The Facilities and Support Services Committee (FSSC) shall have the responsibility for dealing with issues involving facilities, space, parking, computing and the library. FSSC will make recommendation on these issues to the University Council. Specifically, the responsibilities of the FSSC are as listed below:
- University, college, or other constituent facilities and space needs
- University, college, or other constituent computing needs
- Library needs
- Parking issues and policies
Committee Structure and Voting Members
The chairperson of FSSC must be a tenured faculty member. The FSSC will also have an administrative vice-chair, the associate vice president for information resources. Voting Members of the committee are:
Faculty (7 from the Faculty Senate, at least one from each college):
- M. Balzur Rashid (CSE) (Chair)
- Troy Voelker (BUS) (Chair-Space Allocation and Utilization Sub-committee)
- Alfredo Perez-Davila (CSE)(Chair- Parking Sub-committee, Spring 2018)
- Rebecca Huss-Keeler (COE) (Chair- Parking Sub-committee, Fall 2017)
- Amber Brown (COE)
- Alex Milam (HSH)
- Thomas Schanding (HSH)
- Dilani Perera-Diltz (COE) (alternate)
AVP, Information Resources: Ward Martaindale – Vice Chair (designee)
AVP, Student Services: Darlene Biggers
Administration and Finance Office Representative: Usha Mathew
College Deans Representative: Ju Kim
University Computing and Telecommunications (UCT) Representative: Mike Livingston
Student Government Association (SGA) Representative: Jeffrey Ryan
- Parking Subcommittee
- Space Allocation Utilization Subcommittee
- Computer Services Advisory Committee (CSAC)
- Library Advisory Committee
Committee Contact Information
Chair: M. Balzur Rashid Associate Professor, Biological and Environmental Sciences, CSE
Vice Chair: Ward Martaindale – Vice Chair (designee)
Staff Support: Vanessa Cubides Administrative Secretary, Office of the Provost
BY-LAWS OF THE FACILITIES AND SUPPORT SERVICES COMMITTEE (FSSC)
Approved by FSSC April 20, 2015
Approved by University Council May 14, 2015
The Facilities and Support Services Committee (FSSC) shall have the responsibility for dealing with issues involving facilities, space, parking, computing and the library. FSSC will make recommendations on these issues to University Council. Specifically, the responsibilities of the FSSC are:
- University, college, or other constituent facilities and space needs;
- University, college, or other constituent computing needs;
- Library needs;
- Parking issues and policies.
- Membership. Voting Members of the committee shall consist of:
- Faculty (7 from the Faculty Senate, at least one from each college) AVP for Information Resources
- AVP for Student Services
- AVP for Facilities Management and Construction
- Administration and Finance Office Representative
- Academic Deans Representative
- President's Office Representative
- Librarian Representative
- UCT Representative
- USA Representative
- SGA Representative
- 1. Election of Chair. The FSSC membership will elect a chair from the committee. The Chair must be a tenured faculty member who will receive one course release or stipend per long semester. The FSSC will also have an administrative vice-chair, the Associate Vice President for Information Resources. The Chair will be elected in the first fall FSSC meeting and begin serving immediately. Nominations will be taken from the committee membership and a simple majority will be required for election.
- Duties of Chair. The responsibilities of the Chair are to coordinate with the Administrative Vice-Chair
- Calling and scheduling meetings;
- Setting the agenda for meetings of the committee;
- Distributing the committee agenda and minutes prior to scheduled meetings;
- Presiding over committee meetings;
- Coordinating the work of the committee with other Shared Governance committees;
- Providing a charge and membership selection for sub-committees;
- Providing policy oversight for the Computer Services Advisory Committee (CSAC), the Library Advisory Committee (LAC) and SGS assigned advisory committees;
- Maintaining contact with all subcommittees and advisory committees as an ex-officio and non-voting member;
- Presenting monthly reports to University Council on the work of the committee;
- Preparing and distributing annual reports on the committee to the university community.
- The Chair shall serve a term of two (2) years, if possible, or a new Chair will be elected at the first fall FSSC meeting from the FSSC membership.
- Committee members serve two (2) year terms, with half the members elected each year by their constituent groups, unless the represented group's constitution dictates otherwise.
- Constituencies must select their FSSC representative and notify the chair or vice chair prior to the first FSSC meeting of each year.
