Committee Charges G-P

GLBTA Issues Committee

Membership: Permanent
Unspecified number of faculty positions

Charges

  1. The GLBTA Committee is an advisory committee that works directly with the campus GLBTA Advocate to create visibility of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and ally issues on campus and within the community. Recommend for current membership one person to represent WSU at the IFO state-level committee of the same name.

Governmental Relations Committee

Membership: Permanent
5 faculty positions available

Charge

  1. To recommend to the Faculty Association Senate a legislative program covering matters that are not specifically covered in the Master Contract
  2. To implement the Associationís legislative program as directed by the Faculty Association Senate and IFO Delegate Assembly resolutions
  3. To keep area legislators, other key legislators and the governor informed as to concerns of Association membership as directed by the Faculty Association Senate
  4. To advise the IFO Legislative Assistant in matters of concern to the WSU Faculty Association

Grade Appeals Committee

Membership: Permanent
Unspecified number of faculty positions

Charge

  1. To receive appeals from students, record relevant procedural dates and advise involved parties as to the procedures of the committee
  2. When necessary, a subcommittee of three committee members will serve as a Hearing Committee for parties in dispute and will report to the committee the resolution of the dispute

Graduate Council

Membership: Permanent
Nominations made by and from each department with a graduate program for both the regular representative and an alternate

Charge

  1. To recommend graduate standards for the University relative to admissions, programs and degrees
  2. To promote the quality of graduate programs and to encourage the development of new programs
  3. To consider recommendations from the graduate faculty and the Faculty Association Senate
  4. To consider new course proposals and make appropriate recommendations
  5. To recommend standards for appointments to the Graduate Faculty and annually review the appointments made by the deans
  6. To advise the deans and the vice president for Academic Affairs on all matters concerning graduate study

Library Committee

Membership: Permanent
Unspecified number of faculty positions

Charges

  1. Act as a forum for issues and questions traveling in both directions: questions and problems teaching faculty have with the library and questions and problems that the librarians have with the teaching facultyís use of the library

Multicultural Issues Committee (WSU)

Membership: Permanent
8 members prefer one from each college plus non-teaching plus Rochester. 1 year terms.

Charge

  1. Deliberate on cultural diversity issues
  2. Nominate from the current membership someone to represent WSU at the IFO state-level Multicultural Issues Committee (MIC)

National Student Scholarship Committee

Membership: Permanent
6 IFO (prefer one from each college), ex-officio Director of Grants and Sponsored Projects

Charge

  1. Promote national scholarships
  2. Identify potential applicants
  3. Facilitate student preparation of applications
  4. Review applications, prepare institutional endorsements

Online Education Committee

Membership: Permanent
Unspecified number of faculty positions

Charge

  1. Define online education, including the purposes of online education
  2. Recommend how administrative and department units across campus may collaborate to support online education (registration, tuition payment, etc.)
  3. Develop guidelines for assessing the quality of online courses
  4. Recommend to FA contract changes to support online courses
  5. Develop a framework for inclusion of online education in the WSU web portal
  6. Develop guidelines for assessing the quality of online programs
  7. Review and communicate MnSCU and WSU intellectual property rights

Personnel Policies and Grievance Committee

Membership: Permanent
10 faculty (WFA President or Vice President, campus representative to Negotiating Team, 1 from each college, 1 non-teaching, 1 from Rochester, 1 fixed-term faculty)

Charge

  1. Review, evaluate and make recommendations to the Faculty Senate and IFO regarding all matters pertaining to faculty personnel policies, including the Master Contract, sabbatical and other leaves, promotions, tenure, rank and personnel files, allocation of faculty positions and work load, merit and performance evaluation and awards, salary and fringe benefits and problems unique to the non-teaching faculty
  2. To assist faculty members in resolving questions they have regarding salaries, benefits and retirement
  3. To receive from and discuss with members of the WSU administration matters listed in charge
  4. To represent the Association of all grievance matters
  5. To advise faculty members of all legal rights, contractual rights, timelines, procedures and grievances
  6. To assist faculty members during the informal steps of the grievance procedure
  7. To assist faculty members in reducing grievance to writing
  8. To initiate and monitor all formal steps of the grievances procedure
  9. To review for the Association Senate all matters related to renewal/non-renewal of contracts

Professional Science Master's Degree Implementation Task Force

Membership: Ad Hoc
12 faculty positions (2 each from Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, HERS, Computer Science and Geoscience, and 2 at large)

Charge

  1. To facilitate the implementation of WSU PSM in Applied Research and Management, as planned in the original MnSCU development documents.
  2. Persons involved in this task force will:
    • †Develop a job description for the director of the program
    • Organize curriculum
    • Develop new curriculum to meet proposal requirements
    • Advertise and market the program to area businesses and students
    • Facilitate positive interactions and collaborations with area and regional industries
    • Be responsible for producing required paperwork and procedures for implementation of the program within WSU and MnSCU
    • Arrange for a longstanding, renewable PSM Steering Committee upon dissolution of the Task Force

Contact Us
Darrell Downs
WSU FA President
ddowns@winona.edu
117 Minne
507.457.5405

Jerilyn Inness
WSU FA Office Manager
jinness@winona.edu
138 Maxwell
507.457.5540