STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
About University Wide Committees
ADA Accessibility Committee:The ADA Accessibility Committee will review and address the systemic ADA accessibility needs and issues that arise at UTSA. The ADA committee serves in an advisory capacity and makes recommendations to the President of The University of Texas at San Antonio as necessary in order to coordinate and improve the University's efforts to provide programs, activities, and facilities that are accessible in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008.
Athletics Council: The charge of this committee is to advise the President, through the Vice President for Student Affairs, on all matters of policy and procedures for the operation of the Intercollegiate Athletics program. The President is ultimately responsible for the conduct of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and all recommendations of the Athletic Council are advisory to the President. The Athletics Council will review Athletic Department policies and procedures to ensure compliance with NCAA rules and regulations. Also, the Council will review proposed NCAA legislation and provide input to the University's President, the faculty representative and other involved parties. Members shall serve a two-year term, except for the student members who shall serve a one-year term. No member shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms.
Committee on Committees: The charge of this committee is to assist the President in the appointment of UTSA standing committees. In submitting nominations for members of standing committees to the President, the Committee shall, in all cases, provide a panel containing at least three names for each committee vacancy. The Committee shall elect its own chairperson. Members shall serve four-year terms except for the student member who shall serve a one-year term, and the alumnus who shall serve a two-year term. No member shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms. The Committee is responsible to the President.
Core Curriculum Committee: The Core Curriculum Committee will provide recommendations to the Provost related to the on-going development, implementation and evaluation of the University's core
curriculum. This includes the review of:
(1) proposals submitted for specific UTSA courses designed to satisfy the UTSA core curriculum requirements and learning objectives,
(2) existing core curriculum courses regarding their continued inclusion in the Core Curriculum and
(3) all assessment data related to the effectiveness of the existing core curriculum, including data collected related to internal, on-going core course evaluation and results from standardized external instruments. Recommendations and decisions regarding the core curriculum will be based on the expressed purposes of the core curriculum components and relevant learning objectives.
The Associate Vice Provost for QEP-Core Curriculum, in his or her capacity as chair of the Core Curriculum Committee, will submit to the Provost, no later than August 31 of each academic year, a report summarizing the results of the committee's work. Voting members shall serve two-year terms except for the student member who shall serve a one-year term. No voting member shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms.
Extended Education Committee: The Committee will provide advice to the Vice President for Extended Education on University policies and procedures for extended education. The Committee will be appointed by the President, with recommendations from the Committee on Committees. Members shall serve two-year terms except for the student members who shall serve a one-year term. No member shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms.
Graduation Ceremonies Committee: The charge of the Committee is to undertake the planning and supervision of graduation ceremonies. The Committee is appointed by and responsible to the President with recommendations by the Committee on Committees. Members shall serve two-year terms. No member shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms.
Handbook of Operating Procedures Committee: Members of the Committee are appointed by the President to review and make recommendations to the President regarding the HOP.
Parking and Traffic Committee: The charge of this committee is to review the Parking and Traffic Regulations for the University of Texas at San Antonio, UTSA Downtown, and the Institute of Texan Cultures. A major responsibility of this committee is to develop recommendations for revisions in the parking regulation as are necessary to ensure an efficient and safe parking and traffic system. Considerations may include permit and enforcement fees, parking zones, bicycles and motorcycle traffic, and pedestrian paths. A separate committee, the Parking Appeals Panel meets monthly, or more often as needed, to hear appeals for parking and traffic violations. The Committee shall also meet prior to early registration and regular registration for each semester. The Committee will be appointed by the President or Provost and be responsible to the Vice President for Business Affairs with recommendations from the Committee on Committees. Members shall serve two-year terms except for the student members who shall serve a one-year term. No member shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms.
Quantitative Literacy Committee: The charge of this committee is to make recommendations on the ongoing progress of QLP implementation and assessment to QLP director, AVP-CC & QEP, Provost,
President, and other stakeholders.
Sustainability Council: The Council will consist of faculty, staff and students from the three campuses and include representatives from the offices of the President and each of the Vice Presidents. The Council will function as a university standing committee and its chair and members will be appointed by the President and/or his/her designee. The Council will advise the President, Provost and other senior administrators regarding strategies for enhancing the university's sustainability performance. The Council will make recommendations on sustainability programs, initiatives, and practices, and on the allocation of resources; will help monitor the development and progress of the campus sustainability efforts; and will provide guidance and assistance in fostering alliances with community partners. The Council will be responsible for developing a five-year sustainability plan. The Council will review and update the plan on an annual basis, and present it to Campus Management and Operations (CMO) for approval, support and provision of resources. The Council will have the responsibility of preparing an annual report on the progress of the university-wide sustainability plan. In addition, the Council will be responsible for preparing the annual UTSA Campus Sustainability report for The University of Texas System (UT System).
UTSA Master Plan Management Council: The UTSA Master Plan Management Council functions as the “Building Advisory Committee” as described Regent Rules 80302, part 2, section 1. The Council will review any proposed facility changes that could impact the civic structure of the University as described in the 2009 Campus Master Plan. These may include new construction, facility additions and renovations, landscaping or infrastructure projects, and site development. The Council will review possible projects beginning at the conceptual stage and provide advice regarding the project’s impact on the campus goals and policies adopted with the Campus Master Plan.
University Dining Services Committee: The charter for the University Dining Services Committee will be to gather feedback and provide recommendations on the quality of and overall satisfaction by students, faculty, and staff with food services at the University. These recommendations will be shared with the dining services contract manager and encompass various areas including, but not limited to, dining options, meal plans, hours of operation, etc. Food service at UTSA includes all-you-care-to-eat facilities (e.g. Roadrunner Cafe), retail dining, convenience stores, coffee shops, grab-and-go operations and catering. Faculty and staff members shall serve two-year terms and students will be appointed for one-year terms. No member shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms.