Academic Accommodations Policy Board. At Berkeley, the Administration and the Academic Senate have created an Academic Accommodations Policy Board. The Board has as its primary functions: (a) advising the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost about policies and procedures related to the provision of academic accommodations for students with disabilities, (b) recommending steps to be taken by the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost related to the provision of accommodations for instructors with disabilities , such as faculty, lecturers, graduate student instructors, etc., (c) developing mechanisms for increasing the understanding of the academic departments and faculty with respect to disabilities and their accommodation in an academic setting, and (d) assisting the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost in resolving any disagreements with faculty that might arise concerning particular accommodations in an academic setting. The Policy Board is comprised of at least six members.
Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) is responsible for oversight and evaluation of the campus’ overall animal care and use program. Its functions include evaluation of the program; inspection of animal facilities and animal-study areas; submission of reports to responsible institutional officials; review of proposed uses of animals in research, testing, or education; and receipt and review of concerns involving the care and use of animals. Standing Committee. Meets once a month for 2 hours. Not open to students.
Animal Research Space Assignments, Committee on (CARSA) is responsible for regulation and oversight of animal research facilities on campus. Standing Committee. Meets once every three months, for two hours. Not open to students.
Architectural Barriers, Coordinating Committee for the Removal of. The committee advises Capital Projects on matters relating to physical accessibility for persons with disabilities. The charge: 1. Review access-related aspects of all capital projects for new construction, remodeling of campus facilities, and for modification of grounds; 2. Review physical access policies, guidelines and procedures and recommend changes as necessary; 3. Define needs, priorities, and issues regarding physical accessibility and accessibility of facilities and grounds on campus, and recommend appropriate action; 4. Serve as a resource to Capital Projects about architectural and programmatic access issues on campus; 5. Recommend allocations from Vice Chancellor's annual Fund for Small Scale Access Projects; 6. Provide consultation and advice to other campus committees and groups.
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive Program Committee (BAM/PFA). The BAM/PFA received a “poor” seismic rating in the 1997 review of campus buildings. After an analysis of options, it was decided that a new museum located in downtown Berkeley was preferred to attempting to retrofit the current structure. The committee will provide guidance in developing specific ways to carry out the BAM/PFA vision for its new home within the constraints of their budgets and fundraising capacity.
Bicycle Subcommittee, Campus. The subcommittee is appointed by the Director of Parking & Transportation to formulate and recommend policy, guidelines, and procedures concerning bicycle use on the Berkeley campus. The Sub-committee: evaluates and recommends strategies for improving the campus environment through the use of bicycles; reviews and evaluates policies and procedures regarding safe and authorized use of bicycles on campus; comments on campus construction project design where bicycle travel and/or storage may be impacted; develops and recommends to Parking & Transportation outreach and public education materials on bicycle use, safety, and security; assists in enhancement the campus environment through promotion of bicycles; reviews and evaluates environmental and transportation studies related to use of bicycles on campus; provides technical guidance to campus departments. Meets 5 times per year for two hours.
Biology, Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on. The Committee was established in 1981 to provide advice and recommendations to the Chancellor concerning the development of an integrated and coordinated program in biology. CACB advises on all aspects of biology, including the organization and identification of new areas and potential faculty; the allocation of resources and their priorities in order to maintain present areas of strength and develop new ones; the continued review of the quality of teaching and research; and the coordination and evaluation of teaching programs in the biological sciences. In addition, the CACB provides counsel to the deans and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost on FTE requests from departments, reviews advertisements for faculty positions, and nominates search committee members for consideration by the appropriate deans.
CalCAP. The Cal Climate Action Partnership (CalCAP) is a collaboration of faculty, administration, staff and students to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at UC Berkeley, and to enable our campus to: demonstrate institutional commitment; engage academic departments; leverage academic research; foster local community development; inspire individual action.
Campbell Hall Replacement Program Committee. The committee plays a key role in planning and expanding replacement of Campbell Hall. The office of the President has agreed to support a request for State funds to construct a replacement building, estimated at roughly 76,600 assignable square feet that would include advanced laboratory facilities, and offices for faculty, staff and students. Significant gifts will have to be raised to complete the building as envisioned. The general charge to the Program Committee is to work with Capital Projects, Space Management and Capital Programs, and the project architects and consultants to guide the planning and design of the building within an approved scope, budget, and schedule. The committee confirms the elements of the program, square footage, and physical requirements and discusses other key issues related to the project. Subject to the review of the program by the Space Assignments and Capital Improvements Committee, the Executive Campus Planning Committee, and other campus agencies, the Program Committee will continue to work with the project manager and architect to develop a detailed design for the building within the project’s defined budget and scope. Committee meets approximately every month for 1.5 hours each meeting.
