Committee on Committees

Brief Description: 

The Committee on Committees oversees the committee structure within the system of shared governance.

Background: 

This committee was created 18 September 1912 ( see Vol 3 Page 104 of the UO Assembly records)
The following is taken from US9900-15c

Charge and Responsibilities: 

The Committee on Committees is charged with the oversight of the committee structure within the system of shared governance. Its work is focused primarily on three areas:

  • Appointing committee membership. The Committee on Committees shall designate the faculty and officer of administration membership of all appointed University Standing Committees established by Senate legislation. It may also, when appropriate, nominate faculty to Administrative Advisory Groups and Externally-Mandated Boards.

  • Maintaining committee operating processes. The Committee on Committees shall create and maintain operating processes for each University Standing Committee and, where appropriate, Administrative Advisory Groups and Externally-Mandated Boards. It shall conduct an annual orientation for all chairs of University Standing Committees, and, where appropriate, Administrative Advisory Groups, and Externally-Mandated Boards.

  • Coordinating committees. The Committee on Committees shall ensure that each University Standing Committee and, where appropriate, Administrative Advisory Groups, and Externally-Mandated Boards, are meeting appropriately, fulfilling their charges, and reporting as required. It shall designate a Coordinator for each of the following committee categories: Academic and Research; Administrative; Awards; Governance; Grievances and Appeals; Student Matters; and Other. Each Coordinator shall ensure that committees within his or her category (1) have a full roster of members; (2) elect chairs as specified in committee descriptions; (3) hold meetings as appropriate; and (4) report to the Senate in a timely fashion. Each Coordinator shall submit an annual report on these matters to the Senate by November 1, and for purposes of the Senate Vice President's annual review of committees, each shall maintain records of committee matters needing attention.

The Senate Vice President is responsible for ensuring that the Committee on Committees is fulfilling its charge in these three areas and that the committee system is functioning well. Using records maintained by the Coordinators, he or she will conduct an annual review of committees and the committee system during the fall term.

Membership: 

The Committee on Committees shall generally have 10-12 members from the Statutory Faculty as defined in the University of Oregon Constitution Section 2.2. To facilitate its work, the Committee membership should represent the broadest possible cross-section of campus academic units including CAS and the professional schools. The Senate Vice President is the chair of the Committee on Committees. Per Section 5.5 of the University Senate Bylaws: "Prospective members shall be identified by the Senate Vice President, Nominated by the Senate Nominating Committee and elected by and responsible to the University Senate."

Reporting: 

The Committee on Committees shall submit an annual written report to the Senate President and Senate Executive Coordinator by November 1. The committee may also make additional written or oral reports to the Senate.

Current Members: 
MemberUnitContactTerm Exp June
 Chair
Robert KyrMusic & Dancerkyr@uoregon.edu2017 
Anne LaskayaEnglishlaskaya@uoregon.edu2017 
Bill HarbaughEconomicsharbaugh@uoregon.edu2017Chair
Gordon SayreEnglishgsayre@uoregon.edu2017 
Laura LeetePPPMleete@uoregon.edu2017 
Deborah BaumgoldPolitical Sciencebaumgold@uoregon.edu 2017 
Jennifer Ellis Businessjmellis@uoregon.edu2017 
David GaultEducationdgault@uoregon.edu 2017 
TBD  2018 
TBD  2018 
Chuck TriplettOffice of the Presidentclt@uoregon.eduEx Officio 
Sue EvelandUniversity Registrarseveland@uoregon.eduEx Officio 
James WestASUO University Affairs Coordinatorjwest10@uoregon.eduEx Officio 
Type: 

Internal Senate Committee

Selection Type: 

Elected