University of Wisconsin–Madison

Committees

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 committees established by the faculty or the Faculty Senate but not to committees created by the chancellor, by deans, or by others. Faculty committees may be called committees, boards, or commissions.  “Joint governance committees” are committees established in conjunction with academic staff, classified staff, and/or student government to address issues of common concern which are not the primary responsibility of the faculty. These committees generally report to the faculty through the University Committee and the Faculty Senate.

Unless other provision for selection is made, the Committee on Committees appoints faculty members of Chapter 6 committees, sometimes in consultation with other bodies, such as the chancellor, provost, or University Committee.

Some popular committees are listed below, with links to recent annual reports, and the shared governance committee tracker database (requires NetID login), with information on membership.  The Committee Tracker is a growing directory of campus-wide committees. If you have trouble finding the information you need, contact our office: admin@secfac.wisc.edu

CommitteeMembership and detailMost current report
Access and Accommodation in Instruction Membership, etc. 2012-2013
Archives Membership, etc. 2014-2016
Athletic Board Membership, etc. 2015-2016
Budget Membership, etc.
Campus Diversity And Climate Membership, etc. 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
Campus Planning Membership, etc. 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
Campus Transportation Membership, etc. 2016-2017
Committee on Committees Membership, etc.
Dean Of Students Advisory Membership, etc.
Distinguished Teaching Awards Committee Membership, etc.
Divisional Committee Arts & Humanities Membership, etc.
Divisional Committee Biological Sciences Membership, etc.
Divisional Committee Physical Sciences Membership, etc.
Divisional Committee Social Sciences Membership, etc.
EI Advisory Membership, etc.
Faculty Compensation And Economic Benefits, Commission On Membership, etc.
Faculty Rights And Responsibilities Membership, etc. 2012-2016
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People in the University Membership, etc.
Graduate Faculty Executive Committee Membership, etc.
Graduate School Academic Planning Council Membership, etc.
Health Care Advisory Membership, etc.
Honorary Degrees Membership, etc.
Information Technology Membership, etc. 2014-2016
Knapp (Kemper K.) Bequest Membership, etc. 2015-2016
Labor Codes And Licensing Advisory Membership, etc.
Lakeshore Nature Preserve Membership, etc.
Officer Education Membership, etc. 2016-2017
PROFS, Inc. Steering Committee Membership, etc. 2015-2016
Recreational Sports Board Membership, etc. 2014-2015
Retirement Issues Membership, etc.
Student Panels Membership, etc.
Undergraduate Recruitment, Admissions And Financial Aid Membership, etc.
University Academic Planning Council Membership, etc.
University Book Store Board of Trustees Membership, etc.
University Child Care Membership, etc.
University Committee Membership, etc. 2015-2016
University Curriculum Membership, etc. 2015-2016
University Honors Membership, etc.
University International Travel Membership, etc.
University Lectures Committee Membership, etc. 2014-2016
University Library Membership, etc. 2015-2016
University Research Council Membership, etc.
Women In The University Membership, etc. 2015-2016
CommitteeMembership and detailMost current report