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Campus Committees

Students interested in being a part of the decision making process at Cal Poly can serve on a campus committee. Their are dozens of committees to choose from ranging from safety, to sustainability, to curriculum.

Committees

Universitywide Committees


Cal Poly students have the unique opportunity to be involved in the campus decision-making process.

Throughout the academic year, students are appointed to committees and task forces that decide the direction of the University.

Students interested in serving on a campus wide committee should contact the ASI Student Government Office.

Description

The Advisory Committee on Workplace Violence is responsible for implementing and coordinating the Workplace Violence Prevention Program.

 

Advisory Committee on Workplace Violence

Student Members:

table showing student members of Advisory Committee on Workplace Violence

Donna Seo 2016-2017

Description

The Administrative Advisory Committee on Computing (AACC) is charged with identifying the information technology requirements of administrative users and programs and making recommendations on both operational and policy and planning matters that impact the integration and use of information technology by students, faculty, and staff to support and enhance Cal Poly’s administrative business processes and services. In addition, the committee has the responsibility to recommend and promote the creation and enhancement of administrative support systems and databases which further the mission of the University.
 

Art Acquisition Committee

Student Members:

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Description

The Athletics Governing Board serves as an advisory body to the President, who has ultimate responsibility and final authority for the conduct of the intercollegiate athletics program. The Board will function as an oversight committee for athletics establishing policy and setting direction for such issues as the addition or elimination of sports, academic standards, gender equality and financial integrity.

 

Athletics Governing Board

Student Members:

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Jun Bang 2016-2017
Johanna Cogen 2016-2017
Jana Colombini 2016-2017
Kaelan Sobouti 2016-2017

Description

The Campus Dinning Advisory Committee is to assist in evaluating the effectiveness of Campus Dining operations and to make recommendations on policy and major procedures for Campus Dining operations.

 

Campus Dining Advisory Committee

Student Members:

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Maddie Albiani 2016-2017
Haley Stegall 2016-2017

Description

The Campus Fee Advisory Committee’s primary role is to provide advice to the president regarding proposals to adjust, eliminate or consolidate existing fees or establish new fees, all such advice to be consistent with existing statutes and provisions of bond indentures. Representative is the Academic Senate Chair or designee.

 

Campus Fee Advisory Committee (CFAC)

Student Members:

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Alexandra Bonestroo 2016-2017
Jana Colombini 2016-2017
Kate Granlund 2016-2017
Tony Lopes 2016-2017

Description

Charged with the ongoing assessment of the landscape of the campus and reporting to the Campus Planning Committee.

The Landscape Advisory Committee is a subcommittee of the Campus Planning Committee. The committee is charged with the ongoing assessment of the landscape of the campus and in particular how the landscape treatment can serve an educational role while still recognizing such aspects as appearance, function, budget, maintenance, and safety. The committee will make recommendations for landscaping of new projects and replacement plantings. Recommendations may be concerning species to be planted but may also include landscape plans in concert with the Trustee-appointed professional. The committee is further charged to develop a master plan for campus landscaping formulated to ensure that in the years ahead the campus will continue to be of academic value and provide an aesthetic and functional environment. For operating effectiveness, the committee is advisory and reports to the Vice President of Administration and Finance.

 

Campus Landscape Committee

Student Members:

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Natalie Montoya 2016-2017

Description

The Campus Planning Committee's primary function is to assist the President in the coordination, development, and control of a long-range plan for the physical development of the campus, within a framework of policy established by the Trustees of The California State University.

 

Campus Planning Committee

Student Members:

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Jana Colombini 2016-2017

Description

The primary function of this committee is to provide advice on policy matters to render the campus a safer place.

 

Campus Safety and Risk Management Committee

Student Members:

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Kayla Bakhshi 2016-2017

Description

The Commencement Operations Committee is responsible for all operations and logistics related to the universitywide ceremonies, including marketing, communications, ticketing, facilities, publications, scripts, parking, and other campus-based logistics.

 

 

Commencement

Student Members:

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Cyrus Ebadat 2016-2017

Description

The Commencement Policy Committee recommends procedures related to Cal Poly’s commencement activities and accomplishes various functions for commencement, including line-up of candidates and faculty, processional, and college marshals.  The Commencement Policy Committee advises the President on policy related to commencement, including official academic regalia, ceremony structure, invited speakers, student fees, and guest accommodations.

