knowledge that will prepare them for private, public, and professional lives.  Considers major (substantive) curriculum and/or policy recommendations, e.g., changes of the structure or redefining the primary components with the essential skills, disciplinary perspectives, integrative courses, and other General Education requirements as defined in the catalog.  Also considers minor (non-substantive) recommendations, e.g., specific courses within the general areas outlined previously.  Advises the Assistant Vice President for Academic Services on all these matters.

Orientation Planning Committee

Reviews policies and programming for New Student Orientation. The committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions and the Coordinator of Orientation by recommending policy and programming, and assisting in the implementation of orientation; recommends broad policies and fees to the President's Cabinet and establishes the orientation calendar. The committee reports to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing.Committee typically meets twice per long semester; members serve one-year terms.

Transfer Advisory Council

Studies the impacts of transfer admission process and requirements; recommends policies regarding the admission performance and special needs of transfer students; gives feedback on prospective and new transfer student perceptions of Texas State; facilitates interaction between two-year school counselors and Texas State personnel; and provides publicity to feeder institutions on Texas State requirements, transfer student performance, and other related topics.

Student Affairs University Committees/Teams

Alcohol and Drug Advisory Council

The Alcohol and Drug Advisory Council works to improve the effectiveness of alcohol and drug abuse prevention and intervention efforts for Texas State students in order to enhance academic success, create a culture of accountability and respect, and promote behavior changes that reduce health and safety risks.

Campus Recreation Advisory Committee

Monitors, reviews, and evaluates the programs for the Campus Recreation Office.  Reviews budgets; evaluates program/activities; creates and manages the department's policies and guidelines; and serves as a representative for each of the populations on campus (faculty, staff, student, and community).  Reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Emergency Operations Committee

LBJ Student Center Advisory Committee

Serves as an advisory board to the Director of the LBJ Student Center in building and maintaining a dynamic program for the LBJ Student Center and recommends policy in regard to facility use, services, and other designated concerns.  Reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs.

New Student Convocation Committee

Coordinates the New Student Convocation for incoming new students in the fall before classes begin.  Helps new students in the transition process to Texas State and establishes the basic foundation of support as students strive to graduate from Texas State.  Other goals of the program include the celebration of the arrival of a new class of Bobcats, the establishment of a class identity, and giving students who did not participate in summer orientation an opportunity to feel a special part of Texas State.

Student Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council

Recommends to the Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion improvements to programs and services offered to students. Also provides the director with information on current issues and events that impact students from their perspective. New multicultural concepts and initiatives will be introduced to committee members for their comment and evaluation.

Student Health Center Advisory Council

Assists the Director of the Student Health Center (SHC) and the Vice President for Student Affairs in establishing the scope of services and the level of funding for the SHC. The Committee also assists in selecting a student health insurance provider and determining the level of benefits.  The Committee meets at least twice per year to review SHC operations, assess the student health insurance plan, and formulate recommendations.  Reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Veterans Advisory Council

VAC provides advice and support for services and programs designed to promote military veteran student retention and success and facilitate their transition into college.

Presidential Committees

ADA/504 Compliance and Steering Committee on Disabilities (VPSA)

Advises the President's Cabinet regarding the University's compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).  The committee serves as a clearinghouse for disability issues and oversees the Office of Disability Services' efforts to ensure that Texas State policies, programs, and services comply with ADA.

Campus Facilities Planning Committee (VPFSS)

The charge of the Committee is to provide strategic direction for the dissemination of capital funds, the allocation of space as a university resource, and modifications to facilities in general to appropriately support the University's Strategic Plan and the Campus Master Plan. The Committee recommends to the President, annually, updates to the Higher Education Assistance Funds table and related construction timelines. The Committee recommends to the President, annually, updates to the deferred maintenance schedule. Committee meets once a month, although sometimes approvals are handled by email. The committee meets during the summer and membership terms are renewable.

