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College Governance

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.

  1. Off-campus Programs Admissions Committee

    Functions:

    1. 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.
    2. To advise on the application process and to assist in developing application and recommendation forms for off-campus programs.

     

    Membership:

    The Registrar, Director of International Education, Dean of Students or his/her designated representative, and two additional faculty members appointed by the Status Committee.

     

  2. A. J. Muste Committee

    Functions:

    1. 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.

    2. To plan and coordinate the annual A. J. Muste Peace Lectureship, established in 1985 to mark the centenary of Muste's birth.


    Membership:

    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.


  3. 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:

    1. 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.
    2. 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:

    1. Reviewing and approving proposed additions to and disposals from the KAM collection.
    2. Reviewing and approving strategic plans for developing the KAM collection.
    3. Reviewing and approving proposed additions to and disposals from the Campus Art Collection.
    4. 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:

    1. 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.
    2. To provide guidance on complementary programming (such as lectures, symposia, musical performances, films, artist demonstrations, etc.) for the museum exhibitions.
    3. To help formulate strategic plans for developing the KAM collection (which will then be reviewed and approved by the Campus Art Committee).
    4. 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.

     

  4. Animal Care and Use Committee

    Functions:

    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:

    1. Review, at least once every six months, the institution's program for humane care and use of animals.

    2. Inspect, at least once every six months, all the institution's animal facilities.

    3. 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.

    4. Review complaints about involving the care and use of animals at the institution.

    5. Make written recommendations to the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship regarding any aspect of the institution's animal program, facilities, or personnel training.

    6. 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).

    7. Notify 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).

    8. Be authorized to suspend an activity involving animals (PHS Policy, IV.C.6).

    Membership:

    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 Hope College.

  5. Human Subjects Review Board
  6. Functions:


    1. 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 regulations).  See C4.b for the ethical responsibilities of faculty using human subjects.

    2. The chair of the HSRB shall submit an annual report detailing the activities of the board to the Provost.

    Membership:

    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.

    HSRB website

  7. Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC)
  8. Functions:

    1. 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.

    2. To coordinate and encourage efforts of departments to offer courses commonlyrequired by graduate programs in the health professions that are part of the regularcollege curriculum.

    3. To annually review reports from the Health Professions Advisor on the acceptance of Hope College students into graduate programs in the health professions.

    4. Members of the HPAC will assist with advising majors in their respective departments who are pursuing a career in one of the health professions.

    5. 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.

    Membership:


    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.