Campus Technology Council. The Campus Technology Council (CTC), chaired by UC Berkeley's CIO, consists of ten Associate CIOs representing different campus constituencies, as well as two representatives from the Academic Senate: the Chair of CAPRA and the Chair of COR. The CTC advises the CIO on issues of IT investment, architecture and policy, and is also charged with developing and maintaining the campus IT Strategic Plan, which provides direction on how technology resources can most effectively meet strategic campus needs.
Capital Renewal Committee. Reports to the Capital Projects Committee (CPC), and is charged with identifying and prioritizing campus capital renewal and infrastructure needs, including the formulation of an annual program of investments for incorporation into the campus’ annual update of its ten-year capital plan. The CRC will create a strategic and comprehensive approach to campus capital renewal needs.
Census Work Group. This group is made up of representatives from offices across the campus that work together on official reporting of student data to the Office of the President and within the campus. The workgroup meets about 5 times per semester for one and a half hours per meeting. The Work Group begins meeting before the semester begins and meets through the 3rd or 4th week of the term. Walter Wong chairs the workgroup. Given that the Work Group ensures accurate reporting of student enrollment from the offices of Planning and Analysis, Graduate Division, and Registrar, and is constituted on behalf of the AVC for Budget and the University Registrar, it would not be appropriate to have student members.
Chancellor's Cabinet is the campus’s topmost administrative committee. Although it has not adopted a formal charge, it is advisory to the Chancellor and provides an opportunity for the campus’s senior leadership team to: 1) Discuss strategic and current critical issues facing the campus; 2) Provide input to the Chancellor in the development of his vision to guide the campus, and his goals and initiatives; 3) Receive assignments from the Chancellor that cross control units and have campus-wide impact; 4) Hear briefings by the Chancellor on his activities, including at Office of the President, Regents, Council of Chancellors, and the State; 5) Give updates or presentations on the principal projects, goals, and key issues in the control units, including requests for input and advice on strategy; 6) Provide input and advice that will inform the development of the annual campus-wide budget process.
Classroom Policy and Management, Campus Committee on (CCCPM) is closely affiliated with the campus Registration and Enrollment Policy Committee and works with that group regarding policy issues related to classroom use, scheduling, and management. On topics related specifically to classroom space, the committee also works closely with the Space Assignments and Capital Improvements Committee (SACI). Similarly, on topics related to instructional technology in classrooms, it works closely with the Instructional Technology Committee, a subcommittee of the Campus Computing and Communications Policy Board constituted to plan and coordinate the development of instructional technology for the campus. The Committee or its subcommittees will be asked periodically to draft reports on topics related to classroom matters. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the long-range plan for classrooms, recovery of classroom facilities following major disasters, summer use, construction and design standards for classrooms, renovation plans, and instructional technology in classrooms. Committee meets three times a year for 2 hours each meeting.
Colleges and Schools each send one representative to meet with Office of the Registrar Staff on a monthly basis. The academic representatives discuss advising needs, policy implications, and make recommendations to OR Staff about prioritization of new service initiatives. The Director of Student Service Systems also attends this committee to capture needs in the academic service units and to share information on systems development.
Conflict of Interest Committee reviews faculty disclosures of personal business and economic ventures that may present conflicts of interest with university employment. Standing Committee. Meets twice a month for 2 hours. Not open to students.
Course Materials Fees Committee. In May 1996, the Office of the President delegated to each Chancellor the authority to establish Course Materials Fees to recover the cost of materials, supplies, equipment and support services not covered by the normal instructional budget. The purpose of the policy is to provide consistent creation and treatment of Course Materials Fees across the UC system, clarify the authority of the Chancellors with respect to Course Materials Fees, and assure that students are not burdened with instruction-related costs that should be borne by the state. Student membership includes one representative from the ASUC, one representative from Graduate Assembly, and one representative from the Committee on Student Fees.
Creative Arts, Campus Advisory Committee. Considers and recommends to the Chancellor matters of importance in the arts on the Berkeley campus. Administers the nominations for the competition for the Eisner Prizes and awards the prestigious Eisner Prizes – part of the general recognition of the arts on the Berkeley campus. The Eisner Prize awards are presented for the highest achievements in the Creative Arts on the Berkeley campus. The Eisner Event presents performances in music, dance, creative writing, etc., - all created by the students – and awards the Prizes at the Eisner Event itself, usually held at the end of the academic year.
