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The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs supports the inclusion of faculty, staff and students in university decision making and promotes awareness of opportunities for stakeholder input.

In the spirit of shared governance, below are standing committees and other groups of university-wide scope that engage faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders in addressing key campus issues, projects, initiatives and policies.

For more about these committees and groups, click on the related links. If you know of other university-wide committees that should be noted here, please alert our office or provide details on the committee that should be included or updated.

Click here for details about current and past task forces and advisory groups created by the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs.

Title Contact Responsible Group
Title Academic Advising Council

The Academic Advising Council provides leadership and direction for the UCF professional advising community.

Andrea Small
Student Development and Enrollment Services
Title Academic Calendar Committee

The Academic Calendar Committee makes recommendations regarding the academic calendar to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

Barbara Gannon
Faculty Senate
Title Admissions and Standards Committee

The Admissions and Standards Committee considers appeals of admissions and readmissions of undergraduate students. The  committee also considers appeals of decisions concerning administrative record changes made by the College of Undergraduate Studies for undergraduate students and the College of Graduate Studies for graduate students.

Mark Gumble
Faculty Senate
Title Advisory Committee (Faculty Excellence)

The committee provides input, recommendations and feedback on various Faculty Excellence initiatives to strengthen UCF faculty and assist Faculty Excellence in fulfilling its quest. Membership includes full‐time faculty members of all ranks and types (e.g., tenured, tenure-earning, and non-tenure earning including instructors and lecturers, librarians, instructional designers, research and clinical) selected through an application process.

Faculty Excellence
Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Advisory Consortium

The Advisory Consortium is comprised of a select group of campus and community leaders chosen to provide feedback and input toward the development of a campus-wide alcohol and other drug abuse prevention plan. Members identify prevention needs, resources, and prioritize action.  The Consortium meets to review and comment on the progress of campus-wide alcohol and other drug abuse prevention strategies.

Adrienne Frame
Student Health Services
Title Behavioral Assessment and Response Team

This multidisciplinary team assesses and addresses issues relating to potential and pending acts or threats of violence or disruption at UCF.

Carl Metzger
UCF Police Department
Title Budget and Administrative Committee

The Budget and Administrative Committee evaluates and recommends policies and procedures concerning the university budget with special emphasis on the academic budget. The committee also makes recommendations on any administrative procedure that affects faculty members in the performance of their work.

Shawn Putnam
Faculty Senate
Title COACHE Committees

Faculty Excellence utilizes the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) survey every three years. There are two committees comprised of faculty to identify the priorities and strategies to address the priorities outlined by the COACHE data.

Jana Jasinski
Faculty Excellence
Collective Impact Strategic Plan: Core Support Team 2018-2019

The Core Support Team provides information and serves as support for the institutionalization of the Collective Impact Strategic Plan. The team reviews and provides feedback on frameworks, tools and templates to facilitate the implementation of the strategic plan. The team provides input on monitoring and reporting progress on metrics. The team also provides ongoing support as needed to advance the strategic plan.

Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs
Title Collective Impact Strategic Plan: Institutionalization Team 2018-2019

This team of senior leaders are drivers of change at UCF. They serve as change leaders in their units to share information, encourage engagement in implementation, and monitor how their unit is contributing to the overall success of collective impact. The team fosters an ongoing culture of co-ownership, collective action and accountability.

Lisa Guion Jones
Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs
Title Collective Impact Strategic Plan: Metric Leaders 2018-2019

A metric leader is a senior leader responsible for carrying out the main actions to achieve metric goals in UCF's Collective Impact Strategic Plan. Metric leaders are direct reports to the president or provost and provide overall leadership to executing strategies and actions, as well as monitoring, tracking and reporting the resulting outcomes and impacts. The metric leaders meet as needed to discuss progress and devise strategies for greater university alignment with the plan.

Lisa Guion Jones
Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs
Title Commencements, Convocations, and Recognitions Committee

The Commencements, Convocations, and Recognitions Committee makes recommendations to the president and provost and vice president for Academic Affairs regarding commencements, convocations, awards, honorary degrees, emeritus status, and other forms of recognition.

