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Policy Name: Board of Regents Bylaws
Policy No: 1
Date Passed: 06/06/2014
Last Reviewed: 06/06/2014
Review Next: November 2017

Article III

Committees of the Board

Section 1. Standing and Special Committees

Standing committees or special committees may be created by action of the Board. The Board Chair may designate standing or ad hoc committees and shall appoint committee chairs. All members of the Board are eligible for appointment to committees, as is the student regent. The terms of the members of and the student regent serving on committees shall automatically expire whenever the Board Chair appoints new committees. All members of these committees, including the student regent, shall be eligible for reappointment. The committees shall confer with the Chancellor and President on major issues addressed by the committees.

Section 2. Established Standing Committees

The standing committees of the Board are the Academic Affairs Committee, the Enrollment Services Committee, the Finance and Audit Committee, the Student Life Committee, and the University Advancement Committee.

2.1 Responsibilities of Academic Affairs Committee

The Academic Affairs Committee shall, in concert with the Vice President of that division, work to assure provision of undergraduate and graduate education of the highest quality. The Committee will bring to the Board information and recommendations for action concerning learning environment and opportunities, academic curriculum, faculty, research, leadership training, student performance, and training opportunities for community service.

2.2 Responsibilities of Finance and Audit Committee

The Finance and Audit Committee, shall, in concert with the Vice President for Finance and Administration, work to assure a financial environment conducive to and supportive of the mission of the University. The Committee will bring to the Board information and recommendations for action concerning university-wide finance and administrative support services and will promote adequate delivery of services and supplies, an efficient and productive University work environment, and a productive work force.

It is also the responsibility of the Finance and Audit Committee to assist the Board of Regents in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities relating to the integrity of the University's financial statements, the systems of internal control, the independence and performance of the internal audit functions, and the University's compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

2.3 Responsibilities of Student Life Committee

The Student Life Committee shall, in concert with the Vice President of that division, work to promote and maintain the quality of student life and the quality of the learning environment. The Committee will bring to the Board information and recommendations for action pertaining to Student Life to assure program quality is enhanced at every opportunity.

2.4 Responsibilities of the University Advancement Committee

The University Advancement Committee shall, in concert with the Vice President of that division, promote the University and its academic, student service, alumni relations and outreach activities. The Committee will bring to the Board information and recommendations for action which will support the division's generation of funding sources, the bolstering of TWU's reputation, the development of partnerships, and the recruitment and retention of students.

2.5 Responsibilities of the Enrollment Services Committee

The Enrollment Services Committee shall, in concert with the Vice President of that division, work to promote and maintain the quality of student life and the quality of the learning environment. The Committee will bring to the Board information and recommendations for action pertaining to Enrollment Services to assure continuous improvement efforts specific to enrollment, student retention, financial leveraging, and graduation rates.

Section 3. Ad Hoc Committee

The Board Chair on its own initiative may, or at the direction of the Board shall, appoint ad hoc committees to aid in the conduct of the affairs of the Board as may be deemed appropriate. The appointment shall designate the purposes, powers, duties, and term of the committee.

Section 4. Record of Proceedings

Each committee of the Board shall keep a record of its official actions, which will be communicated to the Board.

Section 5. Notice of Meetings

Committees of the Board will post notices of their meetings and agendas as required by the open meetings law. Such posting of meeting times and places and agenda required by law is the responsibility of the Secretary to the Board of Regents.

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