Appendix
Statement of Committee Charges

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
MANSFIELD CAMPUS

STATEMENT OF COMMITTEE CHARGES

Approved by the Executive Council of the Faculty Assembly
December, 1999;
Revised December, 2002
Revised by the Faculty Assembly February, 2006, December 6, 2010, March 12, 2012

 
 


THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
MANSFIELD CAMPUS


TITLE:

ARTS AND LECTURES COMMITTEE (OSUM/NCSC)

CHARGE:

1. Encourage and promote further education in the arts, sciences, and humanities by presenting a variety of events appealing to both the general public and the campus community.
2. Share these cultural opportunities with our community.
3. Assist in the creation of a vibrant extracurricular life on campus; underscore the value of the arts, education, and culture in enriching human life; and enhance appreciation for cultural diversity.
4. The committee has two co-chairs: one from North Central State college and another from Ohio State.
5. The committee shall elect the OSU co-chair and identify an OSU member to serve as Diversity Advocate at the first meeting of the year.
6. The Ohio State committee co-chair will, in a timely fashion, distribute committee-approved minutes of all committee meetings to all OSU faculty and staff, and will prepare an end-of-term report, also approved by committee members. The report will be sent to the Faculty Assembly at least one (1) week prior to its meeting.
7. The OSU committee co-chair will provide the dean with an annual written report of the committee’s activities and a separate written report on each member’s contributions to the work of the committee.8. The committee will review its charge annually. If members come to believe that a charge is no longer appropriate, they will bring their suggested changes to the OSU-M Faculty Assembly and to NCSC for consideration.

MEMBERSHIP (all are voting members):

OSU-M Faculty (3)
OSU-M Student (1)
NCSC Faculty or Staff (3)
NCSC Student (1)
Coordinator of Campus Life or Assistant

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THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
MANSFIELD CAMPUS

TITLE:BUDGET AND COMPENSATION
CHARGE: The committee will:

1. Review the general patterns of expenditure by making comparisons to previous years, other institutions in Ohio, and similar institutions across the nation.
2. Provide advice, at the request of the Dean, on specific budget items such as new staff positions, capital requests, and cost containment proposals.
3. Set targets and monitor progress toward meeting goals for faculty compensation in consultation with the Dean.
4. Review workload patterns of Mansfield campus faculty and percentages of courses taught by regular and special contract faculty, and make recommendations to ensure that these are in line with those of other OSU regional campuses and the Mansfield campus Strategic Plan.
5. Undertake special budgetary tasks and studies and compile salary statistics of identified comparison groups as it deems appropriate or as requested by the Executive Council or the Dean.
6. The committee shall elect a chair and identify a member to serve as Diversity Advocate at the first meeting of the year.
7. The committee chair will, in a timely fashion, distribute committee-approved minutes of all committee meetings to all faculty and staff, and will prepare an end-of-term report, also approved by committee members. The report will be sent to the Faculty Assembly at least one (1) week prior to its meeting.
8. The committee chair will provide the Dean with an annual written report of the committee’s activities and a separate written report on each member’s contributions to the work of the committee.
9. The committee will review its charge annually. If members come to believe that a charge is no longer appropriate, they will bring their suggested changes to the Faculty Assembly for consideration.

MEMBERSHIP (all are voting members):
Faculty (3-4, including the immediate past President of the Faculty Assembly or an at-large member of the Executive Committee, as determined by the Executive Council)

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THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
MANSFIELD CAMPUS

TITLE:CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
CHARGE: The committee will:

1. Consult with the administration on curricular matters. Its scope includes:

a. Current and long-range curricular and program needs and options for the campus;
b. Faculty staffing requirements;
c. Use of instructional technology;
d. Funding opportunities for curricular and program development.
2. Monitor class size to assure that it remains as small as possible.
3. Encourage distance learning and assess such efforts to assure that they enrich and complement existing programs rather than define them.
4. Plan for the long-term instructional and research computing needs, as well as audio-visual equipment needs; make recommendations regarding the distribution of available funding for educational technology.
5. Investigate possibilities for the expansion of third- and fourth-year offerings, as well as the creation of additional baccalaureate and graduate programs.
6. Encourage a commitment to cultural diversity in the campus’s range of course offerings and faculty.
7. Make its recommendations to the Executive Committee regarding curriculum and staffing requirements for the next academic year by late winter, if possible. Should the Dean/Director disagree with the recommendations of the Curriculum Committee, he or she will meet with the Curriculum Committee and attempt to reconcile the differences. If differences persist, the Dean/Director shall address the issue at a meeting of the Faculty Assembly before final budgetary action is taken.
8. The committee shall identify a member to serve as Diversity Advocate at the first meeting of the year.
9. The committee chair will, in a timely fashion, distribute committee-approved minutes of all committee meetings to all faculty and staff, and will prepare an end-of-term report, also approved by committee members. The report will be sent to the Faculty Assembly at least one (1) week prior to its meeting.
10. The committee chair will provide the dean with an annual written report of the committee’s activities and a separate written report on each member’s contributions to the work of the committee.
11. The committee will review its charge annually. If members come to believe that a charge is no longer appropriate, they will bring their suggested changes to the Faculty Assembly for consideration.

