Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience : Office of Student Life

Committee Descriptions

Internal Committees

Academic Affairs

2019-2020 Chair: Kevin Ingles.27 

Arts and Culture

2019-2020 Chair: Kathryn Holt.351

The Arts and Culture Committee provides engaging programming to enrich the Graduate student experience at The Ohio State University. Events offer Graduate students opportunities to exhibit their work and research, connect with experts in their field, and facilitate collaboration between departments at Ohio State. Our programs aim to celebrate the diversity of creative fields and cultural research at our University, and support a strong Art and Culture community.

Delegate Relations

2019-2020 Chair: Conner Sarich.6

Diversity & Inclusion

2019-2020 Chair: Andrea Davis.5688

The Diversity & Inclusion Committee is committed to bringing about mutual understanding and respect among all individuals and groups at the University and to eliminating all forms of discrimination. In recognition that the development of human potential is a fundamental goal in a democratic society, this committee promotes an education system that values cultural and ethnic diversity and understanding; that provides for the preparation of students for full and meaningful participation in a changing world; and that promotes equitable and fair treatment in every aspect of campus life and employment for all persons regardless of race, color, national or regional origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status, disability, and body shape or size.

This committee is dedicated to programming centered on education, awareness, activism, and building social communities for diverse groups of graduate students.

External Collaborations

2019-2020 Chair: e alexander.979

The External Collaborations Committee (ECC) is broadly charged to liaise with entities within and beyond the Council of Graduate Students, to support CGS's larger annual goals. External Collaborations will oversee all CGS’ work with our national graduate student advocates: the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students, and Student Advocates for Graduate Education. Additionally: ECC helps in organizing events and programming between CGS and other OSU student organizations, academic departments, campus offices, etc. The committee may also collaborate with other CGS committees around specific topic areas. Last: External Collaborations liaises with graduate students across academic departments to support their needs, goals, and activities. The committee takes its direction from CGS' Executive.

Government Affairs

2019-2020 Chair: Maddy Lomax-Vogt.2

The Government Affairs Committee is focused on understanding and educating graduate students on relevant of federal, state, and local legislation. The committee aims to improve relationships between the graduate students and local elected officials and policymakers responsible for legislation relevant to the graduate student body.

Graduate Student Affairs

2019-2020 Chair: Mark Pauley.66

The Graduate Student Affairs Committee is committed to solidifying a positive graduate experience at The Ohio State University for all graduate students. The committee, through a variety of collaborative projects, seeks to make positive change across all areas of the graduate student experience. The committee tackles a multitude of larger projects of its own volition, while serving as a reinforcing back-end support for the other CGS committees where and when assistance is needed. The committee intentionally leans into its broadly-given name in order to be as ambitious and responsive to student's needs as is possible.

Grants Administration

2019-2020 Chair: Sarah Light.109

The Grant Administration Committee oversees the Career Development Grant and the Global Gateway Grant. The Career Development Grant encourages graduate students to prepare for placement into their chosen field and provides an opportunity to defray associated costs. By awarding grants of up to $350 each, CGS provides an incentive for graduate students to invest effort in their own career development while attending The Ohio State University. The Global Gateway Grant is designed to help defray costs for graduate students undertaking thesis work or research abroad.  Successful applicants are awarded grants of up to $1,000 to assist with travel related expenses.

Hayes Graduate Research Forum Committee

2019-2020 Chair: LIbby Bauman.193

The Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum is co-sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students, the Graduate School, and the Office of Research. Its purposes are to: feature excellent research conducted by OSU graduate students; recognize outstanding graduate student scholarship within the University; encourage graduate students to share their research with the Ohio State community; and, finally, to facilitate exchanges between students, faculty, the administration, and the public.

