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TCC College Faculty Senate Committees

The majority of the work conducted by the College Faculty Senate is through one of its Standing or Ad-Hoc Committees. Membership to College Faculty Senate committee is generally open to all Faculty members not just Faculty Senators. Additional information on the actions of the committees can be found on the Senate Log.
Standing Committees
Professional Development Committee

The charge of the Professional Development Committee will be to

  1. Oversee the Professional Development Funding Plan
  2. Solicit, review, and approve (or disapprove) requests for funds
  3. Report to the College Faculty Senate each May
  4. Account for all funds and request more if needed
  5. Update forms annually based on changes requested from the College Faculty Senate
  6. Update the Approved Professional Organizations list each August

Chair: David Wright; Members: Maureen Cahill, Alison Harwell, Lydia Leporte,Virginia May, Ruth Shumate & Marshall Ellis

Awards Committee

The charge of the Awards Committee will be to solicit and review applications for The Outstanding Professor and Special Achievement Awards. To complete their charge, they will

  1. Report monthly to the college faculty senate and submit a written summary of the process for review
  2. Determine recipients and report to the College Faculty Senate Chair and the Special Events Coordinator by the third week of March
  3. Nominate the Outstanding Professor as the SCHEV award nominee
Chair: Ruth Shumate; Members: Maureen Cahill, Deanna Freridge, Robert Harrison, Rosemary Hill, Bill McNamara, Andrea Pearman, Cynthia Pedigo, Cameron Russell, Marcia Tharp, Kathy Tilton, Felecia Toreno, Nancy Verdirame, & Carolyn Williams

Communications and Public Relations Committee

The charge of the Communications and Public Relations Committee will be to promote the College Faculty Senate and provide a means of communication between and among faculty, staff, administration, and TCC as a whole. To complete their charge, they will

  1. Facilitate all forms of communication within and outside of the senate including the Blackboard and the College Faculty Senate web page
  2. Create and maintain the New Faculty Senator Orientation Packet
  3. Work with Creative Services to create promotional material
  4. All forms of communication must be approved by the Executive Committee before creation and distribution
Chair:               Members:
Adjunct Faculty Committee
The charge of the Adjunct Faculty Committee will be to encourage participation of adjunct faculty on the Campus and College senates and enhance communication between adjunct faculty and the senate
Chair:             Members:
Ad-hoc Committees

The charge and scope of ad hoc committees will be to

  1. Examine specific issues and suggest policy to the CFS
  2. Remain on task for the area of concern they are to address and shall not assume responsibility for areas of concern beyond those assigned them, except by prior approval of the CFS or Executive Committee
  3. Dissolve upon completion of the duties given to them by CFS
  4. Report monthly to the CFS

Current Active Ad-hoc Committees