 

 

Commencement

Student Members:

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John D'Ambrosio 2016-2017
Jenna Rose Lee 2016-2017

Description

The mission of the committee is to discuss, monitor, and evaluate campus-specific issues relating to compliance" with California State University Executive Order 926 (http://www.calstate.edu/EO/EO-926.html) and can be expected to produce Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance-related reports to the Chancellor's Office as requested

 

Disability Access and Compliance Committee

Student Members:

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Paul Joseph Ponciano 2016-2017

Description

The coordination of graduate programs, recommendation of campus guidelines towards admission to graduate programs, and awarding graduate degrees will be accomplished by this committee.

Administrative direction and control of authorized master's degree programs will be through normal college and department line channels. Coordination of graduate programs among colleges and departments, and recommendation of campus guidelines for curricula and courses, for admission to graduate programs, and for awarding of graduate degrees will be accomplished by this committee.

 

Graduate Studies Committee

Student Members:

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Jason Colombini 2016-2017
Josh Ledgerwood 2016-2017

Description

The Inclusive Excellence Council is charged with moving initiatives forward to enhance the campus climate through embedding diversity and educational equity in all aspects of the university.)

 

Inclusive Excellence Council

Student Members:

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Isamar Hernandez 2016-2017
Matt Klepfer 2016-2017

Description

The primary function of the Instructionally Related Activities Advisory Committee is to advise the President regarding the allocation of the Instructionally Related Activities Fee revenues. Representative is the Academic Senate Curriculum Committee Chair or designee.

 

Instructionally Related Activities Advisory Committee

Student Members:

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Jana Colombini 2016-2017
Tyler Lee 2016-2017
Madison Meredith 2016-2017
Daryush Shahid 2016-2017

Description

Function This committee is mandated under the University's Intellectual Property Policy. The committee is appointed by the President and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The function of the Committee is to review and monitor University activities on matters relating to the administration of this policy, to review proposed changes to the policy, and to participate in the future development of the policy. The Committee also administers a review process for the allocation of the University's net proceeds from intellectual property. When necessary, the Committee reviews invention disclosures and other information to evaluate the University's contribution to the development of particular intellectual properties, In the event of disagreement among interested parties concerning interpretation or application of the Intellectual Property Policy, the Committee serves as the appellate body, advisory to the University President.President.

 

Intellectual Property Review Committee

Student Members:

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John Griffin 2016-2017

Description

Provide guidance to the Liberal Studies Program and personnel.

The committee is appointed by the President reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Functions: To discuss changes in subject matter preparation required by the state credentialing commission, or the chancellor's office. To monitor how students fare in their California Subject Examinations for Teachers (now required for entrance into credential programs) and discuss areas of strength and weakness. To identify and support perceived needs of the Liberal Studies Department, and to serve as outside committee members on departmental personnel reviews as needed.

 

Liberal Studies Committee

Student Members:

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Jessica Catson 2015-2016

Description

Evaluate present procedures, policies, and guidelines used in registration and scheduling of classes.

The committee is appointed by the President and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee. The committee elects its own chair. Functions: To evaluate present procedures, policies, and guidelines used in registration and scheduling of classes and to recommend changes in existing procedures. To evaluate and recommend new concepts in registration and scheduling.

 

Registration & Scheduling Committee

Student Members:

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Jason Marks 2016-2017
Kevin Scott 2016-2017

Description

Address issues that concern women on campus.

The Status of Women Committee shall address issues that concern women students, faculty, and staff on campus, including but not limited to: employment and educational equity and campus safety and climate. It will assist in the review of the University's Sexual Assault, Discrimination and Harassment Policies and Programs. The committee chair will meet annually with the Academic Deans' Council and with the Student Affairs directors to discuss issues related to the campus climate for women. Deans and Student Affairs supervisors will be expected to disseminate this information to department chairs, faculty, and staff.

 

Status of Women Committee

Student Members:

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Gianna Ciaccio 2016-2017
Hannah Poplack 2016-2017

Description

To provide students with a reliable means for advocating and identifying their needs with respect to information technology.

The Student Campus Computing Committee (SC3) was established to provide students with a reliable means for advocating and identifying their needs and requirements with respect to the efficient use of information technology, both academically and in student life. SC3 is responsible for providing input from student users of information technologies to the Information Resources Management Policy and Planning Committee (IRMPPC) and to the Vice Provost/Chief Information Officer (VP/CIO) for Information Technology Services (ITS) and for communicating information about information technologies to their constituents. Recommendations will be studied by the VP/CIO who will determine the impact, benefits, costs and other factors involved in implementing the recommendation and forward that analysis to the IRMPPC for appropriate action.

