Responsibilities of Individual Committee Members
Each articulation committee member provides a vital link between the committee and his/her home institution. Articulation committee members are usually faculty members involved in courses or programs in the discipline related to the committee. Articulation committee members are chosen by their institutions in various ways: at some institutions, the member is a volunteer, and at others, s/he is elected or appointed by other faculty members, or by the dean or administrator involved with the discipline. Articulation committee members should have enough familiarity with the programs and/or courses in the discipline at their institution to be able to share information and to participate in discussions at the articulation committee meeting.
The specific responsibilities of articulation committee members are as follows:
- To attend meetings of the articulation committee (at the home institution’s cost);
- To determine if there are issues or concerns at their institution that should be discussed at the meeting, and contact the articulation committee chair to request that these issues or concerns be added to the meeting agenda;
- To distribute the meeting agenda in advance (if available) to department/program faculty and administrators, in order to solicit any institutional feedback on agenda items;
- To distribute the draft minutes of the meeting and own report to department/program faculty and administrators after the meeting (note: some institutions require such reports as condition of attendance);
- To prepare an institutional report for the meeting and submit it to the articulation committee chair (usually requested in advance, for distribution to all committee members with the agenda);
- To notify the relevant department head and/or administrator if unable to attend an articulation committee meeting, and ensure any replacement attendee has all relevant materials and information;
- To ensure that the committee chair has up-to-date contact information; and
- To be willing to host a meeting, and/or to participate in the articulation committee’s administration or activities, and/or in other ways to share equitably in the work associated with the operation of the committee.