The Senate Constitution provides that the Senate will have eight standing committees, each comprised solely of Faculty Senators. Each committee will meet regularly with the corresponding administrators (see Bylaw 5) to advise and consult on policy and to design and implement Faculty Senate legislation. Committees will invite additional members of the university community or others to consult with them as appropriate.
1. The Academic Affairs Committee will concern itself with the University's instructional programs and academic support, including computer and information services and university advising programs.
2. The Academic Program Committee will concern itself with the University's long-term plans and strategic initiatives, as well as many major changes or issues requiring particularly extensive study or deliberations related to the academic mission.
3. The Campus Planning Committee will concern itself with space allocation, facilities, and physical plant planning
4. The Finance and Administration Committee will concern itself with the financial affairs of the University, including establishing priorities and allocating funds within the budget.
5. The Information Technology Committee will concern itself with matters pertaining to information technology.
6. The Library Committee will concern itself with matters pertaining to the university library, including information technology as it pertains to the mission of the university library.
7. The Research and Public Service Committee will concern itself with the University's research and public service programs.
8. The Student Affairs Committee will concern itself with student services and non-academic student programs, including athletics.