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Committee Name
  Professional Relations Committee  
  The Professional Relations Committee provides confidential guidance and facilitation toward the resolution of professional and interpersonal relations among faculty members by enhancing communication and fostering mutual understanding of faculty roles and responsibilities. Participation in the Professional Relations process is voluntary, involving only those parties willing to work with one or more committee members through a process designed to either (1) work one-on-one with a faculty member to help them resolve a concern, or (2) to bring the faculty members together and work with both of them to resolve the concern.  
  The Professional Relations Committee is a standing Senate Committee. Committee members are elected by a vote of the Senate. The Committee, which is comprised of ten full-time faculty members, shall include individuals who broadly represent both the diversity of the faculty, and the various schools/disciplines. Committee members shall assiduously avoid any conflict of interest, and shall recuse themselves from activity in any dispute in which their participation might create the appearance of impropriety. The Committee shall elect a chair who shall be responsible for scheduling meetings, coordinating training, and selecting subcommittees as required. The committee will meet as frequently as necessary to conduct its business, and to complete conflict management training.  
Reports To
  Faculty Senate President  
Terms of Office
  Rotating three-year terms.  
  Bruce Osburn  
  Abel Chen, Greg Creel, Michael Fong, Tim Greene, Robin Ikeda, Tamari Jenkins, David Karp, Renee Ketchum, Bruce Osburn (Chair), Sariwan Tjandra  
Meeting Day & Time
  As needed.  
  The Professional Relations (PR) Committee was reconstituted in the Spring of 2009. Faculty Senate approved the PR Working Document on 04/28/09. Working Document was revised and approved on 01/19/10.  
Record Updated On
  2011-08-08 15:54:08