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Committees

 

ADULT LEARNER ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Adult Learner Advisory Council's charge is to serve to advance the interests of all adult learners regardless of enrollment status (i.e., graduate, undergraduate, special, full-time, part-time, distance education) and provide a visible university-wide body whose purpose is to contribute to the creation of a supportive academic environment for adult learners.  The Council:

       1.     monitors the recruitment, retention, graduation, and satisfaction levels of adult learners; and        
2. advocates for adult learners' concerns by providing advice and consultation and recommending changes in university policy, practice, and procedures that negatively impact adult learners.

 

ADVISORY BOARD FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

The Advisory Board for Continuing Education has the mission of promoting and shaping the continuing education program of the university.

 

ATHLETICS APPEALS COMMITTEE

The Athletics Appeals Committee is a subcommittee of the Financial Aid Advisory/Appeals Committee.  The committee hears appeals submitted by student athletes regarding the reinstatement of aid eligibility. 

 

BOARD OF GOVERNORS SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

The Board of Governors Scholarship Committee exists to direct and oversee the awarding of scholarships in accordance with Board of Governors Policy 1984-08-A. Edinboro's BOG Scholarship Committee includes members from the Admissions Office, Financial Aid Office and Multicultural Programs Office.  Correspondence and monitoring of the awards are done by the Financial Aid Office.

   

BUDGET PRIORITIES COMMITTEE

The Budget Priorities Committee is engaged in a comprehensive analysis of its limited resources, including appropriation, tuition revenue and expense.  The results of these deliberations are used to assemble the budget for the forthcoming years.  The Budget Priorities Committee examines the constitution of the budget and hears presentations by divisional vice presidents and deans to help frame discussion about institutional priorities.  The process is intended to be more transparent, i.e. have an inclusive review by stakeholders representing a cross-section of the university's constituency.

 

CAMPUS EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM

The primary purpose of the Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) is to provide for the safety and security of the Edinboro University community and for responding to incidents and emergencies that may threaten the health and safety of the campus community or disrupt university operations. In any emergency situation, Edinboro University's overriding mission is to protect life safety.  CERT is composed of first responders and senior level administrators, with central tracking responsibility assigned to the Office of Social Equity.  The Team provides overall guidance to the university community during an emergency or disaster and provides general oversight for the emergency planning process.

 

COMMENCEMENT AND CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE COMMITTEE

The Committee's mission is to plan and implement successful winter and spring Commencement ceremonies and the annual Celebration of Excellence.  The Celebration of Excellence acknowledges the scholarly and leadership achievements of our students.  The Commencement ceremony reflects the culmination of our students' collegiate experience and the ultimate goal of their enrollment, the academic degree.

 

COMPLIANCE AND CONCERNS COMMITTEE

The Compliance and Concerns Committee's purpose is to provide campus-wide NCAA/PSAC rules education and updating of established policies and procedures within the athletic compliance area.  The Athletic Director chairs the committee which meets approximately four times a year or more frequently if necessary.   

 

DEANS' COUNCIL

The Deans' Council brings together on a regular basis the university's Chief Academic Officer with the other academic officers and staff members who constitute her/his leadership team.  The Council provides a systematic forum for strategic planning related to curriculum, budgeting, personnel, recruitment and retention, policy, facilities management, and academic initiatives.

 

EDINBORO uNIVERSITY PLANNING COMMITTEE

The Edinboro University Planning Committee serves as a recommending body for the establishment and maintenance of priorities for Edinboro University.   The Group has been charged with the responsibility of ensuring that all university programs and services remain consistent with the university Mission, goals and objectives and strategic plan.  

 

EDINBORO UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF GAY MEN, LESBIANS, BISEXUALS, TRANSGENDER PEOPLE, AND ALLIES

The Edinboro University President's Commission on the Status of Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transgender People, and Allies role is to facilitate the development of a university community that is equitable and inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender expressions through advocacy, education, assessment, and activism. 

