Operating Codes - Higher Education Committee

I. Description

The Higher Education Committee is a standing committee of the Association. The Higher Education Committee is responsible for representing the interests, programs, and missions of Indiana's higher education institutions to the Association.

II. Oversight

The President-Elect shall oversee the committee.

III. Structure

The Committee consists of a Chair, a minimum of three (3) General Members, and the Sponsor (Association President-Elect). A person may only be a General Member of one committee/council at a time but may serve as an Associate member on multiple committees/councils.

IV. Committee Chair

The Committee Chair shall be chosen by vote of the Executive Committee from nominees submitted by the President-Elect. The Committee Chair serves as an ex officio, voting member of the Board of Directors.

V. Term

  1. Length: The term of office is up to two years commencing on the day after the annual conference.
  2. Expiration: Each year, the term of up to half of the Committee General Members shall expire.
  3. Limit: The Committee Chair and General Members may not serve more than two consecutive terms. Active Associate Member may remain on the Commitee indefinitely.

VI. Reports

The Committee Chair shall submit an annual report to the Past President by September 1. The Committee Chair shall also submit updates to the Secretary as requested throughout the year.

VII. Succession

The Committee Chair shall meet with his/her successor as soon as possible and as often as necessary for the new Committee Chair to certify that all pertinent committee information has been transferred and any necessary training/consultation has occurred to ensure the new Committee Chair can successfully assume responsibilities on the first day of office.

VIII. Responsibilities

  1. Attend all required Association meetings.
  2. Identify Indiana institutions of higher education offering programs related to the purposes of the Association.
  3. Create and maintain a list of pertinent degrees from each Indiana institution of higher education.
  4. Maintain a current database of all faculty members from each Indiana institution of higher education. Submit information to the Membership VP.
  5. Identify and recruit at least one member from each Indiana institution of higher education to serve on the committee.
  6. Support the efforts of the CFP Faculty Advisor.
  7. The committee shall submit an annual recommedation on higher education priorities for the Association's Board of Directors. These recommendations will be used to guide the Association's programs and priorities.
  8. The committee shall organize and host opportunities for all higher education members to network.
  9. Perform duties as requested by the President-Elect.
  10. The Chair shall convene the committee in-person and/or electronically as necessary.
Draft - last revision 1/28/17. Subject to approval.