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Committees Directory

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Affirmative Action Advisory Council

Committee Charge

Assists and advises the Affirmative Action Officer in the planning, development, and implementation of the affirmative action program; review ESU’s affirmative action policy including the affirmative action plan and recommend changes as needed; and serve as liaison to the various segments of the campus.

Athletic Advisory Board

Committee Charge

Assists the director of athletics in the administration of the intercollegiate athletic program for men and women.

Council on Teacher Education

Committee Charge

Advises and assists the Dean of The Teachers College with the governance of the University’s undergraduate (basic) teacher education programs.

Curriculum Review Panel

Committee Charge

Provides university-wide review of curricular changes and works to mediate objections by departments or others to proposed curricular changes. If the mediation does not result in approval by all parties involved, a recommendation by the panel is made to the VPAA who makes the final decision.

Diversity Education Committee

Committee Charge

To provide a campus wide perspective on diversity issues, to coordinate and collaborate programming related to diversity and to recommend activities to continually enhance campus appreciation for all individuals and campus environment.

Faculty Research and Creativity Board

Committee Charge

Establishes guidelines, oversees, and reviews institution-wide research and creativity research and creativity of the schools/colleges and divisions. It works with the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research who is directly responsible for enhancing faculty research and creativity activities in the university.

General Education Council

Committee Charge

Oversees general education program and has interest in goals and evaluations of programs. Develops methods to assess outcomes and enhance the students’ learning experiences by considering new requirements.

Graduate Council

Committee Charge

To assist Dean of Graduate Studies and Lifelong Learning, review and coordination of all graduate programs, formulation of academic policies and graduate programs and with administration of this office.

Institutional Board of Human Subjects

Committee Charge

The Institutional Review Board for Treatment of Human Participants is composed of six regular members, with one member being non university personnel, which is consistent with federal requirements. A quorum of the Board is four. Although only a favorable majority vote is necessary for approval, the Board strives for a unanimous decision by suggesting changes or additions in procedure that satisfy objections raised by Board members.

Performing Arts Board

Committee Charge

Administers all student fee monies allocated in partial support of ESU programs in the performing arts. Detailed written instructions are developed by the board indicating how funds are to be requested and allocated.

Radiation Safety Committee

Committee Charge

To promote the best practices in safe handling and use of radioactive materials and radiation producing devices. The establishment of this committee is required by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).

Residency Committee

Committee Charge

Gives hearings to students who disagree with their residency classification for fee purposes as determined by the registrar. Required by law.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Committee

Committee Charge

To meet requirements for federal, state and institutional funds, the Satisfactory Academic Progress Committee reviews grades/hours passed of students who do not meet minimum standards at the end of each academic year.

Special Events Board

Committee Charge

To provide students and the university community at large with university-wide events which heighten cultural awareness. Recommendations are made by the board based upon funding requests from student organizations, university divisions, and community groups. It also has the responsibility for producing a monthly calendar of events.

Student Learning Assessment Council

Committee Charge

The Student Learning Assessment Council provides leadership for coordinating and implementing a sustainable institution-wide plan for the assessment and evaluation of student learning.

Student Media Board

Committee Charge

Has budgetary and administrative responsibility for the two student publications - the student yearbook, The Sunflower, and the student weekly newspaper, The Bulletin.

Undergraduate Academic Advising Committee

Committee Charge

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (URSCA) committee works to enhance the quality and increase the quantity of undergraduate research activities on our campus. The primary duties of the committee are to manage the ESU Summer Undergraduate Research Program and help plan the ESU Research and Creativity Day.

Visual Arts Board

Committee Charge

To administer all student fee monies allocated in partial support of ESU programs in the visual arts. Detailed written instructions have been developed by the board indicating how funds are to be requested and allocated.

Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activities Committee

Committee Charge

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (URSCA) committee works to enhance the quality and increase the quantity of undergraduate research activities on our campus.  The primary duties of the committee are to manage the ESU Summer Undergraduate Research Program and help plan the ESU Research and Creativity Day.

University Diversity and Inclusion Alliance

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The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (URSCA) committee works to enhance the quality and increase the quantity of undergraduate research activities on our campus. The primary duties of the committee are to manage the ESU Summer Undergraduate Research Program and help plan the ESU Research and Creativity Day.

Alcohol Advisory Committee

Committee Charge

To monitor the recommendations of the Task Force on Alcohol Related Issues and to engage in continuous discussion resulting in advice and counsel to the President on the changing campus climate related to alcohol use.

Athletic Compliance Committee

Committee Charge

To assure that the intercollegiate athletic program operates in total compliance with rules and regulations of Emporia State University and NCAA, and to develop an awareness that compliance is a total university commitment.

Bonner and Bonner Committee

Committee Charge

The Bonner and Bonner Diversity Lecture Series pays tribute to Emporia State University as a pioneer in the placement of a diverse faculty and staff. The premier diversity lecture series in Kansas gives the students, faculty and staff of the university, as well as the community and state, an opportunity to learn about topics related to diversity through nationally known lecturers.

Founder's Day Planning Committee

Committee Charge

Event planning for ESU's annual Founder’s Day event.

Identity Theft Committee

Committee Charge

To assure implementation and compliance with the Emporia State University Identity Theft Program.