Health, Wellness, & Safety Committee

2019-2020 Chair: Alec Clott.1

The Health, Wellness, & Safety committee aims to ensure the physical and mental well-being of all graduate students at The Ohio State University. At a time where universities across the nation are promoting dialogue on student wellness, such as discussing graduate student mental health, the HW&S committee seeks to support parallel initiatives on the Ohio State campus. Specifically, through a combination of research, university partnerships, and outreach initiatives the committee is focused on creating and promoting an environment of care and wellness throughout the university. As part of this mission, the Health, Wellness, & Safety committee holds the annual “Graduate Spring Wellness Fair,” an event open to all grad students to learn more about the resources and opportunities available on the OSU Campus. At this event, the committee partners with other organizations at OSU, such as Counseling and Consultation Services, Student Health Services, RUOK Buckeyes, and the Multicultural Center (among others). 

Housing & Family Affairs

2019-2020 Chair: James Uanhoro.1

International Student Concerns

2019-2020 Chair: Ehsan Estiri.1

The International Student Concerns Committee (ISCC) primarily aims to create a more inclusive, assistive & cooperative experience for all graduate students at The Ohio State University, particularly international students. By improving communication with the Office of International Affairs (OIA), international student organizations & the graduate school, the ISCC will foster an environment in which the CGS can more effectively support the challenges faced by graduate students associated with Council of Graduate Students.

Marketing and Outreach Committee

2019-2020 Chair: Priscilla Rodriguez Garcia.2

The Marketing and Communications Committee (MarCom) is CGS's gateway to the university community at large. The committee is responsible for promoting CGS elections and involvement, spreading the word about CGS events, and maintaining a high level of interest in student government among graduate students. One of Marketing and Communications' key responsibilities is to work with other committees, helping them to promote their events and initiatives campus wide. Finally, the committee reports upon monthly CGS meetings, framing issues, events and opportunities in a digestible and condensed newsletter that delegates can share CGS with their departments.

Ray Travel Award for Service and Scholarship

2019-2020 Chair: DaVonti' Haynes.242

The aim of the Ray Travel Award is to promote the participation of all graduate students in professional conferences through financial support of these activities. Awards are given to distinguished graduate students that apply for awards. The award covers expenses such as travel, accommodation, conference registration, etc. The Ray Travel award distinguishes itself from other awards by placing an emphasis on service to department, university, community, etc.

The Ray Travel award committee will serve as the primary authority to ensure a fair, accessible, and relevant award. The committee also serves as the primary body through which award policy is defined. Examples of policy may include (but are not limited to): funding amounts, number of awards, and eligibility criteria. 

Senate Advisory Committee

2019-2020 Chair: Blake Szkoda.1

The University Senate at the Ohio State University (https://senate.osu.edu/) has legislative authority over all administrative matters concerning the University as a whole. The mission of the CGS Senate Advisory Committee is to provide a platform for graduate students to advocate for university-wide policies that work towards the general welfare of graduate students and the university. The 10 senators appointed to the University Senate by the CGS are all members of the committee. Overall, the committee's goal is to provide a unified voice at the University Senate that represents the views of the graduate student body adequately and accurately.

Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility Committee 

2019-2020 Chair: Carly LaRosa.15

The mission of Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility Committee (SERC) is to foster the development of environmentally and economically responsible leadership on the Ohio State Campus through awareness and outreach, partnerships, and engagement with the larger Columbus community. As the challenges facing the 21st century have become better elucidated by science over the past several decades, we come together to work on the most urgent and necessary solutions here at the Ohio State University campus. We will encourage sustainable practices being incorporated into the ongoing academic research, educational programing, student initiatives, on-campus operations, and the built environment. 

SENATE COMMITTEES

Athletic Council

B) Duties and responsibilities.

(1) Develop, subject to the general authority of the president and the board of trustees, policies governing intercollegiate athletics, as the agent of the senate. The senate may hold these policies in review.
(a) These policies shall guide the administration of the program of intercollegiate athletics by the director of athletics, but the athletic council shall not serve in an administrative or executive capacity.
(b) It will consider and establish policy on such matters as the income and expenditures budget, the schedules for seasonal and post-seasonal play in relation to the effect upon the welfare of the athletes, grants and other financial aid to athletes, eligibility of athletes, student grievance procedures and sportsmanship policies related to athletics, awards to athletes, ticket distribution, and public and campus relations of the athletic program.
(c) Its recommendations and decisions on policy shall be made known to the senate and to the staff of the department of athletics.

