Administrative Standing Committees are organized by specific units of the College to make recommendations concerning procedures performed by those specific units. (This category does not include intra-department committees. Example: Allied Health Applicant Review Committee.)
The standing Administrative Committees of Chattanooga State provide the basis for shared decision making from all parts of the College. Faculty, staff (professional and support), and student representatives shall have a full and meaningful role in decision making through participation in these committees; thus, it is expected that all faculty, staff, and student representatives will serve on these as necessary. Decisions made by these committees shall reflect a consensus of the committee members. These decisions should be developed in a collegial atmosphere, allowing input from all interested parties.
Administrative committees shall meet at the discretion of the unit convening the committee. Recommendations and reports issued by these committees shall be forwarded to the President of the College and shall be provided to other appropriate personnel. The Chair shall be chosen by a majority vote of the Committee. The Vice-President or supervising unit director will select members of administrative committees.
College-Wide Standing Committees deal with issues directly involved in the College community.
The standing college-wide committees of Chattanooga State Community College provide the basis for shared decision making from all parts of the College. Faculty, staff (professional and support), and student representatives shall have a full and meaningful role in decision making through participation in these committees. Thus, it is expected that faculty, staff, and student representatives would serve on these as needed. Decisions made by these committees should reflect a consensus of the committees' members and should be developed in a collegial atmosphere, allowing input from all interested parties.
Committee membership shall be on a volunteer basis with names being submitted from the Faculty Senate, the Professional and Support Associations, and the Student Government Association. All standing college-wide committees shall meet at least once during each semester. All committee meetings shall be open to the College community. This will allow all members of the College to develop and maintain an on-going campus-wide awareness of issues under consideration.
Each committee should establish bylaws. Each committee should consider using a standard format when outlining its bylaws (located in the Employee Handbook, Appendix A). The Chair should take committee recommendations to the President for review by Executive Staff.