Standing Committees of the Senate

The Faculty Bylaws establish that "Faculty committees exist to do constructive work for the good of the University. Their function is an advisory one, advisory to the Faculty, the Senate, and/or the Administrative Officers. Every committee should fulfill most of the following functions in each specific area of responsibility. It should seek the best facts, the best theory, and the best reasoning to apply to each problem. It should promote creative ideas and worthwhile change. It should review from time to time the success and efficiency of programs under its jurisdiction. It should make recommendations only after careful examination of all facets of the problem. Finally, it should communicate fully, report fully, and inform fully." (Art. V, Sect. 1)