University Committees

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Committees and Boards in the President's Office

Architectural Commission

[For description, see Volume One, Standing Orders, Chapter Four]

University Budget Committee

The University Budget Committee is established by the President of the University as an advisory group in preparing the University's biennial operating budget and capital budget requests for submission to the Board of Regents and then for subsequent submission to the Governor.

The Committee also advises the President concerning changes to the budget during the biennium, campus-wide capital planning, and related matters.

The Committee consists of the Provost as chair of the Committee, the Vice Provost for Planning and Budgeting, the Dean of the Graduate School, the Dean of Undergraduate Education, the Executive Vice President, the Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, the Executive Director of Health Sciences Administration, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Chancellors of UW Bothell and UW Tacoma, the Chair of the Board of Deans, the Chair of the Faculty Senate, the Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate, the Immediate Past Chair of the Faculty Senate, the Presidents of ASUW and GPSS and others the President may select. Staff support is supplied through the Office of Planning and Budgeting.

Board of Health Sciences

The Board of Health Sciences serves as an advisory body in matters of general policy within the Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center and is accountable to the Provost. The Board works to facilitate the education of health professionals in the provision of comprehensive health care to the people of the state and region, with emphasis on cooperative efforts among all health professionals; it develops common goals for its component schools and interdisciplinary centers, consistent with the changing needs of society; and coordinates areas of common interest. It oversees the Health Sciences interdisciplinary programs and Health Sciences Administration.

The membership of the Board includes the Deans of the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Community Medicine, and Social Work, and the Executive Director of Health Sciences Administration. The Provost appoints one dean as chair, with the exception of the School of Medicine Dean.

Campus Landscape Advisory Committee

The purpose of this standing committee, which was established in 1970, is to advise the Executive Vice President, who has responsibility for campus physical facilities and development on matters pertaining to general landscaping of the campus. While the major focus of the Committee's responsibilities is with the Seattle campus, it may also be called upon to advise the University administration on issues affecting other University campuses and field stations.

The Committee serves in an advisory capacity in the regular University planning and landscape design process, reviewing and commenting on campus plans, including circulation, site plans, developing standards and reviewing proposals for the placement of site furnishings, public art, signage and memorial objects.

The Committee also advises on proposed modifications to campus open space and landscaping to insure high aesthetic quality; develops and maintains a list of satisfactory and desired species of trees, shrubs and herbaceous materials for continued reference by design consultants; encourages the use of a wider variety of plant materials in new plantings; recommends plantings for use in the University's master plan as well as in plans for individual areas; and makes recommendations on landscape renovations and maintenance.

To properly carry out this mission, the Committee is composed of faculty, staff and student representatives with specific interests and expertise in such areas as landscape architecture, botany, forestry, horticulture, architecture, art, urban design, planning and related fields. The Committee may also include design professionals from outside the University. In addition to its members, the Committee seeks advice and counsel from other faculty and professionals with similar interests and abilities.

The Committee Chair and members are appointed to the Committee by the Executive Vice President in three-year terms which may be extended for additional terms. Traditionally appointed from within the faculty, the Chair serves as an ex-officio member of the University's Architectural Commission.

University of Washington Medical Center Board

In August 1976 the Board of Regents by special resolution established the University of Washington Medical Center Board and adopted by-laws which delegate to the Medical Center Board the major responsibility for the governance of the Hospital, to further its effectiveness in meeting high standards of patient care, teaching, research, and statewide service.

The Medical Center Board is appointed by the Board of Regents upon recommendation of the President. Members include a member of the Board of Regents, a member of the University faculty, and ten citizen members from the state.

The Board is authorized, within authority delegated by the Regents, to act for the University in matters pertaining to the governance of University of Washington Medical Center. The responsibilities of the Board include approval of appointments to the medical and dental staffs, the delineation of medical staff clinical privileges, and the adoption and amendments of medical and dental staff by-laws.

Internal University Committees and Boards

Committee on Admissions and Academic Standards

The Committee on Admissions and Academic Standards provides general guidance and counsel to the Office of Admissions and Records, and others as appropriate, regarding the interpretation and administration of academic regulations. These regulations are those adopted by the Faculty Senate, generally with the assistance of the Faculty Council on Academic Standards. The Committee makes recommendations to the Council when circumstances warrant the modification of existing policies. The Committee also develops guidelines and monitors their operation in the processing of applications for admission which require special consideration and in the granting of petitions from students on matters related to academic standards.

The committee includes several members of the faculty, the Director of Admissions and Records, a representative of the Faculty Council on Academic Standards, and a student member.

Campus Art Collection Committee

[See Volume Four, Part VI, Chapter 3, Footnote and Volume Four, Part VII, Chapter 8]

Student Counseling Center Advisory Committee

The Student Counseling Center Advisory Committee advises the Director of the Student Counseling Center in the formulation of new policies and programs by helping the Center define its appropriate campus role and by providing the necessary liaison between the Center and other administrative units of the University.

Membership includes faculty members from diverse academic departments concerned with counseling, the Director of the Student Counseling Center, and student representatives from the ASUW and the GPSS.