 

Student Campus Computing Committee (SC3)

Student Members:

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Myra Lukins 2015-2016

Description

This committee is responsible for creating a recommendation to the President regarding Student Success Fee allocations. Allocations will be decided by the committee based on what they prioritize as most important for student success. The committee is made up of 11 members, 7 of which are students. Committee members include the ASI President (co-chair) and one member from the ASI Board of Directors from each academic college. For more information, visit the official committee website: http://afd.calpoly.edu/fees/ssf-index.asp

 

Student Success Fee Allocation Advisory Committee (SSFAAC)

Student Members:

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Lexie Bonestroo (COSAM) 2016-2017
Jana Colombini 2016-2017
Danielle Hepperle (CENG) 2016-2017
Matt Klepfer (CLA) 2016-2017
Tyler Lee (CAED) 2016-2017
Tony Lopes (CAFES) 2016-2017
Hannah Poplack (OCOB) 2016-2017

Description

An advisory committee to the President on campus substance use and abuse issues.

Established in response to the CSU Action Plan for Substance Abuse (AAES 90-93; January, 1990), the Substance Use and Abuse Advisory Committee (SUAAC) is advisory to the President on campus substance use and abuse issues. The committee shall plan and coordinate a comprehensive educational program; develop and review administrative procedures related to alcohol and drug use and abuse; coordinate campus efforts to reduce substance use and abuse and its effects; monitor and ensure compliance with campus, system, state, and federal policies; and facilitate collaborative community partnerships.

 

Substance Use and Abuse Advisory Committee

Student Members:

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Brett Raffish 2016-2017

Description

The primary function of the Sustainability Advisory Committee is to review and recommend measures related to University sustainability policies and practices dealing with natural resource utilization, land use, and physical projects. The committee is advisory and reports to the vice president of Administration & Finance. The committee is to consider issues related to environmentally responsible planning, design, and construction, as articulated in the Campus Master Plan. In addition, it will provide advice on the continuing efforts to construct environmentally sustainable projects. In its advisory capacity, the committee needs to consider the goals of sustainable development, which are balancing environmental protection, programmatic needs, and financial viability.

 

Sustainability Advisory Committee

Student Members:

table showing student members of Sustainability Advisory Committee

Jocelyn Lu 2016-2017
Shelby Thomas 2016-2017

Description

To oversee the operations, functions, and membership of all campuswide standing committees which are appointed by the University President or a designee, and to recommend any needed changes therein. To review and recommend on the establishment of additional campuswide standing committees, or on the deletion or combination of existing campuswide standing committees. Upon request of the University President, to formulate recommendations on the establishment, functions, and membership of ad hoc campuswide special committees. The University Committee on Committees is advisory to the President.

 

University Committee on Committees

Student Members:

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Jana Colombini - ASI President 2016-2017

Description

Ensure IT infrastructure and services are aligned with academic and administrative direction and priorities, assessing the fit of major new IT initiatives and emergent technologies within the context of Cal Poly’s mission, goals, and priorities. Ensure policy exists to establish authority, accountability, and responsibility relating to information and technology. Ensure Cal Poly has a sustainable, institutional funding model for IT infrastructure and services. Ensure existing and emerging technologies that enable the pursuit of academic and administrative excellence are broadly available to the Cal Poly
community. Ensure Cal Poly has an effective IT and information security framework with appropriate IT controls. Support requests for major IT and information security initiatives where appropriate, and provide advice for allocating resources for such initiatives. Provide direction to prevent, where appropriate, unnecessary redundancy or non-sustainable service implementations and their resulting inefficiencies and risks.
 

University Technology Governance Committee

Student Members:

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Academic Senate Committees


The Academic Senate is the faculty governing body of the University, representing approximately 1,000 faculty members.

The Academic Senate is constituted to formulate and evaluate policy and procedures on academic, fiscal and personnel matters.

The work of the Senate is accomplished through its several committees (comprised of approximately 150 faculty, members of administration, and students).

Description

Joint decision-making and consultation between the administration and the General Faculty have been recognized by the legislature of the State of California as the long-accepted manner of governing institutions of higher learning and are essential to the educational missions of such institutions. In order to participate fully in the process of joint decision-making and consultation with the administration, the Academic Senate is empowered to exercise all legislative and advisory powers on behalf of the General Faculty. These legislative powers shall include all educational matters that affect the General Faculty (e.g., curricula, academic personnel policies, and academic standards). Advisory powers shall include, but not be limited to, budget policy, administrative appointments, determination of campus administrative policy, University organization, and facilities use and planning.