     

EDINBORO UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Edinboro University President's Advisory Council (EUPAC) is composed of constituent leaders who serve on the Council to advise the President of Edinboro University.  It is important to have input from business, education, legislative and social service leaders from the regional community regarding issues facing higher education in general and Edinboro University in particular.  The EUPAC is a volunteer organization that helps assure that Edinboro University procedures, services and outreach are responsive to the educational needs of our community, while acting as a sounding board and providing advice to the President and university leaders.

 

ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING COMMITTEE

The Enterprise Resource Planning Committee, originally the Banner Project Team, reviews Banner and SAP issues and changes, analyzes their implications and impact, and determines the best course of action, so as to maintain the integrity and effectiveness of the university enterprise information systems.

 

FACILITIES COMMITTEE

The Facilities Committee is charged with the responsibility of reviewing issues of university-wide importance and potential impact and offering advice and recommendations to the President for action.  The committee is directed to consider issues related to--but not entirely limited to-- space assignment, space utilization, and assistance in updating the Facilities Master Plan as necessary.  These issues are to be considered in the context of the established priorities, goals, objectives, and strategic initiatives of the university.  Also, the committee is to provide the President with the best possible advice which is representative of cross-divisional input and consideration.  Input is sought from their respective Vice Presidents and others as appropriate, on pending issues in order to accurately represent the position of their division in an informed and efficient manner.  The committee members are to strive always to act in the best interests of their respective divisions and the University as a whole, seeking to understand the impact and significance of issues from a division-wide and university-wide perspective.

 

FINANCIAL AID ADVISORY / APPEALS COMMITTEE

The Financial Aid Advisory/Appeals Committee reviews relevant financial aid regulations, policies and procedures, and makes recommendations on the formulation of institutional policies and procedures.  The committee also hears appeals submitted by students regarding the reinstatement of aid eligibility, including athletics aid.

 

FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE

The First Year Experience Committee is designed to orient first-year, transfer and first-time Edinboro students during their transitions to university life.  It is specifically designed to acclimate the student to college and increase the probability that he/she will attain academic success.

  

HALL OF FAME SELECTIOn COMMITTEE

The Hall of Fame Selection Committee meets two or three times per year and is responsible for selecting individuals to be inducted into the Edinboro University Athletic Hall of Fame each April.  The committee consists of both university and non-university personnel.

 

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE NETWORK

The Holocaust Remembrance Network coordinates educational events that bring scholarship on the Nazi genocide of European Jewry to the attention of students and the community. The six institutions in the network are Allegheny College, Edinboro University, Gannon University, the Jewish Community Council of Erie, Mercyhurst College, and Penn State-Behrend.

 

HOMECOMING COMMITTEE

The Homecoming Committee is charged with planning, coordinating and implementing activities related to our annual university-wide Homecoming event. The Tri-chairs are responsible for ensuring that the Committee considers the broad range of backgrounds and interests of our guests while aiming to highlight the university's student- and family-centered philosophy.

 

HONORARY DEGREE COMMITTEE

The Committee's purpose is to initiate or accept nominations from the university community for an honorary doctoral degree from Edinboro University, pursuant to Board of Governors Policy 1984-12A and Edinboro University's Procedure on Honorary Degree Recipients.  The Committee is responsible for vetting the background, characteristics and significant achievements of the nominee(s) prior to recommending them to the President for consideration.   

 

HUMAN SUBJECTS REVIEW BOARD

The Human Subjects Review Board of Edinboro University was established for the purpose of protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research.  Human subjects shall be interpreted to include the investigators, participants and the community-at-large.

 

INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITTEE

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for insuring that the program of animal care and use at Edinboro complies with federal and state laws for the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals.  The IACUC reviews protocols for all teaching and research activities that use live vertebrate animals.  Also, the IACUC has the authority to approve, require modifications (in order to secure approval), or withhold approval for proposed activities.  The Committee also has the authority to suspend any activity that fails to comply with applicable laws. 

 

INTEGRATED CALENDAR COMMITTEE

The Integrated Calendar Committee represents all areas of campus that impact the student academic year. Our calendar represents all actions that offices must perform to insure that the year runs smoothly. This is also a forum for our respective offices to share new processes and procedures.  It is also a check and balance to insure that as one office performs a function, we look at the impact on other related offices and on students. 

