Committees-Office of the Chancellor
Committee membership may include any employee of UAPB who may have responsibility or experience within the functional committee areas described herein. Provision is also made for students to serve on selected committees. Except for specified positions named, all committee members will be nominated by the Committee on Committees and appointed by the Chancellor for a one-year term.
Committee on Committees: composed of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, who will chair the committee; the head of each academic school; the President of the Student Government Association; and two senators appointed by the Senate President.
Chancellor’s Committee on University Development: serves as an advisory body to the Chancellor. Its function is to study general needs of the University and assist in reviewing, updating and interpreting the aims and purposes of the campus.
Committee on Academic Affairs and Educational Policies: exists to identify and recommend policies for the improvement and maintenance of high levels of academic scholarship; investigate and recommend policies on admission, educational standards, registration, and curricula; evaluate and recommend policy relating to the general education program; and evaluate scholarship applications to recommend an order of merit list.
Agenda Committee: prepares and distributes the agenda for Senate meetings in accordance with the provisions of Section II.
Teacher Education Committee: exists to recommend policy, evaluate and review programs in terms of accreditation requirements, examine national trends in the field of education and recommend curricula for all teacher education areas.
Faculty Appeals Committee: is the court of last resort for faculty members who have been unsuccessful in pursuing restitution for perceived wrongs through normal channels. The committee will hear the individual faculty member’s grievance and will work toward arbitration and resolution of conflicts. Committee findings and recommendations will be submitted to the UAPB Senate and the Chancellor as specified in Section II.
Athletic Committee: is an advisory committee appointed by the President to advise the President and Director of Athletics on matters related to the administration of the university’s athletics program. This committee shall consist of 9 faculty members, 5 staff members, the Faculty Athletics Representative, three members of the student body, and one external/community member. The Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator shall serve on the committee as ex-officio members. The committee shall meet at least twice per semester.
The committee is charged to:
1. Receive timely and regular reports from the Chancellor and Director of Athletics on current and proposed plans and policies that affect the athletics program, including plans and policies on buildings, facilities, budgets, services, academic support and NCAA compliance, and to advise and make recommendations on same;
2. Help promote and safeguard opportunities for student-athletes to excel in academics and to help protect and safeguard the academic integrity of student-athletes;
3. Promote greater understanding, for the university community, of intercollegiate athletics and the relationship between academics and athletics;
4. Take on additional duties as directed by the Chancellor; and
5. Report to the Chancellor at least annually on the status on the intercollegiate athletics program at UAPB.
Alumni Affairs Committee: is responsible for the coordination of AM&N-UAPB Alumni Association programs, including Homecoming and Founders’ Day activities.
Commencement Committee: is responsible for recommending speakers and general procedures for Commencement exercises and for assisting the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in making arrangements.
Founders Day Committee: is responsible for coordinating Founders’ Week activities, including Founders’ Day. The committee generally selects a theme, plans activities during the week, selects speakers for the activities and identifies ways of soliciting the involvement of alumni and friends in all activities during the week.
Student Affairs Committee: serves as an advisory body to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Its function is to review polices, procedures and regulations that affect students and make recommendations for approval, modification, or the creation of new polices as per Section II of this document.
Lyceum Committee: develops a cultural and entertaining program to meet the varying needs and interests of students. While designed primarily for the university students, the program is open to the Pine Bluff community. The committee works with the Southeast Arkansas Fine Arts Council to coordinate its programs with those of the council.