 

Academic Senate Committee

Student Members:

table showing student members of Academic Senate

Jana Colombini 2016-2017
Riley Nilsen 2016-2017

Description

The Budget and Long Range Planning Committee shall provide oversight and make recommendations concerning policy for the allocation of budgeted resources. This includes the review of matters related to the allocation of budgeted resources and representation on bodies formed to review the mechanisms by which campuswide resource allocations are made.  In addition, the Budget and Long Range Planning Committee shall also develop recommendations concerning future actions, policies, and goals of the university.

 

Budget and Long Range Planning Committee

Student Members:

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Matthew Lem 2016-2017

Description

The Curriculum Committee evaluates curriculum proposals from departments and colleges before making recommendations to the Academic Senate. In addition, the committee makes recommendations to the Senate on University requirement for graduation, general education, learning objectives, and cultural pluralism; provides library oversight as it relates to curriculum; and addresses any other curriculum-related matter referred to it by the Senate, Senate Chair, or Executive Committee. The chair of the Curriculum Committee shall be responsible for coordination of curriculum review with Academic Programs.

 

Curriculum Committee

Student Members:

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Roman Waskiewicz 2016-2017

Description

The Distinguished Scholarship Awards Committee shall conduct the selection process in accordance with the special rules and procedures approved by the Executive Committee for judging potential candidates for the Distinguished Scholarship Award.

 

Distinguished Scholarship Awards Committee

Student Members:

table showing student members of Distinguished Scholarship Awards Committee

Josh Ledgerwood 2016-2017
Jocelyn Lu 2016-2017

Description

The Faculty Awards Committee shall conduct the selection process and determine the policies and procedures to be used for judging potential candidates for the Distinguished Teaching Award. Nominations for the award will be received by the committee during the fall quarter, and final selection will be made no later than the sixth week of the spring quarter.

 

Distinguished Teaching Awards Committee

Student Members:

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Matthew Pirtle 2016-2017
Connor Rudolph 2016-2017

Description

The Faculty Affairs Committee shall be the advisory body of the Academic Senate on faculty policy and its administration and procedures. The scope of faculty procedures and policies coming within its purview includes standards and criteria concerning appointment, promotion, tenure, academic freedom, leave of absence, retention, professional relations and ethics, promotion, research, grievance, layoff procedures, and lecturers' rights and responsibilities.

 

Faculty Affairs Committee

Student Members:

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Alice Read 2016-2017

Description

The procedures to be followed and the problems to be considered shall be approved by the Academic Senate and published as a document entitled, Fairness Board Description and Procedures. Changes in the document shall be made by the Senate upon recommendation of the Fairness Board. The Board shall report to the Academic Senate.

 

Fairness Board

Student Members:

table showing student members of Fairness Board

Jana Colombini 2016-2017
Haley Ford 2016-2017

Description

Responsibilities

Cal Poly's general education (GE) program is the administrative responsibility of the General Education Governance Board (GEGB), GEGB should function like a department with a deep sense of interest and responsibility for overseeing and implementing the GE program.

 

Charges:

The General Education Governance Board (GEGB) is responsible for leading and developing a visionary, high quality GE program that enriches the specialized knowledge acquired in a major program with foundational and integrative understanding of its scientific, humanistic, artistic, and technological contexts.

 

General Education Governance Board

Student Members:

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Matthew Klepfer 2016-2017

Description

(1) In coordination with the Research and Professional Development Committee, the Grants Review Committee shall develop and recommend policies and procedures for the review of grant proposals referred to it, including the State Faculty Support Grants (SFSG).

(2) Receive and evaluate requests for State Faculty Support Grants and make recommendations for funding, when appropriate, to the Dean for Research and Graduate Programs.

(3) Make recommendations concerning the funding of other internal grants when appropriate.

(4) Evaluate requests for special leaves for research or creative activity and, when appropriate, rank order them for consideration and transmit this ranking through the Academic Senate Chair to the President.

 

Grants Review Committee

Student Members:

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Jason Colombini 2016-2017

Description

The Instruction Committee shall be responsible for recommendations regarding subjects that impinge directly on the quality of teaching and for providing policy recommendations concerning grading as well as admissions policies and requirements. It will also provide review and input concerning electronic teaching techniques, and library oversight as it relates to instruction.

