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The Committee System

KU governance operates on a committee system under which issues are referred to one of several standing committees of the University Senate (9 committees) or Faculty Senate (6 committees).  SenEx writes charges for University Senate committees.  FacEx is responsible for appointing faculty to all committees and for writing charges for the Faculty Senate committees. The Student Senate, and Staff Senate appoint or nominate representatives of their respective groups to serve as voting or ex-officio members of governance committees.

University Senate Committees (faculty, students, staff)

  1. Academic Computing and Electronic Communications (ACEC)
  2. Academic Procedures and Policies (AP&P)
  3. Athletic Committee
  4. Calendar
  5. International Affairs
  6. Libraries
  7. Organization and Administration (O&A)
  8. Planning and Resources (P&R)
  9. Retirees Rights and Benefits (RRB)


Faculty Senate Committees (faculty only)

  1. Faculty Compensation
  2. Faculty Rights Board (FRB)
  3. Faculty Rights, Privileges, and Responsibilities (FRPR)
  4. Faculty Research
  5. Restricted Research
  6. Standards and Procedures for Promotion & Tenure (SPPT)

University Commissions and Boards (faculty, staff, students)  

Governance is directly responsible for the Judicial Board, and nominates faculty to serve on the Parking Commission and Parking Transit.


University Senate Open Forum

To: Faculty, Staff and Students

Re: Open Forum, 6 December 2018       

The University Senate will hold an Open Forum next Thursday, 6 December 2018, 3-5 pm, in Room 1154 of the Integrated Science Building to discuss the university budget cuts and any related concerns affecting faculty, staff, and students. The general intent is to hear from university constituents who have not had the opportunity to share their questions and concerns. Senate officers and representatives will be in attendance, but the forum will maximize commentary from the floor as we seek additional input from the university community.  Questions may also be sent to: Questions/Comments.  

When: December 6, 2018, 3:00pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Integrated Science Building, Room 1154 (map)

The forum will be livestreamed via ZOOM technology https://governance.ku.edu/zoom20181206 and ASL interpretation will be provided on-site.  A recap of the meeting, questions asked, and answers given will be subsequently posted on the Governance website.


Ruben Flores
University Senate President

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