Data Stewardship Council (DSC). Established to guide one of the Chancellor's major initiatives for the 2001-2002 academic year - the improvement of campus data integration. The charge of the DSC is to 1)Define and clarify policies relative to access to data; 2) Define standards for data and metadata; 3) Analyze the major shadow systems in use across the campus; 4) Develop a logical data architecture for the campus that would serve as a roadmap for future data systems development. Meets monthly, one and one half hours per meeting. No student involvement.
Deans, Council of (COD). COD provides a forum for information sharing, consultation, and discussion of academic, administrative, and research policy issues. COD also: 1) Links academic deans with each other and with the academic administrative leadership of the campus; 2) Provides an opportunity for Deans to influence and help develop strategies for addressing critical academic issues; 3) Provides the Chancellor and EVC&P an opportunity to promote their goals and vision for the academic administration of the campus.
Deferred Maintenance Policy Board is responsible for the oversight and approval of all aspects of the campus deferred maintenance program: facilities condition assessment; project identification, prioritization, and funding; and project execution. Board members represent all campus vice-chancellors, as well as a broad cross-section of campus faculty and administrative committees.
Design Review Committee (DRC) The Design Review Committee (DRC) provides advice to the Campus Architect (Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services) regarding the design of university buildings and open spaces. DRC also advises the Campus Architect with regard to historic preservation. The DRC membership, appointed by the Chancellor, consists of design professionals and faculty from the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning, and historic preservation, as well as two graduate student members from the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, respectively; the graduate students are nominated by their departmental chairs. Student members serve for one year terms, but students who can serve at least two consecutive terms and become familiar with the Committee issues and procedures are generally sought. The Dean of the College of Environmental Design chairs the DRC; the chair also sits on the Executive Campus Planning Committee, and represents the DRC in ECPC deliberations. DRC meets once a month.
Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) – Helios Building Program Committee. One of the main objectives of the Helios Project is to create a state-of-the-art research facility to bring all of UC Berkeley’s transportation biofuel research under one roof. The facility will house both the EBI and another recently formed collaboration, the DOE funded Joint BioEnergy Institute. These two groups will do separate but complementary research under the umbrella organization of Helios. The general charge to the Committee is to work with Capital Projects, Space Management and Capital Programs, and the project’s architect and consultants to guide the planning and design of the building.
Executive Campus Planning Committee is comprised of the senior administration (all the Vice Chancellors) and the leadership of the Academic Senate. It is chaired by the Chancellor and advises him on campus land use decisions and capital projects. The elected ASUC President and the President of the Graduate Assembly are the student members of ECPC; there are no other appointed student members.
Facilities Access Program Oversight Committee. The committee will advise the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost on the execution of the Facilities Access Program, which is a part of the Gustafson v. Regents disabled access lawsuit settlement. The primary task will be to review the proposed annual work plans developed by Capital Projects and recommend whether the projects set out in the work plans represent a cost-effective approach to fulfilling the campus's obligations under the Gustafson settlement agreement.
Haas International Award Committee. This committee is charged with reviewing nominations, which are submitted annually, and selecting a candidate for the Haas International Award. The award honors an alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley (defined as having attended the campus for a minimum of two semesters or three quarters) who is a native, citizen, and resident of a nation other than the United States of America, and who has a distinguished record of service to his or her country. The service may be in any field of endeavor, including but not limited to the arts, sciences, classical professions, education, business, or government. The recipient must have been enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student for at least one full year; the earning of a degree is not required. The Haas International Award includes a cash prize of $10,000, an engraved medallion, and travel expenses for the recipient to attend the award's presentation, which is made at the University's Commencement Convocation. Student Participation: 1 Student, Executive Vice President, ASUC.
Haas Public Service Award Committee is charged with reviewing nominations, which are submitted annually, and selecting a candidate for the Haas Public Service Award. The Haas Public Service Award acknowledges outstanding contributions in four major areas: community service (including social service), health care, environmental work, and education. Special consideration is given to activity at the grassroots level, for such activity best illustrates the impact that an individual can have on society through creative social change. The Haas Public Service Award includes a cash prize of $20,000, an additional prize of $20,000 to be donated to a charity of the recipient's choice, and an engraved medallion to be presented at a public event in the Spring. Student Participation: 1 Student, ASUC President.
