University Senate Committees
Academic Computing and Electronic Communications (ACEC)
Description: This committee works with administrative personnel and other governance bodies to support and improve the academic computing and telecommunications environment at KU and to develop policy concerning information security, intellectual property rights, and other matters relating to information technology.
Academic Policies and Procedures (AP&P)
Description: This committee reviews and develops proposals concerning academic policies at KU, including matters such as the grading system, add and withdrawal policies, and other academic matters relating to the instructional mission of the university and is responsible for holding hearings in cases of program discontinuation.
Description: This committee serves as the link between governance and athletics programs at KU, and works with athletic corporation to promote the educational experience of student athletes, to support compliance with NCAA requirements, and to address other issues of interest to faculty, students, and staff in relation to athletic programs at KU.
Description: This committee is responsible for developing the university’s 5-year calendar, informing the university community about and monitoring compliance with rules concerning the scheduling of examinations and other matters, and considering or developing proposals concerning changes to the calendar.
Description: This committee works to improving the international dimension of KU by expanding opportunities and monitoring success of incoming international students and by promoting, expanding, and enhancing opportunities for KU students, faculty, and staff to have international experiences.
Description: This committee works with KU libraries to develop long-range planning for and monitor the allocation of library resources, to promote communication with the library by students, faculty, and staff, to expand access to materials.
Organization and Administration (O&A)
Description: This committee considers and develops proposals concerning the structure and operation of university governance, reviews proposals for amendment to the University Senate Code and other documents to ensure consistency of language and format, and address particular issues relating to the structure and operation of governance as they arise.
Planning and Resources (P&R)
Description: This committee provides the governance voice and works with administration officials and other governance bodies in the planning processes of the university, including such matters as institutional strategic planning, tuition and related budgetary proposals, and the physical environment of the university campus
Retirees Rights and Benefits
Description: This committee works to promote communication with retirees, support their participation in the life of the university, inform retirees of their rights, and otherwise improve the experience of retirees both as an acknowledgment of valued service and as an important asset for the university.
The Parking Commission is a standing committee of University Senate which makes recommendations regarding parking policies on campus, and is made up of students, faculty and staff appointed by the Provost. Each year, the Parking Commission sends rules changes to the Provost for final administrative approval, and the changes generally go into effect on August 1.
The Judicial Board shall act to resolve, to whatever extent possible, conflicts, complaints and grievances subject to its jurisdiction and arising within the University community, to hear appeals from other bodies where appropriate Rules and Regulations so provide, and, subject to and in accordance with the control of the Chancellor and the Board of Regents as provided by law, to recommend solutions.
Disciplinary Action Hearing Board
The University of Kansas Disciplinary Action Hearing Board (referred to hereafter as the Hearing Board) hears appeals of disciplinary actions taken to suspend, demote or dismiss a university support staff member with permanent status. The following procedures outline the appeal process, composition and appointment of the Hearing Board and Hearing Board panels, Governance Office responsibilities, and Hearing Board procedures.