The GSA Constitution states the following about committees:
Specific concerns and issues within the General Council and among graduate students in general are to be met through the employment of specific-task committees. These committees shall be charged with establishing and prioritizing goals, keeping the General Council and the Executive Board informed of the progress made in meeting these goals. Permanent standing committees shall include: 1) Academic Affairs; 2) General Council Membership and Orientation; 3) Publications; and 4) Teaching/Research Assistant Concerns. Other standing committees may be appointed by the president as the need is perceived or as directed by the General Council or Executive Board.
Concerns and issues which are perceived as short-term may be delegated to committees with a limited duration. Examples of such committees include: 1) constitution/by-law revision; 2) new officer nomination; and 3) needs assessment survey. All such appointments are to be made by the president as he/she sees the need, or as directed by General Council or Executive Board. Such appointment shall be for a specified but renewable period of time.
Active Standing Committees
The GSA Executive Board developed the following committees to better serve the GSA General Council.
Academic Affairs Committee
Chair: GSA President
Chair: GSA Vice President
Chair: GSA Treasurer
Co-Chairs: GSA Secretary and Public Relations Officer
Administrators and other campus organizations often request that GSA representatives serve on their committees so our voices are heard. The GSA President also serves on the Graduate Faculty Senate.