The primary mission of the Campus Affairs Committee is to gather information about and reflect faculty opinion regarding aspects of campus operation that affect faculty interests, yet do not bear directly on classroom activities.
The Committee on Committees selects three tenured or tenure-track faculty members who live on campus and three tenured or tenure-track faculty member who live off campus (with no more than two members from the same department) to serve on the committee. Academic faculty membership is restricted to tenured or tenure-track faculty members who have been employed at The Citadel for at least one full academic year at the time they begin committee service. In addition to the academic faculty members, the committee shall include one ROTC faculty member selected by the Committee on Committees, one undergraduate student without voting privileges appointed by the Provost, and three administrative liaisons without voting privileges, one appointed the Director of Public Safety, one by the Vice President for Facilities and Construction and on by the Director of the Physical Plant.
Academic faculty members serve three year rotating terms, staggered so that at all times two-thirds of the committee have a collective memory of past decisions. All other members of the committee serve one-year terms. An academic faculty member may request a second consecutive term; no faculty member may serve on the committee for more than six years consecutively. If a faculty member cannot complete a term, the Committee on Committees will select another member to fill the un-expired term. Time spent filling the term of another faculty member will not count toward the "six-year rule" outlined above.
The committee, at an organizational meeting, held before the end of spring semester, shall elect a Chair from among faculty by secret ballot. The term of chair lasts until the next election. A member may not serve as a committee chair for more than three years consecutively. The Chair schedules and presides over meetings, represents the committee before outside bodies, produces an annual report of committee activities, and undertakes whatever other measures are necessary to facilitate the work of the committee.
The committee may form subcommittees either to divide a committee task into parts or to perform a specific task. The Chair shall appoint members to subcommittees.
The committee must meet at least twice during the academic year (once in the Fall and once in the Spring). The chair must hold a meeting if requested in writing by at least one-third of the voting members. A quorum consists of six voting members.
The Campus Affairs Committee gathers, analyzes, and disseminates information relevant to those non-academic aspects of campus operation that affect faculty interests. It is authorized to gather information by means of:
The committee analyzes information through statistical summaries, compilation of written material, or other established methods. The analysis may provide the college with information pertinent to a particular issue, or it may substantiate a recommendation for administrative action.
The committee disseminates information by means of
The Campus Affairs Committee will prepare an annual report summarizing its activities over the previous academic year. The report must include all decisions of the committee. Copies of this report, both in hard copy and in electronic form, will be made accessible to all Citadel faculty, staff and students.
The committee is responsible for the timely dissemination of all reports to the Citadel community. Committee reports shall be made available through the Library and through college-wide computer system access. Reports may contain recommendations or proposals. For the purposes of gathering information (see above), all reports are to be considered published information.
The work of the Campus Affairs Committee consists of a series of tasks-- units of work involving the gathering, analysis, and dissemination of information. The committee assumes tasks through one of the following means:
The committee will:
To ensure the efficiency and quality of committee work, the committee is granted a degree of autonomy over its own operations. Upon receiving a request from another college body, the committee will vote to accept or reject the request. A request for information can be rejected for the following reasons:
The Campus Affairs Committee may modify its charter in consultation with the Committee on Committees. Proposals for changes in the committee charter come to the Committee on Committees, which negotiates the changes with the standing committee and with any affected administrative departments. Consensus requests are forwarded to Faculty Council for approval. In case of a lack of consensus, competing proposals may be sent to the Faculty Council for consideration.
Revised May 2008