Health Fee Advisory Board advises University Health Services-Tang Center and the Associate Vice Chancellor--Health and Human Services on matters related to the campus Health Care Fee. The committee reviews allocation of the Campus Health Care fee monies to meet student health and counseling needs, recommends annually to campus health officials any increase or decrease in the Campus Health Care Fee level, and advises on communication about Campus Health Care Fee matters to student body. The url for the website is: http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/students/healthfee/hfab.shtml.
Hellman Family Fund Awards Committee. Established by F. Warren Hellman in 1995, the purpose of the Hellman Family Faculty Fund is to support substantially the research of promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research.
Honors, Chancellor's Advisory Committee on. This is a confidential committee, with members appointed by the Chancellor. Its charge is to review nominations for the campus' highest honors: the Berkeley Citation, Berkeley Medal, Chancellor's Distinguished Honor Award and the Distinguished Service Award. Each year a campus-wide call for nominations is sent out in February. The committee then meets in April to review the nominations received. Prior to that meeting, packets of the nomination materials are distributed to committee members for their review. The chair may convene the committee at other times of the year, as needed. While most nominations are made in the Spring, we do receive them on a year round basis. When an individual nomination is received, packets of nomination materials are distributed, and committee members then respond individually to the Public Ceremonies Office, or directly to the committee chair, without the need for a meeting. We do not grant honorary degrees. The current awards, in some cases, replace honorary degrees. The committee is split between four faculty members and four staff members. There is no student participation on this committee.
Human Subjects, Committee for the Protection of. Reviews all proposals for research by University faculty members and graduate students involving the use of human subjects. The CPHS is guided by three ethical principles propounded in the Belmont Report of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects. These principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice should also serve as a guide to researchers in formulating their protocols and research procedures. Meets once a month for two hours. Not open to students.
Information Security and Privacy Committee, Campus (CISPC) is a standing committee reporting to the e-Berkeley Steering Committee. It represents campus-wide interests in information security and acts as campus advisory body to the e-Berkeley Steering Committee on matters of information security. The committee develops campus-wide strategy and provides direction, planning, and guidance in the area of information security. It develops and reviews campus-wide information security policy and procedures. The url for the committee website is: https://security.berkeley.edu/cispc. This committee meets once per month, from 12 noon – 1:30 pm. There is 1 student member.
Information Technology Architecture Committee (ITAC) is the primary campus forum): for developing a shared vision of how information technologies can best support UC Berkeley. The ITAC carries out this charge through research, consultation, advice, and communication. The ITAC reports to the Berkeley campus Chief Information Officer and also functions as an advisory group for the e-Berkeley Steering Committee. The ITAC consults with campus constituencies, including the Academic Senate Committee on Computing and Communications, on topics under consideration. The vision to be shared, known as the campus Information Technology Architecture (ITA), encompasses issues related to architectural principles, technical standards, infrastructure, new software systems, programming and system management tools, system and network security, hardware platforms, system integration, and data management. In addition, the ITA encompasses certain non-technical topics that affect the feasibility of the ITA, including IT skills, training, and resource and services management. The ITA provides a framework in which decisions may be made in designing and purchasing technology. The url for the committee website is: http://technology.berkeley.edu/architecture/itac/charter.html.
Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety Committee formulates and recommends campus policy on laboratory and environmental safety aspects of teaching and research programs involving biohazardous agents (including infectious disease agents; recombinant DNA molecules; genetically altered organisms released in the field) in accordance with applicable local, State and Federal regulations and established policies. Meets twice per year, Fall and Spring for a length of two hours.
Laboratory Operations & Safety Committee formulates and recommends campus policy on laboratory operations and safety in order to ensure compliance with the Cal/OSHA laboratory standard; serves as campus carcinogen safety committee; oversees implementation of chemical inventory requirements. Meets three times per year, Fall, Winter & Spring for a length of two hours.
LGBT Issues at Cal, Chancellor's Advisory Committee on is comprised of UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty. The committee serves to identify, analyze, and advise the Chancellor on the needs and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) faculty, staff, students, alumni, and affiliates at UC Berkeley. The committee also makes recommendations on educational programs, policies, and procedures that would ameliorate conditions that adversely affect the LGBT community on campus as well as create an affirming and welcoming environment. This charge is in accord with the University of California's nondiscrimination policy, which states, ". . . nor does the University discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. This policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities, and application for or treatment in University employment."
