Honors and Awards Committee

PURPOSE:

To encourage and recognize high academic achievement among students.

FUNCTIONS:

  1. Formulate policies, principles and standards for evaluation and presentation of academic honors and awards to be recognized by the University;
  2. Recommend to the Faculty Senate standards of academic achievement for recognition by the University of honorary societies and fraternities;
  3. Determine the status of an organization's qualifications as an academic honor society;
  4. Maintain communication with and among the college honors and awards committees.

SPECIAL FUNCTIONS OF FACULTY AND EX OFFICIO MEMBERS:

  1. Screen lists submitted to the Registrar of possible candidates for academic honors prior to each commencement;
  2. Make recommendations to the President as to honors and awards worthy of University recognition.

MEMBERSHIP:

  • Three elected faculty members, one of whom is a member of the Faculty Senate;
  • one additional faculty member in first four years, appointed by the Committee on Committees for a one-year term;
  • Two undergraduate students appointed by USG for one-year terms;
  • One graduate student appointed by GSS for a one-year term.

EX OFFICIO:

  • Registrar or his/her designee;
  • Assistant Vice President for Student Activities and Organizations

CHAIR:

The chair shall be elected from among the elected faculty members.

BALANCE OF REPRESENTATION:

The three elected faculty members must be eligible for election to Faculty Senate (Academic Charter, Article V.B).

VOTING RIGHTS:

All elected, appointed and ex officio members have full voting rights. Consultants are non-voting members. (Academic Charter, Article V.B)