The Fiscal Policy Committee

(Senate: 4/15/69, 8/1/72, 3/28/79, 2/10/81, 11/11/81[EA], 1/5/82, 3/6/90, 3/7/95, 12/2/97, 8/17/99, 5/20/03, 11/13/07, 1/30/08[EA]; President: 4/21/69, 8/24/72, 4/24/79, 1/18/82, 4/5/90, 5/30/95, 12/17/97, 9/17/99, 9/5/03, 11/30/07, 3/3/08; Editorial Amendment:  9/99; 9/00, 11/07)

The Fiscal Policy Committee is charged with recommending the establishment of policy and guidelines relative to the allocation of academic and academic support resources that affect the quality of the University's educational programs. These recommended policies should foster more effective and efficient use of resources that are intrinsic to instructional activities common to all academic and academic support units of the University while not infringing on the discretion of the colleges and library to meet their unique internal needs.

In accordance with the Chancellor's statement on the "Role of Faculty and Students in Budgetary Matters," the Fiscal Policy Committee has the following responsibilities:

  1. To provide recommendations through Senate channels regarding areas that may warrant emphasis in the budget planning and allocation process.
  2. To review the President's annual budget initiation memorandum prior to the President's consultation with the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate. Information on budgetary issues will be provided to the Executive Committee.
  3. To review the proposed annual academic affairs budget with the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Prospective policy recommendations will be provided to the Senate and subsequently to the President.
  4. To review, as appropriate, the fiscal implications of pertinent planning documents, including tactical plans.
  5. To review and make recommendations regarding local fees that have university-wide impact.
  6. To provide advice through Senate channels concerning campus physical planning and development and, as appropriate, the maintenance of physical facilities.
  7. To review and make other policy recommendations concerning the optimum utilization of resources in the achievement of university academic objectives.

Membership. The Fiscal Policy Committee shall be composed of the following:

  1. One member from each college elected for staggered three-year terms according to procedures approved by a majority vote of the college faculty. Alternate members shall also be elected by these procedures. Faculty members in the Library and Student Affairs are considered the same as a college for this purpose.
  2. Three members appointed by the Nominations Committee for staggered three-year terms. One member appointed by the Nominations Committee  to the Fiscal Policy Committee shall also be the same member appointed by the Nominations Committee to the Resource Allocation Advisory Committee and the other two shall be faculty members with expertise in budgets and the budgetary process.
  3. One representative from the Executive Committee of the Senate as the liaison member.
  4. The Vice President for Administration and Finance or designee, who serves ex officio as executive secretary, non-voting.
  5. Two students to be selected annually by the Board of Directors of the Associated Students, Inc.  One of the student members must be an undergraduate student and the other student member must be an enrolled classified graduate or postbaccalaureate credential student. The criteria for student members are the same as those specified for student members of the Academic Senate (Constitution of the Faculty, Section 3h, Appendix B of the Faculty Handbook).

Quorum. A quorum shall be a majority of the voting members of the committee.

Officers and Duties.

  1. The officers of this committee are chair and vice chair who shall be elected annually at the last meeting of the spring quarter by the members of the following year's committee.
  2. The chair shall call regularly scheduled meetings of the committee and shall set the agenda.
  3. The chair shall determine by the third week of the spring quarter the faculty replacement needs for the summer quarter and for the following year and shall notify the colleges to conduct necessary elections.

Meeting Time. The Fiscal Policy Committee meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 10:00  to 11:30 a.m.

The Student Policy Committee

(Senate: 4/15/69, 8/1/72, 4/5/78, 3/28/79, 2/10/81, 11/11/81[EA], 1/5/82, 3/6/90, 8/17/99, 5/20/03; President: 4/21/69, 8/22/72, 4/28/78, 4/24/79, 1/18/82, 4/5/90, 9/17/99, 9/5/03; Editorial Amendment:  9/00, 11/07)

Charge. The Student Policy Committee has the following responsibilities:

  1. To recommend policy related to student services and student affairs including, but not limited to, student educational equity, counseling, financial aid, health, learning assistance, orientation, outreach, placement, programs for special groups, records, recruitment, registration, retention, student activities, student discipline, testing, and tutoring.
  2. To advise the administration of the effect on students of the University's operations and policies.

