The Steering Committee includes twelve academic managers, elected by the members of the larger AMG for a three-year term, and ex officio members from the offices of the Provost, Dean of the Faculty, Human Resources, Treasurer, Information Technology, Research and Project Administration and Executive Vice President. All University divisions, the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, engineering sciences, and programs/institutes/centers, are represented on the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee prepares the yearly agenda for AMG meetings based on input from the larger AMG and associated departments; reports on the progress of subcommittees at AMG Steering Committee meetings; reports on the status and expenditures of the AMG budget; and prepares and distributes minutes of the Steering Committee meetings, subcommittee meetings and AMG general meetings.
The Steering Committee selects a chair and/or co-chairs, associate chair, corresponding secretary, recording secretary, mentoring coordinator, treasurer, scheduler, website coordinator and archivist. These functions are reassigned annually.
The subcommittees are the working groups of the AMG and the links to many University offices. The purpose of these committees is to establish and maintain a dialogue, discuss general concerns, review policies and procedures, provide opportunities for professional development, and work together to solve university-wide problems. Each subcommittee is chaired by a member of the steering committee.
The standing subcommittees include:
- Administration and Compliance
- Human Resources/Training/Professional Development
- ORPA, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Sponsored Research Accounting
Ad hoc committees, such as Mentoring, may be formed as needed.
Membership in subcommittees is open to all members of the AMG, who are encouraged to volunteer for one or more committees. Other staff members may participate at the invitation of their manager, if their manager is a participating member of the subcommittee. Each subcommittee develops its own procedures, meeting schedule, and agenda. The work of the subcommittees is reported regularly to the Steering Committee and the full AMG. Representatives of offices involved in the subcommittees may be invited to the full AMG meetings as the need arises.