University Committees

University Standards Committee



The University Standards Committee (USC) shall:

  1. Write university promotion standards and procedures that guide constituency committees in writing their tenure and promotion standards and procedures.
  2. Review constituency level policies, standards and procedures.
  3. Negotiate differences with constituency committees.
  4. Submit unresolved differences with constituency committees to the Faculty Senate for resolution.
  5. Submit its decisions to the Faculty Senate for review.
  6. Distribute reports of Faculty Senate decisions concerning tenure and promotion policies, standards, and procedures to all affected parties.
  7. The USC shall consider recommendations for standards and procedures from departments, constituency committees, and the Provost.
  8. Differences between the USC and the Provost shall be submitted to the Faculty Senate for resolution.
  9. The USC shall resolve disputes concerning assignment of educational code.
  10. The USC shall distribute copies of its minutes, decisions, and reports to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, the Faculty Personnel Rules Committee, the Provost, Chancellor, and the University Archives.
  11. Decisions of the USC shall be based upon majority vote.



11 voting members

  • Two faculty members elected from and by each constituency:
    • College of Arts and Communication/Library
    • College of Business and Economics
    • College of Education and Professional Studies
    • College of Integrated Studies
    • College of Letters and Sciences
  • One at-large member with at least 50% non-teaching assignment, elected by all University faculty




Members shall serve four-year terms. Terms shall be staggered at two-year intervals within the membership of each constituency. Mid-term vacancies shall be filled by special constituency election.

-Adopted at All-Faculty Meeting (Extraordinary Session) on 4/2/2019


Current Committee Membership


page revised 9/20/2019