Membership. The Student Policy Committee shall be composed of the following:

  1. One member from each college elected for staggered three-year terms according to procedures approved by a majority vote of the college faculty. Alternate members shall also be elected by these procedures. Faculty members in the Library and Student Affairs are considered the same as a college for this purpose.
  2. Two members from different colleges appointed by the Nominations Committee for staggered three-year terms.
  3. One member from the Executive Committee of the Senate as the liaison member.
  4. The Vice President for Student Affairs or designee who serves ex officio as executive secretary, non-voting.
  5. Two students to be selected annually by the Board of Directors of the Associated Students, Inc.  One of the student members must be an undergraduate student and the other student member must be an enrolled classified graduate or postbaccalaureate credential student. The criteria for student members are the same as those specified for student members of the Academic Senate (Constitution of the Faculty, Section 3h, Appendix B of the Faculty Handbook).

Quorum. A quorum shall be a majority of the voting members of the committee.

Officers and Duties.

  1. The officers of this committee are chair and vice chair who shall be elected annually at the last meeting of the spring quarter by the members of the following year's committee.
  2. The chair shall call regularly scheduled meetings of the committee and shall set the agenda.
  3. The chair shall determine by the third week of the spring quarter the faculty replacement needs for the summer quarter and for the following year and shall notify the colleges to conduct necessary elections.

Meeting Time. The Student Policy Committee meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 1:30 to 3:10 p.m.

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

(Senate: 1/5/82, 3/6/90, 4/13/93, 2/15/94, 5/3/94, 8/17/99, 8/13/02, 5/20/03, 9/27/06; President: 1/18/82, 4/5/90, 5/14/93, 6/6/94, 6/29/94, 9/17/99, 4/14/03, 9/5/03, 11/6/06; Editorial Amendment:  9/00, 9/03)

Charge. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) maintains oversight of university animal facilities and procedures for animal care and shall carry out such activities as are required to assure humane treatment of animals, including compliance with federal regulations. The committee reviews proposed research and educational projects involving animals to ensure that they do not violate principles and policies on animal use.

Membership. The membership of this committee shall be composed of the following:

  1. Six faculty members, from at least two different colleges, who are knowledgeable regarding the care of animals used in research and education nominated by the Nominations Committee and appointed by the President for staggered four-year terms. At least two faculty members shall be practicing scientists experienced in research involving animals. The primary concerns of at least two other faculty members shall be in a nonscientific area (e.g., ethicist, lawyer, clergy, and librarian).
  2. The University Veterinarian appointed by the President.
  3. One upper division, classified graduate or postbaccalaureate student member who is knowledgeable regarding the care of animals used in research and education recommended annually by the Nominations Committee from nominees submitted by the Board of Directors of the Associated Students, Inc., and appointed by the President. The criteria for the student member are the same as those specified for student members of the Academic Senate (Constitution of the Faculty, Section 3h, Appendix B of the Faculty Handbook).
  4. One public member nominated by the Nominations Committee who is not connected with the University and is not a laboratory animal user, appointed by the President for a specified term.
  5. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee who serves ex officio as executive secretary, non-voting, and in consultation with the committee chair, will be responsible for establishing the agenda and promoting efficient and effective committee action.
  6. The University Biological Safety Officer will serve as an ex officio, non- voting member.

The committee shall not include more than three members from the same department/division/school.

Although not a member of the committee, the Animal Care Director attends meetings to provide information and expertise when requested by the committee.

All members will attend an annual orientation meeting.

Quorum. A quorum shall be a majority of the voting members of the committee.

Officers and Duties.

  1. The officers of this committee are chair and vice chair who shall be recommended annually at the last meeting of the spring quarter by the members of the following year's committee and appointed by the President.
  2. The chair shall call regularly scheduled meetings of the committee and shall set the agenda.
  3. The chair shall determine by the second week of the spring quarter the faculty replacement needs for the following year and shall so notify the Nominations Committee to conduct necessary elections.

Meeting Time.  The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee meets the first and third Thursdays of the month from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.