The Executive Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the chair, especially on personnel issues. It conducts the annual performance reviews and periodic post-tenure reviews of the faculty. The Executive Committee may at times delegate some of its responsibilities to subcommittees, other faculty and staff, and to ad hoc committees. It also forms the Search Committee, which it invites other faculty to join.
The Undergraduate Committee handles all policy questions relating to undergraduate study. This includes the definition of course content for undergraduate level courses, oversight of and change to the undergraduate curriculum, advising of undergraduate students, and the recommendation of candidates for undergraduate fellowships and scholarships.
The Graduate Committee is charged with a broad range of graduate student affairs, both for Masters and PhD students. These include student recruiting, advising, curricula and examinations, fellowships, travel awards, policies, petitions, and others.
The Search Committee is an ad hoc committee appointed by the Department Chair to handle all issues related to the recruitment of new faculty members. This includes identifying prospects, organizing candidate visits and talks, and recommending the extension of offers to specific candidates.
The Computing Committee is an ad hoc committee appointed by the Department Chair to oversee the selection, purchase, allocation, and maintenance of computing resources within the Department.
The Space Committee is an ad hoc committee appointed by the Department Chair to oversee the allocation of existing space within the department and advises the chair on the planning for new space.
The Personnel Committee is an ad hoc committee appointed by the Department Chair to oversee all issues related to faculty promotion and tenure. The committee also handles appointment of research faculty and post-tenure review.
The ABET Accreditation Committee is an ad hoc committee appointed by the Department Chair to oversee all issues related to ABET accreditation.
The Faculty Awards Committee identifies award opportunities for faculty and puts together the nominations.
The Newsletter Committee is responsible for the creation and distribution of the Computer Science Cache departmental newsletter.