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E4 Committees

E4.1 There shall be an Executive Committee consisting of the Chair of the Faculty, ex officio; the Dean of the school, ex officio; a Faculty member from each Area Group as provided in E4.1.1 and Director of Teacher Education, ex officio. No member is eligible for immediate reelection (except as an ex officio member), but he/she becomes eligible after one year of non-service. The Chair and secretary of the Faculty occupy corresponding offices in the Executive Committee. (Am 25 Jan 72)(Am 25 May 00)(Am May 2005) (Am 29 May 12)

E4.1.1 The elected faculty membership shall consist of one representative from each Area Group, elected at large from the Graduate School of Education who will represent each Area Group. (Am 25 Jan 72)(Am May 2005) (Am 29 May 12) (Am 2 Dec 14)

E4.1.1.1 The term of office of members of the Executive Committee is two years.

E4.1.1.2 The election of Faculty members is held by mail ballot as provided in chapter 7 of the bylaws of the Division. For purposes of these elections, members of the Executive Committee are considered Officers of the Faculty of the school. Members of the Executive Committee take office on the first day of September following their election at a regular election or immediately upon completion of the ballot count at a special election. (En 25 Jan 72)(Am 22 May 07)

E4.1.1.3 Whenever the Executive Committee determines that a vacancy exists in its membership, the Secretary-Parliamentarian of the Division conducts an election in accordance with the prescribed procedure, provided the vacancy is to last more than six months. A vacancy shall be declared to exist and the committee member considered to have resigned if he/she anticipates an absence from the committee of more than six months. Vacancies of six months or less are filled temporarily by appointment by the Chair of the Faculty with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee.(En 25 Jan 72)(Am May 2005)

E4.1.2 The Executive Committee has the following functions:

E4.1.2.1 The Executive Committee has the general oversight of the academic welfare and discipline of students in the school and has the power to bring before the Faculty any matters that the committee deems advisable.

E4.1.2.2 The Executive Committee appoints and designates the Chairs of all other standing committees and all special committees of the Faculty unless otherwise directed at a meeting of the Faculty. (Am 25 Jan 72)

E4.1.2.3 The Executive Committee acts finally (a) in the awarding of all degrees to students of the school in all cases which do not involve the suspension of regulations or that involve only minor adjustments in the curricula and (b) in the awarding of honors at graduation. The committee is likewise empowered to act on petitions of students for graduation under suspension of the regulations. The committee will report all degrees approved to the Division. (Am 29 May 12)

E4.1.2.4 The Executive Committee makes recommendations to the Faculty in the establishment, modification, and discontinuation of school instructional programs, curricula, and credential programs. (Am 25 Jan 72)(Am May 2005)

E4.1.2.5 The Executive Committee makes recommendations to the Division regarding courses. (Am 29 May 12)

E4.1.2.6 The Executive Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Dean of the Graduate School of Education regarding proposals for the establishment of new program areas or modifications of existing program areas.(Am May 2005)

E4.1.2.7 The Executive Committee establishes and maintains liaison with the Executive Committees of the other colleges and schools in the Division.

E4.1.2.8 The Executive Committee assists the Dean on his/her request in matters relating to the administration of the Graduate School of Education.(Am May 2005)

E4.2 There shall be a standing teacher education committee consisting of one representative from each Graduate School of Education teacher credential program, including one representative from UCR Extension; the Director of Teacher Education, ex officio; the Dean of the Graduate School of Education, ex officio; and, when possible, one graduate student representative selected by the Graduate Student Association of GSOE, without voting rights. The Chair shall have the right to ask for a closed meeting, excluding student member, under certain circumstances, including but not limited to discussions of personnel matters, and of students when student privacy is a concern. The duty of the committee is to advise on the operation of teaching credential programs.(En 25 Jan 72)(Am may 2005) (Am 29 May 12) (Am 2 Dec 14)

E4.3 There shall be a standing graduate advisory committee consisting of Faculty members from each Area Group, the graduate advisor, ex officio, and the Dean of the Graduate School of Education ex officio; and, when possible, one graduate student representative selected by the Graduate Student Association of GSOE, without voting rights. The Chair shall have the right to ask for a closed meeting, excluding student member, under certain circumstances, including but not limited to discussions of personnel matters, and of students when student privacy is a concern. The duty of this committee is to advise on the operation of graduate degree programs except the M.Ed. program. (En 25 Jan 72)(Am May 2005) (Am 29 May 12)

E4.4 There shall be a standing M.Ed. and Education Minor advisory committee consisting of at least two Faculty members, the Director of Teacher Education who shall be the M.Ed. graduate advisor, ex officio, and the Dean of the Graduate School of Education, ex officio. The duty of this committee is to advise on the operation of the M.Ed graduate degree program and to have oversight over
the Education Minor.(En 5 May 2005) (Am 2 Dec 14)


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