A6: Other Campus-Wide Committees
e. Appointed Committees
These committees do not report to any governing board, but operate within
the framework of policies established by the boards and usually in close
liaison with boards, standing committees, administrators, and/or departmental
or divisional faculty. The way in which membership is established
varies from one committee to another.
- Off-campus Programs Admissions Committee
- To screen all applications for admission to off-campus
programs (except May, June and summer term courses) for which the
student wishes academic credit at Hope.
- To advise on the application process and to assist in developing
application and recommendation forms for off-campus programs.
- The Registrar, Director of International Education, Dean of
Students or his/her designated representative, and two additional
faculty members appointed by the Status Committee.
- A. J. Muste Committee
- To develop and administer programs which will enhance the College's
contribution to the ideals of peace and justice exemplified in
the life and career of Hope alumnus A. J. Muste.
- To plan and coordinate
the annual A. J. Muste Peace Lectureship, established in 1985 to
mark the centenary of Muste's birth.
The committee consists of such faculty members as may volunteer to
work on these programs, together with any members of the administration
or students whom they may wish to include.
- Campus Art Committee and Museum Advisory Council
The Director of the Kruizenga Art Museum is responsible for managing the art holdings of Hope College (which is separate from the art produced by students or acquired for the DePree Art Center), on behalf of the Dean for Arts and Humanities, the Provost, the President and the Board of Trustees.
The art holdings of Hope College are divided into two collections:
- Kruizenga Art Museum Collection: Art in the Kruizenga Art Museum (KAM) Collection is intended primarily to serve the educational mission of the College. Objects belonging to the KAM collection are subject to the highest standards of care and are managed in accordance with guidelines and best practices established by the American Alliance of Museums. The KAM collection is intended to be a permanent collection, and objects are added to or removed from the collection only after undergoing a rigorous examination and review process.
- Campus Art Collection : Art in the campus collection is intended primarily for display in or around campus buildings and for use in hands-on teaching activities. Objects belonging to the Campus Collection are given a reasonable standard of care to preserve their decorative and/or teaching functions. However, the College accepts that artwork in the Campus Collection may occasionally be damaged through use or exposure to everyday working environments, and that objects may be added or removed from the collection with a less rigorous review process.
The Campus Art Committee advises and assists the KAM Director in the management (i.e., the acquisitioning and decommissioning) of items in both the KAM Art Collection and the Campus Art Collection. Specific responsibilities for the Campus Art Committee include:
- Reviewing and approving proposed additions to and disposals from the KAM collection.
- Reviewing and approving strategic plans for developing the KAM collection.
- Reviewing and approving proposed additions to and disposals from the Campus Art Collection.
- Reviewing the placement of works from the Campus Art Collection in and around buildings on campus, particularly in public spaces, other than the DePree Art Center.
Campus Art Committee Membership:
- The KAM Director, chairperson
- The Dean for Arts and Humanities
- One Art department faculty member, appointed by the Status Committee
- One faculty representative from a department other than Art, appointed by the Status Committee
- The Vice President for College Advancement or his/her designee
- A representative from or appointed by the Hope College Library
Representatives from Physical Plant and other College departments or divisions are invited to advise the Committee on an as-needed basis.
The Campus Art Committee meets twice a year, in April and November, or as needed, to consider any standing business pertaining to the KAM Collection and the Campus Art Collection. If a decision on some urgent issue is needed between regularly scheduled meetings (for example, approval of year-end gifts), the Committee may vote and authorize actions by phone, email or other electronic communications.
In addition to the Campus Art Committee, the KAM Director is assisted by a Museum Advisory Council. The primary functions of the Museum Advisory Council are:
- To assist the director and staff of the museum in the development of temporary exhibitions, and to help identify campus and community constituencies to involve in those exhibitions.
- To provide guidance on complementary programming (such as lectures, symposia, musical performances, films, artist demonstrations, etc.) for the museum exhibitions.
- To help formulate strategic plans for developing the KAM collection (which will then be reviewed and approved by the Campus Art Committee).
- To help identify potential supporters of and donors to the Kruizenga Art Museum.