Martine Vanryckeghem
Faculty Senate
Title Compliance and Ethics Advisory Committee

The Compliance and Ethics Advisory Committee (CEAC) was established to assist the chief compliance and ethics officer in the development of a comprehensive compliance and ethics program and mitigation of compliance and ethical risks at UCF. The purpose of the committee is to ensure consistent communication and development of compliance and ethics programs across the university. The committee members are charged with promoting a culture of ethics, accountability, and compliance at UCF.

Christina Serra
University Compliance, Ethics, and Risk Office
Title Disciplinary Sanction Review

The Disciplinary Sanction Review Committee reviews the disciplinary probation or suspension status of students as requested under university policy. The committee is appointed by the director of the Office of Student Conduct or the director's designee. Membership includes an equal number of faculty, staff and students.

Michael Gilmer
Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Title Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee

The Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee recommends to the vice president for Administration and Finance policies and programs that revise the benefits provided to faculty and staff.

Edwin Torres
Faculty Senate
Title Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee

The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the Center director on professional improvement and instructional research activities that will enhance teaching and learning excellence and improve assessment and evaluation in all learning environments.

Jason Chesnut
Faculty Senate
Title Financial Conflict of Interest Committee

This committee reviews and make decisions regarding disclosures of potential conflicts of interest in research and sponsored programs. Committee members help UCF to meet federal and state compliance requirements and to ensure the integrity of the university's research and development programs in accordance with university policies.

Elizabeth Klonoff
Office of Research
Foundations of Excellence (FoE) Transfer Initiative

The FoE Transfer Initiative is a comprehensive, university-wide program involving faculty, staff and students across the main campus and UCF DirectConnect. Faculty and staff are invited to join committees exploring nine dimensions of the transfer experience.

Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs
Title Golden Rule Review Committee

The Golden Rule Review Committee is charged with making recommendations for updating UCF's Golden Rule student handbook. Seven student members are appointed by the student body president and the vice president for Student Development and Enrollment Services. Meetings are open to faculty, students, staff and university administration.

Kyler Gray
Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Title Graduate Appeals Committee

The Graduate Appeals Committee hears petitions from graduate students and applicants for variances from graduate program requirements.

Stephen Lambert
Faculty Senate
Title Graduate Curriculum Committee

The Graduate Curriculum Committee reviews issues related to graduate education, including proposals for creating, revising and deleting graduate programs, certificates, tracks and courses.

Patricia Bockelman
Faculty Senate
Title Graduate Policy Committee

The Policy Committee examines and recommends new policies and procedures or changes to existing ones regarding graduate education.

Jim Moharam
Faculty Senate
Title Graduate Program Review and Awards Committee

The committee provides guidance to the vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies about the quality of graduate programs and reviews nominees for graduate teaching and mentoring awards

Patrick LiKamWa
Faculty Senate
Title Greek Expansion Committee

The 11-member expansion committee deals with all matters pertaining to the expansion of UCF’s Greek community or the replacement of any group that is no longer active.

Woody Joseph
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Title Homeless Student Committee

This committee screens students who complete the homelessness waiver in order to determine if they meet waiver qualifications and to make recommendations of appropriate assistance for student success.

Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Title Information Technology Committee

The Information Technology Committee assists in determining and evaluating faculty technology needs and general policies; reviews changes to educational media and communications; and advises on the university and faculty needs and interests in developing information technology resources to enhance the campus environment for teaching, learning, research, and other scholarly activities and service.

Melanie Guldi
Faculty Senate
Title Institutional Biosafety Committee

Seeks to achieve a comprehensive health and safety program that effectively trains, communicates, and implements safe work practices to reduce or eliminate any risk of working with biological hazards.

