The Office of the Secretary of the Faculty facilitates the administration of faculty committees. As defined in Faculty Policies and Procedures Chapter 6, the term “faculty committee” applies to those established by the faculty or the Faculty Senate but not to committees created by the chancellor, by deans, or by others. Joint or shared governance committees are established in conjunction with academic staff, university staff, and student government to address issues of common concern.

The Committee on Committees appoints faculty members of most Chapter 6 committees, sometimes in consultation with other bodies, such as the chancellor, provost, or University Committee.

Some popular committees are listed here, with links to recent annual reports or webpages, and the Committee Tracker, a shared governance committee tracker database (requires NetID login), with information on membership, and often with meeting schedules.  If you have trouble finding the information you need, contact our office:

Explore a committee that aligns with your research, teaching, or personal interests. Self-nominations are highly encouraged– fill out the interest survey on Committee Tracker