Committees at PCA
At PCA we welcome initiatives from faculty, staff and students to establish working committees to raise awareness and further issues that are important to members of the community.
Any faculty, staff member or student can petition for the creation of a committee, following a set of guidelines.
In order to start a new committee, a petition has to be submitted to the President for review.
The President consults with relevant parties within the institution, compares the goals of the proposed new committee to existing committees, and considers the potential positive impact given the requested budget.
If a committee is approved it will have a space on the ’Support Services’ section of the Mon Paris portal and thus make its meeting minutes and action points available to any member of the PCA community.
If you want to make a request for a committee, you can email our President Linda Jarvin at firstname.lastname@example.org
A committee must be comprised of 3 to 7 members, with at least one representative from each constituency (faculty, staff, student).
The initial members are nominated by the petitioner, and starting in the second year, membership is opened up to the entire PCA community and positions are filled through elections.
In addition to elected members there may be ex officio (non-voting) members who by their role within PCA are relevant to the Committees objectives.
The committee makes decisions by majority vote. The petitioner(s) request an initial budget and, if the committee is approved, will then join the regular fiscal year budgeting cycle.
In the initial petition to create a Committee the following elements should be addressed:
- Name, position and department of petitioner(s)
- Overall goal and proposed name of the Committee
Expectations for committee members (number of annual meetings, participation in specific activities, etc.)
- Budget request for launching the committee
Discover PCA's Committees and Clubs