University-wide Committees

University-wide Committees

Academic Planning Committee

The Academic Planning Committee (APC) is a university-wide group responsible for formulating and recommending academic and planning goals and initiatives for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in the areas of education (resident and extension), research, and service to the Faculty Senate, Colleges, and Chancellor. These goals are coordinated with the responsibilities assigned to UNL as part of the structure under the control of the President of the University of Nebraska and the Board of Regents.

Graduate Representative: Karen F. Da Silva (as GSA President)

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Chancellor's Sustainability Commission

The Chancellor hereby establishes the Chancellor’s Sustainability Commission (CSC) (previously named the Chancellor’s Commission on Environmental Sustainability) to provide strategic recommendations on the integration of sustainable practices across all major constituencies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL). The CSC will work in close coordination with the UNL Sustainability Office.

Graduate Representative: Rami Ziara (Civil Engineering)

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Commencement and Honors Convocation Committee

The Commencement and Honors Convocations Committee shall be primarily responsible for coordinating plans for commencement and honors convocations.

Students appointed to the Commencement and Honors Convocation Committee will be concurrently appointed to the Convocations Committee. 

Graduate Representative: Julie Grives (Glenn Korff School of Music)

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Convocations Committee

The purpose of the Convocations Committee is to administer a speakers program for the university community.

Students appointed to the Convocations Committee  will be concurrently appointed to the Commencement and Honors Convocation Committee

Graduate Representative: Julie Grives (Glenn Korff School of Music)

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Course and Laboratory Fees Advisory Committee

An advisory committee, consisting of three faculty members and two ASUN student representatives reviews and makes recommendations on the requests for changes, deletions or new course and laboratory fee requests.

Graduate Representative: Rachana Poudel (Food Science and Technology)

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Executive Vice Chancellor's Student Advisory Board

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Grading and Examinations Committee

The Grading and Examinations Committee shall be responsible for continued study and evaluation of the existing grading and final examinations systems, shall consider and evaluate proposals for change and modification of the systems, and shall make recommendations for action to the Faculty Senate.

Graduate Representative: Brittany Piper (Sociology)

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Graduate Council

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Graduate Council serves as an advisory body to the UNL Dean for Graduate Studies and, as the administrative body for Graduate Studies, is subject to the authority of the UNL Graduate Faculty.

Graduate Representatives: Karen F. Da Silva (as GSA President) and Daniel Clausen (as GSA Vice President)

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Information Technologies and Services Committee

The Information Technologies and Services Committee shall have the responsibilitiy of developing, assessing, and promoting UNL campus-wide IT strategies that will contribute to the success of the university as an intellectual community and that will facilitate research, education, and outreach.

Graduate Representative: Max Twedt (Biological Systems Engineering)

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Libraries Committee

The Libraries Committee shall advise and make recommendations on all the matters pertinent to the research and general service functions of the libraries, including allocation of funds for the increase of library holdings.

Graduate Representative: Jeremy Caldwell (English)

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Parking Advisory Committee

The Parking Advisory Committee shall review all policies and regulations for UNL parking facilities and make recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance and to the Chancellor.

Graduate Representative: Eric Rodene (appointed by Julia Reilly as Vice President of Student Affairs)

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Student Affairs Advisory Council

Graduate Representative: Julia Reilly (as Vice President of Student Affairs)

Teaching Council

The Council shall have major responsibility for the encouragement and support of efforts to improve instruction and learning at all levels at UNL. Funds appropriated specifically for improvement of instruction and learning and made available to the Council by the Chancellor shall be expended with the advice of the Teaching Council.

Graduate Representatives: Raeda Anderson (Sociology) and Erica Miller (Mathematics)

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department Advisory Board

Graduate Representative: Curtis Walker (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)