Committees, Advisory Groups, and Boards

Committee Namesort icon Brief Description Committee Type Membership Selection Type
Academic Council

The Academic Council was established by the Statutory Faculty Assembly at its 19 May 2010 meeting as part of the New Governance Constitution that was approved and adopted at that meeting. The role of the Academic Council is to discuss and review academic issues and present recommendations for action to the University Senate.

Standing Committee

Academic Requirements

Responsible for the administration and interpretation of academic requirements for undergraduate degrees, and for action on student petitions for exceptions to requirements and to other academic regulations.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Campus Planning

Advises the President on long-range campus development with regard to buildings, landscaping, and transportation policy.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Committee on Committees

It is charged with the oversight of the committee structure within the system of shared governance.

Internal Senate Committee

Appointed

Committee on Courses

Screens all proposals for course changes and new courses; reports its recommendations by quarterly reports to the faculty through the University Senate; advises the University editor on content and structure of the UO Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Distinguished Service Awards and Honorary Degrees

Reviews nominations, recommends recipients of honorary degrees and annual UO awards for distinguished service to the state and region.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Distinguished Teaching Awards

Solicits nominations and selects recipients of Ersted Award, Faculty Achievement Award, and other university-wide awards for distinguished teaching.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Emerald Board of Directors

* Board with faculty positions to be filled during the year. 

Administrative Advisory Group

Appointed*

Environmental Issues

Recommends policy/programs on environmental issues that affect the quality of life, safety, and health of faculty, staff and students, and the general public.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Erb Memorial Union Board of Directors

* Board with faculty positions to be filled during the year.

Administrative Advisory Group

Appointed*

Faculty Advisory Council

The Faculty Advisory Council shall be responsible for providing the President and other Administration officials with faculty opinion and counsel on the wide range of university affairs. In its relations with the President, the Administration, and with the faculty, the Faculty Advisory Council shall act either on request or on its own initiative.

Standing Committee

Elected

Faculty Personnel Committee

The Faculty Personnel Committee shall be responsible for advising the Provost on all tenure and promotion cases.

Standing Committee

Elected

Family Housing Board/Family Housing Review Board

* Board with faculty positions to be filled during the year.

Administrative Advisory Group

Appointed*

Foreign Study Programs

Reviews and approves academic standards in foreign study programs of the University granting academic credit; reviews new program proposals.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Graduate Council

The Graduate Council shall advise the Dean of the Graduate School on matters pertaining to graduate study at the University of Oregon. The Council shall establish general policies and regulations governing graduate study at the University of Oregon, excluding those matters requiring approval by the Chancellor or the Oregon University System (OUS).

Standing Committee

Elected

Grievance Appeal

This an appeals committees mandated by http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/OARS_500/OAR_571/571_003.html

External Board

Elected

Intercollegiate Athletics

The Intercollegiate Athletics Committee shall:  represent the academic standards of the university as embodied in the University of Oregon Mission Statement in all decisions;  advise the administration, the senate, and the athletics director on any athletics department policy or program, including the athletics department budget; promote and safeguard opportunities for student athletes to excel in academics and protect and ensure the academic integrity of student athletes; and, promote greater understanding, for the university community, of intercollegiate athletics and the relationship between academics and athletics.

Standing Committee

Elected

InterInstitutional Faculty Senate

Serves as a voice of the faculties of the institutions of the Oregon University System in matters of systemwide concern; considers statewide policies and makes recommendations thereon; and  endeavors to strengthen the participation of faculties in the governance of the various institutions, through representatives of their own choosing

Elected

Johnson Memorial Award

Reviews nominations, selects recipient for annual award to faculty member who, as teacher/scholar/citizen of the academic community, exemplifies commitment to principles affirmed in life and career of Charles E. Johnson.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns

Advises the President and other campus administrators on issues of importance for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Library

Advises President and Librarian on policies/procedures of UO Library.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Nontenure-track Instructional Faculty

Focuses on addressing the needs of nontenure-track instructional faculty at the UO.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Off-Campus Scholarships and Grants

Screens candidates for Fulbright, Rhodes, and other off-campus scholarships and grants.