(2) Participate with the president in the process of selecting a university faculty athletics representative. The faculty athletics representative shall provide advice and oversight for the intercollegiate athletics program at the Ohio state university and represent the university and its faculty to the NCAA. The faculty athletics representative also shall participate in the assurance of academic integrity of the athletics program; monitor the student-athlete experience; participate in the assurance of the institutional compliance with NCAA and conference regulations; and serve as the senior faculty advisor to the president and the director of athletics concerning the administration of the collegiate athletics program.

(a) When selecting a new faculty athletics representative, the athletic council shall prepare a list of no fewer than two regular tenured faculty members from which the president shall select a faculty athletics representative.

(b) Eighteen months prior to the end of the faculty athletics representative's final term, the chair of the athletic council shall appoint a nominating committee which shall have the responsibility to inform the university community about the position of faculty athletics representative and to invite applications and/or recommendations for nominations. Brief recommendations in writing that state the candidate's qualifications for the position may be submitted to the nominating committee by any member of the university community. Applications and nominations shall be due in accordance with a reasonable schedule established by the nominating committee.

(c) Final approval of the list of names submitted to the president shall be made by the full membership of the athletic council. The list for the faculty athletics representative position shall be presented to the president in June of the year preceding the start of the next term of office in order to allow for a smooth transition between outgoing and incoming faculty athletics representatives.

(d) The new faculty athletics representative will be appointed faculty athletics representative-elect on July 1 of the year before becoming faculty athletics representative. The faculty athletics representative-elect shall attend all meetings in which the faculty athletics representative has access to, but the faculty athletics representative-elect shall have no right to vote until the faculty athletics representative-elect becomes the faculty representative.

(e) The term of office for a faculty athletics representative is four years, beginning July 1 of the year following appointment as faculty athletics representative-elect. Reappointment for no more than two additional four-year terms is permissible. If an incumbent faculty athletics representative is eligible to and desires to serve another term, then at least nine months prior to the expiration of the current term, the athletic council shall complete a review of the incumbent's performance. If the council decides that the incumbent should serve another term and the president concurs, the faculty athletics representative's term shall be renewed. Otherwise, the athletic council shall move immediately to prepare a list to submit to the president following the procedures of paragraphs
(B)(2)(a) to (B)(2)(c) of this rule, except for the time limitations.

(f) The faculty athletics representative shall not serve simultaneously as a member of the athletic council, but shall attend meetings of the council. The chair of the athletic council, or the chair's designee from among the faculty members of the athletic council, shall serve as the interim faculty athletics representative with full voting privileges at conference meetings whenever the faculty athletics representative is unavailable.

(g) In the event that the faculty athletics representative does not complete a full term, the faculty athletics representative-elect shall complete the remainder
of the uncompleted term. The completion of a term does not constitute a four-year term for purposes of the three four-year term limitation in paragraph (B)(2)(e) of this rule. If there is no faculty athletics representative-elect at the time the faculty athletics representative vacates the position, the chair of the faculty council, or the chair's designee from among the faculty members of the athletic council, shall serve as the interim faculty athletics representative until the appointment of a new faculty athletics representative. Upon notice of a vacancy or an imminent vacancy in the faculty athletics representative position, the athletic council shall move immediately to prepare a list to submit to the president following the procedures of paragraphs (B)(2)(a) to (B)(2)(c) of this rule, except for the time limitations.

(C) Organization.
(1) Reports by the council to the president, other than those made through the senate, shall be made through the director of athletics.

(2) As a standing committee of the senate, this council is also governed by the provisions of rules 3335-5-46 and 3335-5-48 of the Administrative Code.

Committee on Academic Misconduct (COAM)

(B) Duties and responsibilities.

(1) Investigate or establish procedures for the investigation of all reported cases of student academic misconduct, with the exception of cases in a professional college having a published honor code, and decide upon suitable disciplinary action. (The term "academic misconduct" is defined in paragraph (A) of rule 3335-23-04 of the Administrative Code.) Instructors shall report all instances of alleged academic misconduct to the committee.

