James Madison University

CHBS Committees and Groups - 2015-2016

Dean's Faculty Advisory Council

The Council will provide the Dean advice relative to the ongoing functioning and long range planning for the College, inclusive of program development and performance, resource allocation, policies and practices of the College, and the continuing evaluation of the College's progress. The Council is one means of ensuring faculty input into considerations and decision-making at the College level, and ensuring communication of information and perspectives to the faculty.

Dean's Student Advisory Council

The Council serves as a means of presenting the student perspective and any concerns to the Dean and Associate Dean for consideration by the College leadership.

Diversity Council

The James Madison University College of Health and Behavioral Studies’ Diversity Council is committed to facilitating diversity among CHBS faculty, staff and students. The mission of the Council is to promote inclusiveness within the College by removing the barriers which prevent the full participation of all individuals and groups including, but not limited to, race, gender, ethnicity, culture and nationality, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic background, or religion.

Faculty Development Committee

The Faculty Development Committee solicits proposals for educational leaves, teaching grants and research grants, and then makes recommendations to the Dean regarding the funding of proposals. The Committee is also charged with selecting the College's Outstanding Teacher, Madison Scholar, and recipient of the Award for Outstanding Service from nominations forwarded by the individual academic units. Recommendations by the Committee come directly to the Dean for decisions.

Graduate Council

The Graduate Council is charged with overseeing curricula matters of the graduate programs of the College. The Council is also charged with being proactive in working with interested, designated faculty early in the program conceptualization stage and being analytic in addressing the long range benefits and costs involved in course and program development. 

IIHHS Steering Committee

The IIHHS Steering Committee unites the Institute leadership with representatives of each College and of selected academic units with emphasis on health and human services. Anchoring the governance of the Institute to the interests of the faculty, the Steering Committee ensures that interprofessional and interdisciplinary opportunities for education, scholarship, community connections and practice are fostered through decisions about IIHHS courses, activities, programs and resources.

Leadership Council

The CHBS Leadership Council is comprised of the Dean, the Associate Deans, the heads of each of the academic units of the College, the director of Lab Operations, the director of TSEC, one member selected by the Dean's Faculty Advisory Council, and the Dean's Administrative Assistant. The Dean serves as chair of this body. The Council is a deliberative, decision-making body with the charge of administering the College in such a way as to achieve the goals of the College. As the administrative structure of the University is based on colleges and departments/ schools for the allocation, monitoring and reporting of resources (personnel, equipment, operating budget), the Leadership Council ensures fair and effective use of College resources, and serves as the vehicle for distributing and tracking resources within the College. 

Undergraduate Curriculum Council

The Undergraduate Curriculum Council continues in its role of overseeing curricular matters of the undergraduate programs of the College. However, this Council is also charged with being proactive in working with interested, designated faculty early in the program conceptualization stage and being analytic in addressing the long range benefits and costs involved in course and program development.