End of Year Reports for Standing Committees
Employee Relations and Benefits
Reviews salaries and benefits and makes annual recommendations for changes; works with Human Resources regarding employee concerns and the process to address those concerns; recommends promotion and progression steps; addresses the relationship between administrators and the University as an employer; reviews, studies, and recommends Senate action regarding performance, evaluation, professional leave, and policies and procedures which affect administrators’ ability to function in their positions.
Addresses efforts to provide and encourage professional growth and development of administrators; assists in developing training for administrative staff specifically during fall and spring meeting activities; reviews, studies, and recommends Senate action regarding such matters as professional leave and continuing education.
Nominations and Elections
Composed of three continuing Senators appointed by the Executive Committee and chaired by the Past Chairperson, manages and oversees the annual elections process for Senators, and for Senate officers. In addition, the committee shall monitor the number of administrators in each Senate district to ensure adequate and equitable representation. If it is necessary to reconfigure the composition of districts (in response to university restructuring or other changes in the number of administrators in departments) that duty also shall be carried out by the Elections Committee.
Events and Outreach
Involves USI’s administrators in university-wide events, projects and committees; develops productive partnerships with university groups such as Faculty Senate, Staff Council and student groups; sponsors events that recognize the service and achievements of administrators at USI.
Constitution and Bylaws
Responsible for reviewing the constitution and by-laws of the Senate annually and proposing changes to each based on input from senate membership.
Formulate policy recommendations, review existing policies, and report recommendations for changes or implementation. (The work of this committee was being duplicated by other standing committees and therefore dissolved at the end of the 2016-17 session.)