Faculty Senate Committees


Standing Committees

Admissions, Standards and Honors Committee

Charge: To monitor policies and standards concerning admission requirements of LSU; to make recommendations to improve the standards of scholarship; to study and develop more effective means of recognizing student achievement in scholarship and leadership


Benefits Advisory Committee

Charge: To review and make inquiries and recommendations regarding University retirement plans, health care, insurance programs, annual and sick leave, and other benefits; to ensure faculty are informed about significant developments


Budget and Planning Advisory Committee

Charge: To review and make recommendations to budget-development process, budget preliminary stages and approved budget; to review and make recommendations to long-range implications of budget issues and alternatives; to review and make recommendations regarding the Master Plan


Committee on Committees

Charge: To nominate persons for appointment to the Faculty Senate committees


Courses and Curricula Committee

Charge: To approve or disapprove proposed additions to, alterations of and elimination of all courses, curricula and degree programs submitted by colleges and schools; to notify appropriate departments and colleges and the Office of Academic Affairs regarding decisions


Faculty Adjudication Committee

Charge: To hear all complaints of faculty members relating to outcomes of salary, promotion, non-reappointment, and tenure decisions believed to be unfair or due to inappropriately applied procedures, allegations of other unfair treatment, or improper implementation of University policy; to keep confidential all complaints, grievances and findings of the committee


General Education Committee (transitioning to Integrated Learning Core Committee) 

Charge: To interpret and clarify the goals of general education; to coordinate with the Office of Academic Affairs the establishment of instruments for judging the quality and effectiveness of general education requirements; to review proposed additions and/or alternations of courses from the general education requirements


Internationalization Committee

Charge: To select tuition exemption scholarships for international students; to act in an advisory capacity to LSU administration which affect international students; to develop and promote international exchange programs


Library Committee

Charge: To participate in the long-range development for the library; to serve as a channel of communication for expressing faculty needs and expectations


LSU Press Committee

Charge: To serve as an advisory group to the LSU Press; to inform faculty of major LSU Press activities


Student Aid & Scholarships Committee

Charge: To act as a judicial body to hear and decide appeals from students regarding scholarships or financial aid; to advise on policies for granting aid and scholarships


Previous Ad Hoc Committees