Committees

A to Z List of Committees

A

Academic Regulations Appeal Committee

C

Council for Community Engagement
Council of Deans

D

Dorris Douglas Budd Award Committee

E

Equality VCU

F

Faculty Senate
Fiscal Administrators Committee

I

Institutional Care and Use Committee
Intercollegiate Athletic Council

L

Living-Learning Community Faculty Advisory Committee

R

Radiation Safety/Radioactive Drug Research Committee

S

Service Award Committee

Staff Senate

Student Activities Advisory Committee

Student Health Advisory Committee

U

University Council

University Graduate Council

University Refund/Waiver Appeal Committee

University Residency Appeals Committee

University Substance Abuse Committee

University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

V

VCU Libraries Advisory Committee

VCU ORP Investment Committee

 


Academic Regulations Appeals Committee

The Academic Regulations Appeals Committee considers appeals for exceptions to undergraduate program academic regulations listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin. The committee is a standing committee composed of faculty and administrators from each school and the college, representatives from the Office of Records and Registration, Strategic Enrollment Management, the Office of Disability Support Services, and others. The provost and senior vice president for academic affairs appoints committee members.

Reports to: Senior vice provost for academic affairs 

Authority: Mandatory
Function: Governing

For academic regulations, visit the VCU Bulletins website.


Council for Community Engagement

Under the direction of the vice provost for community engagement and the associate vice president for health sciences, academic and research affairs, the council:

  • Builds a network of contacts across the VCU units.
  • Receives and disseminates information and resources that promotes and supports community engagement.
  • Gathers information from the community on critical needs and opportunities.
  • Recognizes accomplishments of university-community partnerships.
  • Assists in the coordination of events designed to engage the VCU community with community partners to address community-identified needs.

Council of Deans

The university's Council of Deans consists of all deans and vice presidents, the vice provost for academic and faculty affairs and the president's administrative associate. The group meets monthly during the academic year to share information, resolve issues and provide decanal input into decision-making process.

Reports to: Provost and vice president for academic affairs

Authority: Discretionary
Function: Advisory


Dorris Douglas Budd Award Committee

The committee solicits nominations, reviews nominations and supporting documents and selects recipients.

Reports to: VCU Staff Senate president, chair 

Authority: Discretionary
Function: Advisory


Equality VCU

Equality VCU is a collaborative and advisory body representing the concerns of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community of Virginia Commonwealth University. The committee serves to advance the university's commitment to diversity and equal opportunity. The committee envisions a learning environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals are integrated into the intellectual life and social fabric of the university, have equal access to resources and services and receive equitable treatment as members of the university community.

Reports to: Vice president for inclusive excellence

Authority: Discretionary
Function: Advisory


Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is elected by and from the university faculty to represent the faculty in areas of its responsibilities and concerns. Through its committees, it evaluates and proposes policies, programs and other matters that affect the university and makes appropriate recommendations to the administration and the University Council.  

Reports to: Faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University
Authority: Standing
Function: Advisory

For more information including membership and schedule, visit the Senate website.


 

Fiscal Administrators Committee

The Monroe Park Campus Fiscal Administrators Committee is a collaborative and advisory group of fiscal representatives from the schools, colleges and divisions reporting to the provost and vice president for academic affairs. The monthly meetings provide a venue to discuss and share financial and administrative topics and issues and builds a network of contacts across the Monroe Park Campus and central university administrative divisions. Meetings are held monthly.

Reports to: Executive director for academic finance and administration
Authority: Discretionary
Function: Advisory 


Institutional Care and Use Committee

This committee oversees the research and support for, and ensures the humane care and treatment of, animal research subjects.

Reports to: Vice president for research
Authority: Mandatory
Function: Governing and advisory


 

Intercollegiate Athletic Council

Sixteen members meet quarterly to help VCU develop and maintain a quality intercollegiate athletic program that is consistent with the primary academic purposes of the institution.

Reports to: University president
Authority: Mandatory (NCAA Guidelines)
Function: Advisory

Committee chair: Dr. Domenic D. Sica, Professor ES - Internal Medicine, E-mail: dsica@vcu.edu 


Living-Learning Community Faculty Advisory Committee

The Living-Learning Community Faculty Advisory Committee (LLC-FAC) shall be concerned with the academic standards, curriculum development, and academic programs associated with the living learning programs at VCU. The review of all submissions will be done in order to assure appropriate quality and to comply with all standards established by the Undergraduate University Curriculum Committee (UUCC).

All actions of this committee that involve curricular and academic program review will then be submitted for review and approval by the UUCC. Membership of the UUCC will include two members from this committee.

