University Travel Awards Committee

The University Travel Awards Committee makes recommendations to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs regarding special travel awards to faculty.

About Senate Joint Committees and Councils

In the spirit of shared governance, joint committees and councils are proposed on the Senate floor and recommended to the president of the university by a majority vote of the Senate. Joint committees and councils are administered by the designated committee administrator. At any time, the president or Senate may evaluate the effectiveness of joint committees in conjunction with the Steering Committee. It is the responsibility of the joint committees and councils to report any policy change recommendations to the Faculty Senate Steering Committee for consideration.

Rules and policies of the Senate govern the operation of its committees. Senate committees may adopt temporary rules and policies necessary to the operation of committees. These temporary rules must be consonant with the constitution and the bylaws and are reported to the Office of the Faculty Senate as they are adopted. Such changes are subject to subsequent approval by the Senate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To develop guidelines for travel awards to faculty.
  2. To make announcements to the faculty regarding availability and procedures for application for travel awards.
  3. To solicit applications for travel awards.
  4. To review faculty applications for travel awards and make recommendations to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs for making these awards.

Committee References

Travel Award for Recognition of Faculty Excellence website
Joint Committee and Council Procedures
Parliamentary Procedure

Membership

The committee shall consist of one faculty member from each academic unit (selected by the Committee on Committees), and the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs (ex officio) or designee. The chair and vice chair is elected annually from the faculty membership. Terms of service shall be two years, staggered.

If a committee member is absent or unable to serve for eight weeks or longer, an interim or permanent replacement will be appointed for the remaining term. If a committee member is appointed a member by virtue of the position held which will not change over multiple committee terms, those members may be listed as continuing members. When the continuing member ceases to hold the position that entitles him/her to such membership, membership on the committee ends. A committee member designated as an ex officio member is a contributing member who takes part in all discussions and serves as a resource person but is non-voting.

For expectations of committee members, see Joint Committee and Council Procedures.


University Travel Awards

TBD, Chair


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TBD, Vice Chair

Note: A committee member who misses more than half of the regularly scheduled meetings in an academic year for which an alternate has not been assigned by the Senate Office is presumed to have resigned from the committee. It is the responsibility of the committee member to ensure attendance is recorded whether in person or on the phone.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are schedule by the chair of the committee. No action can be taken at committee meetings unless a majority of the voting membership is present.

Meeting Materials

The committee submits a brief annual report of the committees' activities by the end of the second week of August each year. Below are the annual reports for the committee.

Committee Minutes Annual Report
University Travel Awards 5-1-19 | 11-19-19 2019-2020
11-20-18 2018-2019
12-12-17 | 4-23-18 2017-2018
11-10-16 | 12-8-16 | 3-9-17 | 3-31-17 2016-2017
3-2-16 2015-2016
none 2014-2015
4-9-14 2013-2014
none 2012-2013
none 2011-2012
none 2010-2011
none 2009-2010

FACULTY SENATE

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Thursday, November 19, 2020
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STEERING COMMITTEE

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Thursday, November 12, 2020
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