Senate Standing Committees

Much of the business of the Senate is done in committees. In committees, members discuss issues, plan initiatives, vet appointees, craft and discuss legislation, allocate funding, and more. Each committee is chaired by a Senator, elected by the Senate, with membership appointed by the senate chair. Read below for a brief overview of the duties and responsibilities of the four standing committees. The committees' full duties and responsibilities may be found in the bylaws. 

Rules Committee
Finance Committee
University Relations Committee
Student and Academic Affairs Committee
The Rules Committee is made up of the chairs of the other committees. The Rules Committee is responsible for the internal functions, rules and policies of UAF including constitutional amendments, bylaw changes, senator orientation and investigations.

The Finance Committee is responsible for ASUAF's finances. The committee reviews the budget, approves requests for funding (such as travel funding) and reviews any legislation involving or requiring funding. 

The University Relations Committee tracks and reports on policy issues that may be of importance to UAF students. The committee works with university faculty, staff and administrators to promote the university to local and state officials and report on political actions at the local, state and federal level that impact UAF. The University Relations Committee tracks and reports on policy issues that may be of importance to UAF students. The committee works with university faculty, staff and administrators to promote the university to local and state officials and report on political actions at the local, state and federal level that impact UAF. 

The Student and Academic Affairs Committee is primarily responsible for taking on issues and initiatives that impact the quality of student life, regularly polling the student body to uncover issues important to students.