University (Student) Disciplinary Committee

[See Volume Three, Part III, Chapter 1, Section 8]

Board of Environmental Health and Safety

The Board of Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for insuring to the University that a broad base of professional judgment and skill of the highest order is provided to guide the University in protecting the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community. The primary functions of the Board are:

A. To formulate and review on a continuing basis the University's policy and procedures with respect to personal safety and health, public safety and public health, and pollution control.
B. To audit on a continuing basis the activities exercised by the University for environmental health and safety.
C. To serve as a referral board for all advisory and administrative committees related to environmental health and safety.
D. To serve as a board of appeal from decisions of environmental health and safety advisory and administrative committees.

The Board is appointed by the Executive Director, Health Sciences Administration, who also serves as chair, and includes the Vice Provost for Research, the Executive Vice President, the Dean of Public Health and Community Medicine, the Dean of Engineering, the Executive Director of the University of Washington Medical Center, faculty members representing the Faculty Council on University Facilities and Services and the Faculty Council on Research, a representative of staff employees, an administrative appointee with professional experience in health and safety programs, and student members designated by the ASUW and the GPSS. The Director of Environmental Health and Safety serves as an ex officio member.

Center for Human Development and Disability -Administrative Board

The Administrative Board of the Center for Human Development and Disability is responsible on behalf of the University for the administration of the Center and for supervision of its relations with state and national agencies. The Board reviews programs from the standpoint of overall coordination within the University and is concerned with the approval of core budgets, general administrative procedures, and major policy recommendations of the Director. The Director, appointed by the President, and the heads of the component units serve as members of the Executive Committee and are responsible through the Administrative Board for the inter-unit coordination within the Center.

The Administrative Board is the Board of Health Sciences Deans.

Human Subjects Policy Board

[See Volume Four, Part II, Chapter 2]

Advisory Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics

The function of the Advisory Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics is to serve as an advisory body to the President on all matters pertaining to institutional control of the athletics program, the academic and financial integrity of intercollegiate

athletics, the academic and personal well-being of student athletes, and the accountability of the athletics department to the values and goals of the University of Washington.

The Committee will consist of the following voting members: the Faculty Athletics Representative, eight additional faculty members, and a representative from each ASUW and GPSS. ex officio members of the committee will include representatives from the offices of the Dean of Undergraduate Education, Vice President for Student Affairs, University Relations, and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

The Faculty Athletics Representative will be selected by the President and serve a renewable five-year term. The Vice Chair of the Committee will be elected each year by its members and will serve as Chair the following year. The Chair will be responsible for setting the meeting schedule and organizing the agenda.

Advisory Committee on International Student and Faculty Service

Overall review of policies and services provided to international students and visiting faculty is assigned to the Advisory Committee on International Student and Faculty Service. The Committee advises the Vice President for Student Affairs with respect to the functions performed by the International Services Office.

The Committee includes six faculty members, with one serving as chair and student members nominated by the ASUW and the GPSS. Additional ex officio members represent the International Services Office, ESL program, and the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students, a community based organization whose members participate in the promotion of cultural exchanges.

Jessie and John Danz Lectureship Committee

[See Volume Four, Part IV, Chapter 10, Section 2]

Policy Advisory Board for the Office of Minority Affairs

The Policy Advisory Board for the Office of Minority Affairs provides advice and policy guidance to the Vice President for Minority Affairs. It is concerned with policies relating to the recruitment, admission, and support of students enrolled in the Educational Opportunity Program. It also provides a comprehensive review and revision, as appropriate, of the goals and objectives of the EOP and of the policies essential to continued progress in realizing program objectives.

Members include the Vice President for Student Affairs, as Chair; the Vice President for Minority Affairs; the Provost; the Vice President for Health Sciences; deans of selected colleges and professional schools; the directors of ethnic studies programs; one member each from ASUW, GPSS, and the Minority Affairs Student Advisory Board; and a representative of the Special Committee on Minority Faculty Affairs.

University Names Committee

[See Volume Four, Part VII, Chapter 10]

Committee on Public Exercises

The responsibility for planning and overall direction of commencement ceremonies, dedications, and special convocations, are vested in the Committee on Public Exercises, through the office of the Vice President for University Relations. The Committee provides guidance, when requested, on matters of protocol and seeks to ensure that the official exercises of the University are conducted with dignity and in keeping with the academic traditions of the institution.

SEPA Advisory Committee

The SEPA (State Environmental Policy Act) Advisory Committee was established by action of the University Board of Regents pursuant to WAC 478-324-040. Its purpose is to assist the University in compliance with the provisions of the State Environmental Policy Act and similar regulations. The Committee reviews all draft and final environmental impact statements, proposed and final declarations of non-significance, and proposed revisions to State Guidelines or related University regulations. The Committee's recommendations are advisory in nature, and are generally submitted for the consideration of the Responsible Official of a particular project.

Information about SEPA compliance and staff support for the Committee is provided through the Capital Projects Office, Box 352215.

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