STANDING COMMITTEES: Senators sit on one of four standing committees:
- The Executive Committee sets the agenda for each senate meeting, manages senate business, communicates with internal and external stakeholders, and actively pursues the implementation of senate recommendations.
- The Academic Affairs Committee considers issues relevant to graduate and undergraduate, in-person, hybrid, and online teaching and learning at Columbia College Chicago.
- The Faculty Affairs Committee considers issues that impact workplace conditions for faculty at Columbia College Chicago
- The Financial Affairs Committee collaborates with the administration on fiscal matters that impact teaching, learning, and faculty affairs.
AD HOC COMMITTEES are formed as required to conduct the business of the Senate when such business cannot be efficiently or appropriately handled by a standing committee. The Ad Hoc Committees for the 2013-2014 academic year are:
- Faculty Handbook: At its September 13th meeting, the Senate approved the formation of an ad hoc committee charged with re-establishing the Faculty Handbook as the authoritative repository for policies and procedures governing full-time faculty hiring, work parameters and responsibilities within the college.
- Consistency of Academic Definitions: At its September 13th meeting, the Senate approved the formation of an ad hoc committee charged with investigating and making policy recommendations regarding consistent definitions of academic terms used at Columbia College Chicago. This includes a shared definition of undergraduate degrees, majors, minors, and concentrations.
- Student-Centered Interdisciplinarity: At its October 4th meeting, the Senate approved the formation of an ad hoc committee charged with investigating roadblocks to rigorous and robust student-centered interdisciplinarity.
- Distance Learning: At its October 4th meeting, the Senate approved the formation of an ad hoc committee charged with producing a thoughtful report on distance learning.