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 congruence with MOA-14/03: Revised Policy on Centers and Institutes, a standing committee related to University Centers and Institutes of the Faculty Senate has been established.
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.
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.
Oversees the administration of the Faculty Research and Creative Activities Support Fund.
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.
Monitors on- and off-campus transportation and parking systems at the University and develop recommendations for modifications as needed.
Reviews and approves WMU Essential Studies course proposals.