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 for LGBTQI Concerns: (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning, and Intersexed)

Works to promote equality and equity for UO community members.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Committee on Committees

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

Internal Senate Committee

Appointed by the Senate President in consultation with the Senate Vice President

Committee on Courses

The Committee on Courses shall be responsible for the University's curriculum.

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

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 Grievance Appeal

This an appeals committees mandated by Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 571-003-0007.

External Board

Elected

Faculty Personnel Committee

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

Standing Committee

Elected

Faculty Research Awards

Oversees the Faculty Research Award program, including approval of changes to the Awards program, review of applications, and determination of awardees. 

Standing Committee

Appointed

Family Housing Board/Family Housing Review Board

The Family Housing Board shall provide a vehicle for deliberate, systematic discussion, review, and dialogue in matters relating to family housing among representatives of family housing residents, University Housing, faculty, and other students.

Administrative Advisory Group

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.

Standing Committee

Elected

Intercollegiate Athletics

The IAC serves as a vital connection between the athletics department and the campus-at-large. The IAC can promote communication, gathering feedback on athletic and related academic matters from a wide array of campus constituencies, and in turn helping to educate the broader community about what we learn. The IAC can play a significant role in helping to align the practices around the academic lives of student-athletes with our campus's values. In matters outside of academics the IAC can give useful feedback while building understanding of the athletic department's mission and practices in the broader community, which can be relied upon at some critical junctures. The IAC can also initiate, facilitate and increase awareness of cooperative athletic-academic ventures.

Standing Committee

Elected

InterInstitutional Faculty Senate

Taken from the IFS Constitution:

(a)   It shall be the purpose of the Interinstitutional Faculty Senate of the Oregon University System to serve as a voice of the faculties of the institutions of the Oregon University System in matters of systemwide concern; to consider statewide policies and to make recommendations thereon; and to endeavor to strengthen the participation of faculties in the governance of the various institutions, through representatives of their own choosing.

Elected

International Scholarships

Screens candidates for Fulbright and other international scholarships.

Administrative Advisory Group

Appointed

Library

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

Standing Committee

Appointed

Nontenure-track Faculty

Focuses on addressing the issues of nontenure-track instructional and research faculty at the UO.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Officers of Administration Council

The OA Council is an elected body that brings together the UO’s diverse group of managerial, supervisory, administrative and other professionals to promote and facilitate communication, identify and address pertinent issues, share information, enhance professional identity, and create opportunities for collegiality and community.

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 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 the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships on policy and procedures for awarding scholarships; participates in review of applications and selection of scholarship recipients.

Standing Committee

Appointed

Scholastic Review

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

Standing Committee

Appointed

Senate Budget Committee

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

Internal Senate Committee

Appointed

Senate Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the University Senate shall advise the Senate President, assist in setting the agenda for each Senate meeting and facilitate the work of the Senate.

Internal Senate Committee

Appointed

Senate Nominating Committee

The Senate Nominating Committee nominates individuals to various Senate and University Committees upon request by the Senate President.

Internal Senate Committee

Appointed

Senate Rules Committee

The Senate Rules Committee shall work with the sponsors of motions and negotiations to clarify proposed Senate motions in advance of the Senate meeting at which the motion is to be presented.

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 University 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

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

Standing Committee

Appointed

Study Abroad Programs

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

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.

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