(2) Investigate all cases of lax or irregular methods of conducting examinations that might tend to promote academic misconduct on the part of students, with the exception of cases in a professional college having a published honor code. The committee shall report its findings in these cases to the executive vice president and provost.

(3) Serve as a consultant on questions of academic misconduct for any professional college having a published honor code. (Note: this committee shall not have jurisdiction over cases involving student academic misconduct in professional colleges having published honor codes. These colleges shall follow their own codes in investigating reported cases of academic misconduct and in determining suitable disciplinary action. When the action taken involves suspension, dismissal, or entry on the student's permanent record, a recommendation to that effect shall be made to the executive vice president and provost for review and action.)

(C) Organization.

(1) The committee on academic misconduct is authorized to:
(a) Establish panels of its members which will conduct hearings and make decisions with the same authority as the committee itself;
(b) Establish rules and procedures to conduct hearings, including the definition of a quorum.

(2) If the caseload of the committee should from time to time become such that cases cannot be set for hearing within four weeks (excluding periods of examinations or between vacations and recesses between semesters, terms, or sessions), the chair shall be empowered to ask alternate members to serve voluntarily and temporarily as members of hearing panels.

(3) As a standing committee of the senate, this committee is also governed by the provisions of rules 3335-5-46 and 3335-5-48 of the Administrative Code.

Kathryn Corl.1, Coordinator
Elizabeth Eberlin, Office Associate

There 2 hearings per week and each meeting is 3-4hrs. As appointees, graduate students will on average attend 1-2 meetings per month.

Graduate students have 7 seats on this committee.

1 to 2 graduate students on average attend each meeting block.

Committee on Intellectual Property, Patents, & Copyrights

The main purpose this year (2013) is to revise the patents and copyrights documents. See attached document for the substance of this committee.

Council on Academic Affairs (CAA)

The Council on Academic Affairs makes recommendations to the university senate concerning educational and academic policies, including the establishment, alteration and abolition of all curricula and courses offered by the university, all degrees and certificates conferred by the university, and of all colleges, departments, and schools. All proposals for the establishment, alteration or abolition of courses and curricula, of departments, schools, and divisions within a college, and of academic degrees flow through CAA. Among its other duties, CAA fosters interdisciplinary programs involving two or more academic areas and periodically reviews the academic organization of the university.

Kay N. Wolf, Chair
W. Randy Smith, Vice-Chair, Office of Academic Affairs
Melissa A. Soave, Program Manager

Council on Academic Freedom & Responsibility (CAFR)

(B) Duties and responsibilities.

(1) Study all conditions which may affect the academic freedom or responsibility of the faculty of the university, including the review of proposed changes in the "Faculty Handbook," Chapter 3335-6 of the Administrative Code (rules of the university faculty concerning faculty appointments, reappointments, promotion and tenure), and such changes in the "Operating Manual" as may impinge upon academic freedom or tenure. If the committee finds that any such proposed change adversely affects academic freedom or tenure, it shall report that finding promptly to the senate for its review.

(2) Hear and investigate complaints by individual faculty members concerning alleged infringements upon academic freedom or responsibility in the university; report findings and recommendations to the parties involved with the hope of mediating a dispute and report to the senate if further action by the senate is appropriate.

(3) Hear and investigate complaints by individual faculty members concerning alleged improper evaluation under the procedures of rule 3335-5-05 of the Administrative Code.

(C) Organization.

(1) A quorum consists of four members.

(2) As a standing committee of the senate, this committee is also governed by the provisions of rules 3335-5-46 and 3335-5-48 of the Administrative Code.

(3) Graduate Student member is recused in cases pertaining to Promotion and Tenure of faculty members. (B/T 5/1/86, B/T 2/5/88, B/T 2/4/93, B/T 11/4/94, B/T 5/3/96, B/T 7/11/97, B/T 6/4/2004, B/T 6/7/2005, B/T 6/22/2012)

Council on Distance Education, Libraries, and Information Technology

(B) Duties and responsibilities.

(1) In collaboration with the director of libraries and the chief information officer, to formulate policies governing the educational and research activities and services of libraries and information technology.

