The Academic Planning and Assessment Committee
Charge: to provide direction and support for academic units with regard to academic planning and documentation of program effectiveness (including student learning). Specifically, the committee shall: Maintain guidelines and standards for academic planning and assessment, review and recommend new academic plans and new assessment systems as appropriate, review and recommend major changes to existing academic plans and assessment regimes as appropriate, sponsor consultations for academic units charged with the responsibility for developing and implementing academic plans and assessments, and support the Office of the Provost in coordinating reporting and communication related to academic planning and assessment Respond to requests from the provost for information, analysis, and recommendations.
Student Members: Michael Murphy, John Lewis
The Affirmative Action Advisory Committee
Charge: To conduct a periodic review of EEO-6 employment records and other statistical data to monitor the university’s compliance with its affirmative action plan, policies, and programs and to monitor UCA’s compliance in meeting its affirmative action/equal opportunity goals. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions, and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit without regard to sex, race or color, religion, national origin, condition of disability, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.
Student Members: Ziyang Wu, Connor Gates, Katy Stracener
The Athletic Committee
Charge: The committee serves as a liaison among the athletic department, the academic faculty, and the administration and concerns itself with policies governing the athletic program and ensuring a desirable balance between the athletic program and the academic programs of the university. The committee will review aspects of the athletic program such as schedules, budget allocations, Title IX compliance, and academic progress of athletes. The committee recommends policies concerning the university athletic program as well as those of the conference.
Student Members: Paige Turner, Hunter Phillips, TJ Beringer
The Budget Advisory Committee
Charge: To review changes and updates to the university budget. To conduct studies and make inquiries related to university revenues, university expenditures, and the general allocation of university funds. To present concerns and recommendations to the president.
Student Members: Austin Hall, Spencer Sims
The Disabilities Grievance Committee
Charge: To hear cases of a serious nature involving student behavior. To hear cases on appeal from the student judiciary board, Greek judicial board, or administrative hearing officer.
Student Members: Colby Sansom, Thomas Kennedy, TJ Beringer
The Discipline Committee
Charge: To hear cases of a serious nature involving student behavior. To hear cases on appeal from the Student Judiciary Board, Greek Judiciary Board, or administrative hearing officer.
Student Members: Branson White, Josh McDonald, Jake Logan, TJ Beringer, Kelsey Riddle
The Financial Aid Committee
Charge: Serves as an advisory group to the Director of Student Financial Aid. The student financial aid office is governed by federal guidelines and regulations and, when institutional policy is required, the policy is reviewed by the committee.
Student Members: Brooklyn Cousins
The General Education Council
Charge: To review the current general education program and make appropriate recommendations to the Council of Deans. To review and recommend to the Council of Deans new and revised general education curricula proposed by the various departments and colleges. To initiate and recommend policies and procedures relevant to general education requirements.
Student Members: Destiny Davis, Joel Webb
The Graduate Council
Charge: To review and recommend to the Council of Deans new graduate curricula and programs proposed by the various departments and colleges. To review existing graduate offerings and make appropriate recommendations to the council of deans. To initiate and recommend policies relevant to graduate degree requirements, grading and credit policies, academic standards, and related matters. To review and recommend faculty for graduate status. To act as an academic appeal board for graduate students.
Student Members: Mary Catherine Rogers
The Health and Wellness Promotion Committee
Charge: To coordinate individual and departmental efforts to promote health and wellness at UCA. Specifically the committee will: Assess wellness and health needs of faculty, staff, and students. Plan and implement programs to meet those needs. Evaluate efforts in health promotion and disease prevention on campus. Serve as an advisory committee for alcohol and drug issues as related to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act. As stipulated by the act, the committee will: Review current UCA policies that support drug-free schools and communities. Conduct a biennial review of the UCA drug prevention program to determine its effectiveness, implement changes, and ensure that related discipline sanctions are consistently enforced. Serve as a review committee as requested by the director of the health resources center. Conduct research on drug knowledge, attitudes, and practices of students, staff, and faculty.
