What do committee representatives do? A committee representative is a student voice within various areas of the college. You simply report to the committee meetings and then report back to Student Government. All committees vary in their commitments. Most committees meet three times a semester, while some meet only once per semester.
Academic Honor Court. The Academic Honor Court shall receive testimony and evidence regarding cases of academic dishonesty and if the accused is found guilty, determine the penalty for the violation.
Admissions Committee. To serve as a liaison between the Admission Office and other College constituencies. Its duties would include recommending policies on admission standards, recruitment procedures and materials, and other appropriate issues.
Athletic Committee. All intercollegiate athletic activity will be governed by the faculty through the Athletic Committee in accordance with the intent and constitutions of the Midwest Conference (MWC) and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA). The Committee therefore will be responsible for recruitment policies, maintaining standards of eligibility, setting the standards for approval of schedules for varsity and other intercollegiate teams or individual athletes, and presenting conference legislation on athletic affairs to the faculty. The Committee serves a number of internal functions including evaluation of applications for club or varsity status in order to make recommendations to the Administrative Advisory Council, and acting as a liaison between the faculty and the Athletic Director. The Committee will report to the faculty regularly, and to the Administrative Advisory Council at least once a year in writing.
Curriculum & Education Policy Committee. The Committee advises the Dean of the College on policy matters related to that area of concern: i.e., advanced standing and placement, curriculum, library, calendar, and educational policy. In curricular and educational policy matters, the Dean reports directly to the faculty.
Honors Program Committee. The Committee will work with the Director in soliciting information from faculty and Honors students about the needs of the
Program and in shaping a Program congruent with these needs. The Committee will make recommendations to the Director on Program policy and administration of the budget. It will assist the Director in implementing the Honors Program. Among these duties are: maintaining a website; developing informational brochures; evaluating applications to the Program; making judgments on the retention of marginal Honors students; advisement and registration of Honors students; recruiting faculty for the Program; and helping faculty develop, offer, and schedule Honors courses. The Committee will facilitate the spread of information about the Program to faculty, students, and other constituencies. It will help the Director monitor and evaluate the progress of the Program, including assessment activities directly related to the Program; and will help the Director prepare reports to the Dean and the Faculty, including the Program Review to the Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee.
International Education Committee. The International Education Committee will serve as a centralized resource base for international education at the College. Its aim is to improve communication between the Faculty and the Center for International Education (CIE), to advise the Associate Dean for International Studies in strategic decisions regarding international education, to initiate and review interdisciplinary international programs and curricula, and to facilitate international co-curricular activities at the College.
Kileen Chair Committee. The Killeen Chair Committee is responsible for the budget, planning and implementing programs and events, and for administering the Chair in ways appropriate to its purpose. The Committee is accountable to the President of the College through the Dean of the College and its activity is reviewed by the combined Philosophy and Religious Studies faculty annually.
Library Advisory Committee. The Committee studies library needs in view of the academic program and advises the librarian on matters of general library policy, the development of library resources, and ways to integrate the library program with other academic activities of the College. The Committee acts as a liaison group between the faculty and the librarian.
Peace & Justice Center Advisory Committee. The Committee advises and assists the Director of the Peace & Justice Center concerning its activities and planning. This includes programming, financing, communications, and general administration.
Faculty Development Committee. The Committee works with the Director in shaping, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the Faculty Development Program. It also assists the Director in making program policy and administering the budget.
Campus Space Committee. The Committee will meet regularly to review and recommend assignment of space on campus, consistent with the College’s master plan. The Committee will make recommendations to the Vice President of Business and Finance.
College Community Relations Board. The Board renders decisions in disciplinary matters referred to it, involving either violations by individual students or by student organizations.
Committee on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. The Committee shall serve as an advisory body to the President on the College’s efforts to foster and sustain an inclusive learning and work community. The Committee shall recommend changes in policy and procedure especially as they relate to race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, and physical ability. The Committee shall promote initiatives; monitor progress; make recommendations to the President on goals and best practices that reflect diversity, equity, and inclusion; and otherwise work with the President as directed on these issues. The Committee will provide an annual report to the College community by May 1, and other reports as needed. The Committee shall have two subcommittees: The Equity Subcommittee and the Inclusion Subcommittee.
Communications Board Committee. The Board advises the Vice President for Student Life. Its primary function is to help all student-operated communication media operate in a professional and responsible manner, but it is also expected to provide advice and assistance to personnel of student-operated communication media.
Environmental Sustainability Board. The Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC) will advise the President and the President’s Cabinet in the development and implementation of a plan to achieve climate neutrality at St. Norbert College. Consistent with the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment, it will create an action plan, monitor progress, and report annually on this progress to the president and the President’s Cabinet. ESAc will submit a comprehensive inventory of all greenhouse gas emissions no later than September 15, 2009. The ESAC will submit its first institutional action plant to the President and the President’s Cabinet no later than September 15, 2009.
Information Services Technology Committee. The Committee serves as a users group to advise the directors of key information services areas: Computer Services, Media Services, and the Library, on equipment, software and other information support services; and as a forum for input from the College community on future technology applications for information services.
Master Planning Committee. The Committee is charged with reviewing, updating and maintaining a master building plan that is consistent with the College’s mission and that addresses the future design and shape of the campus. It monitors the progress of currently identified priority capital projects and evaluates and recommends future projects. All recommendations of the Committee will be channeled through the existing governance structure of the College. Tasks will include monitoring the status of priority capital projects and updating the master plan.
Safety & Emergency Management Committee. The Committee shall serve as an advisory body to the President’s Cabinet on issues pertaining to safety, security, emergency preparedness, and crisis response. The Committee shall recommend changes in policy and procedure, to enhance the safety of the SNC community. The Committee shall promote communication and interaction within the College community on all issues relating to safety, emergency and crisis management. The Committee will provide an annual report to the College community and other reports as needed. The Committee shall have two sub-committees: The Safety Sub-Committee and the Emergency and Crisis Management Sub-Committee.
Speakers and Fine Arts Committee. The Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining a strong and vital speakers and fine arts program. The Committee operates under the policy prescribed for College-sponsored programs as outlined in Article XV of the Procedures and Information section of the Faculty Handbook.
Strategic Plan Stewardship Committee. The primary functions of the Strategic Plan Stewardship Committee is to oversee the strategic plan and evaluate its progress. Further, the Committee will make annual recommendations to the President’s Cabinet for amending and updating the plan, and it will from time to time conduct research into the campus’ strategic priorities. The Committee will convene throughout the year and will meet with the President’s Cabinet at least once each semester to assess the progress of the plan, ensure consistency in application from year to year, and suggest new strategies and action steps as previous ones are completed. The Committee will be expected to deliver a report card on the previous academic year’s progress in time for the May Board of Trustees meeting each year and to propose future priorities in conjunction with the College’s budget cycle.
Student Affairs Committee. The Committee advises the Vice President for Student Life on policy matters in that area of concern, i.e., student government, student social and cultural life, student counseling, security, publications, etc.