Honors Board Committee

Operating Procedures

1. Responsibilities—The Honors Board, a committee of the Academic Senate, oversees the Honors Program, responsible for approving, monitoring, and/or evaluating all aspects of the program.
1.1 Approval of student applicants to the program
1.2 Recommendation to the Provost of candidates for the position of Honors Program Academic Director
1.3 Approval of faculty members wishing to serve as core sequence instructors
1.4 First-time recommendation to the Committee on Undergraduate Programs and the Academic Senate courses proposed to meet the upper division component requirement of the Honors Program sequence, except for special topics courses (which would need to be approved in each case)
1.5 Evaluation and continued development of all components of the Honors Program, including performance of the academic director and faculty teaching in the program.
1.6 Preparing an annual report on the Honors Program to the Academic Senate via the Chair of the Senate.

2. Membership—The Academic Senate, in accordance with its bylaws, will select individuals to serve on the Honors Board.
2.1 The Honors Board shall consist of eight members
2.1.1 five faculty members
2.1.2 an academic department head
2.1.3 an academic dean
2.1.4 one (1) Honors Program students nominated by the Honors Program Director and confirmed by the provost

3. Elections and Term of Office
3.1 During the last meeting of the academic year, the Honors Board shall elect a Chair for the following year.  The Chair shall have a minimum of one year's experience on the committee.  The term of office shall be one year.

  1. During the last meeting of the academic year, the Honors Board shall elect a

Secretary.  The term of office shall be one year.
3.3  Terms of Honors Board Membership shall follow CEC guidelines.

4. Responsibilities of Officers
4.1 The Chair shall convene meetings and coordinate the   activities of Honors Board with other academic bodies on campus.
4.2 The Chair, with the assistance of the Secretary, shall submit reports, including the End-of-Year Report to the Senate.
4.3 The Chair shall prepare and distribute an agenda for each regularly scheduled meeting.
4.4 The Secretary shall maintain a record of the meetings and business of the committee.  Minutes of the previous meeting shall normally be distributed to the membership prior to the next meeting.
4.5 Approved minutes of Honors Board meetings shall be kept on file.

5. Meetings
5.1 The Honors Board shall meet once or twice monthly (depending on need) during the academic year.
5.2 A quorum shall normally consist of four members present.
5.3 Approval of a motion shall require a simple majority of the quorum
5.4 Amendments to these Bylaws shall require approval by a simple majority of the quorum and are subject to review by the Academic Senate.