(2) Assist the director of libraries and the chief information officer in the interpretation of library and information technology services to the university community.

(3) Assist in the presentation of major library and information technology needs to the university administration.

(4) Advise the executive vice president and provost on the appointment of a director of libraries or the chief information officer.

(C) Organization.

(1) The chair shall be elected from among the voting members of the council.

(2) Reports by this council to the president, other than those made through the senate, shall be made through the executive vice resident and provost.

(3) As a standing committee of the senate, this council is also governed by the provisions of rules 3335-5-46 and 3335-5-48 of the Administrative Code. (B/T 5/1/86, B/T 2/5/88, B/T 11/2/90, B/T 2/4/93, B/T 11/4/94, B/T 5/3/96, B/T 4/4/97, B/T 12/4/98, B/T 7/12/2002, B/T 6/7/2005, 9/9/2011)

Quanetta Batts, Staff Support (University Libraries) batts.8@osu.edu

Council on Enrollment and Student Progress (CESP)

(B) Duties and responsibilities.

(1) Initiate recommendations and review proposals with regard to policies which affect the characteristics of the student body. The council shall address issues with regard to enrollment
planning for undergraduate, graduate, and professional student enrollment. In addition, the council shall address issues related to undergraduate students in regard to recruitment, competitive
admissions, intra-university transfers, financial aid, and retention, and coordinate any resulting actions with issues concerning graduate and professional students. Recommendations and advice will
be provided to appropriate administrators and offices.

(2) Initiate recommendations and review proposals with regard to policies which affect the processes by which undergraduate students enroll, register, and carry out other
administrative functions related to the completion of their coursework and/or degree requirements. Recommendations and advice shall be provided to appropriate
administrators and offices.

(3) Initiate recommendations and review proposals with regard to policies and procedures pertinent to students' passage through the institution, including, but not limited to, the
university calendar, student records, approval of transfer credit, and semester, summer term, or session-end validation procedures.

(4) Encourage the collection of data and participate in the analysis of data which will support the development of informed policies on issues within the council's domain and include a summary of
such data in the annual report to the senate.

(5) Serve as a channel of communication for the work of all other committees, permanent and ad hoc, which address issues within the domain of the council of enrollment and student progress and
establish regular mechanisms by which such committees report regularly to the council on enrollment and student progress and through it to the university senate.

(C) Organization.

(1) The chair and chair-elect shall be elected from among the voting members. The chair- elect shall serve as vice chair.

(2) Reports by this council to the president, other than those made through the senate, shall be made through the executive vice president and provost.

(3) As a standing committee of the senate, this council is also governed by the provisions of rules 3335-5-46 and 3335-5-48 of the Administrative Code.

David Stetson, 2012-2013 Chair
Elaine Pritchard, Coordinator EPritchard@esue.ohio-state.edu]

Council on Student Affairs (CSA)

(B) Duties and responsibilities.
(1) Initiate recommendations and review proposals with regard to policies which may affect the quality of student life.

(2) Make regulations pursuant to the rules of the university faculty, the bylaws, and the statutes, insofar as they pertain to the quality of student life.

(3) Advise the vice president for student life regarding the programs, services, and activities of the division.

(4) Establish study groups, committees, and other mechanisms as needed to explore issues affecting the quality of student life and make recommendations regarding these issues to the vice president for student life, the senate, and other appropriate groups.

(5) Advise other university departments and administrative units regarding proposed changes within those departments and units that may affect student rights and responsibilities.

(6) Approve policies that govern the registration, rights, privileges, and obligations of student organizations, including but not limited to fraternities and sororities, student publications, and student government. This responsibility may be delegated by the council to appropriate committees or administrative agencies.

(7) Serve as a channel of communication for the work of all other committees, permanent and ad hoc, that address issues within the domain of the council on student affairs and establish mechanisms by which such committees report regularly to the council on student affairs and through it to the university senate.

(8) Conduct periodic reviews of the application of the "Code of student conduct." Recommend to the senate any proposed changes to the "Code of student conduct."

(9) Serve as the sole administrative body for any student activity fees. This responsibility may be delegated by the council to appropriate committees or administrative agencies.

