College Council has finally completed its new web site, to replace the old one that was extremely defunct. Here’s the new one: Williams College Council Web page. It has links to lots of good resources (minutes, constitution, a list of representatives) and places for people to give input (most of which are not running yet.)

Morgan’s e-mail about committee positions follows.

Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 18:55:54 -0500 (EST)
From: Morgan.J.Goodwin@williams.edu
To: williams-students@williams.edu
Subject: Apply for Committee Positions

Hello Campus,

Are you interested in getting involved at Williams? Want to work with other
students, faculty and administrators to make a difference? Apply to be on a
student-faculty or administrative committee. Committee work is an excellent
way to influence the college and get experience working on a wide range of
campus issues. Students will be apppointed by the College Council Appointments
Committee and notified two weeks after spring break. We hope you all will
consider applying. Committee descriptions are listed below.

CC would also like to take this opportunity to present our new website at
http://wso.williams.edu/orgs/cc/index.php (thanks to the previous
administration for their hard work on this)

Keep it classy, Williams College,

-morgan-

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***Please email applications to Remington Shepard at 08ras.***
Deadline is Wednesday, March 14th at 11:59pm. The deadline will NOT be
extended.
Applications should NOT exceed a page in length and should include: 1. Name,
class, SU box, and committee position 2. Specific ideas and proposals for the
committee to address 3. Relevant previous experience

Committees are:

Finance Committee (FinCom)
Stetson/Sawyer Renovation Committee
Committee on Diversity and Community (CDC)
Committe on Undergraduate Life (CUL)
Grievance Committee
Campus Environment Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibilty
Committee on Educational Policy (CEP)
Calendar and Scheduling Committee
Lecture Committee
Winter Study Committee
Dining Services Committee
Information Technology Committee (ITC)
Housing and B&G Committee
Library Committee
Office of Career Counseling Committee (OCC)
Campus Safety and Security Advisory Committee
Student Health Advisory Council
The College and Community Advisory Committee??

COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS ARE LISTED BELOW:

SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY FINANCE COMMITTEE (Fincom) (8 members plus the
College Council Treasurer): Chaired by the College Council treasurer, this
committee aids the Council inallocating our quarter-million dollar Student
Activities Tax, which funds ACE and other clubs and student organizations.
Responsibilities include working closely with subgroup treasurers, attending
all Finance Committee meetings, and attending Council meetings when your
expertise is relevant to Council business. Anyone interested in running for
College Council treasurer must be or have been on the Finance Committee.

STETSON/SAWYER RENOVATION COMMITTEE: (5 students, plus faculty and staff): This
committee reviews the plans for the new buildings and provides student input.

**COMMUNITY DISCUSSION AND LIFE**

COMMITTEE ON DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY (CDC) (3 faculty, 2 administrators, and 5
students): The CDC seeks to sustain and encourage dialogue and open
exchange of ideas about race, culture, and identity. We believe that such
dialogue should be an integral part of both the curricular and extracurricular
experiences of all Williams’s students and that it will foster mutual
understanding among members of a diverse college community. The President of
the College appoints the members of this committee based on the recommendations
of the Appointments Committee.

COMMITTEE ON UNDERGRADUATE LIFE (CUL) (5 faculty, 6 students): The ?CUL plays
an integral role in the structure of undergraduate life. Past projects have
included designing the cluster house system and reexamining alcohol policy.

GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE (2 faculty, 2 administrators, 2 MinCo representatives, and
4 students via Appointments): This committee hears and rules on grievances
lodged regarding a form of discrimination, whose members stand ready to serve
in this capacity as the need arises.

CAMPUS ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CEAC) would like to recruit two new
first-year members to serve until March 31 of their senior year. CEAC compiles
the Environmental State of the Campus report and members work with the college
administration to improve the college’s environmental practices. In the next
year, it is likely that one of the primary issues will be investigating how
to reduce Williams’s ever-increasing CO2 emissions through a wide range of
energy conservation tactics and trying to shape college policy to this end,as
called for by the Climate Initiative.

THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON SHAREHOLDER RESPONSIBILITY (ACSR) (2 administrators,
2
staff, 2 students, 2 alumni): This committee advises the Board of Trustees on
?how to invest the college’s endowment in a socially responsible manner. In
the late 1970s, the committee considered whether the College should avoid
investing in firms doing business in South Africa during the apartheid period.
More recently, it studied divestment from tobacco companies.

**ACADEMIC LIFE**

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATIONAL POLICY(CEP) (7 faculty, 4 administrators, 6 students
including one from each division and one to be elected from the first-year
class): This committee is responsible for approving new courses, contract
majors, major requirements, and examining all possible changes in the
curriculum, larger curricular changes, and recommending action to the
faculty.

CALENDAR & SCHEDULING COMMITTEE Calendar (4 faculty, 2 administrators, and 5
students): This committee proposes the academic calendar to the faculty and
works to improve class hour schedules submitted by departments.

LECTURE COMMITTEE (4 faculty and 4 students): This committee aids in funding
lectures proposed by other organizations on campus and plans its own large
lecture series to take place the following year. Please state your (potential)
major(s) and which lectures at Williams you’ve most enjoyed on your
application.

WINTER STUDY COMMITTEE(5 faculty and 4 students): Recommends and administers
policy on the Winter Study program, including reviews of all faculty and
student projects for approval and allocation of funding. Approves 99s, the
travel course proposals, and develops ways to streamline the 99 and travel
course timetable.

**CAMPUS SERVICES**

DINING SERVICES COMMITTEE (11 students and the director of dining
services): Students on this committee advise the Director of Dining Services on
all food matters, including the dining hall system, the quality and
availability of food, and offerings in the new student center.

INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE (ITC) (4 faculty, 2 administrators, and 3
students): Past activities have included investigating the possibility of
providing computers for all students at Williams, ensuring that there is equal
access to the network and all computer hardware, evaluating new purchases, and
examining the role of Jesup in campus life. One or two of the positions will go
to students involved in WSO.

HOUSING AND B&G COMMITTEE (3 students and administrators): The purpose of this
committee is to ensure that student opinion is taken into consideration when
making decisions regarding the policy in residential halls and campus
work.

LIBRARY COMMITTEE(7 faculty, 3 administrators, and 3 students): This
Committee advises on matters of general policy for the Williams College library
system. Past activities include advising on improved Science Library
facilities. The committee usually meets once a month in the late afternoon, and
holds additional meetings when the Stetson/Sawyer architects make public
presentations.

OFFICE OF CAREER COUNSELING COMMITTEE (OCC) (8 students and the director of the
OCC): This committee is charged with aligning the policies of the OCC with
student needs and requests.

CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (8 students and the Director of
Security): This committee meets approximately once a month to discuss student
and security relations, safety rules, party regulations, and other security
concerns.

STUDENT HEALTH AND ADVISORY COUNCIL (2 student chairs, Health Center staff and
delegates from health-related groups on campus): Members of SHAC generally
meet once or twice a semester to discuss a variety of issues including policy,
programs and patient satisfaction.

THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (3 faculty, 3 students): This
committee advises senior staff on issues that grow from the College and
community’s interdependence with the primary goal of identifying and
encouraging efforts of mutual benefit. The ex-officio members include the
Director of Public Affairs, the Chaplain and Coordinator of Community Service,
and the Coordinator of Experiential Education.

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