Appointive Committee Descriptions

Admissions Committee
The Admission Committee reviews applications and makes decisions regarding admissions to the university. A holistic approach is taken when reviewing the credentials of candidates. The mandate for this Committee comes from the Faculty Constitution. The Committee is composed of members of the faculty, administration, and student body, and is chaired by the Dean of Admissions.

All University Judiciary Committee (AUJC)
The All University Judiciary Committee is comprised of students, faculty and staff who serve as the voice of the community when students are referred for possible judicial action. The Committee may hear cases related to any student code infraction, and in recent years it has heard cases involving sexual assault, personal assault and theft. When students are confronted for alleged misbehavior they may choose to have the matter adjudicated by a hearing officer or by the AUJC. Most offenses are resolved through the informal hearing process (hearing officer), but any matter that may be actionable by separation from the University is remanded to the AUJC. It is imperative that in those instances, the voice of the community, as articulated by the AUJC, is heard.

Bookstore Advisory Committee
The Bookstore Advisory Committee is made up of students, faculty and administrative staff. Its purpose is to provide an official forum where issues relating to Bookstore operations can be raised.

Campus Child Care Committee
Following a child care resolution passed by the General Faculty at its meeting on February 4, 2002, Provost Janet McNew, recommended to then President Minor Myers, jr., to form a standing committee called the Campus Child Care Committee to study IWU's childcare needs and make recommendations about how to address those needs in both long and short-term. This Committee generally meets monthly during the fall and spring semester. Committee members may be expected to attend/assist with Committee sponsored events.

Committee for a Sustainable Campus
The Committee for a Sustainable Campus works to help make Illinois Wesleyan function in a more environmentally sustainable manner. Past activities have included assessing the success of the University recycling effort, working to reduce paper consumption across campus, identifying ways to reduce campus energy consumption, working with Sodexo to reduce food waste, to reduce the use of plastics and to bring organic foods into the dining facility. The Committee is comprised of students, staff, faculty and administrators, and is co-chaired by Abby Jahiel and Given Harper.

Committee on the Education of Teachers
The Committee’s work is to advise the Teacher Education Program with respect to policies, procedures, and student status. Mandated by the State Board of Education, the Educational Studies chair works with chairs of those departments in which IWU offers a certification program regarding their representation on this Committee.

Council on Religious Life
The Council on Religious Life meets twice a semester to discuss and oversee religious activities on the IWU campus. The luncheon meetings are advisory to the University Chaplain and aid in assessing the quality and contribution of religious life on campus. The Committee also makes suggestions on programming and procedures for enhancing the spiritual life of a multi-faith campus. Additional members, usually outstanding religious leaders from the Bloomington/Normal community, are also proposed for membership on the Committee by the University Chaplain's Office.

Faculty Committee for Diversity
The Faculty Committee for Diversity is dedicated to fostering the integration of diversity into the core of the academic mission, in order to achieve excellence in the areas of teaching, learning and research. The Committee seeks to provide leadership in the areas of recruitment, retention and professional development of faculty and to help develop and sustain a welcoming community based on respect and appreciation for individual differences. The Committee will work closely with the University Council for Diversity.

Faculty-Staff Recognition Committee
The Faculty-Staff Recognition Committee plans events to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of faculty and staff. Responsibilities include monthly meetings, with events throughout the year.

First Year Advising Group
The FYA Group meets monthly to talk about issues relevant to first year advising. Members discuss updates for the FYA handbook, academic fall festival events, national trends in advising, among other things. This Committee provides the valuable input of other advisors into the work of the FYA Coordinator.

Health Care Advocacy Committee
The HCAC has the responsibility for advocating for all IWU employees regarding their health care benefits. The workload varies from year to year. Some years when no changes are needed in the health plans, the Committee meets less frequently with less intensity. However, last year and the current year the Committee is meeting frequently about important issues such as two new health care plans and retiree benefits.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The IRB is responsible for reviewing and monitoring research involving human subjects conducted by faculty, students, and investigators seeking access to students, staff and/or faculty under the auspices of the University. Mandated by federal law, it has the authority to prohibit research that does not meet the standards of ethical research practices. It also has the authority to suspend or terminate approval of research that is not being conducted according to these standards. The Committee’s work is heaviest at the beginning of the Fall and Spring Semesters.

Internship and Career Center Liaison Committee
This Committee supports and advises the ongoing services and activities of the Career Center including its Internship Program. Specifically, this Committee plays an important role in helping faculty within all schools and divisions communicate with one another, in order to enhance the quality, availability, and visibility of academic internships. At the request of Career Center staff, Committee members may advise in the areas of program development and events planning, and support the Center in its effort to inform the campus community of its services to assist students in gaining experience outside of the classroom and in career planning. This Committee generally meets monthly during the Fall and Spring Semesters. Members may be invited to participate in Committee or Career Center-sponsored events.

