TCU: Faculty Senate


2016 - 2017 Committee on University Committees



Senator Department Seat Represents Term Ends
Jesus Castro-Balbi - FSEC Liaison MUSI Fine Arts 2019
Aaron Chimbel JOUR Communication 2019
Billy Farmer COSC Science & Engineering 2017
Dan Gil ENGL AddRan (Hum) 2017
Jo Beth Jimerson EDUC Education 2017
Todd Kerstetter HIST AddRan (SS) 2017
Penny Maas THEA Fine Arts 2019
William Meier - Chair HIST AddRan (Hum & SS) 2017
Jeffrey Moore FINA Business 2017
Charles Walker NURS Nursing & Health Sciences 2019


New Committee Form - Form for making changes to an existing committee

Guidelines for University Procedures - Standard operating procedures for University Committees



The Committee on University Committees shall solicit faculty preferences and nominate faculty for membership on all University committees, review committee charges and memberships, and provide orientation to, assessment and oversight of University committees.

Standing Charges
1. Represent interests of faculty in the structure, function, and membership of University Committees.
2. Solicit faculty preferences and nominate faculty for membership on all University committees.
3. Review university committees to determine if (l) existing committees are necessary; (2) their charge(s), memberships, and administrative oversight are appropriate; and (3) new committees are needed.
4. Annually organize and present orientation for new university committee chairs. Distribute university committee charges to chairs at orientation.
5. Establish university committee charges in consultation with FSEC, university committee chairs and oversight authority yearly.
6. Solicit and forward to the FSEC and the Provost annual reports from each University Committee chair at the end of the academic year.


Special Charges
A. Review the faculty survey for committee participation.
B. Explore the possibility of setting regular university committee meeting times.
C. Oversee ad-hoc university committee on “TCU and the environment: a study of sustainability practices,” including monitoring charge, membership, and reporting. Charge: A comprehensive study of the university’s practices with regards to the environment. Send to FSEC by March 20, 2017: 1. Report of findings and 2. Recommendations.  Work with FSEC to present recommendation(s) to FS at the April 6, 2017 FS meeting.


2014-2015 End of Year Report



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