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Why serve on a University committee? [top]

Serving on a University committee as a student representative has a multitude of benefits. These committees address important University issues and having a seat at the table allows for your voice to be heard and for you to contribute on behalf of your peers. Committee service is also a fantastic opportunity to gain service hours which assist in building your resume. The meetings you will attend and the work you will do provide networking opportunities with CI administrators, faculty, staff, and fellow students. Join a CI committee now and make a difference!

What kind of committees are there? [top]

There are an array of committees to serve on depending on your interests. The following information provides an overview of the various interest areas available for committee service.

  • Academic Issues (e.g., academic program and department planning, Institutional Review Board, intellectual property, University scholarships, etc.)
  • Advancement (e.g., alumni issues, Foundation Board, Commencement, etc.)
  • Diversity and Specialized Populations (e.g., multicultural engagement, equity issues, veteran affairs, accessibility, etc.)
  • Health and Wellness (e.g., intercollegiate athletics, Campus Recreation, student health, alcohol and other drugs, etc.)
  • Information Technology (e.g., accessible technology, IT policy and planning, marketing, etc.)
  • Student Leadership (e.g., Associated Students Inc., student success, Hank Lacayo Institute, Island View Orientation, etc.)
  • University Planning (e.g., strategic planning, facility development, space advisory, emergency operations, sustainability, etc.)

Sample List of Committees 

NamePurposePositionsMeetingsWebsite
Academic Appeals CommitteeAdministrates campus policies on a student's right to appeal their academic standing2Meets twice per semester based on member availabilityN/A
Academic Planning Committee (APC)Updates the campus academic plan1Meets on alternate Tuesdays at 9 a.m.APC
Administrative Effectiveness CommitteeRecommends operational improvement activities for non-academic aspects of CI and it's auxiliaries in order to facilitate administrative and student services that are cost effective, efficient and strategically position the university for the future2Meets based on member availabilityN/A
Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Committee (ATOD)Advises on effective educational programs for the campus that promote a healthy learning environment free of illegal or improper use of alcohol and other drugs, that interferes with student learning, performance, and development2Meets based on member availabilityN/A
Alumni & Friends Association (A&FA) Board of Directors Overseas the Alumni & Friends Association, which offers alumni many services such as career services, mentorship program and networking events 2Meets on the third Monday in August, October, November, February, April and May, 6-8 p.m. A&FA Board of Directors
Campus Acquisition Committee (CAC) Advises the President on issues related to the acquisition and placement of works of art in public spaces in the University1Meets based on member availabilityN/A
Commencement CommitteePlans and implements all details related to the annual Commencement ceremony1Meets once a month on a Monday morningN/A
Foundation Board Fosters private giving, and manages gifts and endowment fundsMeets four times a year, 6 p.m.Foundation Board
General Education CommitteeProvides oversight of General Education requirements and courses  1Meets every other Tuesday, 10-11 a.m. N/A
Information Technology Policy and Planning Committee (ITPPC)Provides guidance in developing the IT Strategic Plan and University policies related to IT,  and prioritizing major IT Projects 1Meets based on member availabilityITPPC
Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) CommitteeProvides oversight to the IRA fee 6Meets on Tuesday, 8-9 a.m.IRA Committee
Materials, Services, Facilities & Technology (MSFT) Fee CommitteeProvides oversight to the MSFT fee 6Meets first Monday of the month, 8-9 a.m.MSFT Committee
Physical Master Plan CommitteeAdvises the President on matters related to physical planning, major capital development, and physical environment3Meets once a semester based on member availabilityN/A
President's Planning & Policy Council (PPPC)Develops and recommends policy as well as reviews and assesses the development and progress of the University Strategic Plan2Meets the last Friday of the month, 9:00-10:30 a.mPPPC
President's Scholars Advisory CommitteeProvides oversight of the President’s Scholars Program1 N/APresident's Scholar Advisory Committee
Recreation & Athletics Fee Committee (RAFC)Provides oversight to the Recreation and Athletics fee  6Meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month, 8-9 a.m. RAFC
Strategic Resource Planning Committee (SRPC) - Subcommittee of the PPPCAdvises the President on the development of the University budget and serves a critical role to ensure that CI is well-positioned to continue its mission of service to students and the community2Meets once or twice a month on a Friday, 8:30-10:00 a.m.SRPC
Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC)Umbrella committee that reviews new campus proposals and modifications of current fees presented by the oversight fee committees 7Meets on the first Friday of the month, 8-9 a.m.SFAC
Sustainability Task ForceAdvances sustainability initiatives across the campus 2Meets twice a semester based on member availability N/A
Food Service CommitteeAdvises on food services on Campus 2Meets once a month on a Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Food Service Committee

 Am I eligible to serve on a CI committee? [top]

All enrolled students are eligible for committee service. Depending on the committee, certain academic and judicial requirements may apply.

If you have specific questions regarding your eligibility, please note them in your Student Interest Form, or contact the Committee Management Lead.

How do I let people know that I am interested? [top]

If you are interested in serving on a University Committee, please complete the Student Interest Form and the Committee Management Lead will contact you regarding next steps.

I am a CI faculty/staff member, how do I request student representation for my committee? [top]

All recognized committees may submit a request for student representation by completing the Divisional Request for Student Representation Form.

Please note that requests take approximately two weeks to process; committees are strongly encouraged to submit their representation requests early to allow for adequate student recruitment and appointment.

Contact Information [top]

Ms. Christine Joyau
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students
DSA Committee Management Lead
805-437-8843
christine.joyau@csuci.edu