 

JAMES F. DRANE INSTITUTE FOR BIOETHICS ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Dr. James F. Drane Institute for Bioethics at Edinboro University works to promote collaborative work in bioethics within the United States of America, Europe and Latin America. The Advisory Council oversees the operation of the Institute.

 

LIVING-LEARNING STEERING COMMITTEE

The Living-Learning Steering Committee provides a comprehensive program designed to holistically develop resident students. In collaboration with various academic disciplines and interests, our living-learning areas will strive to enhance this development and prepare students to succeed as a member of the professional community of their choice after graduation.  The Living-Learning Steering Committee, chaired by the Director of Residence Life and Housing and composed of faculty and staff associated with the institution's living-learning communities, reviews activities planned by each community, plans the annual Mind Match competition, and resolves issues and concerns involving administration and staffing of the communities.

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AWARDS LUNCHEON COMMITTEE

Through the President's Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Program, Edinboro University recognizes regional citizens who have challenged the systems that were designed to deny access to basic human rights and privileges.  The MLK Awards are meant to honor individuals who have made a significant impact on society through a demonstrated history of service and involvement.

 

NCATE LEADERSHIP GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

The NCATE Leadership Governance Committee is charged to establish and document that the unit has the leadership, authority, budget, personnel, facilities, and resources, including informational technology resources, for the preparation of candidates at initial and advanced levels to meet professional, state, and institutional standards.

 

PLANNING FOR INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

The Planning for Instructional Technology Committee was established for the purpose of advising Technology and Communications on matters related to educational technology, particularly developing recommendations for use of the Technology Tuition Fee revenue.  It is also responsible for recommending programs that highlight the use of technology in the teaching and learning process; in essence, acting as the Teaching and Learning with Technology Roundtable for Edinboro University.

 

PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

 The Edinboro University President's Commission on the Status of Women was established in 1988 to fulfill the commitment of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to university affirmative action plans and to assure women's upward mobility in the areas of university leadership and employment.  The Commission is appointed by and reports directly to the President.  The role of the Commission is to identify concerns and issues, coordinate efforts required to improve the campus for women, target specified issues to be addressed and monitor their progress, and report to the President.  The Commission implements programs which stimulate thinking about basic social changes occurring in our society as newly defined roles for men and women emerge.  The Commission on the Status of Women also has a role in reviewing and proposing policy, and providing information and leadership development opportunities for women students, staff and faculty.

 

STUDENT MEDIA ADVISORY BOARD

The Student Media Advisory Board provides broad oversight to the university's campus media organizations, the Spectator, WFSE and ETV. The board assists those organizations in their roles of providing co-curricular training for future journalists and contributing to a forum for responsible debate and discussion of issues important to the Edinboro University campus and Edinboro community.

 

UNIVERSITY SENATE COMMITTEES

The function of each Senate Committee is to observe relevant university operations and, where appropriate, to recommend to the University Senate policies and procedures concerning academic standards and issues pertaining to the academic integrity of the university.  The charge for each committee is developed yearly by the Senate Executive Committee.

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ACADEMIC CONCERNS COMMITTEE

The Academic Concerns Committee's charge this year is to answer two questions:  What is a "C" grade (issues of passing/minimal standards)?  And should we implement a probationary status at midterm to first semester students who have a GPA of 0.0 and use as a decision regarding second semester continuation?       

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BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE

The 2008-09 charge for the Building and Grounds Committee is to participate in the Master Planning Process to study and provide recommendations on project sequencing and needs associated with buildings and grounds.

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COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES

The Committee on Committees recommends all Senate committee appointments to the University Senate; continuously studies the distribution of committee assignments to assure distribution among departments and academic ranks; examines the profiles and functions of all standing or proposed Senate committees; and provides procedural guidelines concerning meetings, minutes, member participation, vacancies, and reporting to the Senate.

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COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

The Community Services Committee's charge is to identify all community service activities occurring through campus organizations and develop a mechanism for coordinating and promoting those activities, especially what the Greek letter organizations do each year.