(C) Organization.
(1) The chair shall be elected from among the incoming and continuing student members of the committee during the last meeting of spring semester. For purposes of this election, all incoming and continuing members shall be eligible to vote; incoming and continuing members may choose alternates if necessary.

(2) The council shall establish operating procedures to conduct, in an orderly fashion, the functions of the council.

(3) As a standing committee of the senate, this council is also governed by the provisions of rules 3335-5-46 and 3335-5-48 of the Administrative Code.

This committee formulates policies on student affairs and student life, as well as allocates funding to student organizations at OSU. CSA also is responsible for revisions to the Student Code of Conduct. 

The CGS President, Vice President, and Treasurer are de facto members.

Council on the Physical Environment (COPE)

(B) Duties and responsibilities.
(1) Take a broad and encompassing perspective on the physical environment of the university as it affects the academic enterprise and quality of life for the university community. Propose policies, review and recommend action regarding proposed major projects, and consult with university administration about matters within its domain.
(a) Teaching and learning environment: adequate classroom and teaching laboratory space; priorities for new construction to advance the academic enterprise; and priorities for renovation of academic facilities, especially classrooms and teaching laboratories.
(b) Movement around campus: policies and projects to ease movement around campus by all relevant means, including but not limited to pedestrian, bicycle, motorized traffic, and mass transportation; policies and proposals concerning parking, public safety including institutional security, fire safety, risk reduction, and personal safety.
(c) The campus and the university district environment: activities undertaken to facilitate campus master planning and to implement the plans adopted; initiatives undertaken to advance the objectives of improving conditions in the university district, and activities of affiliated entities to promote these initiatives.

(2) Recommend items for senate action, review matters within its purview, hear periodic reports from relevant university organizations and administrative offices, and report annually to the senate.

(C) Organization.
(1) The committee shall elect a chairperson from among its voting members. A chairperson shall serve a one-year term, and no more than one additional one-year term if reelected.
(2) As a standing council of the senate, this committee is also governed by the provisions of rules 3335-5-46 and 3335-5-48 of the Administrative Code.

Diversity Committee

(B) Duties and responsibilities.
The committee shall study issues that relate to the implementation of the university nondiscriminatory policy. It shall recommend policies that foster an environment of civility, tolerance, and mutual respect. It shall perform the following functions with appropriate administrative support from the office of academic affairs and the office of human resources.

(1) Study and evaluate issues affecting diversity from an overall university perspective.

(2) Be informed on external requirements on the university affecting diversity.

(3) Advise the president, the executive vice president and provost, the associate vice president for human resources, and the vice president for student life about the institutional climate, policies, and priorities for ensuring justice, fairness, and equitable treatment to all members of the university.

(4) Educate and inform the university community on issues of diversity, including the letter and spirit of all Ohio and federal rules regarding members of protected classes.

(5) Oversee administration of university affirmative action grants and awards.

(6) Report annually to the university senate.

(C) Organization.
(1) The committee shall elect a chair from among its voting members.
(2) As a standing committee of the senate, this committee is also governed by the provisions of rules 3335-5-46 and 3335-5-48 of the Administrative Code.

Fiscal Committee

(B) Duties and responsibilities.
The committee shall have full access to all fiscal documentation necessary to perform the following functions:
(1) Review, on a continuing basis, the fiscal policies and resources of the university;
(2) Advise the president on the alternatives and strategies for the long-term and short-term allocation of university resources consistent with maintaining the missions of the university;
(3) Analyze resources and budgets from an overall university-wide perspective;
(4) Analyze resources and budgets in detail for centrally supported vice presidential units;
(5) Advise the president, in the event of an imminent financial crisis, whether a determination of financial exigency is warranted; and
(6) Report annually to the faculty council and the senate on the budgetary and fiscal condition of the university.

(C) Organization.
(1) The committee shall annually elect a chair from its faculty membership.
(2) As a standing committee of the senate, this committee is also governed by the provisions of rules 3335-5-46 and 3335-5-48 of the Administrative Code.

