FUNCTION: To represent the faculty, staff, and students in matters related to the construction and maintenance of campus buildings and grounds. The committee shall solicit and serve as the conduit for campus-wide faculty input into the nature and direction of building construction and renovation initiatives and convey those concerns to all affected stakeholders along with any recommendations it considers appropriate. The committee shall meet separately at least annually with representatives of master planning and public arts committees. A representative of the committee (generally, the chair) shall serve on the Campus Master Planning Committee, or its equivalent. A member of the committee shall, when appropriate, be appointed by the president as a voting member to a committee created during the preparation of the preliminary plans for the erection of a particular building, to serve until its completion.
COMPOSITION: Nine (9) voting members of the General Faculty, including at least one representative from the School of Architecture, and one (1) member of the University staff, all appointed by the president for five (5) year terms. Two (2) undergraduate students appointed by the president from a panel of four (4) names submitted by Student Government, and one (1) graduate student from a panel of two (2) names submitted by the Graduate Student Assembly. Students shall serve one (1) year terms and shall be eligible for reappointment. The students must be from different colleges or schools. In addition, every year the chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two (2) voting faculty members of the Faculty Council for one (1) year terms. Each fall, the committee shall elect a chair elect who shall be a voting faculty member of the committee, though, if that proves impossible, it shall elect a vice chair as an interim measure, while continuing to seek a chair elect. Each committee shall make an annual report on its work, in writing, to the General Faculty and Faculty Council. The senior vice president of financial and administrative services or a delegate shall be an ex officio member without vote. The University of Texas System Board of Regents' ("UT System") associate vice chancellor for facilities planning and construction and a representative from the Office of Campus Planning and Project Management shall serve as administrative advisors without vote.