Steering Committee

The Steering Committee serves as the "executive committee" of the Faculty Senate and typically meets two weeks prior to the Senate. Resolutions approved by the Steering Committee must be submitted to the Senate for final approval.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To serve as the “executive committee” of the Faculty Senate.
  2. To act on behalf of the Senate on matters declared by the chair of the Faculty Senate to be of an emergency nature. Any action taken in this respect by the Steering Committee shall be reported by the chair of the Faculty Senate to the members of the Faculty Senate at or before the next regular meeting. The Senate shall then review such action. The chair of the Faculty Senate will give the members of the Senate advance notice of the emergency meeting of the Steering Committee, if feasible.
  3. To serve as an advisory body of the chair of the Faculty Senate on any matter which the chair of the Faculty Senate brings before it. Meetings of an advisory nature need not be announced or reported to the Faculty Senate either before or after they occur.
  4. To monitor Senate elections and maintain election records.
  5. To develop Faculty Senate agendas. Items may be added to the agenda at any meeting of the Senate under new business by majority vote. Final action on the resolutions not on the agenda cannotbe taken prior to the next Senate meeting.
  6. To consider resolutions forwarded by Senate committees and to forward them to the full Senate or refer them back to the Senate committee.
  7. To appoint from its membership liaisons to each of the Senate committees who shall serve as non-voting members of these committees. Liaisons shall act as a resource to the committees and reporton committee activities at Steering Committee meetings.
  8. To act as a committee on amendments to the constitution and the bylaws.
  9. To periodically review Senate operational, curricular, and joint committees and councils. Creation of new committees and changes in any committee's charter, membership, or duties and responsibilities shall be conveyed to the Faculty Senate for consideration asamendments to the bylaws.
  10. To serve as a faculty advisory body to the president of the university and to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs when requested.
  11. To act in executive session when the Faculty Senate is not in session. In this capacity, a majority of the committee shall constitute a quorum. All recommendations made as the Senate's"executive committee" shall be reported to the Senate and besubject to review and approval by the Faculty Senate.
  12. To request information from any member of the faculty or administration and invite any such person to meet with it for consultation or advice on matters within its jurisdiction.
  13. To establish ad hoc committees to facilitate its work.

In addition to the above duties, Steering Committee members collaborate with the dean’s office to solicit Grand Marshals and Faculty Representatives as a member of the platform party at each commencement ceremony. The Faculty Senate office coordinates the scheduling of Grand Marshals and Faculty Representatives.

Membership

The Steering Committee is composed of the chair of the Faculty Senate, the vice chair, the secretary of the Faculty Senate, and the immediate past chair of the Senate. In addition to the current officers and the immediate past chair of the Faculty Senate, the total number of senators on the Steering Committee shall be no greater than one-fifth (15) of the total number of senators (75) and apportioned as provided below. Steering Committee members shall be elected by a majority vote of senators present and voting within each of the academic units. There shall be no voting by proxy.

Steering Committee

Joseph Harrington, Chair
Physics
College of Sciences
Email:  jh@physics.ucf.edu

Meeting Schedule

The Steering committee meets on Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. The Steering Committee typically meets two weeks prior to the Faculty Senate.

2020-2021 Steering Committee Meeting Schedule

Date/Location/Time
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Zoom Meeting
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Zoom Meeting
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Zoom Meeting
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Zoom Meeting
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Zoom Meeting
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Zoom Meeting
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Zoom Meeting
4:00-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Zoom Meeting
4:00-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Zoom Meeting
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Zoom Meeting
4:00-6:00 p.m.
(Last meeting of the 2020-2021 Steering Committee)

Meeting Materials

Below are the official agendas, materials distributed, and approved minutes and materials for each meeting. Resolutions approved by the Steering Committee must be submitted to the Senate for final approval.







Academic Year Agenda and Materials Approved Minutes and Materials Video
2020-2021 Sep 24 Minutes 8-20-2020
Topics for 2020-2021
Pending Pending
Aug 20 Minutes 7-22-2020
Budget and Administrative Committee
Information Technology Committee
Parking, Transportation and Safety Committee
Personnel Committee
Research Council
Graduate Appeals Committee
Graduate Curriculum Committee
Graduate Policy Committee
Graduate Program Review and Awards Committee
Undergraduate Course Review Committee
Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum Committee
Topics for 2020-2021
Pending Topics for 2020-2021
Jul 22 Minutes 6-25-2020
Jul 22 None

Jun 25 Minutes 4-2-2020
Resolution 2020-2021-1 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Resolutions
Resolution 2020-2021-2 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Undergraduate Program Oversight Committee
Resolution 2020-2021-3 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Faculty Center for Teaching Learning Advisory Committee Duties
Resolution 2020-2021-4 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Student Committee Term on Graduate Council Committees
June 25 Resolution 2020-2021-1 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Resolutions
Resolution 2020-2021-2 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Undergraduate Program Oversight Committee
Resolution 2020-2021-3 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Faculty Center for Teaching Learning Advisory Committee Duties
Resolution 2020-2021-4 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Student Committee Term on Graduate Council Committees


For archived materials from 1988-1989 through 2019-2020, see Steering Committee Meeting Archives.

FACULTY SENATE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, October 1, 2020
4:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting
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STEERING COMMITTEE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, Sept 24, 2020
4:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting

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