Graduate student member shall sever a two-year term.

Graduate Compensation and Benefits Committee

(B) Duties and responsibilities.
(1) Study the adequacy and other attributes of the university's policies and provisions including stipends, outside professional services, and supplemental compensation.

(2) Conduct research and provide advice on economic support of graduate associates, professional development, quality and design of benefit programs, and appointment terms.

(3) Make recommendations to the university senate, the graduate council, the graduate school, and the office of academic affairs as appropriate.

(C) Organization.
(1) The committee shall annually elect a chair from its regular student membership.

(2) As a standing committee of the senate, this committee is also governed by the provisions of rules 3335-5-46 and 3335-5-48 of the Administrative Code. (B/T 5/6/2005, B/T 4/6/2007, B/T 2/10/2012)

Research Committee

(B) Duties and responsibilities.
(1) Encourage and stimulate scholarly research and creative activity and foster a close relationship between education and scholarly research.

(2) Advise the senior vice president for research.

(3) Review, on a continuing basis, the policies and practices governing the conduct of research and scholarly activity.

(4) Coordinate with the governing bodies of the graduate school and with the office of undergraduate research.

(5) Make recommendations concerning the establishment, affiliation or abolition of centers or comparable organization that are primarily engaged in research.

(6) Collaborate in reviews of the budget of the office of research undertaken by the senate fiscal committee.

(C) Organization.
(1) The committee shall annually elect a chair from its regular faculty membership in the spring semester preceding the academic year of service for no more than three consecutive one-year terms.

(2) As a standing committee of the senate, this committee is also governed by the provisions of rules 3335-5-46 and 3335-5-48 of the Administrative Code. (B/T 6/7/91, B/T 11/4/94, B/T 5/3/96, B/T 5/3/2002, B/T 5/7/2004, B/T 6/7/2005, B/T 7/13/2007, B/T 5/14/2010)


Linda Neidhardt, Coordinator, Office of Research

Rules Committee

(B) Duties and responsibilities.
(1) Be responsible, in cooperation with the secretary of the university senate, for the monitoring of the "Rules of the University Faculty" and of all statutes and bylaws pertaining to the senate.

(2) Ensure that all published rules and bylaws within the senate's purview are up to date, and recommend their republication at such intervals as may be desirable.

(3) Make recommendations for the revision of the procedural rules of the senate.

(4) Before senate action, the committee shall receive all proposed new rules and changes in existing rules. It shall review them and recommend such editorial or other changes it deems necessary to avoid conflict with other rules, to enhance clarity and precision, and to avoid ambiguity.

(5) Initiate rules or changes in existing rules and recommend them to the steering committee for scheduling for senate action.

(C) Organization.
As an organizing committee of the senate, this committee is also governed by the provisions of rules 3335-5-46 and 3335-5-47 of the Administrative Code. (B/T 5/1/86, B/T 7/11/86, B/T 2/5/88, B/T 2/4/93, B/T 11/4/94, B/T 5/3/96, B/T 2/2/2001, B/T 6/7/2005, 5/14/2010)

Steering Committee

3335-5-47.1 Steering committee.
(A) Membership.
The steering committee shall cons
ist of fourteen members.
(1) Six faculty.
(2) Four students.
(a) The president of the council of graduate students. The vice president of the council of graduate students
may attend steering committee meetings with full vo
ting privileges if the president cannot attend.
(b) The president of the inter-profe
ssional council. The vice president of
the inter-professional council may
attend steering committee meetings with full votin
g privileges if the president cannot attend.
(c) Two undergraduate students, one of whom is the president of the undergraduate student government.
The vice president of the undergraduate student government may attend steering committee meetings with
full voting privileges if either student cannot attend.
(3) Four administrators.
(a) The executive vice pr
esident and provost.
(b) The senior vice president for business and finance.
(c) The secretary of the univer
sity senate (non-voting).
(d) A dean.
(B) Duties and responsibilities.
(1)
Be the senate's committee on commi
ttees: the steering committee shall have the power to call, by vote of
nine of its members, a special meeting of the senate, and shall have such power and duties as the senate
may delegate to it during periods when the senate is not in session. It may create subcommittees and may
delegate to them any of its powers, functions, and duties.
(2)
Review the structure, operation,
and effectiveness of the senate a
nd its committees. It shall receive
suggestions, review proposed rule changes, and initia
te recommendations for change in the structure and
operation of the senate, including structure, duties,
and responsibilities of senate committees, without,
however, in any way restricting the senate's authority
to alter its operations by other means. The steering
committee may also review other proposed rule
changes prior to presentation to the senate.
(3)
Serve as a channel of communication between the sena
te and the president and the board of trustees.
Members shall be an advisory group available to both the president and the board of trustees for advice and
counsel on any matter relating to the operation and development of the university. After consulting with the
president, the members of the st
eering committee may request and obta
in a meeting with the board of
trustees.
(4)
Meet at least once every year with
the chair of each standing committee.

