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University Committees

University Committees (also known as external committees of the Academic Senate) are usually delegated responsibility for a narrow policy area. These specialized committees are essential to the shared governance system at ISU and have policy-making authority of the assigned policy area.

The university committees investigate and deliberate for the purpose of making reports and recommendations, and creating policy. They may break up into sub-committees, conduct hearings on matters under consideration, utilize expert non-voting consultants, and engage in other activities consistent with the Constitution or By-laws of the Academic Senate.

To ensure that student interests and rights are heard at every level of decision-making at the university, the Student Government Association is responsible for the nomination and appointment of students to various committees.

To apply, turn your application into Student Services Building Room 375 or e-mail it to

Committee Descriptions

Academic Planning Committee

Develop and review, and report at least biennially, a long-range academic plan, including philosophical themes, new programs, program revisions, and outcomes. Also develop annually a five-year operation plan, including: specific programmatic plans, enrollment projects by unit, faculty needs by unit, budget needs by unit, and administrative organization.

Athletic Council

Make appropriate recommendations on matters relating to athletics.

Council for Teacher Education

Serves in various capacities in relation to the teacher education program at Illinois State University.

Council on General Education

Ensures that the spirit of the Philosophy of General Education is maintained by the program; monitors the program, insuring that objectives of the program and student outcomes are being met; reviews all proposals for new IDS courses and changes in existing IDS courses.

Dining Services Advisory Council

To help ensure customer needs and preferences are represented in decisions related to menus, facilities and services.

Honors Council

Advises Honors Program, assists in evaluation of Honors Program, and recommends addition or deletion of Honors courses.

Library Committee

Facilitates library matters regarding resources, and usage of Milner library.

Reinstatement Committee

Reviews records of students who have been dropped for poor scholarship and advises the Provost on readmission of these students.

Parking & Transportation Committee

Assist Parking and Transportation in the development of the University Parking and Transportation Regulations.

Student Center Complex Advisory Board

To advise the Director of the Student Center Complex on all directives and procedures regarding the Student Center facility and operations which affect students, University and community groups, and potential lessees.

Student Appeals Board (SAB)

Review and approve all bylaws created to carry out the Code of Student Conduct; review and serve as the appellate authority for the University Hearing Panel decisions.

University Curriculum Committee

Coordinates undergraduate curriculum and reviews and approves or rejects new course and program proposals. Consult with departments and college, planning changes in any undergraduate curriculum.

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