Administrative Advisory Group

Appointed

Officers of Administration Council

The OA Council brings together the UO’s diverse group of administrative professionals to promote and facilitate communication, identify and address pertinent issues, share information, enhance professional identity, and create opportunities for collegiality.

Administrative Advisory Group

Elected

Promotion-Tenure-Retention Appeal

Shall consider only formal grievances concerning denial of promotion or denial of tenure (or denial of both) or failure to renew an appointment in violation of the OAR 571-003- grievant's rights. Other grievances are dealt with by the Grievance Appeal Committee.

External Board

Elected

ROTC Advisory

Advises President, the faculty, and the military departments on the ROTC program at UO; reviews and recommends on appointments to the University of Oregon's Department of Military Science; conducts on-site interviews with nominees.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Scholarships

Advises Financial Aid on policy and procedures for awarding scholarships; participates in review of applications and selection of scholarship recipients.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Scholastic Review

Administration/interpretation of policy for students whose work falls below UO scholarship requirements; rules on petitions for reinstatement/change of grade.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Senate Budget Committee

The Senate Budget Committee is the University's primary agency for faculty and student participation in fiscal policy.

Internal Senate Committee

Appointed

Senate Executive Committee

The function of the Senate Executive Committee is to advise the Senate President and facilitate the work of the Senate.  It meets at the call of the Senate President.

Internal Senate Committee

Appointed

Senate Nominating Committee

The Senate Nominating Committee nominates individuals upon request to various standing committees of the Senate, to some standing committees of the Faculty, and under certain circumstances to the Interinstitutional Faculty Senate, ad hoc committees of the Senate, or to other committees at the request of the President of the University or the President of the Senate. This committee also nominates candidates for President and Vice-President of the Senate.

Internal Senate Committee

Appointed

Senate Rules Committee

The Senate Rules Committee is charged to negotiate with the sponsors of motions/resolutions, in advance of the appropriate Senate meetings, to clarify and/or to propose editorial changes in notices of motions sent to the Committee by the Senate President.

Internal Senate Committee

Appointed

Student Conduct and Community Standards

Recommends policy relating to student conduct; administers the Student Conduct Code.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Student Health Advisory Committee

Advises Director of Student Health Center and Vice President for Student Affairs on policies and procedures of the Health Center.

Administrative Advisory Group

Appointed

Student-Faculty Committee on Grievances

Recieves, investigates, and reviews complaints by students against faculty members (concerning academic responsibilities) and makes recommendations to the President.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Summer Research Awards

Reviews applications for grants in aid of research from University funds allocated for this purpose and presents recommendations.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Tenure Reduction, Retirement, and Emeriti

Advises faculty and administration on policy and practice concerning tenure reduction, retirement, rights of emeriti.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Traffic Appeals Board

Appellate committee on parking and other traffic convictions.

Administrative Advisory Group

Appointed

Transparency Committee

Review UO's procedures regarding access to public records and financial information, and evaluate the effectiveness of those procedures. Accept and review complaints from faculty, staff, or students regarding access to public records and financial information, and make suggestions to the UO public records officer and President's office on resolving such complaints.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Undergraduate Council

The Undergraduate Council shall be responsible for reviewing, evaluating and enhancing the quality of the University's academic program. For more information please see the worksite for the Undergraduate Council.

Standing Committee

Elected

University Appeals Board

The final appeals body under the Student Conduct Code.

Standing Committee

Appointed

University Hearings Board

For conduct cases to be handled by formal hearing, this Board hears the case, listens to evidence, decides if Student Conduct Code has been violated, and determines which, if any, sanctions to impose.

Standing Committee

Appointed

UO Senate

Please see the University Senate website

Elected