Lower Sproul Program Committee. An advisory to Capital Projects and informs the work of the executive architect and other project consultants. The Committee has overall responsibility for the Lower Sproul Project and provides recommendations to Capital Projects as well as work closely with the external architect, MRY, selected to design the Lower Sproul Project. The committee provides guidance to the project consultants as they develop specific ways to address the replacement and integration of Eshleman Hall with the future plans for Zellerbach, and additions to the MLK Student Union, Caesar Chavez Center, and Anthony Hall, along with other aspects of the project. The committee assumes responsiblity for determining programmatic changes if the Lower Sproul budge is not in alignmnet with the project scope and for advising the VCSA and Budget & Finance on related financial considerations.
Lower Sproul Workgroup Committee. An advisory committee to the Lower Sproul Program Committee. It is a smaller committee of campus and student representatives charged to advise the Program Committee on project scope priorities during the planning and construction of the LSP Project. This committee ensures that student interest are served in the project.
Li Ka-Shing Program Committee (formerly Warren Hall Cmte) will play a key role in guiding this project, a new building of approximately 125,000 assignable square feet to be constructed on the present site of Warren Hall. The building will include space for approximately thirty-two wet laboratories, offices, and support facilities for interdisciplinary programs in the biological and health sciences, general assignment classrooms, and the Public Health Library. It will serve as the administrative center for the Wills Neuroscience Institute. The general charge to the Program Committee is to work with Capital Projects and the project architects to plan and design the project within an approved scope, budget, and schedule. Committee meets approximately every month for 2 hours each meeting.
Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on. The charge to the committee is to develop a major campus initiative in nanoscience and nanoengineering that will ensure that Berkeley’s research and education in these areas is second to none; assist the campus in its efforts to recruit world-class faculty in nanoscience and nanoengineering; and assist campus development units to coordinate fundraising priorities for the distributed facilities needed for this initiative.
Online Evaluation of Courses Steering Committee There are currently 3 student reps on this committee, two undergrads and one grad student. The purpose of this steering committee is to provide campuswide leadership and direction for the design and implementation of a campuswide online course evaluation system.
Parking, Chancellor's Joint Oversight Committee. This committee's charge is oversight of the operational and fiscal aspects of Parking and Transportation on the campus. The Committee is expected to independently evaluate the effectiveness of the Department of Parking and Transportation in meeting the needs of the campus community; this assessment will include, but is not limited to, Parking and Transportation's organizational structure, staffing, current practices, programs and policies, financial planning and all other budgetary aspects of Parking and Transportation and strategic planning for capital projects. The Committee is charged with establishing policy for Parking and Transportation that is supportive of the academic mission of the university, and will direct and oversee changes to Parking and Transportation in accordance with that policy. The Committee will provide the Chancellor with an on going evaluation and assessment of the effectiveness of Parking and Transportation in meeting the needs of the campus community. The Committee will also report annually to the Administration and the Academic Senate. The Committee will be given the resources to commission and direct external reviews and audits of Parking and Transportation as necessary and will have access to support staff necessary for the committee to accomplish its charge.
Police Review Board. The Berkeley Campus Police Review Board exists to review appeals taken from civilian complaint investigations undertaken by the University of California Police Department. In appropriate cases, it has the power to order the Department to reopen its investigation or to conduct its own independent investigation and hearings in the matter. The Board also performs an audit role, examining the overall performance of the Department's complaint process and the quality of police-community interactions and making policy recommendations concerning those issues as appropriate. In both its review and audit capacities, the Board reports to the Vice Chancellor for Business and Administrative Services. The membership of the Board consists of UC faculty, students and staff, as well as a retired police officer and a member of the off-campus community. Student membership: 1) a student recommended by the ASUC; 2) a student recommended by the Graduate Assembly. Frequency of meetings: the Board meets for 1-1/2 hours every two months in the fall and spring. Note: if the Board receives a request to conduct an investigation, such as a demonstration, the Board will determine how often it will meet until the investigation is completed. Time commitment: 1 year.
Public Health, Psychology, Education (PHPE) Program Committee. The Public Health, Psychology, and Education Program Committee will play a key advisory role to address the serious seismic and functional deficiencies posed by the existing Tolman Hall. The campus has evaluated a wide range of options, and has determined the best strategy is to construct a new building. This program will serve as the basis of design for the new building and for any related capital improvements to University Hall. The ability to re-envision and redesign program spaces and systems to meet the needs of the future offers the potential for a transformational improvement in quality and performance. The work of the committee will be essential in realizing this potential.