MEMBERSHIP (all are voting members except Associate Dean):
Chair (elected by Faculty Assembly; member of the Executive Committee; two year term)
Faculty (6; efforts should be made to include representatives from each of the following academic areas: social science, the arts, humanities, education, math and physical science, biological sciences)
Academic Advisor
Director of the Bromfield Information Commons
Students (2)
Associate Dean (ex officio)


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THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
MANSFIELD CAMPUS

TITLE:DIVERSITY COMMITTEE
CHARGE: The committee will:

1. Promote a campus climate in which differences among ethnic and racial backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, sexual orientations, ages, learning styles, and religious and political beliefs are recognized and valued for the richness they bring to the educational experience.
2. Assist the Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs in coordinating diversity efforts across the campus, particularly for the initiatives assigned to the various committees of the Faculty Assembly.
3. Work with the appropriate committees of the Faculty Assembly to develop a support system to assist in the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff and students.
4. Work collaboratively to educate student organizations, as well as faculty and staff units, on the value of diversity.
5. Promote fellowship among diverse groups of students, faculty, staff and community members.
6. Work closely with Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs to develop programs and activities that celebrate diversity in co-curricular programs, interdisciplinary activities and the arts.
7. Organize yearly Distinguished Diversity Lecture and associated activities.
8. The committee chair will, in a timely fashion, distribute committee-approved minutes of all committee meetings to all faculty and staff, and will prepare an end-of-term report, also approved by committee members. The report will be sent to the Faculty Assembly at least one (1) week prior to its meeting.
9. The committee chair will provide the dean with an annual written report of the committee’s activities and a separate written report on each member’s contributions to the work of the committee.
10. The committee will review its charge annually. If members come to believe that a charge is no longer appropriate, they will bring their suggested changes to the Faculty Assembly for consideration.

MEMBERSHIP (all are voting members):
Chair (elected by Faculty Assembly; member of Executive Committee; 2 year term)
Faculty (4-5)
Staff (1, appointed by Dean with advice of Executive Committee)
Student (1-3)
Campus Disabilities Specialist
Human Resources Office Representative
Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs

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THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
MANSFIELD CAMPUS

TITLE:ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE
CHARGE: The committee will:

1. Strive to maintain high academic standards and enriching co-curricular experiences at OSU-Mansfield.
2. Work with the Assistant Dean to promote student research.
3. Work with the appropriate staff members to publicize and promote academic enrichment experiences such as study abroad, internships, service learning, and learning communities.
4. Nominate students for University awards, recognition events, and honoraries.
5. Publicize scholarships, awards, and research opportunities. This committee is responsible for recommending specific students for endowed scholarships and for providing the names of recipients to the public relations officer.
6. Review and recommend students who will receive certain types of scholarship assistance and financial aid, including travel grants from Mansfield campus funds and student research grants.
7. Plan and oversee the annual Honors Convocation.
8. The committee shall elect a chair and identify a member to serve as Diversity Advocate at the first meeting of the year.
9. The committee chair will, in a timely fashion, distribute committee-approved minutes of all committee meetings to all faculty and staff, and will prepare an end-of-term report, also approved by committee members. The report will be sent to the Faculty Assembly at least one (1) week prior to its meeting.
10. The committee chair will provide the dean with an annual written report of the committee’s activities and a separate written report on each member’s contributions to the work of the committee.
11. The committee will review its charge annually. If members come to believe that a charge is no longer appropriate, they will bring their suggested changes to the Faculty Assembly for consideration. 


