Committee Leadership Training 2022-23
The Faculty Senate uses the American Institute of Parliamentarians Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedures as its authority on meeting procedures.
Faculty Senate Standing Committees
In addition to annual charges it may receive from the Faculty Senate Executive Board, the Professional Concerns Committee acts as the oversight committee for reviewing and monitoring all University policies and procedures dealing with academic conduct, including academic dishonesty, grade appeal and program dismissal issues.
Oversees the implementation, assessment, and revision of the WMU Essential Studies curriculum.
Ad Hoc Committees of the Executive Board
Explore how AI tools (e.g., ChatGPT, Claude, Alphacode) are and/or will be used on campus in teaching, grant writing, research, student work, assessment, faculty development, and infrastructure.
Review and provide recommendations for the current WMU policy on center and institutes as approved in MOA-14/03.
Council Standing Committees
Reviews applications and makes recommendations as to the recipients of All-University Graduate Student Research and Creative Scholars Awards.
Reviews applications and makes recommendations as to the recipients of All-University Graduate Student Teaching Effectiveness Awards.
Assists the Intellectual Skills Development Program in ensuring that all Western Michigan University undergraduate students are able to demonstrate competencies in reading, writing, and quantitative skills.
review proposed service learning course syllabi to ensure courses meet minimum service learning criteria and to receive a service learning designation.
Reviews transfer policies and procedures.
Reviews and approves WMU Essential Studies course proposals.