Alumni Awards for Distinguished Teaching

The AADT committee typically meets four to five times in the autumn semester beginning in late September; meetings last for one to three hours and lunch or a snack will be served, depending on what time the meeting is held.

Committee members are responsible for reading nomination materials between meetings and the time commitment required to do this reading will vary with the number of nominations received but it can be substantial. When selecting a nominee, please keep these time commitments in mind, as it is important for committee members to be thorough in their reading of the nominations, and it is highly preferred that they attend all of the scheduled meetings.

Laura Cotton is the principle contact for this committee (cotton.1072@osu.edu).

Ann Rottersman (rottersman.1@osu.edu) is the chair.

Arts & Sciences Dean's Student Advisory Board

"The DSAB was convened to provide the Arts and Sciences Executive Dean with input and advice regarding major issues in ASC (both undergrad and grad). .

At the last meeting, Dean Steinmetz suggested that the DSAB take on a cause. There is some funding available to work on hunger among low-income children in Columbus, and he asked the returning committee members to think about making a project out of it. There is potential for a graduate student to take a leadership role here.

This Board requires two CGS graduate student representatives. The two representatives must come from different divisions within ASC. I'm not certain how familiar you are with this structure, but there are three divisions: Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Technically the Dean is the committee chair, but since we are now without a Dean, Ann Rottersman is the best person to contact about the committee."

Bicycle Advisory Committee

Improve bike safety on campus

Campus Art and Memorials

This committees purpose is to support and encourage permanent art and memorials on campus. They review proposals and modifications and implementation of the presented proposals.

Campus Partners Advisory Group

Career Connections

Report on Buckeye Careers 

CHARGE: Evaluate Buckeye Careers from a graduate student perspective in terms of 
usability and content. Recommend any subsequent changes to better serve the graduate 
student body. 

Commencement Speaker Nomination Committee

This committees meets to seek out nominations for the commencement speaker.

Graduate Associate Teaching Awards

This committee selects the 10 best TAs on campus from a field of nominees. Winners receive a $1500 award for distinguished teaching among Graduate Teaching Associates. Committee members will be asked to read applications and sit in on each applicant's c

OCIO Student Advisory Board

Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB)

This committee provides diverse programs and events that are educational and entertaining. OUAB strives to be the premier student programming organization of The Ohio State University. To contact the representatives for this committee please email them at ouab.grad.prof@gmail.com

Ohio Union Council (2-year term)

The Ohio Union Council meets monthly to discuss a wide range of topics that affect the Ohio Union and the student body. The Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) reports to council each month and the council ensures that OUAB's programming meets the needs of not only undergraduate students but also graduate and professional students.
The Ohio Union Council is responsible for establishing general policy on matters such as financial planning, facility use, student development, and public and campus relations. These policies shall guide the administration of the program of the unions by the director of the unions, but the council shall not serve in an administrative capacity.

Outreach & Engagement Awards Committee

The selection committee for the "University Outreach and Engagement Recognition Awards" for Outstanding Student Group, Outstanding Professional Student, Outstanding Graduate Student, and Outstanding Undergraduate student. The committee is planning to meet once in mid-February to discuss expectations and directions for the review, and one more time at the very beginning of March to make selections.

Website:

http://go.osu.edu/oeawards