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College Committees

VI.

A. Board Special

Special committees may be created by the Board for specific assignments. When so created, the Chair of the Board shall appoint such committees. Such committees shall terminate upon completion of their assignments, or such committees may be terminated by a vote of the Board.

B. Institutional Advisory (in addition to the advisory committees in curricular areas)

  1. Registration
    1. Charge:
      To establish and monitor all procedures and scheduling associated with the registration process.
    2. Membership:
      The representation is as follows:

      • Admissions and Records Staff Person
      • Director of Counseling
      • Director of MPR
      • Dean of Financial Services
      • Job Placement Assistant
      • Dean of Applied Sciences and Community Education
      • Director of Information Technology and Telecommunications
      • Programmer/Analyst
      • Financial Aid Officer
      • Plant Maintenance Supervisor
      • Recruiter/Counselor or Dean of Student Development and Institutional Planning
      • Registrar
      • Dean of Academic Studies
      • Dean of Administrative Services
      • Accountant
    3. Method of Selection:
      This is a standing committee that welcomes suggestions and attendance of anyone who wishes to express ideas and/or concerns.
    4. Term of Membership:
      Standing Committee
  2. Technology Advisory Committee (TAC)
    1. Charge:
      To recommend the minimum hardware and software standards that will 1) ensure sufficient quality to support effective and efficient accomplishment of the College mission and 2) optimize conversion of existing files when it is necessary to transfer files into new software.
    2. Membership:
      • Academic Division: Two representatives – one with PC expertise and one with Mac expertise
      • Applied Science and Community Education Division: Two representatives
      • Library: One representative
      • Huntsville: One representative
      • Financial Services Division: One representative plus Purchasing Agent – ex officio
      • Student Dev. And Institutional Planning Division: One representative
      • Admin. Services Division:
        • Dir. Of Information Technology and Telecommunications
        • PC technician – ex officio
        • Title III representative – ex officio
      • Staff: President of Lee College Educational Staff Association
    3. Method of Selection:
      Respective deans appoint members.
    4. Term of Membership:
      Standing Committee
  3. Honors
    1. Charge:
      To review proposals for honors classes; promote the honors program to colleagues and students; assist in planning and presenting the annual Honors Day program; make recommendations for the honors budget; review student honors papers from all disciplines; encourage the best students to give presentations; encourage students to submit their work for publication; evaluate the effectiveness of honors classes, the honors coordinator, and the honors program; and annually review admission requirements for honors students, class offerings and program requirements.
    2. Membership:
      Counselor, faculty representatives from each division, honors coordinator (chair)
    3. Method of Selection:
      Election from divisions, selection of honors coordinator by President
    4. Term of Membership:
      Two-year terms
  4. Recruitment
    1. Charge:
      To provide input for setting priorities for the college’s recruitment program and to ensure coordination among departments on campus.
    2. Membership:
      The members of the recruitment committee and their positions are as follows: Recruitment Officer, Dean of Student Development and Institutional Planning, Director of Counseling, Dean of Academic Studies, Dean of Applied Sciences and Community Education, Director of Public Information, Special Populations Coordinator, Financial Aid Officer, Job Placement Assistant, Institutional Research Technician, two division chairs, two high school counselors.
    3. Method of Selection:
      Appointed by the Recruitment Officer and the Dean of Student Development and Institutional Planning to reflect a cross section of college personnel that is either involved in recruitment or affected by recruitment.
    4. Term of Membership:
      1 Year
  5. Security and Safety Committee
    1. Charge:
      To regularly review Lee College security and safety incidents with a view to spotting trends and making recommendations towards enhanced security and safety, to annually review the College’s Institutional Effectiveness Indicator dealing with security, to annually review and update the College’s Emergency Procedures Handbook, and to monitor implementation of the College’s comprehensive safety program.
    2. Membership:
      Dean of Administrative Services (Chair), one representative from the Public Information Office selected by the Director of Public Information, one representative from the Lantern selected by the editor, one representative from Student Congress selected by the president of Student Congress, two faculty members from the Applied Sciences and Community Education Division appointed by the Dean, two faculty members from the Academic Division appointed by the Dean.
    3. Method of Selection:
      See above.
    4. Term of Membership:
      None specified, Annual appointment.
  6. Learning Resource Center Advisory
    1. Charge:
      To support leadership and give assistance in the development of instructional systems which effectively and efficiently utilize all learning resources provided by the LRC program and its facilities, to support an organized and readily accessible collection of materials and services, to support the need for a qualified staff, to encourage innovation, learning, and community service among faculty and students.
    2. Membership:
      One member representing each division, two students, a representative from Sterling Municipal Library and one from Goose Creek CISD, LRC (Co-chair), Senior Director (Chair), LRC Director of Administration & Technology, Dean of Academic Studies, Dean of Applied Sciences and Community Education.
    3. Method of Selection:
      Teaching faculty selected by divisions, students by Student Congress, and others appointed by respective groups.
    4. Term of Membership
      Faculty members serve two years overlapping terms, others as appointed.
  7. Athletic Advisory Committee
    1. Charge:
      To advise the athletic director concerning intercollegiate sports at Lee College and provide communication among the College, the community and its extension sites, and the Lee College athletic program.
    2. Membership:
      Athletic Director (Chair), two technical faculty members, two academic faculty members, two students, one student-athlete, one administrator, one coach, one staff member, one representative from Friends of Lee College, one community representative from the extension centers, one community representative at-large, one representative from the Lee College Foundation.
    3. Method of Selection:
      Faculty members elected by Faculty Assembly, students selected by Student Congress, student-athlete and coach appointed by Athletic Director, all others appointed by College President.
    4. Term of Membership:
      One-year renewable terms.
  8. Financial Aid
    1. Charge:
      To serve as an appeal board in cases where student is not satisfied with decisions made by the Financial Aid Officer regarding suspension of financial aid eligibility and to select recipients for the Lee College scholarships each year.
    2. Membership:
      Three faculty members, one counselor, one business office representative, the Financial Aid Officer (Chair), and the Dean of Student Development and Institutional Planning.
    3. Method of Selection:
      Appointed by the Dean of Student Development and Institutional Planning.
    4. Term of Membership:
      Two-year terms

