Planning, Budget, and Institutional Research CouncilPlanning, Budget, and Institutional Research Council is responsible for developing or reviewing and recommending to the President the following: 1) updated versions of the Long Range Plan and other planning documents; 2) space utilization plans; 3) annual operating budget parameters and budget priorities; 4) instruments and strategies for institutional assessments. This council will also review results of institutional research and make recommendations to appropriate groups. The council will identify the areas requiring institutional research in order that its work and recommendations be founded on a reliable, ever-developing data base.
Because the purpose of the Council is to assure appropriate levels of campus understanding and shaping of the College's plans and budgets, its members will bring to the Council's deliberations valid concerns and suggestions of various constituencies. Members will report at least once each Fall and Spring semester the work of the council to the groups from which they are elected.
This council shall include fifteen members: the President of the College (who shall be chair), the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Finance and Management Services, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Dean of Student Affairs, the Director of Institutional Research, the Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management, four members elected by the faculty, two students, and two support staff representatives.
Religious Life CouncilReligious Life Council is responsible for reviewing and recommending policies related to the religious life of the College. It shall advise and make recommendations to the Chaplain. It shall be responsible to review College policies that impact on the religious life of the College and bring recommendations regarding those policies to the appropriate body. The council will report annually to the faculty and to the Student Government Association.
This Council shall include ten members: the Chaplain, a Student Affairs Dean (designated by the Dean of Student Affairs), four members elected by the faculty and four students.
Enrollment ManagementEnrollment Management Council shall review and recommend policies and procedures on enrollment management at the College. Policies and procedures under the council's purview include, but are not limited to, enrollment research, planning and targets; student recruitment and retention; and financial aid policies. The council shall also oversee the selection of endowed scholarship recipients.
Members of this Council shall establish and review annually the parameters and conditions for conditional and unconditional admission and non-admission. The Council will advise and make recommendations to the Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management.
This Council shall include thirteen members: the Dean of Admissions (who shall be Chair), the Vice President for Academic Affairs, an additional member of the Admissions staff designated by the Dean of Admissions, the Director of Financial Aid, the Director of Athletics, five members elected by the Faculty, and two students. Student members will not participate in any Council deliberations pertaining to individual students.
Instructional Resources CouncilInstructional Resources Council shall review and recommend policies and priorities regarding campus instructional resources. It will serve as an advisery Council to the Head Librarian, Director of Information Systems, and Director of Audio Visual Services and in consultation with these three, the council will recommend to the appropriate Vice President and/or the Faculty and then to the President.
The primary functions of this Council will include, but are not limited to, the following: recommending an ongoing College-wide plan for library and other information resources; proposing priorities for meeting the information and technology needs of the College; recommending the College-wide acquisition of information resources and associated technology; and informing the campus about information resources and technology and recommending education programs pertaining to the use of all such resources.
This Council will include nine members: the Head Librarian and Director of Information Systems (who shall be co-Chair); Director of Audio Visual Services; four elected faculty members, one from each of the three departmental groups but not more than one from a specific department, plus one at-large; and two students. The Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Finance and Management Services will serve as ex officio non-voting members.
Student Life and Athletic CouncilStudent Life and Athletic Council shall review and make recommendations on policies pertaining to student life (student activities and organizations, Student Government Association, fraternities and sororities, judicial affairs, minority, international and disabled student affairs, counseling services, career center, orientation, residence life, student health services, safety and security) and intercollegiate and intramural athletics. The Committee shall evaluate applications from student organizations seeking official College recognition and conduct periodic review of existing student organizations.
The Council will advise and make recommendations to the Dean of Student Affairs on matters pertaining to student life. On matters pertaining to intercollegiate and intramural athletics, the Council will advise and make recommendations to the Director of Athletics.
This Council shall include nineteen members: the Dean of Student Affairs (who shall be Chair), both Associate Deans of Student Affairs, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, the Director of Athletics, the Associate Director of Athletics, five elected faculty members (three of whom must be non-Physical Education faculty) and eight students.
The Outcomes Assessment Advisory CouncilThe Outcomes Assessment Advisory Council is intended outcome of a Westminster College education, as articulated in our Mission Statement, is to develop certain abilities in our students. Ideally, every program, every course, and every assignment should be contributory to that development. It is the purpose of outcomes assessment to make that contribution as explicit as practicable.
To this end, the Outcomes Assessment Advisory Council’s primary objective is to provide ongoing consultation to the faculty and administration of the College for improving teaching and learning by stating the intended outcomes for student development in every course, every program , and in the college as a whole. The Council is comprised of faculty, students and staff members of the College.