The Department has numerous committees. Important questions may
be voted on by the faculty as a whole or by the students.
The Personnel Committee consists of all tenured faculty,
with the Chair of the Department serving as committee chairperson.
It votes on hiring, tenure, and promotion of faculty. All
Departmental personnel decisions, including new appointments,
tenure, and promotion, are made by this committee. The committee's
decisions are passed on to the appropriate higher authority.
The Executive Committee consists of the Chair of the
Department, the Assistant Chair of the Department, the Assistant to
the Chair of the Department, the Director of Graduate Studies, the
Director of Undergraduate Studies, the Director of Laboratories,
the Chair of the Facilities Committee, the immediate past Chair of
the Department, and the Office Manager/Secretary to the Chair of
the Department. It coordinates the administrative activities of the
The Graduate Affairs Committee consists of the Director
of Graduate Studies (as chair), other faculty members (appointed by
the Chairman of the Department), and graduate students (elected by
the CSEGSA). The chairman of this committee supervises all graduate
student programs and advisement, including monitoring degree
progress, appointing doctoral committees, and promulgating policies
about RA, TA, and GA duties. This committee establishes graduate
degree and admissions requirements, graduate course offerings and
content, and other related matters. It also reviews graduate
applications and decides whom to admit.
The Undergraduate Affairs Committee consists of the
Director of Undergraduate Studies (as chair), other faculty members
(appointed by the Chairman of the Department), and undergraduate
students (elected by the Computer Science Undergraduate Student
Association). The Director of Undergraduate Studies supervises all
undergraduate students' programs and advisement, including
monitoring degree progress and disseminating information about
undergraduate study. The committee supervises undergraduate degree
and admissions requirements and undergraduate course offerings and
content. It also reviews undergraduate applications and decides
whom to admit.
The Facilities Committee consists of the chair of the
committee, the Director of Information Technology, all full-time
technical-support staff, interested faculty members, one graduate
student, and one undergraduate student. This committee organizes
and supervises all departmental laboratories and personnel working
in them. It also determines the policy on operating these
laboratories and makes recommendations about facilities and
services outside the Department. It serves as a liaison between the
Department and the office of Computing and Information
The Library Committee consists of one faculty member,
two graduate students, and a departmental secretary. The Library
Committee makes recommendations on library holdings and policy in
computer science in all university libraries. The committee also
maintains the Department's holdings.
The Colloquium Committee, consisting of one faculty
member and two graduate students, schedules colloquia for the
Department. The committee draws up speakers' schedules and makes
arrangements, including social activities.
The Recruiting Committee, consisting of faculty members
and graduate students, evaluates candidates for faculty positions
in the Department, when the Department has been authorized to
recruit for such positions.
The Publications Committee, consisting of the Assistant
to the Chair and two faculty members, oversees departmental
publications such as the Research Review and the departmental
The Internship Committee manages the undergraduate
The Teaching Quality Committee evaluates teaching
effectiveness of faculty members of the department.
The Social Committee manages the departmental social