ARTICLE V: COMMITTEES

Section 1. Standing Committees.  The Board may establish committees in order to carry out the functions of the Consortium.  Such committees that are expected to continue for relatively long periods of time will be referred to as Standing Committees.


(a) Administrative Council.  The Administrative Council will function as a Standing Committee and will consist of one authorized representative from each member institution. The system administrator shall serve as an ex officio member.  The Administrative Council shall meet at least six (6) times per year.  Minutes of the Council's meetings shall be submitted to all Board members and members of the Administrative Council.  Sub-committees or Task Forces may be created by the Administrative Council.  The Administrative Council shall be responsible for the following:


(1) Review and recommend the annual budget to the Board.


(2) Assist in the selection of Consortium personnel.


(3) Review policies and procedures of the Consortium and make recommendations to the Board for any necessary changes in policies and/or procedures.


(4) Review membership requests and make recommendations to the Board for action.


(b) Nominating Committee.  The President shall appoint the Nominating Committee consisting of two (2) Consortium Board members at least two (2) months prior to the annual election of officers.  The slate of candidates shall be sent in writing to each Board member thirty (30) days prior to the election.


Section 2. Other Committees.  The Board may establish other Task Forces, Councils, or Temporary Committees in order to carry out the functions of the Consortium.


Section 3.  Executive Committee.  The officers of the Consortium shall function as an Executive Committee to perform any functions that may be designated to the Executive Committee by the Board of Directors, or as provided by the by-laws of the Consortium.