The committee is composed of seven (7) members from the Faculty of Science appointed by the Dean of Science from names solicited from the Faculty of Science community at large. A majority of members are to be directly involved in field work and the remainder are to have an interest in field work. The committee is chaired by the Dean of the Faculty of Science or designate. Members of the committee serve at the pleasure of the Dean. The normal term of service is three years and terms are staggered to provide some continuity while encouraging fresh ideas. Multiple terms of service are permitted.
Quorum consists of a simple majority of the members of the committee (not including the chair). Decisions are made by majority vote of the members present at the meeting at which the vote occurs. The chair is non-voting except to break ties. Minutes of all meetings will be kept.
To advise the Dean on all matters directly related to field work as practiced in the Faculty of Science, including but not limited to:
To provide the necessary liaison between the Dean and researchers involved in field work activities, specifically:
With approval of the Dean, to undertake specific initiatives to promote and advocate for support of field work when necessary on behalf of the Faculty of Science
To handle the adjudication of applications for support of field work made to the Faculty of Science (a single late fall call for applications is anticipated). Specifically:
To ensure the timely update of these terms of references and all arising policies and procedures.
The Field Work Advisory Committee is advisory to, and therefore also reports to, the Dean of Science.
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