Laurence Vonkalm
Office of Research
Title Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board consists of a committee established to advocate for the protection of the rights and welfare of human participants involved in research. The IRB evaluates proposals for new research and conducts reviews of on-going research to ensure that the Guiding Ethical Principles for human subject protection are met. Board members are a diverse group of research and on-research related faculty members and community members.

Kiminobu Sugaya
Office of Research
Title Institutional Safety Council

Serves as an advisory resource for the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, providing guidance and recommendations on a comprehensive campus-wide safety program.

Renee Michel
Administration and Finance
Title IT Professionals Committee

The IT Professionals Committee reviews the strategic and operational needs of service delivery to UCF involving technology. The committee works to establish a comprehensive UCF IT community by identifying areas of opportunity to enhance capability, efficiency, effectiveness and consistency through a transparent process.

Joel L. Hartman
UCF IT
Title IT Strategic Governance Committee

The mission of IT Strategic Governance Committee is to ensure that UCF makes the best possible decisions on advancing the use of information technology.

Joel L. Hartman
UCF IT
Title Laboratory Safety Committee

Educates and promotes open communication among all constituencies regarding the implementation of safe work practices.

Adam Clayton
Office of Research
Title Library Advisory Committee

The Library Advisory Committee provides advice to the Libraries concerning materials and services needed by faculty and students in their teaching and research endeavors.

Susan Quelly
Faculty Senate
Title Parking Citation Appeals Committee

The Parking Citation Appeals Committee is defined by UCF Regulation 6.007. This committee has jurisdiction over violations of the university’s parking regulations.  In those cases heard before it, this committee renders decisions adjudicating guilt and imposes appropriate monetary or restrictive penalties. Go to Appeal a Citation to file an appeal.

Misty Shepherd
Administration and Finance
Title Parking, Transportation and Safety Committee

This committee evaluates and makes recommendations concerning policy and procedures relating to parking, transportation and safety.

Ahmad Elshennawy
Faculty Senate
Title Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee studies and recommends academic personnel policy and standards, including university-wide promotion and tenure criteria, along with procedures to evaluate administrators and department chairs.

Stephen King
Faculty Senate
Title Policy Committee

This committee is appointed by the president to act as the central body for making recommendations regarding the creation, updating and management of university policies. The committee includes the chief compliance and ethics officer, the chief human resources officer or his or her designee and other representatives appointed by the president. The chief compliance and ethics officer serves as the committee chair.

Christina Serra
UCF Policies & Procedures
Title Radiation Safety Committee

Determines policy for UCF's radiation safety program. Advances the highest standards in training, communication, and implementation of protective procedures to eliminate the risk of working with radiation.

Adam Clayton
Office of Research
Title Research Council

The Research Council recommends policies regarding research activities, facilities, personnel, and patents.

Debopam Chakrabarti
Faculty Senate
Title Scholarship Appeal Committee

The committee reviews student appeals regarding scholarships and decides whether to approve or deny. Committee members are senior faculty and staff members from throughout the university. The committee is chaired by the executive director of the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Alicia Keaton
Office of Student Financial Assistance
Title Scroll and Quill Society Evaluation Committee

The Scroll and Quill Society is a faculty recognition program for outstanding achievement in research and creative activities at UCF. The evaluation committee reviews submitted applications. It includes at least one Faculty Excellence representative and at least four faculty representatives previously inducted into the Scroll and Quill Society.

Faculty Excellence
Title Sick Leave Pool Committee

The Sick Leave Pool Committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding sick leave pool requests to the leave pool administrator for both the USPS, Faculty and A&P sick leave pools.

Benton Anderson
Human Resources
Title Smoke Free Committee

The committee meets to review and make recommendations on the university's smoke-free policy and related initiatives.

Mary Schmidt-Owens
Student Health Services
Title Staff Council

The Staff Council’s mission is to build communication, trust and integrity within our diverse community.

Cissy Glowth
Staff Council
Title Steering Committee

The Steering Committee acts on behalf of the Faculty Senate on emergency matters, considers resolutions from Senate committees for forwarding to the full Senate, develops Faculty Senate agendas, and, when requested, serves as an advisory body to the president and the provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs.