Reports to: Senior vice provost for faculty affairs
Authority: Mandatory
Function: Governance and advisory


Radiation Safety/Radioactive Drug Research Committee

This 15 member committee is mandated by federal law to review uses of radioactive materials. The full committee meets quarterly, but a smaller executive committee meets frequently by phone and mail to review the approximately 50 applications per year to utilize radioactive materials. The committee functions at an advisory and regulatory level.

Reports to: Vice president for research
Authority: Mandatory
Function: Governance and advisory

Committee chairperson: Dr. Melvin Fratkin Professor, Department of Radiology, E-mail: mjfratki@vcu.edu


Service Award Committee

The committee plans each annual service award celebration. 

Reports to: Executive director of human resources
Authority: Discretionary
Function: Advisory

For more information, contact VCU Human Resources.


 

Staff Senate

The VCU Staff Senate serves to support the diverse staff of VCU and the VCU Health System by facilitating honest and open communication and making responsible decisions to meet the current and future needs of the entire institutional community.

Reports to: Staff of Virginia Commonwealth University
Authority: Standing
Function: Advisory

For more information including membership and schedule, visit the Senate website


 

Student Activities Advisory Committee

The Student Activities Advisory Committee has been established to provide advice and consultation to the staff of the University Student Commons and other student life units on the Monroe Park Campus of VCU.

Reports to: Associate vice provost and dean of student affairs
Authority: Discretionary
Function: Advisory


 

Student Health Advisory Committee

This group is the administrative liaison between the student community and University Student Health Services. The group also may be consulted for direction and input on services and programming offered by USHS. The committee has developed an open forum format to encourage the community to contribute ideas, thoughts and concerns. Members include graduate and undergraduate students, faculty members, and USHS administrative staff. The committee's responsibilities include recommending the insurance policy for sponsorship by the university and attending the monthly meetings for discussion of issues related to USHS and health promotion on campus.

Reports to: Director of student health services
Authority: Discretionary
Function: Advisory


University Council

University Council serves to aid communication and understanding among the faculty, staff, students, and administration, and to assist the president of the university to develop and evaluate university programs and policies.

Reports to: President
Authority: Mandatory
Function: Governance and advisory

For more information including membership and schedule, visit the Council website.


 

University Graduate Council

The Graduate Council is the representative body of the faculty of the Graduate School. The purpose of the Graduate Council is to promote excellence in all graduate programs. While the Graduate Council performs the functions of review and coordination, the departments and other schools are responsible for support and management of graduate programs.

Reports to: Provost and senior vice president for academic affairs
Authority: Mandatory
Function: Governance

For more information including membership and schedule, visit the Council website.


 

University Refund/Waiver Appeal Committee

This committee is comprised of four voting members, plus a refund appeals coordinator. It meets monthly to review student appeals submitted to the student accounting department for an exception to the university refund policy.

Reports to: Associate vice provost for enrollment services
Authority: Mandatory
Function: Governance 


 

University Residency Appeals Committee

The University Residency Appeals Committee is a governance committee required by state law to interpret and enforce statutory requirements for students seeking in-state resident status for tuition and fees purposes.

Reports to: Associate vice provost and dean of student affairs
Authority: Mandatory (Code of Virginia, Section 23-7.4)
Function: Governance


 

University Substance Abuse Committee 

The University Substance Abuse Committee was created in 1989 by the VCU Provost with the charge of overseeing university policy issues concerning alcohol and other drugs. The committee wrote the "VCU Alcohol and Other Drug Policy" that complies with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Regulations Part 86. This policy was originally approved by the VCU Board of Visitors in 1991, and revisions have been made periodically as necessary.

Reports to: Provost and vice president for academic affairs

Authority: Mandatory
Function: Governing

University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

The University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee is responsible for course and program issues that affect undergraduate instructional programs of the university. The UUCC meets monthly during the academic year and reviews, approves or denies proposals for new courses and programs, as well as changes in existing programs. It also is responsible for facilitating implementation of strategic initiatives related to undergraduate curriculum.

Reports to: Senior vice provost for academic affairs

Authority: Mandatory
Function: Governance and advisory 

Meeting schedule and deadlines


VCU Libraries Advisory Committee

The VCU Libraries Advisory Committee advocates the central role of the VCU Libraries in the academic enterprise and the University's obligation to support fully that role. The committee advises the Provost and the University Librarian, VCU Libraries, in areas related to library policy, planning and operations.

Reports to: University librarian
Authority: Discretionary
Function: Advisory

For more information, visit the committee's Web site.


 

VCU ORP Investment Committee

The committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding VCU's optional retirement program and policy.

Reports to: Vice president for finance and administration
Authority: Mandatory
Function: Governing and advisory