Radiation Safety Committee advises on all matters related to ionizing radiation safety and on areas relating to non-coherent sources of non-ionizing radiation; reviews and approves uses of radiation and radioisotopes; advises EH&S staff in carrying out campus radiation safety program in accordance with applicable State and Federal requirements. Meets quarterly, for a length of two hours.
Radiation Safety Committee, Non-Ionizing. advises on all matters related to coherent sources of non-ionizing radiation, reviews and approves uses of lasers and laser systems, advises EH&S staff in carrying out campus laser safety program in accordance with applicable State and Federal requirements. Meets quarterly, for a length two hours each meeting.
Recreational Sports Board of Governors discusses program and project ideas, general concerns, and improvements with Rec Sports administrative staff. This is an ongoing committee whose members are replaced as they graduate or otherwise become unavailable. The Advisory Board consists of five non-student Cal Rec Club members (usually two UCB staff, one UCB faculty and two from the community) and at least six undergraduate and graduate students. The ASUC, Committee on Student Fees and the Graduate Assembly are regularly invited to nominate members to the Advisory Board. The Director of Recreational Sports and the Campus Recreational Director are the designated Rec Sports administrative staff. Meets held approximately five to seven times during Fall and Spring semesters for 90 minutes.
Registration Task Force. This Task Force coordinates and focuses the activities of various offices on campus to promote a smooth transition into the academic year. The University Registrar, Anne De Luca, chairs the Task Force. The Task Force also meets once during the semester to debrief and, if needed, it meets once to discuss spring term activities related to the start of the spring semester. The Registration Task Force meets for one-and-a-half hours every other week from June through the middle of August. There are no students on the Registration Task Force. However, since it is established to coordinate and implement administrative activities, it would be appropriate to have student representatives on the Task Force should they be available in the summer.
Research Compliance Advisory Committee advises the Vice Chancellor for Research on issues related to regulatory compliance and risk management in all research activities conducted on UC Berkeley property or by UC Berkeley personnel and informs the Vice Chancellor for Research of current and upcoming issues and concerns in research compliance and risk management and helps establish priorities for campus research compliance efforts. RCAC is a faculty committee with no student members. Nevertheless, student interests are represented at the RCAC in that the RCAC members are each chairs of one or more subordinate research oversight committees, and these subordinate committees have student representatives where this is consistent with their function. Meets three times per year, for a length of 90 minutes.
Richmond Field Station Visioning Committee. Formed in March, 2012 the committee is charged with guiding development of a strategic framework for physical and academic planning at the Richmond Field Station(RFS), the preferred site of the LBNL 2nd campus. Critical to the campus Long Range Development Plan for RFS, the committee will propose an academic mission, research emphasis and identify synergies to pursue with LBNL and third party research and development for the site, integrating RFS with the UC Berkeley campus.
Scientific Diving and Small Boat Safety Board approves and monitors diving projects and issues, revokes certificates, and has authority to suspend diving operations or programs deemed unsafe. Recommends to Chancellor changes in policy and amendments to Diving Safety Manual and ensures compliance with Manual (which covers diving procedures, training programs, dive locations, and associated diving equipment). Meets twice yearly, Fall and Spring for a length of 90 minutes.
Seismic Review Committee (SRC) exists to provide advice to the Campus Architect (Vice Chancellor-Capital Projects) regarding the structural design of University facilities, with particular regard to seismic performance. The Committee membership, appointed by the Chancellor, consists of faculty and emeriti from the disciplines of structural and civil engineering, with an additional faculty member from the College of Environmental Design (Architecture). There are no student positions on the SRC.
Space Assignment and Capital Improvements Committee (SACI) advises the campus administration on plans and policies for use of existing space and for capital improvements needed for the Berkeley campus. The committee reviews and evaluates the use of space and requests for space, determines or recommends space reassignments, advises the administration on individual proposals for major and minor capital improvement projects, and recommends priorities for the campus's five-year State-funded Capital Improvement Program. SACI makes final decisions on most space matters and presents recommendations to the Chancellor for final approval if the resources involved are large. SACI has two permanent standing subcommittees (Naming of Buildings and Outdoor Art) and a number of other standing and ad hoc subcommittees. Several building space subcommittees have been established to review space issues in multi-unit buildings and recommend internal building space reassignments. For major capital project proposals, SACI appoints Academic Effect Study subcommittees from faculty nominated by the Senate to examine and advise on such proposals at an early stage in their development. SACI also administers the campus's Temporary Building Policy, receives presentations on project designs, and provides advice on a variety of issues related to space. Committee has one graduate and one undergraduate student member, meets once a month for 2 hours each meeting.
