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Campus Committees

Affirmative Action Advisory Council: To assist and advise 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.

Animal Care Committee: To promote the best practices in safe and ethical handling and use of animals.  The Animal Care and Use Committee will also review and approve all other university projects that require the use of animals.

Athletic Advisory Board: Assists the director of athletics in the administration of the intercollegiate athletic program for men and women.

Copyright Committee: Committee shall develop, maintain and publish guidelines on the appropriate use of copyrighted materials.  ULA will assist in submitting requested and required permissions for use and maybe consulted regarding the duplication print or non-print materials for such purposes as classroom instruction, reserving materials for student use, or for academic research.

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

Curriculum Review Panel: 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.

Disability Service Advisory Council: To actively assist the Office of Disability Services, Human Resources Office, and Facilities Office in supporting and advocating for ESU students, faculty and staff with disabilities in providing an accessible intellectual, physical and effective environment where members of our university community can fully participate in campus programs and activities.

Faculty Research and Creativity Board: 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: 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: 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.

Honors College Advisory Board: Establishes policy for the honors program, supervises activities, and assists with increasing visibility of the program; advises and assists the honors directors on special projects.

Institutional Board of Human Subjects: 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.

Parking Committee: Considers matters concerning traffic and parking on campus.

Performing Arts Board: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 Media Board: Has budgetary and administrative responsibility for the two student publications - the student yearbook, The Sunflower, and the student weekly newspaper, The Bulletin.  The board members, with faculty advisors and editors of the two publications, develop and approve matters of policy, select the editor and key personnel of the publication from applicants, approve major business transactions, let contracts for printing of both publications and for portrait photography for the yearbook, and are responsible for other major matters pertaining to the publications.

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

Undergraduate Academic Advising Committee: Coordinate, monitor, and assess undergraduate academic advising across campus.

University Master Plan Committee: University-Wide Committee consisting of administrators, faculty, staff and students from several departments and colleges across campus. Its primary responsibility is to review any requests for modifications affecting the planning, appearance or functions of the campus buildings and grounds. Additionally, each request will be reviewed for compliance with the adopted University Master Plan. Recommendations on these requests will be forwarded to University Administration for review and approval/denial. Each year this committee will review the University Master Plan and make recommendations to University Administration for review and approval/denial for any updates, changes or additions to the master plan.

University Support Staff Commission: Provides a forum and a means of representation for University Support Staff employees to take an active role and have a voice in the life of the University.  Active role is defined as communicating with selected representatives, which will ultimately result in a conducive working environment for University Support Staff employees and a positive learning environment for students.

Visual Arts Board: 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: 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.

President's Committees

Alcohol Advisory Committee: 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: 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: 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.

Diversity Education Committee: 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.

Founder’s Day Planning Committee: Event planning for annual founder’s day event

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

Tuition and Fees Advisory Committee: The Tuition and Fees Committee provides direct input and recommendations to the President regarding Tuition and Fee issues.  Inasmuch as tuition and fee issues also involve expenditures and the budget, the Committee also provides higher level budget recommendations as a part of its tuition and fee review/ recommendations.  The Committee consists of representatives from Administration, Faculty, Students, and Classified staff.  Much of its activity occurs during the spring term, as tuition and fees for the upcoming year are set in May/June.  Nonetheless, the Committee meets throughout the year.  It was initially formed in 2002 as the President wanted input from the campus, prior to making tuition/fee recommendations to the Kansas Board of Regents.  Prior to 2002, the Regents had a tuition/fee process, which did not necessitate individual recommendations from the universities.