Administrative Committees

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Each year administrative advisory and consultation groups are asked to participate in and facilitate the work of different administrators. The input of the members is important in the life of the College. Committees are advisory, not legislative.

Unless otherwise noted, the term of service is one year, meetings are held at the call of the convener, and the President appoints all members to the committees upon recommendation of the appropriate Vice President or Dean who receives recommendations from the respective conveners.

1. Rhodes Planning Cooperative (RPC)

Membership.
Two administrators: the Director of the Physical Plant and the Comptroller; five students: Chair of Campus Green, Chair of Friends of VECA, and the ACS intern; two staff members: the Assistant Superintendent of Housekeeping, and an open position to be filled from the Building and Grounds division; three members of the Faculty: the ACS Fellow, and the past ACS Fellow, and one member of the Faculty recruited by the RPC; two alumni or trustee members recruited by the RPC. Representatives serve terms of two years, renewable at the discretion of each group represented. A chair is elected by RPC committee members and serves for a two-year term.

Duties.

  1. Create and maintain a cross-campus collaborative of students, faculty, staff, and administrators for the purpose of developing a practicing perspective of environmental stewardship at the College;

  2. Aid in institutionalizing sustainable practices throughout every aspect of college functioning, i.e., energy production, reduction and consumption, academic curriculum, purchasing, waste reduction and disposal, building and road construction, landscaping, vehicle purchasing and maintenance, and technology;

  3. Liaison and coordination with the Vollintine Evergreen Community Association on campus and community projects involving matters of sustainability and environmental stewardship. Reports of RPC business and annual summary reports are sent to the Dean of the Faculty, Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs, Dean of Students, and the Vice President for Information Services.

Expected Involvement.
Meetings are scheduled biweekly during the academic year, and as needed during the summer.


2. Fringe Benefits Advisory Committee

Membership.
Convener (Director of Human Resources); ten employees of the College appointed by the Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs.

Duties.
To review fringe benefits and to provide consultation and advice to the Director of Human Resources regarding such policies and suggested revisions.


3. Advisory Committee on Athletics

Membership.
Convener (NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative); Director of Athletics; three faculty; one student affairs staff; two athletic staff; two student-athletes; one RSG representative.

Duties.
Advise and provide consultation to the Director of Athletics concerning the athletic program.


4. SRC Appeals Committee

Membership.
Convener (Dean of Students or President’s designee); one student (President of Honor Council); one member of Academic Affairs staff (Advisor to the Honor Council).

Duties.
Hear appeals from students who have been found in violation of policy as determined by the Social Regulations Council.

Expected Involvement.
Meetings called when an appeal is made.


5. Traffic Appeals and Campus Safety Committee

Membership.
Convener (appointed by the President from among members of the Committee); one faculty member; one office administrator; one non-office administrator; two students; ex officio: Director of Campus Safety.

Duties.

  1. Hear and decide on appeals of traffic citations and report the decision of the committee to Rhodes Espress and the person making the appeal;

  2. Make recommendations to the Dean of Students and the Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs regarding parking and traffic regulations;

  3. To promote understanding of the need for College-wide cooperation to have good safety and security;

  4. Serve as a forum for security policies and practices to be clarified and for grievances to be aired;

  5. Advise and provide consultation to the Dean of Students regarding campus safety.


6. Student Sexual Harassment and Assault Education Committee

Membership.
Convener (Director of Counseling Services); two faculty (one man, one woman); two staff (one man, one woman); two students (one man, one woman).

Duties.
To assist with the education and awareness of the Rhodes community regarding the Sexual Harassment and Assault Policy as well as advising the Counseling and Student Development Center on outreach programming.


7. Student Sexual Harassment and Assault Hearing Board

Membership.
Four faculty (two men and two women); four staff (two men and two women). Convener (Dean of Students or President’s designee).

Duties.
To adjudicate charges of sexual harassment or assault against individual students.


8. Disability Support Committee

Membership.
Convener (Coordinator of Disability Services for Students); Dean of the Faculty; Dean of Students.

Duties.
To review and approve or deny student requests for accommodations based on a disability, taking into consideration the student’s application and intake interview, documentation from a certified or licensed professional, evaluation of documentation by a professional consultant retained by the College, and the tasks required for the student’s courses as defined by faculty.


Revised February 12, 2008.
Revised October 6, 2005.
Revised September 29, 2004.
Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs and
Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs.