A great opportunity to get involved with Oregon Tech is to join a committee. This is for any student seeking to have a voting voice in some of the important decisions affecting students and the campus as a whole. If you are searching for a way to be more active on campus without the strain of major time commitments, then this would be right up your alley. This position will definitely increase your professional development skills and look great on a resume.
All of the Committees, Commissions, and Councils consist of a variety of faculty, staff and students both from Klamath Falls and Wilsonville. These groups generally will meet a couple times a term and try to find solutions to specific issues that affect the University as a whole.
Student Representation on Committees/Commissions, 2016-17
The mission of the Sustainability Committee is to serve as the coordinating body for the university’s activities relating to sustainability.
The Equity Committee will identify opportunities for Oregon Tech’s faculty, staff and students to build a supportive educational environment for all students including first generation, low-income, minority and underserved students at Oregon Tech. To serve students equitably, we will focus on attracting and retaining underserved students so that they will no longer be underserved.
This committee will provide advice and comment about proposed resident undergraduate tuition rates for the upcoming academic year
Advising Coordinator Commission
Students on this committee will provide feedback on best practices for academic advising based on their own experience.
Commission on College Teaching
The responsibilities of the CCT are: 1) to foster and promote sound instructional practices; 2) to promote innovative instructional techniques; 3) to evaluate grant applications and make recommendations to the Provost on these and related activities pertaining to the improvement of college teaching; and 4) to serve as a resource to faculty members in the improvement of their teaching.
Curriculum Planning Commission
The CPC; 1) reviews and makes recommendations regarding curricular changes at the undergraduate level; 2) reviews the documentation of proposed curricular changes for impact on the curricula of other academic units; and 3) reviews proposals for new degrees, minors, and certificates to ensure they follow Oregon Tech guidelines.
The Committee assists in developing goals and objectives for international student and faculty programs.
Library Resource Committee
The responsibilities of the Commission include: 1) recommend the funds required for establishing desirable acquisition levels and a discerning allocation of budgeted funds to support the need for books, periodicals, and other educational materials; and 2) develop, implement, and revise policies that govern the use of library resources within and outside the library proper.
Affirmative Action Commission
The Affirmative Action Commission responsibilities include: 1) recommending policies; 2) reviewing and recommending changes to the Oregon Tech Affirmative Action plan; and 3) serving as a line of communication between the President, Affirmative Action Officer, and the various campus constituencies.
The Safety Commission will be responsible for developing recommendations for providing a safe and secure campus for students, faculty and staff.
The Americans with Disabilities Act Commission is charged with reviewing potential barriers to equal access to the programs, services and activities of Oregon Tech and recommending solutions. The Commission is to prepare an annual prioritization of projects and review progress made in the past year on resolving access barriers.
Student Hearing Commission
The functions of the Student Hearing Commission include: 1) provide an opportunity for communication between students and faculty members Advising ; 2) consider any campus-wide problems of student- faculty relationships and make recommendations to the appropriate dean; 3) conduct hearings for students whose conduct is not in keeping with the standards of the college as described in the Student Conduct Code; 4) conduct hearings for students who claim to have received prejudiced or capricious academic evaluations.
Veterans Action Committee
The responsibilities of the Veterans Action Committee are to work with the student Oregon Tech Veterans Association to sustain a veteran-friendly and empowering organization and University to make all Oregon Tech services, programs, and resources known to and effective in their delivery to on-campus veterans and to be a resource for orientation, retention, academic success, and career opportunities for veterans at Oregon Tech.
Drone Advisory Committee
The drone committee will be responsible for helping to create the drone policy for Klamath Falls and Portland-Metro campuses.
Portland-Metro Specific Committees
Wilsonville Campus Safety and Security Council
The WCSSC reviews safety and security items for the Portland-Metro Campus, coordinates activities and information between the Safety Commission, the WCSSC and the campus community, coordinates projects, and works towards the continuous improvement of the safety and security on the Portland-Metro Campus.
Student Experience Council
Student Experience Council: The council evaluates the student experience at Oregon Tech by identifying student issues that need to be addressed as well as hallmarks that help to define our student experience.
Portland-Metro Resource Budget Commission
The RBC was established to meet unique needs within academic and non-academic departments at Oregon Tech. The Commission: 1) considers budget proposals and provides for overlooked needs at the Institute, and 2) allocates the resource budget every year.