The Arboretum Committee works to enhance the tree, shrub and vine plantings on campus by recommending new plants to add to the collection and by providing input on how to best preserve and maintain existing specimens. The committee works closely with our landscape/grounds unit and our University Planning office.
BOT Distinguished Professors
The committees charge is to recommend annually selected individuals to the Board of Trustees for designation as Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors, and to assure that those nominees meet the standards of stature and contribution that clearly merit this distinction.
Building Names Committee
Provide confidential advice to the President with respect to recommendations to name or rename University facilities and activities according to procedures outlined above.
Campus Appearance Improvement Committee
The Campus Beautification Committee is composed of students, faculty and staff who are dedicated to improving the appearance of UConn. The group is studying different ways to beautify the campus, and will provide President Herbst with a formal report at the end of the fall 2011 semester.
Capital Projects Planning and Advisory Committee (aka Master Plan or Strategic Plan AC)
The CPPAC deals with the progress of the University Master Plan and focuses on future projects in relation to the overall wide reaching re-development plan of the University.
Curricula & Courses Committee
This committee shall prepare legislation within the jurisdiction of the Senate on course requirements for general education of all undergraduate schools and colleges and specific courses open to freshmen and sophomores.
This committee shall review University policies, practices, and conditions relevant to supporting and promoting diversity among students, faculty, and staff. This committee may recommend any desirable expressions of Senate opinion on these matters, and it shall make an annual report at the April meeting of the Senate.
Emergency Communications Committee
This committee has been formed to investigate the requirements and specifications; to perform the acquisition, configuration and implementation; and to define a communication strategy for an Emergency Communications Plan for the University of Connecticut (UConn).
This committee shall propose legislation within the jurisdiction of the Senate and make recommendations on all matters relating to the recruitment, admission, enrollment, and retention of an outstanding and diverse student population.
Faculty Standards Committee
This committee shall continuously review University policies and practices relating to tenure, academic freedom, work loads, rank and promotion, remuneration, retirement, and other matters affecting the faculty and shall propose any desirable expression of Senate opinion on these matters, including proposals to the Trustees for modifications in their rules and regulations on these matters.
General Education and Oversight Committee (GEOC)
GEOC is charged with setting the criteria for courses that may satisfy content area and competency requirements for General Education; setting the criteria for entrance and exit requirements for the competency areas; reviewing and approving all course proposals for meeting general education requirements; developing policy for delivering the General Education program; determining the resources necessary to deliver the new General Education Requirements; monitoring periodically courses that satisfy General Education Requirements to ensure that they continue to meet the criteria adopted by the Senate; and reviewing the University-wide General Education program to ensure that its goals are being met and recommending changes to the Senate Curricula and Course Committee when appropriate. The General Education Oversight Committee (GEOC) is a subcommittee of the University Senate's Curricula & Courses Standing Committee.
General Education and Oversight Committee: Content Area 1 (GEOC CA1)
General Education and Oversight Committee: Content Area 2 (GEOC CA2)
Social Sciences Subcommittee of the General Education and Oversight Committee
General Education and Oversight Committee: Content Area 3 (GEOC CA3)
Science and Technology Subcommittee of the General Education and Oversight Committee
General Education and Oversight Committee: Content Area 4 (GEOC CA4)
General Education and Oversight Committee: Q
Quantitative Competency Subcommittee of the General Education and Oversight Committee
Growth and Development Committee
This committee shall keep under review the general changes, actual and prospective, of the University over time and may recommend any desirable expressions of Senate opinion on these matters. The committee may also provide on behalf of the Senate an evaluation and review of specific issues and activities related to institutional advancement.
Honors and Awards Committee
Parking Advisory Committee
The Parking Advisory Committee is charged with the responsibility of reviewing parking rules, regulations, and policies. The committee also makes recommendations to the campus administration. All constituent groups on campus are represented on this committee.
Parking Appeals Committee
President's Athletic Advisory Committee
The function of the President's Athletic Advisory Committee (PAAC) is to advise the President of the University of Connecticut on all matters relating to the Division of Athletics, including Recreational Services. PAAC's function is integral to the University's mission to maintain institutional control of intercollegiate athletics as required by the NCAA constitution section 3-2-(a).
Scholastic Standards Committee
This committee shall prepare legislation within the jurisdiction of the Senate concerning those scholastic matters affecting the University as a whole, and not assigned to the Curricula and Courses Committee, including special academic programs, the marking system, scholarship standards, and the like. It shall make an annual report at the February meeting for the Senate.
Student Activity and Service Fee Advisory Committee
The Student Activity and Service Fee Advisory Committee was established during fall of 2002 and is charged with reviewing GUF, Student Activities and service fees on an annual basis.
Student Technology Advisory Group
The Student Technology Advisory Group is a joint endeavor between UITS and USG to provide advisory guidance over the rapidly-evolving technology space as it impacts the University's student population.
Student Union Partners
The Student Union Partners is a board of Student Union administration, vendors within the SU, Cultural Center Directors, and presidents of student organizations housed within the SU. At the meetings, each group provides an update of their organization/center/business, while the SU administration and SUBOG provide updates of the building, its policies, and its events. It is not a decision-making body, but rather a collection of all partners in the SU that gather to simply update each other and collaborate.
Student Union Policy Council
The Policy Council is the policy board for the University of Connecticut Student Union. The Policy Council shall work with the Director of the Student Union to represent the needs of the student body and campus community through the review of applicable polices, guidelines, and procedures adopted by the University of Connecticut as they apply to the Student Union within the realm of the social, cultural and recreational health of its constituencies.
Student Welfare Committee
This committee shall review the conditions that contribute to the academic success, personal development and well-being of students, including available forms of financial aid. It may seek the opinion of the Senate on such matters and make recommendations.
Town University Relations Committee
The Town/University Relations Committee (Town/Gown) was established in 1992 with a mission to promote and sustain positive relations between the University of Connecticut and the larger Mansfield community. The committee is committee is comprised of representatives from both the town and the University, and is co-chaired by the Mayor and the Special Assistant to the University President.
UConn Public Engagement Forum
UConn Reads Committee
UConn Reads is a program where a diverse committee, led by Dr. Reis, takes nominations for a single campus book that faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the campus will all read, discuss, and debate.
This committee shall review the planning, negotiation, and allocation of the University operating, capital, and other budgets, the process of making budgetary and financial decisions and the determination of priorities among academic and other programs having financial implications. This committee may recommend any desirable expressions of Senate opinion on these matters, and it shall make an annual report at the April meeting of the Senate.
University Interdisciplinary Course Committee
The University Senate is a legislative body responsible for establishing minimum rules and general regulations pertaining to all undergraduate schools and colleges. The Senate also is responsible for establishing general educational policy in areas not reserved to the Board of Trustees, to the administration, or to the several faculties.
The Senate also is responsible for establishing general educational policy in areas not reserved to the Board of Trusteees, to the administration, or to the several faculties.
University Signage Committee
The W Course Taskforce was convened in order to provide the University Senate's Curricula & Courses Committee with findings and recommendations related to the Senate's discussion of a motion to end the W course requirement in the baccalaureate general education curriculum, based on concerns about the requirement's efficacy and efficiency.
President Stephen Petkis
Office Hours: Tuesdays 12:30-2:00, Wednesdays 11:00-noon and Thursdays 12:30-2:00
Vice President Jigish Patel
Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:00-noon, Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 and Thursdays 11:00-noon
USG Committee News