Staff Advisory Committee, Chancellor’s (CSAC). The committee's mission is to provide staff input into the university's decision-making processes including, but not limited to, development and modifications of policies and procedures that directly affect staff. CSAC acts as advisory to the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors on non-bargainable issues, with the aim of helping to create a positive working environment for all staff. Committee priorities are guided by a number of factors, including current and long-term issues and the Chancellor's goals.
Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee This administrative steering committee coordinates programs and activities related to use of Proposition 71 funds that will be available to the campus for stem cell research. The committee provides broad oversight to the development of stem cell research on campus to ensure congruence with campus priorities and to create a strong well integrated program.
Student Community Center Space - Lower Sproul. The Lower Sproul area consists of four buildings: Eshleman Hall, Martin Luther King Memorial Student Union, Cesar E. Chavez Student Center, and Zellerbach Hall. The area serves as a major hub for students and for the community at large. Seismic deficiences in Eshleman and King Union, space needs for student programs and services, additional space for Cal Performances and the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies require that the campus undertake a major physical and program planning process for the re-conceptualization and redesign of these critical spaces. Consultants will look to the Committee for guidance as they develop specific ways to carry out an integrated vision for a revitalized lower Sproul Area.
Student Conduct, Advisory Review Committee. Student Judicial Affairs may seek the advice of an ARC with respect to pursuing or charging a case or with sanctioning pursuant to an informal resolution. Hearing panels may also seek the advice of the ARC for the purpose of determining and appropriate sanction. This committee will also conduct any hearings required in connection with an Interim Suspension. The ARC will be formed on an as needed basis from the members of the Committee on Student Conduct and will include three members, the faculty chair or faculty chair designate, one student and one staff member. The ARC meets on an as needed basis but are scheduled during the off weeks of the Student Conduct Committee, twice a month.
Student Conduct, Committee on. The Committee assists in the adjudication of cases of alleged student or student group misconduct. In order to accomplish this, cases are heard by five member hearing panels comprised of a subset of the committee. Weekly hearings will be scheduled at the beginning of each semester and hearings will be held during those scheduled times as necessary. The committee consists of ten members: four students, two staff members, two faculty members, a faculty chair designate and a faculty chair. Two undergraduate students are nominated by the recognized student government and two graduate students are nominated by the Graduate Assembly. Staff members are nominated by the Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Affairs. Faculty members are nominated by the Academic Senate Committee on Committees. All members of the committee are appointed by the Chancellor or his/her designee. The Student Conduct Committee meets on an as needed basis but are scheduled for at least twice a month and each meeting requires up to 5 hours.
Student Fee Referendum Committee oversees the student fee referendum process. It develops and recommends policies, procedures and criteria for fee referenda for consideration by the Chancellor. The SFRC advises on the development and implementation of fee referenda initiatives, provides guidance on adherence to Campus and University policies and makes recommendations to the Chancellor on whether a referendum is ready to go to a vote. Committee membership includes representatives from Undergraduate Affairs, Business and Administrative Services, Undergraduate Education, the Graduate Division, the Committee on Student Fees, the ASUC, and the GA. The SFRC meets once a month for 2 hours throughout the academic year.
Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) fosters an organized dialogue between students and the Tang Center Executive Director and senior managers about student health and counseling needs. Members consult on programs/services, student health insurance and budget issues, informational needs of students, accessibility and ease of use and emerging student issues.
Student Mental Health, Chancellor's Advisory Committee on assesses and advises the chancellor and the cabinet on trends in student mental health and opportunities for reducing risks and increasing support for members of the Cal community facing mental health challenges. Specific tasks of the committee include establishing communication networks to ensure coordination of care for students with mental health needs; identifying priority improvements and potential new revenue sources; developing and coordinating data collection; evaluation and research to inform committee recommendations; evaluating best practices; and developing regular methods for reporting mental health concerns to the campus community. The committee will probably meet 2-4 times per semester. Various task groups allow for greater involvement in specific issues, but that would not be a required commitment.