Student Members: Logan Jones, Jordan Huntze
The Housing Exemptions Committee
Charge: To review the requests of students who wish to live off campus during their freshman year.
Student Members: Connor Gates, Thomas Kennedy, Jordan Huntze
The Parking and Traffic Committee
Charge: Recommend long range plans for parking space. Recommend policies for parking including zoning criteria, permit costs, and penalty amounts. Recommend policies and procedures for administrative forgiveness of parking and traffic citations. Select Traffic Appeals Board to hear traffic citation appeals. The Traffic Appeals Board will consist of one (1) faculty member, one (1) staff member, and one (1) student, all selected from the membership of the Traffic and Parking Committee.
Student Members: Josh Dabney, Adam Price, Sho Uemura
The Public Appearances Series Committee
Charge: Coordinates the work of and establishes the policies for the Public Appearances Series at the university. The series, which includes a variety of lectures, art exhibits, dramatic productions, and concerts, is intended not only to provide entertainment, but to enrich the cultural and educational atmosphere of the university community.
Student Members: Ashley Ross, Dylan Doughty, Hannah Ray, Aaron Owen, Michael Bailey, Sho Uemura
The Public Art Committee
Charge: To advance the presence of public art on campus, create a Collections Management Policy to serve the interests of the university and the UCA Foundation regarding the gifting of artworks, and make decisions about the acquisition, placement, and maintenance of art on campus.
Student Members: Austin Hall
The Sexual Harassment Complaint Committee
Charge: To serve as the formal committee conducting investigations and making recommendations according to the guidelines of the University of Central Arkansas Sexual Harassment Policy.
Student Members: Colby Sansom, Haley Martin, Hannah Ray, Logan Jones, Mary Catherine Rogers, Jake Logan, Hunter Phillips, Jovana Ilic
The Student Center Board
Charge: Recommends and formulates policies governing events in the Student Center.
Student Members: Jordan Frederking, Luke Moix, Josh McDonald, Josh Dabney, Brooklyn Cousins
The Student Grievance Committee
Charge: To hear any grievance from a student(s) regarding any nonacademic policy or procedure change, complaint, or infraction, and to advise Vice President for Student Affairs on proper course of action.
Student Members: Matt White, Branson White, Adam Price, Dylan Doughty, Destiny Davis
The University Student Life Committee
Charge: Conduct a continuing study of university policies and regulations affecting student life. The committee makes recommendations to the president regarding possible changes and revisions as may be needed and changes in student affairs policies submitted by the Student Government Association or the Faculty Senate. The committee also establishes and administers policies that govern the recognition and functioning of UCA student organizations.
Student Members: Haley Martin, Dylan Doughty, Adam Price, Sho Uemura, Blake Brizzolara
The Undergraduate Council
Charge: To review and recommend to the Council of Deans new undergraduate curricula and programs proposed by the various departments and colleges; to review existing undergraduate offerings and make appropriate recommendations to the Council of Deans; and to initiate and recommend policies and procedures relevant to baccalaureate and associate degree requirements, grading and credit policies, academic standards, and related matters.
Student Members: Destiny Davis, Blake Brizzolara
The University Calendar Committee
Charge: To review and make recommendations for a rolling three-year academic calendar.
Student Members: Jordan Frederking
The University Computing and Information Technology Committee
Charge: To meet regularly to assess the current and future technology needs of the University as a whole.
Student Members: Ziyang Wu, Graduate Senator
The University Safety Committee
Charge: To recommend to the Vice President for financial and administrative services policies that ensure an environment free from unreasonable risk, thereby reducing the number and severity of occupational illnesses and injuries. To serve as a resource for the various administrative units on campus, assisting them in the identification and correction of unsafe conditions or practices in their areas. To serve as the coordinating body in monitoring compliance with safety regulations. To recommend to the Vice President for Administration expenditures necessary to achieve the university’s safety goals. To recommend to the vice-president for financial and administrative services expenditures necessary to achieve the university’s safety goals.
Student Members: Joel Webb