Campus Master Plan Implementation (VPFSS)

The charge of the Committee is to provide strategic direction for the dissemination of capital funds, the allocation of space as a university resource, and modifications to facilities in general to appropriately support the University's Strategic Plan and the Campus Master Plan. The Committee recommends to the President, annually, updates to the Higher Education Assistance Funds table and related construction timelines. The Committee recommends to the President, annually, updates to the deferred maintenance schedule. Committee meets once a month, although sometimes approvals are handled by email. The committee meets during the summer and membership terms are renewable.

Student Service Fee Advisory Committee (VPSA)

Reviews and recommends to the President expenditures of student services fee income: 1) annual departmental budget requests 2) expenditures from reserves Also reviews budget recommendations from the Student Center, Campus Recreation, and Student Health Center Fee Advisory Committees before forwarding to the President. 

Faculty Senate Committees

Environment and Sustainability Committee

Works to increase communication and create synergy around environmental and sustainability efforts of administrators, staff, faculty, and students by monitoring, coordinating and communicating with departments and relevant committees and student organizations. Its goals are to promote and publicize best practices, increase sustainability across the university, and strengthen Texas State's stewardship of our environment.

Library Committee

Recommends policies for the operation of the library and popularizes its resources. The committee is comprised of 12 faculty members, plus two Library representatives and two students appointed by the Associated Student Government.

University Curriculum Committee

Receives and evaluates all curricular requests, including program and course changes, new degree program and course proposals. The committee is comprised of two faculty members per college, plus two Library representatives

University Lecturers Committee

Reviews proposals from departments and groups to bring outstanding lecturers to the university, and apportions funds approved for this purpose. The committee is comprised of one faculty member per college, plus one Library representative.

University Performing Arts Committee

Brings outstanding artists to the university who will contribute to the development of an appreciation of the arts. The committee is comprised of a minimum of eight faculty members (four from Fine Arts and Communication), plus one Library representative.

Athletics

Tailgating Committee

Work collaboratively to identify policies and procedures for Texas State Football Tailgating Events.  The committee will work to identify best practices for tailgating, with an emphasis on safety, sites and tailgate setups, parking, commercial activities, communication, and fan participation.

Finance and Support Services

Campus Lighting Committee

The Campus Lighting Committee will perform a nighttime survey of exterior lighting levels across campus, verifying current information, and collecting information for new buildings annually during the spring semester. They will make recommendations where lighting levels need improvement to the Associate Vice President for Finance and Support Services Planning for review and implementation. 

Emergency  Management Committee

Recommends to the Vice President for Finance and Support Services contingency plans for disaster situations such as floods, tornadoes, or fires.

Energy Conservation Committee

Proposes methods of conserving energy and generates public support and cooperation for energy conservation efforts. Committee meets once each long semester; members serve one-year renewable terms.

Environmental Service Committee

The Environmental Service Committee distributes funds collected from the Environmental Service Fee in order to provide funding for environmental improvements at the University through services such as recycling, transportation, employment, product purchasing, distributing small grants or matching funds, planning/maintenance, beautification, and irrigation. The Environmental Service Committee reviews applications for the aforementioned environmental improvements during their bi-weekly meetings. For more information, please visit www.txstate.edu/esc.

Food Service Committee

Evaluates contractor compliance, suggests overall program direction, reviews general issues in the area of renovation of facilities, coordinates the food service program with other University programs, and advises the Vice President for Finance and Support Services on these issues. 

Parking Appeals Committee

Considers appeals regarding parking citations or impoundments and recommends action to the Parking Services Manager. Committee meets one to two hours monthly to review and vote on ticket appeals.

Tuition and Fees Refund

University Safety Committee

It is the intent of the Texas State University Safety Committee to advise and assist the University Administration in promoting an environment that is safe from recognized hazards for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. The Safety Committee will provide a forum for implementing, maintaining, and enhancing the safety culture and reviewing policies and procedures within Texas State University. Texas State University is committed to preventing injury and illness and promoting a safe and healthy work environment. Responsibility for this is shared by the administration, faculty, staff, students, Additional Duty Safety Officers, and the Safety Committee. The University Safety Committee may meet monthly to discuss topics of current concerns, but typically meetings are less frequent (approximately eight meetings a year). There is not specified length of terms for committee members.

University Advancement

Homecoming Steering Committee

Works with various departments and student groups to plan and coordinate homecoming activities.

University Committees