Student Services and Fees, Chancellor's Advisory Committee on will advise the Chancellor and senior administration on student services funding and fee issues. The committee aims to support a strategic vision for student services by utilizing a multi-year planning outlook, by fostering an administration-student partnership and by linking the work of this committee with other campus fee and student advisory structures. The charge of the committee is to: review and recommend student fee policies and procedures; undertake a multi-year planning process that strategically considers mandatory fee referenda, miscellaneous fees and campus allocations; periodically (e.g., every three to five years) review campus allocations to student services and make recommendations to the Chancellor on changes to student services allocations and whether the Chancellor should consider recommending a change to the Registration Fee level; advise on requests for student services funding as part of the campus budget cycle, as appropriate; work with other campus committees to facilitate communication about student services issues and student fees; monitor miscellaneous and campus-based mandatory fees as needed, including advising on the Life Safety Fee program; and provide a starting place for units or student government wanting to institute a new student fee. The committee will meet twice per semester and may want to meet more frequently in the first year.
Student Services Technology Implementation Steering Committee. Chartered to provide guidance and decision making on key issues related to the OE Student Services Technology Roadmap. The Roadmap scope focuses on developing a 3 -5 year view of what technology projects should be invested in to support Student Services (Admissions, Registration/Enrollment, Financial Aid, Academic Planning, Academic Support and Student Financials). The committee also includes key stakeholders and subject matter experts and meets approximately every 6 weeks for 90 minutes.
Student Systems Policy Committee. This committee reports to the Coordination Board, chaired by the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. It is responsible for monitoring the following student systems and making policy decisions regarding the use of these systems, and if necessary subject to the final approval of the Coordination Board: Tele-BEARS, Bear Facts, and the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS). It also assists campus efforts in areas for which it does not bear primary responsibility, such as promoting the use of e-mail among students and facilitating their update of email addresses. It provides broad based input to other committees and units on initiatives and on other systems that bear on student advising and services, such as bSpace and CalNet. It meets regularly during the academic year and reports on an ad hoc manner as issues arise to the Coordination Board. The SSPC meets monthly for ninety minutes. The University Registrar, Anne De Luca, chairs the Committee.
Sustainability, Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on (CACS) is charged with advising the Chancellor on matters pertaining to the environment and sustainability as it directly relates to the campus. The mission shall be composed of three central goals: to engage the campus in an ongoing dialogue about reaching environmental sustainability; to integrate environmental sustainability with existing campus programs in education, research, operations, and public service; to instill a culture of sustainable long-range planning and forward-thinking design. The ASUCalifornia shall appoint one student seat; The Campus Recycling and Refuse Services office shall appoint one student seat; The Chancellor’s office shall appoint one student seat; The Graduate Assembly shall appoint one student seat; The Office of Student Life shall appoint one student seat; The Residence Hall Assembly shall appoint one student seat.
Undergraduate Admissions Coordination Board is charged with directing undergraduate admission policies and activities. Together with the Academic Senate Committee on Admissions, Enrollment, and Preparatory Education, the Board coordinates campus undergraduate admissions policies and freshman and transfer selection criteria. In addition, it considers important issues related to admissions, including outreach; enrollment management; and oversight of recruitment and yield activities for freshman and transfer applicants.
Undergraduate Education, Student Advisory Council on. The council advises the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education on issues concerning undergraduate education, including but not limited to concerns involving courses, curriculum, instruction, etc. Issues will be identified either by senior administrators (e.g. the Chancellor, the EVCP, the VPUE, the Council of Undergraduate Deans) or by the members of the Student Advisory Council. The Council is composed of ten student representatives. Six of the ten students are college representatives and the remaining four are at-large representatives nominated by the ASUC.
University Athletics Board. The board has been charged with advising the Chancellor on all matters of policy related to Intercollegiate Athletics, with particular reference to the academic and personal well-being of student athletes and the accountability of the Athletic Department to the educational values and goals of the Berkeley Campus.
Yield Task Force. This Task Force was established in the fall of 1998 to increase the number of admitted underrepresented students who file Statements of Intent to Register (SIR)s at the University of California, Berkeley. The Yield Task Force is a campus wide effort that encompasses staff from 20 different academic and administrative departments as well as leadership from the bridges student recruitment and retention centers. The Yield Task Force plans and implements such activities as: campus visits for admitted students, publications, financial aid outreach, alumni efforts, high school visits and receptions throughout the state. The task force engages in careful planning, coordinating and evaluation. The Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Undergraduate Admissions chairs the Task Force. The Yield Task Force is convened under the authority of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs who is an ex-officio member of the Task Force. The group meets weekly from January through April.