In accordance with CAM 481 and AS-357-97/IC, the Instruction Committee shall review the Academic Calendar as proposed by the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs before its final submission to the President for approval.

 

Instruction Committee

Student Members:

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Shane Gillard 2016-2017

Description

The Research and Professional Development Committee shall provide oversight for research and professional development activities on campus. Make recommendations concerning all policies and procedures for research and professional development activities on campus. Conduct a regular review of research centers and institutes on campus. Provide library oversight as it relates to research and professional development. Review and make recommendations on disputed university professional leaves. Provide oversight to the Grants Review Committee.

 

Research and Professional Development Committee

Student Members:

table showing student members of Research and Professional Development Committee

Mallika Potter 2014-2015

Description

The Sustainability Committee shall inform and support the activities of other committees whose scope encompasses environmental responsibility. The Sustainability Committee shall make recommendations to the Academic Senate, as appropriate, regarding the provisions of the Talloires Declaration.

 

Sustainability Committee

Student Members:

table showing student members of Sustainability Committee

Lexie Bonestroo 2014-2015
Lauren Cool 2014-2015
Kenneth Day 2016-2017
Shelby Thomas 2016-2017

Other Committees


In the light of shared governance, students serve on various other campuswide committees.

Description

The Parent Program Advisory Council is a group of 24 parents, two students and a member of the Cal Poly faculty member who provide programming direction to Parent Program staff and advise the University's adminsitration on matters involving student development and success.

Parent Advisory Council members are Univeristy ambassadors, sharing their experiences and perspectives with others and fostering communication between and among parents and the University. Parent members serve a three-year term. Students and members of the faculty serve one-year terms.

Meetings are held three times annually on the Cal Poly campus and are open to all Cal Poly parents and supporters. Parents interested in membership are invited to observe a meeting. The application processes consists of a brief questionnaire and a telephone interview with the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Parent Advisory Council Chair or Vice Chair, and Parent Program staff.

To assist us in planning for your attendance at an upcoming meeting, please request an invitation from Parent Program staff.
 

 

Parent Program

Student Members:

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Vacant

Description

Function

The Executive Council shall be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Advise the Assistant Vice Provost on appropriate models and planning strategically to improve student-centered academic advising at Cal Poly.
  • Increase overall graduation rates while reducing graduation rate gaps among populations and colleges.
  • Assess academic advising as a program of the University.
  • Approve advising initiatives as they align with the mission, student learning outcomes and strategic plan for academic advising and for Cal Poly.
  • Review and approve the communication processes for University Advising.
  • Consider large scale, fundamental advising issues.
  • Review academic policies that impact advising. Approve advising policies that affect all undergraduate students at Cal Poly.  Refer items to the next level of approval as appropriate.
  • Communicate with Deans Council, Academic Senate, and other governing bodies as identified.
  • Review the Assistant Vice Provost’s End of Year Report to the Provost and President.

Membership
The Executive Council is appointed by the President and reports to the Provost.The council will be chaired by the Assistant Vice Provost for University Advising.

The term of office shall be two years.There is no limit to the number of terms a member may serve.

Meetings
Meetings will be scheduled monthly.

 

Student Members:

table showing student members of Student Advisory Board for Academic Advising

Vacant

Description

The Student Library Advisory Council is an organized body to represent the students’ needs, concerns, and ideas regarding the Robert E. Kennedy Library.

 

Student Library Advisory Council

Student Members:

table showing student members of Student Library Advisory Council

Ryan Bitter (Secretary)
Andrew Bui
Aislyn Cole
Mariana Diaz
Rachael Donahue
Aja Frost
Alejandra Garcia
Alex Kost
Marcus Pereira
Juan Pablo Quinonez
Mike Shaw (Vice-Chair)
Kayla Slocum
Lauren Tang
Emily Wang
Lauren Young (Chair)

Description

Soar is a summer orientation program for all incoming students, parents and supporters. We have freshman sessions, a transfer session, an out-of-state session, and an international session! During Soar, you will receive the resources to prepare yourself to become a new member of the Mustang family an a successful Cal Poly student. You can look forward to being introduced to numerous campus and community resources, receiving helpful academic tips to ease your transition to your new campus, and familiarizing yourself with the Cal Poly and San Luis Obipso community.

 

Student Orientation Advising and Resources Committee (SOAR)

Student Members:

table showing student members of Student Orientation Advising and Resources Committee (SOAR)

Emily Mallet