John Wesley Powell Research Committee
The John Wesley Powell Research Committee organizes and promotes the John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference, held each April. The full-day Conference features student research and artistic creations from all disciplines, along with a keynote speaker. Conference information is found at: https://www.iwu.edu/jwprc. The workload is heaviest in the Spring Semester. The Committee makes use of resources provided through the Associate Provost's Office.

Library Advisory Committee
The Library Advisory Committee is composed of the University Librarian, six faculty members who represent a good cross-section of the campus, one staff member appointed by the Staff Council, and two student members. Its charge is to advise the University Librarian on library policies and programs; to improve the flow of information about library services, resources, and equipment to faculty, staff, and students; to advocate for the library; and to address problems and needs expressed by faculty, staff, and students regarding the library.

Mellon Center Advisory Committee
The Mellon Center Advisory Committee advises the Associate Dean of the Faculty on the activities and programs of the Mellon Center, which are listed on pp. 1-2 of this year's Faculty Development Handbook. Nominating Committee only appoints two faculty members annually to this seven-person committee, as the remaining five members are all ex officio members (e.g., Chair of CD, Chair of FDC, May Term Director, etc.). It has been the practice to convene this Committee late in the Spring Semester of each year to review programs for the past year and offer suggestions for the upcoming year. The Committee has also occasionally been convened for other specialized advisory functions.

Pre-Engineering Advisory Committee
The Pre-Engineering Advisory Committee exists to mentor students interested in engineering. Currently, the Committee reviews and revises the advising templates given to First-Year Advisors, nominates students for scholarships at our partnering engineering schools, and mentors students interested in engineering. In the dual-degree program, students study at IWU for three years, taking a basic mathematics, science, and liberal arts sequence, and then spend an additional two years at an engineering school. At the end of the 3-2 program, students receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from IWU and a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the cooperating institution. In addition to the dual-degree program, pre-engineering students may choose to stay at IWU for all four years, earning either a B.A. or a B.S. in one of the more technical majors available on campus. These students routinely go on to prestigious graduate schools for a Master’s Degree or Ph.D.

Pre-Law Advisory Committee
The Pre-Law Advisory Committee helps the Career Center Director advise students about all aspects of how a liberal arts education helps prepare students for law school and legal careers. The Committee makes available material to guide students making course choices while an undergraduate at IWU and to aid them in the law school application and selection processes.

Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Advisory Committee
The Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Advisory Committee works with undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a professional degree in medicine or dentistry. The Committee advises students regarding a wide variety of issues related to career preparation. The Committee is also responsible for conducting a personal interview and preparing a Committee letter of evaluation for each applicant.

Safety Committee
“Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all members of its community. As a result of that commitment, all members of the Illinois Wesleyan University community share in the benefits of, and responsibility for, a safe environment. In addition to employees and students, the Illinois Wesleyan community includes its visitors. Safety objectives are met through employee involvement in the Safety Program and training in safe work practices. To ensure that every reasonable effort is made to accomplish these objectives, Illinois Wesleyan University has charged the Safety Committee with guiding safety efforts on the campus. The structure given to the collective effort for a safe campus is known as the Safety Program, which includes employee education and training, hazard identification and risk assessment, enforcement of safety policies and procedures, and compliance with all levels of regulatory authority." - Signed: Richard F. Wilson, President

Student Life Committee
The Student Life Committee considers issues concerning all facets of student life from curricular to co-curricular interests. The Student Life Committee serves as an advisory to the Dean of Students. Committee members serve on one of two standing subcommittees meet to discuss, review and initiate recommendations related to fraternity and sorority life as well as the use of alcohol on campus. The Student Life Committee reviews applications for new student organizations pursuant to their recognition as registered student activities. This Committee meets as a whole on a monthly basis and in subcommittees once a month (or more frequently, if needs and issues demand).

Study Abroad Advisory Committee
The Study Abroad Advisory Committee provides a forum for faculty, staff, and students to contribute their perspectives on academic and policy issues related to IWU's study abroad programs, including the review of proposals for new programs. The Committee is convened by the director of the International Office as necessary.

Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable (TLTR)
The mission of the TLTR is to facilitate the use of information technology and resources to support teaching and learning at IWU. Its functions include: - supporting initiatives to develop the effective use of information technology and resources in teaching and scholarship, - advising appropriate officials on policies and procedures pertaining to the use of information technology and resources, - serving as liaison among the University constituencies involved with information technology and resources, and - connecting the campus community with technology-related organizations and resources outside IWU.