- The normal term of service in FSSC is twenty-four (24) consecutive months, beginning with the fall semester.
- Frequency. Meetings are normally held at least once each month. The committee normally selects the schedule for the meetings at the beginning of each semester.
- Specially called meetings. Special meetings may be called by the Chair(s) or by written request of a majority of committee membership.
- Agendas. The agenda for each meeting shall be published at least one week in advance of the
meeting. Each committee member may submit to the Chair(s) items for the Committee
agenda, prior to its publication. Any member of any constituent group or any person
at UHCL may introduce a policy proposal or other item to the chair of FSSC. The chair
of the committee may:
- Place the item on the committee's next available meeting agenda;
- Return the item to the person or group with notice that the item is not an FSSC concern;
- Route the item to the appropriate SGS committee; or
- Inform the person or group that the item needs further development before being introduced into FSSC.
5. Quorum. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum.
- A 60% majority of the committee membership is required to forward a recommendation to the University Council. All other voting will be by simple majority of all voting committee members.
- No proxies will be permitted on votes for final committee recommendations. Alternative methods of voting may be used as approved by FSSC membership.
- FSSC's recommendations are sent directly to University Council for approval.
All subcommittees are required to:
- Have a chair selected by the FSSC membership;
- Have a defined charge, name, and mechanism for membership selection; and
- Report to FSSC.
Any subcommittee recommendation must pass through FSSC as follows.
- Subcommittee develops proposal and presents a first reading to FSSC allowing members to take the proposal to their respective constituencies.
- FSSC votes on the proposal at the second reading.
The following subcommittees are permanent standing committees of FSSC established to address FSSC's specific responsibilities:
- Space Allocation and Utilization Subcommittee (SAUS) - The Space Allocation and Utilization
Subcommittee shall be a standing subcommittee of the Facilities and Support Services
Committee (FSSC), chaired by an FSSC faculty member appointed by the FSSC Chair and
approved by FSSC membership and the AVP for Information Resources will serve as administrative
co-Chair. Membership consists of:
- One faculty or administrative representative from each college (excluding co-Chair), to be selected by the college
- Facilities Scheduling Coordinator
- VP of Administration & Finance (or designee)
- AVP for Information Resources (co-Chair)
- AVP for Facilities Management and Construction
- AVP for Student Services (or designee)
- One University Staff Association (USA) representative
- One Student Representative
- Executive Director of the Library (or designee)
- Executive Director of UCT (or designee)
The subcommittee oversees space allocation and utilization, including the renovation of existing space or reallocation of vacated space. The subcommittee makes recommendations to FSSC on issues involving university space. Examples include reallocation of space between colleges or academic support units, rental rates for university space, and general classroom upgrades. The Facilities Scheduling Coordinator will report reallocations or renovations within colleges or academic support units at least annually.
- Parking and Traffic Safety Subcommittee - The Parking and Traffic Safety Subcommittee
shall be a standing subcommittee of FSSC chaired by an FSSC faculty member appointed
by the FSSC chair and approved by FSSC membership. Membership consists of:
- One faculty or administrative representative from each college (excluding Chair), to be selected by the college
- One undergraduate student representative
- One graduate student representative
- Two University Staff Association (USA) representatives
- One University Life Committee representative
- Police Chief (or designee)
- AVP for Facilities, Management and Construction (or designee)
- Disability Coordinator
- Executive Director of the Library (or designee)
This subcommittee has responsibility for coordinating with the administration and related units of the university oversight of the planning, maintenance, and correction of parking and traffic safety matters at the university including parking-related fees. The subcommittee does not deal with traffic citation appeals. All actions of the committee are brought to FSSC as a recommendation. This subcommittee is responsible for widely informing and involving all affected constituents in its deliberations and approved Actions.
The following advisory committees report to FSSC:
- Computer Services Advisory Committee (CSAC);
- Library Advisory Committee (LAC);
Advisory committees must report to FSSC at least once per long semester.
Any advisory committee policy recommendation must pass through FSSC as follows:
- Advisory committee develops proposal and presents a first reading to FSSC allowing members to take the proposal to their respective constituencies.
- FSSC votes on the proposal at the second reading
Nothing in this article prevents FSSC from taking up issues within the purview of any advisory committees.