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ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The Enrollment Management Committee is charged to identify specific ways to enhance retention for upperclassmen.

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee directs the committees of the Senate through the annual charge it issues to each committee.  Additionally, the committee establishes the annual calendar of regular Senate meetings, plans the agenda for each, and sets regular meeting times of the Executive Committee.

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FINANCE COMMITTEE

The Finance Committee's charge is to participate in the Master Planning Process and to study and provide recommendations on project sequencing and how capital expenditures are stacked in the out years.

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INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE

This committee serves as a liaison between the Development Office and the Senate in activities related to alumni affairs and giving campaigns.  Their current charge is to survey the faculty, staff and students to determine their priority of projects that fundraising or a capital campaign could potentially satisfy.

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LIBRARY INFORMATION SERVICES COMMITTEE

The Library Information Services Committee reviews:  long-range planning for acquisitions and budgeting; computer hardware and software applications used; access to library and information services; library and information linkages; and university archives under the administration of the library.  In 2008-09, the committee is continuing study on the inclusion of Information Literacy as part of the curriculum at Edinboro.

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MEMBERSHIP, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

This committee recommends procedures and oversees the nominations and elections for all officers of the Senate.

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PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE  (currently not operating)

This committee was charged with monitoring: the university's five-year plan; the organization and implementation of institutional self-study; and the development and implementation of assessment activities.

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RESEARCH COMMITTEE

The Research Committee's primary charge this year is to recommend methods for encouraging and enhancing the university community's participation in all aspects of faculty scholarship.

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STUDENT CONCERNS COMMITTEE

The Student Concerns Committee's function is to review matters regarding student life.  This year, their specific charge is to review the current priority scheduling system and identify other types of priority systems that are in use around the country and recommend any that might be beneficial for Edinboro to adopt.

UNIVERSITY- WIDE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

The University Wide Curriculum Committee (UWCC) reviews new courses/new programs and course/program revisions for academic soundness, ability to offer, adherence to institutional policy and collective bargaining agreement, systematic consideration of all credit-awarding activities and procedures carried out by the university or in the name of the university, systematic review of all programs and courses, comparing the approved document with those being used, provides recommendations for action to the appropriate body through the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and provides feedback and/or recommendations to the academic departments that submit academic proposals as to the committee's action and rationale leading to the action.


 

Task Forces

INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION TASK FORCE

The Institute for Global Leadership and Innovation Task Force is charged with developing a report that details opportunities for Edinboro University in leadership and innovation.  In particular, the Task Force is asked to investigate possibilities to incorporate leadership and innovation into the curriculum and to present opportunities for professional development on a global scale

 

PORTAL/WEB TASK FORCE

The Portal/Web Task Force has evolved from an earlier Technology and Communications (T&C) group entitled the Community Portal Task Force which was charged to review the capabilities of the Blackboard Community System and identify the tools and applications that would best fit the needs of the university.  Upon the university's receipt of the CampusEAI Oracle Portal grant, the Task Force work shifted to advising T&C on the configuration of MyEdinboro.  In addition, it is also responsible for advising T&C on matters related to the university website, in particular, helping gather and analyze feedback on website navigation.

 

SENIOR SCOTS TASK FORCE

The charge of the Senior Scots Task Force is to recommend to the university outreach programs or services targeting the older-adult population.  During its first year, the Task Force will develop specific project ideas, investigate costs and potential revenues, and examine both risk and reward for each recommended initiative.  In particular, the Task Force is asked to investigate Elderhostel program opportunities as well as possibilities associated with the new Alumni Village.  A final report should be prepared and delivered by August 24, 2009, with a brief, interim report delivered by May 15, 2009. 

 

VIRTUAL WORLDS TASK FORCE

The Virtual Worlds Task Force role is to recommend to the president a set of virtual world applications for use in online learning and viral marketing and the development of marketable products for distribution in cyberspace.  The Task Force will also work toward establishing a common knowledge base and a collaborative vision of Edinboro University's future in the virtual universe.