The primary role of an ex officio member of university standing committee is to be a source of communication between the committee and the administrative office or officer he or she represents and between the administrative office or officer and the committee. In addition, the ex officio member may be able to contribute information or expertise to the committee. However, if the committee is properly to serve its function in university governance, the primary role in formulating policy or reaching other decisions must rest with the regularly appointed faculty, staff, and student members of the committee. [Statement approved by Committee on Committees, January 28, 1993.]

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