MEMBERSHIP (all are voting members except Associate & Assistant Deans):

Faculty (5-6)
Staff (2, Academic Advisor and Admissions Office Representatives)
Coordinator of Career Services, Community Service, and Work-Study
Students (2)
Assistant Dean (ex officio)
Associate Dean (ex officio)

Approved by the Executive Council of the Faculty Assembly
December, 1999;
Revised December, 2002
Revised by the Faculty Assembly February, 2006, December 6, 2010, March 12, 2012

 

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THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
MANSFIELD CAMPUS

TITLE:LIBRARY COMMITTEE
CHARGE: The committee will:

1. Contribute to the short- and long-term development plans of the campus library and recommend policies for the library as a student research facility.
2. Ensure faculty involvement in the library acquisitions process.
3. Oversee regional campus access to electronic databases and other library resources.
4. Advise the administration on long-range planning for building renovations or new buildings to incorporate advances in information technology, as they pertain to delivery of library services.
5. Recommend policies to improve access to and use of library resources and technology for students.
6. The committee shall elect a chair and identify a member to serve as Diversity Advocate at the first meeting of the year.
7. The committee chair will, in a timely fashion, distribute committee-approved minutes of all committee meetings to all faculty and staff, and will prepare an end-of-term report, also approved by committee members. The report will be sent to the Faculty Assembly at least one (1) week prior to its meeting.
8. The committee chair will provide the dean with an annual written report of the committee’s activities and a separate written report on each member’s contributions to the work of the committee.
9. The committee will review its charge annually. If members come to believe that a charge is no longer appropriate, they will bring their suggested changes to the Faculty Assembly for consideration.

MEMBERSHIP (all are voting members except Associate Dean):
Faculty (3-5)
Director of the Bromfield Information Commons
Librarian (1)
Student (1)
Associate Dean (ex officio)

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THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
MANSFIELD CAMPUS

TITLE:PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
CHARGE: The committee will:

1. Notify regular faculty in a timely manner of research and funding opportunities related to scholarly activities or pedagogical activities.
2. Review applications by faculty members and recommend to the dean action to be taken regarding Special Research Assignments (SRA), Faculty Professional Leave (FPL), small grants, and one-course reductions in teaching.
3. Provide a forum where OSU-Mansfield campus faculty or other recognized authorities may present to the campus community the results of their research and creative activities.
4. Promote excellence in teaching by organizing pedagogical presentations, as well as providing a forum for issues relating to the improvement of teaching at OSU Mansfield, including incorporation of diversity issues where appropriate.
5. Review the appropriateness of specific research-related proposals for computer hardware and software and recommending appropriate action.
6. The committee shall elect a chair and identify a member to serve as Diversity Advocate at the first meeting of the year.
7. The committee chair will, in a timely fashion, distribute committee-approved minutes of all committee meetings to all faculty and staff, and will prepare an end-of-term report, also approved by committee members. The report will be sent to the Faculty Assembly at least one (1) week prior to its meeting.
8. The committee chair will provide the dean with an annual written report of the committee’s activities and a separate written report on each member’s contributions to the work of the committee.
9. The committee will review its charge annually. If members come to believe that a charge is no longer appropriate, they will bring their suggested changes to the Faculty Assembly for consideration.

MEMBERSHIP (all are voting members except Associate Dean):

Faculty (4-5)
Associate Dean (ex officio)

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THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
MANSFIELD CAMPUS

TITLE:STUDENT SUPPORT COMMITTEE
CHARGE: The committee will:

1. Advocate for student services that enhance the educational experience of the student. The committee will help ensure that the University maintains facilities, provides services and promotes programs that are responsive to student needs.
2. Determine, through consultation with students, faculty, and staff, services and facilities that are needed to meet the academic and non-academic needs of all students.
3. Work to resolve student issues brought to the committee by the administration, Executive Committee, staff, and students.
4. Provide feedback and input on the surveys of student life and student services and on retention survey/reports designed by the Chief Student Life and Retention Officer. After review of these surveys/reports, the committee will recommend appropriate action.
5. Coordinate faculty participation in student support activities (e.g. orientation and retention) planned and scheduled by the Chief Student Life and Retention Officer.
6. The committee shall elect a chair and identify a member to serve as Diversity Advocate at the first meeting of the year.
7. The committee chair will, in a timely fashion, distribute committee-approved minutes of all committee meetings to all faculty and staff, and will prepare an end-of-term report, also approved by committee members. The report will be sent to the Faculty Assembly at least one (1) week prior to its meeting.
8. The committee chair will provide the dean with an annual written report of the committee’s activities and a separate written report on each member’s contributions to the work of the committee.
9. The committee will review its charge annually. If members come to believe that a charge is no longer appropriate, they will bring their suggested changes to the Faculty Assembly for consideration.

MEMBERSHIP (all are voting members except the Assistant Dean):

Faculty (4-5)
Staff (1-2), including at least one Academic Advisor
Students (3-5, 1 non-traditional)
Coordinator of Campus Life
Chief Student Life and Retention Officer
Assistant Dean (ex officio)

 

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