Membership of the Museum Advisory Council includes:
- The KAM Director
- The Dean for Arts and Humanities
- The Vice President for College Advancement or his/her designee
- Two faculty members from different departments, appointed by the Status Committee
- Two students from different departments, appointed by Student Congress
- Up to five members invited from the community at large, to be appointed by the KAM Director but approved by the Dean for the Arts and Humanities, the Provost, and the President.
The Museum Advisory Council meets twice a year, in March and October, or as needed, to review and advise on past, present and future exhibition and programming plans. The Museum Advisory Council does not have governing authority over the operations of the museum, but its advice and recommendations will strongly influence the directions taken by the KAM Director and approved by the Dean of Arts and Humanities.
- Animal Care and Use Committee
- To review project for humane treatment and judicious and safe
use of vertebrate animals (as required by federal law). See C4.a for description of the ethical responsibilities of faculty using
animals in research or teaching. The specific functions are to:
- Review, at least once every six months, the institution's program
for humane care and use of animals.
- Inspect, at least once every
six months, all the institution's animal facilities.
- Prepare reports
of its evaluations as set forth in the Public Health Services (PHS)
Policy at IV.B.3. and submit the reports to the Dean for Natural
and Applied Sciences.
- Review complaints about involving the care and use of
animals at the institution.
- Make written recommendations to the
Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship regarding any aspect of the institution's
animal program, facilities, or personnel training.
- Review activities
related to the care and use of animals (in relation to PHS Policy,
IV.V); grant approval (with or without conditions) or withhold
approval.Review proposed significant changes regarding the use
of animals in ongoing activities; require modifications in (to
secure approval) or grant approval (with or without conditions)
or withhold approval of such changes (cf. PHS Policy, IV.C).
investigators and the institution in writing of its decision to
approve or withhold approval, or of modifications required to secure
approval as set forth in vi and vii (PHS Policy, IV.C.4).
- Be authorized
to suspend an activity involving animals (PHS Policy, IV.C.6).
- The Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship shall appoint the committee of at least 5 members
to include a doctor of veterinary medicine, a practicing scientist
experienced in research involving animals, and a person whose primary
concerns are in a nonscientific area (e.g. ethicist, theologian),
and one individual who is neither affiliated with Hope College
nor a member of the immediate family of a person affiliated with
- Human Subjects Review Board
- To review all research done under the auspices of the College
involving human subjects and to ensure that human participants
are treated in a just and ethical manner (as defined in federal
C4.b for the ethical responsibilities of faculty using human subjects.
- The chair
of the HSRB shall submit an annual report detailing the activities
of the board to the Provost.
At least six members, appointed annually by the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship: two members
from the social science faculty, representing different departments;
one from the natural and applied science faculty, one from the arts or the humanities
faculty, with professional interests in ethics, religion, philosophy,
or a closely related discipline; one with an advanced degree in a health-related
profession; one from the Holland Community who is neither affiliated
with Hope College nor immediately related to someone affiliated with
Hope College. Membership must include both men and women. The Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship chairs the committee.
- Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC)
- To develop a strong institutional program for advising students
interested in pursuing post-graduate programs in health professions
that is consistent with the mission of the college. This would include
students preparing to enter graduate programs in medicine, dentistry,
veterinary medicine, physical therapy, pharmacy, physician assistant,
occupational therapy, optometry, chiropractic medicine, podiatric
medicine and other health-related careers.
- To coordinate and encourage
efforts of departments to offer courses commonlyrequired by graduate
programs in the health professions that are part of the regularcollege
- To annually review reports from the Health Professions
Advisor on the acceptance of Hope College students into graduate
programs in the health professions.
- Members of the HPAC will assist
with advising majors in their respective departments who are pursuing
a career in one of the health professions.
- Members of the HPAC will
serve as liaisons between their department and the HPAC regarding
pre-professional course requirements that impact of their departments’ course
offerings and programs.
- The committee will consist of the Dean for the Natural and Applied Sciences,
the Health Professions Advisor (who will serve as chairperson),
and eight to twelve faculty members appointed by the Provost from
departments that teach courses commonly required or recommended
by graduate programs in the health professions, including general
education requirements. Appointments are for a period of three
years with reappointment possible. The
chairperson of HPAC will report to the Dean for the Natural and Applied Sciences
and will provide an annual report of the committee’s activities
to the Dean and the Provost.