C. Non-Academic Program Committees

  1. Faculty Development Leave
    1. Charge:
      To accept, evaluate, and make recommendations on the applications for development leave
    2. Membership:
      Two from academic faculty, two from technical and applied sciences faculty, one faculty member from the Huntsville Center, one from counselors/librarians, and one administrator, plus two alternate faculty members.
    3. Method of Selection:
      Election by respective groups.
    4. Term of Membership:
      Two-year overlapping terms.
  2. Sick Leave Bank
    1. Charge:
      To administer the Sick Leave Bank.
    2. Membership:
      One faculty member from the Baytown campus, one faculty from the Huntsville Center, one staff member, and Dean of Financial Services (Chair).
    3. Method of Selection:
      Election by respective groups.
    4. Term of Membership:
      Three-year staggered terms.

D. Academic Program Committees

  1. Curriculum and Academic Affairs
    1. Charge:
      To review and make recommendations to the President on all matters related to curriculum and to advise the President on other academic questions that are presented to the committee.
    2. Membership:
      Dean of Academic Studies, Dean of Applied Sciences and Community Education, Dean of Student Development and Institutional Planning, one counselor, one librarian, and eleven teaching faculty members, one from each division on campus and at Huntsville.
    3. Method of Selection:
      Deans are ex-officio; others are elected by their departments or divisions, chair and vice chair elected from committee membership.
    4. Term of Membership:
      Two year overlapping terms.
  2. Faculty Load
    1. Charge:
      To review faculty workload policy annually.
    2. Membership:
      Faculty representatives from each division and Huntsville Center, as well as one administrator appointed by the President.
    3. Method of Selection:
      Election by each division and Huntsville Center.
    4. Term of Membership:
      Serve until new elections are held.
  3. Institutional Effectiveness
    1. Charge:
      To evaluate the College’s effectiveness in accomplishing the goals and mission, to select and use a variety of performance measures (institutional effectiveness indicators) and to publish an Institutional Effectiveness Report Card (IERC).
    2. Membership:
      Four academic faculty (three teaching and one non-teaching), four applied science and community education faculty (three teaching faculty and one non-teaching), one dean (chair), and one administrator/administrative support plus ex-officio research technician and immediate past chair, if available.
    3. Method of Selection:
      Academic Dean appoints four members from the area, Applied Sciences and Community Education Dean appoints four members from the area, President appoints chair and administrator member, one non-teaching member from any Division, appointed by the Appropriate Dean.
    4. Term of Membership:
      Members will serve overlapping two-year terms.
  4. Planning
    1. Charge:
      To review annually mission and goals and recommend changes; to recommend annually new programs, personnel, and capital expenditures to the President.
    2. Membership:
      Dean of Student Development and Institutional Planning, three members (one member each) from the Faculty Assembly, Staff Advisory Council, and the Student Congress; nine members from the following groups–(2) academic faculty, academic division chairs, (2) applied science faculty, (2) applied science division chairs, instructional support staff, community education and economic development and Huntsville Center.
    3. Method of Selection:
      Faculty Assembly, Staff Advisory Council, and Student Congress members are selected by their organizations and nine members and the Dean of Student Development and Institutional Planning are appointed by the President.
    4. Term of Membership:
      Representatives of organizations serve various terms at their organization’s discretion, nine members appointed by President serve overlapping two year terms, and the Dean of Student Development and Institutional Planning serves an unspecified term.