Committees

The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNTD) values shared governance and seeks to involve faculty, staff, administrators, and students as part of this process, when appropriate and applicable. This list is intended to help assure effective rotation of representation for various groups, avoid vacancies and redundancies, and provide information to committee members and others about committee responsibilities and representation. For more information on University committees, please see Policy 4.001 Policy on Committees found on the UNTD Policy Manual webpage. Also on that webpage are templates and forms applicable to committees such as an agenda template, minutes template, request for new committee form, and the annual committee report template. All minutes should be emailed to minutes@untdallas.edu.

Committees

Faculty Work-life Committee

Purpose: 

This is a standing sub-committee of the Faculty Alliance. The purpose of this committee shall be to make recommendations to the Faculty Alliance on policies related to recruitment, retention, promotion, merit, evaluation, and tenure of faculty. This committee also makes recommendations to the Faculty Alliance on the compensation, workload, and working conditions for all teaching faculty members.

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Purpose: 

The IBC is a standing committee established to ensure that all activities involving potentially biohazardous materials are conducted in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and applicable University policies. It is entrusted to assist and advise the UNTD community on incorporating good biological safety practices into all activities involving potential biohazardous materials. The IBC seeks to reduce the risk of potential biohazardous threats to the UNTD community, the public, and the environment. IBC is vested with the authority to review and approve practices and procedures regarding research and other activities involving potentially biohazardous materials, direct inspection of facilities where biohazardous materials are used and/or stored, and take appropriate action. The IBC is defined in the National Institutes of Health Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules.