Responsibilities and Purposes
Presides over meetings of the Commission and appoints standing and ad hoc committees necessary for the function of the Commission.
Is appointed by the President or designee.
Serves a three-year term and can be reappointed once.
The Vice Chair:
Serves in the absence of the Chair.
Is nominated and elected by membership.
Serves a three-year term and can be reelected once.
If a decision is needed immediately, the Chair will post emergency decisions electronically to commission members and give consideration to feedback.
Each school and library can select and forward to the Commission the names of two nominees and each administrative unit can nominate one person.
The Chair will appoint a three-person membership committee to be responsible for reviewing each pair of nominees from the schools and libraries, identifying one nominee for membership and one nominee for alternate membership. The membership committee will verify the willingness and availability of each nominee to serve as members of the Commission.
Alternate members serve in absence of the corresponding members and may serve on committees.
The Council of Student Government Presidents has ex officio appointments for three students who respectively represent undergraduate students, graduate students, and students in the professional schools.
Each of the listed organizations may have an ex officio appointee on the Commission. Ex officio appointees are the responsibility of the particular organization.
The membership committee will present an annual slate of nominees to the Commission for approval. This slate of nominees should allow one-third of the membership to rotate off each year.
After the first year the Commission is established, the slate of nominees must receive a quorum vote to be approved by the Commission. If approved, the slate of nominees will be forwarded by the Chair to the President of the University for confirmation and appointment.
The President, Provosts, and Vice President for Equity and Diversity hold ex officio memberships. The membership committee may recommend ex officio membership to others as necessary for the functions of the Commission.
The Commission will have no more than 20 regular members.
The Commission will appoint standing committees to deal with such issues as those listed below. The number and titles of standing committees are not fixed.
1. Representation & Compensation
2. Campus Climate & Environment
3. Communication & Outreach