Student Standing Committees
Academic Affairs Committee
The Academic Affairs Committee is responsible for reviewing current academic policies and practices, as well as recommending changes in procedure. This committee is responsible for the annual College Bowl competition and the selection of students for Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities.
The Finance Committee is responsible for allocating the Student Government Association's Grant Fund among the recognized student organizations. This committee also recommends to the Senate the funding of student groups. Yearly, the committee audits all organizations that receive SGA funding.
Audit Audits and Allocations Worksheet
Audits and Allocations Template
Organization Information Sheet
Student Concerns Committee
Student Concerns Committee
shall be responsible for all matters of policy within the Student Government Association. This includes but is not limited to organizing all elections and dealing with all matters of the Constitution and By-Laws, in addition to coordinating the Food Service Advisory Committee. It is also responsible for addressing student concerns pertaining to issues outside the classroom.
The Public Relations Committee shall act as a liaison between the SGA and the Westminster community and shall promote the activities of the SGA. In addition, they shall write a weekly anecdote in the Holcad updating students on the activities of SGA.
The Special Events Committee organizes student Homecoming activities in addition to planning off- campus trips to cultural and sporting events.
Diversity committee shall be responsible, but not limited to promoting existing diversity on campus and encouraging future diversity. This includes but is not limited to attending meetings of existing diversity groups, reporting back to the senate, and planning diversity events.
Faculty Standing Committees
Curriculum Development Committee shall have particular responsibility for leading the Faculty to decisions regarding the overall direction of the curriculum. It shall review and recommend to the Faculty policies relating to academic programs and degrees, including but not limited to long-range curricular needs and direction, course offerings, and methods of instruction. To engage faculty involvement in curricular planning, the Committee shall hold open meetings at appropriate times to share the results of its study and invite faculty response. Where necessary, the Curriculum Operations Committee and the Curriculum Development Committee shall consult to determine which Standing Committee reviews a particular problem. This committee shall include nine members: the Vice President for Academic Affairs, six elected faculty, two elected from each of the three groups, and two students.
Curriculum Operations committee shall review and make recommendations regarding the academic calendar, daily schedule, new course proposals, and general education course proposals. In addition, the Committee is also responsible for the review of changes in existing major and minor programs. Where necessary, the Curriculum Operations Committee and the Curriculum Development Committee shall consult to determine which Standing Committee reviews a particular program. This committee shall include nine members: the Associate Dean of the College, six elected faculty and two students.
Institutional Research Review
Institutional Research Review Committee shall meet to review the ethical procedures that are used to conduct research under the auspices of Westminster College on human and animal subjects or that has environmental impact. The committee will review general policies proposed for categories of research within disciplines or departments and will conduct special reviews for research procedures that fall outside a department's general guidelines. The committee shall restrict its review to the well being of the research participants, non-human subjects, student researchers, as well as the project's environmental impact. Student members are not required to review specific faculty research, which is proposed by their course professors or advisers. As needed, the committee will consult relevant experts, e.g., veterinarians, the Chemical Hygiene Officer, and mental health professionals. This committee shall include eight members: six elected faculty, two elected from each of the three groups (Article IV, Section A, item 3 of the Faculty Constitution) and two students.