College of Health and Human Services committees on campus at NAU
Learn the function of each College of Health and Human Services Committee. Meeting minutes are available to college employees by accessing the public drive.
Academic Integrity Committee Accordion Closed
Academic Integrity Policy
Hearing Board Training & Procedures Manual
Northern Arizona University’s Academic Integrity Policy is based on the premise that members of the university community should display honesty and respect in their academic work. It sets forth the expectations of students in participating in academic activities and outlines the procedures for allegations of academic misconduct.
Each college at Northern Arizona University shall have an Academic Integrity Hearing Board. The Hearing Board can serve different functions under the Academic Integrity Policy. The Hearing Board may be an appeals board, reviewing the processes and actions taken by faculty members, Department Chairs, or Associate Deans in earlier stages of the process. Alternatively, the Hearing Board can be a board of first review for allegations of severe misconduct or where a finding of violation may result in program dismissal or other college or university sanctions.
It is important to remember that the goal of the Academic Integrity Policy is to reinforce the idea of Academic Integrity and to take corrective action when a student fails to exhibit academic integrity. Some violations are so bold and blatant that a student may lose the right to continue in a program or even to continue studies at NAU. Other violations may be more suited to educational assignments and loss of points on individual assignments. The Hearing Board is charged with protecting the integrity of the institution and the academic environment and their hearings and decisions should reflect that mission.
The College of Health and Human Services shall establish its own Academic Integrity Hearing Board. Not all members of the Hearing Board will serve on all hearings. If a college contains schools within the college, the Dean of the college may establish a separate Hearing Board for the school. A model Hearing Board consists of the following:
- A chairperson who is a member of the faculty and, preferably, an experienced Board member, appointed by the Dean of the college for a two-year term. A college may have two or more faculty members trained as chairpersons.
- Fourteen faculty members elected for three-year terms by the faculty of the college. Each CHHS department and the School of Nursing shall elect two representatives from their respective unit.
- Five students appointed by the Dean of the college for at least one year terms. At least one student should be a graduate student. When possible, student terms should be two years and should be staggered.
Curriculum & Assessment Committee Accordion Closed
Refer to Curriculum & Assessment for more information.
Honors and Scholarship Committee Accordion Closed
The CHHS Honors and Scholarship Committee is composed of one faculty member from each department and the School of Nursing. Committee members are identified by their department chair/director per their department/school’s process. Elections for the committee chair are done at the first meeting of the new academic year (September/October). Committee members serve a three-year term and committee chairs are elected for one year.
The committee may elect to appoint additional co-chair, faculty, staff and/or student representatives to serve on sub-committee assignments as deemed necessary.
Distinguished Senior and Graduate Student Awards (fall and spring)
The CHHS Honors and Scholarship committee will ensure the Distinguished Senior and Graduate Student of the Semester and Department Students of the Semester are recognized according to the CHHS rubric. In the event of a tie, the committee chair will select the recipient of the award.
CHHS Scholarships (spring only)
The CHHS Honors and Scholarship Committee is responsible for reviewing scholarship applications and making a selection for each CHHS Scholarship that satisfies the criteria. One committee member is responsible for initially reviewing applications to ensure students meet the minimum criteria. The committee submits the names of selected recipients to the Dean’s Office.
NAU Undergraduate Symposium (spring only)
The Undergraduate Symposium occurs during the spring semester on the last Friday in April. In liaison with the NAU Undergraduate Symposium, the CHHS Honors and Scholarship Committee encourages faculty, staff, graduate students, alumni, and community members to participate and judge undergraduate posters. The committee reviews and edits the rubric that is used by the judges each academic year. Posters are broken up into three categories: research, literature review, and service project. The top three scoring posters receive an award from the Dean that is presented to them by their department chair/director.
Each departmental/school recognition ceremony (if implemented) will be funded by each individual department/school within CHHS. Funding for the Undergraduate Symposium will come from The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity and the CHHS Dean’s Office. Each department/school is expected to recognize their student’s awards. The Dean’s Office hosts a breakfast prior to the Undergraduate Symposium. Judges, presenters, faculty, and staff are invited to participate.
Interprofessional Education Committee Accordion Closed
The CHHS Interprofessional Education (IPE) Committee is composed of representative faculty members from each department and School of Nursing, two who are elected as co-chairs of the committee. The term of the committee and chairperson(s) is two years.
Faculty members outside of the committee are encouraged to participate to learn, contribute, and accelerate interprofessional education within the college. In order to participate in the committee, faculty members are to attend a minimum of one meeting per semester.
The purpose of the IPE Committee is to provide support, training and education for current Evidence Base Practice (EBP) implementation of all interprofessional endeavors in CHHS. In addition, the committee will evaluate interprofessional educational processes, events, and programs that engage faculty, provide evidence of high quality interprofessional collaboration, and optimal educational outcomes for every student.
The IPE Committee recommends and provides advisement to the Dean and faculty members within the college on recommendations related to interprofessional education, which may include, but is not limited to, faculty-faculty and faculty-student collaboration, curriculum, programs, and events.
Promotion & Tenure Committee Accordion Closed
Refer to the Conditions of Faculty Service for more information.
Technology Committee Accordion Closed
Visit the Faculty Senate for information regarding all university-level committees.