William Self
Faculty Senate
Title Strategic Planning Council

The Strategic Planning Council recommends to provost and vice president for Academic Affairs policies to support the university's strategic planning process, including academic planning, institutional effectiveness, accountability, budget planning, and student services.

Reid Oetjen
Faculty Senate
Title Student Fee Appeals Committee

This committee hears appeals from students who are contesting a late payment fee and/or a late registration fee.

Fee Appeals Coordinator
Student Account Services
Title Sustainability Working Advisory Teams

The teams concentrate on Buildings & Energy will report on university building goals including, but not limited to, the Green Office Certification program, EPEAT Purchasing Policy, cleaning policies, room scheduling, occupant comfort via surveying. They will also report on the university energy goals including, but not limited to, energy procurement, efficiency, conservation, production, security, resilience and storage.

Nathaniel Boyd
Office of the President
Title Technology Fee Committee

Reviews and awards technology fee grants to enhance instructional technology resources for students and faculty.

Joel Hartman
Information Technologies and Resources
Title UCF Finance Corporation

The UCF Finance Corporation was created by the University Board of Trustees. The corporation is used as a vehicle to facilitate select future financings where there would be no need for the corporation to be involved in the operations of the whatever entity was the beneficiary of the financing.

Deborah German
Administration and Finance
Title UCF Rising

UCF Rising is a program of individual projects and initiatives aligned with the Collective Impact goal of increasing research awards to $250 million annually by 2020.

Elizabeth Klonoff
Office of Research
Title Undergraduate Common Program Oversight Committee

The Undergraduate Common Program Oversight Committee provides oversight of courses and alternative plans to fulfill the General Education Program, diversity and technology requirements, as well as other program requirements common to all undergraduate students.

Christina Wray
Faculty Senate
Title Undergraduate Course Review Committee

The Undergraduate Course Committee reviews all undergraduate course additions, revisions or deletions and special topics course requests.

Tina Dow
Faculty Senate
Title Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum Committee

The Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum Committee reviews and provides recommendations on undergraduate policies, instruction, standards and university-wide undergraduate degree requirements.

Kelly Allred
Faculty Senate
Title University Athletics Advisory Committee

The University Athletics Advisory Committee serves as an advisory and recommending body for intercollegiate athletics on policies and procedures that relate specifically to student-athlete welfare and academic progress.

Manoj Chopra
Faculty Senate
Title University Bookstore Advisory Committee

The University Bookstore Advisory Committee advises the bookstore management concerning materials and services needed by all segments of the university community.

Roger Handberg
Faculty Senate
Title University Honors Committee

The University Honors Committee recommends to the dean of the Burnett Honors College policies and plans for the college.

Sheila Piñeres
Faculty Senate
Title University Master Planning Committee

The University Master Planning Committee recommends to the vice president for Administration and Finance short- and long-range issues related to land use, facilities planning, and future development of the campus, taking into account the protection and preservation of natural resources on the campus.

Patrick Bohlen
Faculty Senate
Title University Parking and Transportation Committee

The University Parking and Transportation Committee recommends to the vice president for Administration and Finance regulations governing traffic and parking on the UCF campus.

Terry Wheeler
Faculty Senate
Title University Promotion and Tenure Committee

The University Promotion and Tenure Committee reports to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs and provides its recommendations on all applications for promotion and tenure.

Necati Catbas
Faculty Senate
Title University Sick Leave Pool Committee

The committee oversees the sick leave pools at the university and makes recommendations to the sick leave pool administrator to accept or reject requests for using sick pools resources.

 

Benton Anderson
Human Resources
Title University Space Committee

This committee is charged with overseeing and maintaining best practices for use of space throughout UCF under the guidance of the Space Administration office.

Christy Miranda Perez
UCF Space Administration
Title University Travel Awards Committee

The University Travel Awards Committee makes recommendations to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs regarding special travel awards to faculty.

Dipendra Singh
Faculty Senate