Central Committee Membership

The Central Committee will be comprised of a "Faculty Sub-Committee" and a "Student-Sub-Committee". The Sub-Committee's will meet separately.

Faculty Sub-Committee

Membership, term length, and duties

  1. Will be comprised of five faculty members; one faculty member to represent each department.
  2. Appointments are for one academic year with two renewals possible.
  3. Faculty members will be chosen by the Chair of each of the five College of Engineering departments.
  4. Each faculty member on the sub-committee is a voting member of the committee and each holds one vote.
  5. The faculty sub-committee Chair will be elected by the five members of the faculty sub-committee at the spring meeting.
  6. In the event that the Chair is not able to attend a meeting, the Chair will appoint a replacement from the membership of the faculty sub-committee.
  7. The Differential Tuition Fees Coordinator will be responsible for calling the meetings, setting the agenda and recording minutes.
  8. The Differential Tuition Fees Coordinator will serve as co-chair.

Student Sub-Committee

Membership, term length, and duties

  1. Will be comprised of five undergraduate students; one undergraduate student to represent each of the five College of Engineering departments and one graduate student to represent all departments.
  2. Appointments are for one academic year.
  3. The College of Engineering student body will be allowed to self-nominate for the student sub-committee. Each fall an email will go out to the student body with a call for nominations. Self-nominations will be sent to the Differential Tuition Fees Coordinator. After nominations are received, the Differential Tuition Fees Coordinator will check for the acceptance of nominations and if the student is in good standing. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of one differential tuition fee course during their term on the committee. The Differential Tuition Fee Coordinator will then send out an electronic vote to the College of Engineering student body (undergraduate or graduate students) to allow for electronic voting occurring before the fall meeting to elect the representatives. If no student self nominates from a particular department, the department faculty Chair will choose a student to represent their department.
  4. Each elected student member on the sub-committee is a voting member of the committee and each holds one vote.
  5. The Director of Student Affairs will serve as the Chair of the Student Sub-Committee, but will not be a voting member. The Differential Tuition Fee Coordinator will serve as co-chair.
  6. The Differential Tuition Fees Coordinator will be responsible for calling the meetings, setting the agenda and recording minutes.

Membership criteria

  1. Student committee members must be in good standing as defined by University standards.
  2. Student committee members must be enrolled in a minimum of one differential tuition fees course during their time on the Central Committee
  3. Faculty committee members must be under contract with the College of Engineering.

Membership, Voting, and non-voting

  1. Five faculty members, five elected undergraduate students, and one elected graduate student will serve as voting members of the Differential Fees Central Committee.
  2. Staff members and liaisons are non-voting members of the Committee.

Absences and filling vacancies

  1. i. If a Differential Fees Central Committee member is unable to complete a term of office, the Chair of the respective sub-committee is responsible for appointing a replacement.