Senior College at USM Lewiston-Auburn College

Committees

Administration:  The following committees listed under Administration shall be responsible for the internal workings and administration of day-to-day operations of SeniorCollege programs and activities working in conjunction with the staff liaison employed by the University of Southern Maine (USM) Lewiston-Auburn. 

Communications:  The following committees shall be responsible for preparing and distributing catalogs of courses and newsletters periodically to the membership and potential members. The committees shall develop other means of communication to the membership and potential members, such as but not limited to, the USM LA website, electronic mail, and bulletin boards. The committees shall create and disseminate promotional material for the general public within the service area. That shall include materials for the print and electronic media. 

Curriculum: 

Events and Activities:

Nominating Committee

Policy and By-Laws Committee

Liaison with Auburn Public Library 

Liaison to Maine Senior College Network

Finance Committee:
The Finance Committee shall prepare a recommended budget for the academic year to the Board of Directors prior to the start of the fall semester. The budget shall be a plan for the allocation of financial resources to support the programs and activities of SeniorCollege. The Finance Committee shall monitor the overall financial condition with respect to the agreed upon financial objectives of the Board of Directors of the Senior College and report at least semi-annually to the Board of Directors. The Finance Committee is not intended to perform an auditing or accounting function.
The chairperson of the Finance Committee must be a member and a director.  
Committee Members: Richard Lee (Chair), Judy Hierstein (Co-Chair), Cindy Boyd,  Crystal Ward

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Registration Committee:
The Registration Committee shall be responsible for the registration of members for courses.  The Committee shall maintain a data base of current, past and potential new members and enrollment in various courses for its own use and as a resource for other committees. 
The chairperson of the Registration Committee must be a member and a director.
Committee Members: Lucy Bisson (Chair), Pat Vampatella (Co-Chair), Claire Bilodeau, Crystal Ward

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Volunteer Committee:
The Volunteer Committee shall recruit and provide members to support the day to day operations of Senior College programs and activities.  
The chairperson of the Volunteer Committee must be a member.  
Committee Members: Cynthia Peters (Chair), Hugh Keene (Co-Chair),  Claire Bilodeau, Janet Stenberg

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Catalog Committee:
The Catalog Committee shall be responsible for preparing and distributing the catalog of courses to be offered by Senior College. 
The chairperson of the Catalog Committee must be a member.
Committee Members: Richard Lee (Chair), Crystal Ward (Co-Chair), Claire Small, Ralph Tuttle

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Marketing Committee:
The Marketing Committee Chairperson will prepare advertising drafts for the board to review, change and approve before it is sent to the newspaper or papers, electronic media, playbills, etc.  The Chairperson must work within a budget approved by the board.  All advertising is for the purpose of promoting the Senior College and must comply with the USMC legal language. 
The chairperson of the Marketing Committee must be a member and a director.
Committee Members:  Claire Small (Chair), Judy Hierstein (Co-Chair), Susan Donar, Janet Stenberg

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Public Relations Committee:
The Public Relations Committee will prepare and distribute information about Senior College to the general public beyond the membership by means of print and electronic media.  The Committee will also provide notices, flyers and other information to other organizations.  The Committee will also be responsible for providing up-to-date information for the Senior College website to the liaison.  
The chairperson of the Public Relations Committee must be a member.
Committee Members: Mary Jane Beardsley (Chair), Janet Stenberg (Co-Chair), Susan Donar, Rachel Morin, 

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Curriculum Committee:
The Curriculum Committee shall recommend to the Board of Directors the courses to be offered based on the interests of the membership, and the qualifications of potential instructors. The Curriculum Committee shall be responsible for obtaining instructors for courses.
The chairperson of the Curriculum Committee must be a member and a director.
Committee Members: Judy Hierstein (Chair), David Bernier (Co-Chair), George Blouin, Rose Goodwin, Helene Perry, Cynthia Peters

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Evaluation Committee:
The Evaluation Committee shall discuss and recommend to the Board of Directors the courses to be offered each semester based upon the interests of the membership as identified on the instructor evaluation forms, and the availability and qualifications of potential instructors. The Evaluation Committee shall be responsible for preparing evaluation envelopes for instructors each semester.  The Evaluation Committee shall also be responsible for electronically compiling the data from the returned evaluations, making copies and mailing them to the instructors. 
The chairperson of the Evaluation Committee shall be a member and a director.
Committee Members: Cynthia Peters (Chair), Anita Poulin (Co-Chair), Theresa Bazinet, Mary Jane Beardsley, George Blouin, Cindy Boyd

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Annual Meeting and Special Events Committee:
The Annual Meeting and Special Events Committee shall arrange the Appreciation Dinner for Instructors in the fall and the Annual Meeting of Membership in May. 
The chairperson of the Annual Meeting and Special Events Committee must be a director.
Committee Members: Richard Lee (Chair) , Sharon McGilvery (Co-Chair), Claire Bilodeau, Susan Donar, Donna Sweetser

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Food for Thought Committee:
The Food for Thought Committee shall arrange speakers and a caterer to present at a once a month luncheon with speaker. 
The chairperson of the Food for Thought Committee must be a member and a director.

Committee Members: Judy Hierstein (Chair), Claire Bilodeau (Co-Chair),  Cindy Boyd, Sharon McGilvery, Polly Robinson, Joanne Sabourin, Claire Small

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Liaison with Auburn Public Library:
The Liaison to the Auburn Public Library shall act as the representative for the Senior College Board. 

The purpose of the Liaison is to exchange information, provide updates for activities and act as a single point of contact between the Senior College Board and the Auburn Public Library.

The Liaison individual shall report to the Board any activities as deemed by the Representative to be of interest to the Senior College membership.
Committee Members Joanne Sabourin (Chair), Claire Small(Co-Chair)

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Liaison to Maine Senior College Network:
The Liaison with the Maine Senior College Network shall interface with the Maine Senior College Network personnel and provide information on the USM – LAC Senior College activities, and in-turn receives information from MSCN to be shared with the Board of Directors. A monthly submission of pictures and articles regarding the USM-LAC Senior College activities for the MSCN newsletter is encouraged which is then distributed to the other Senior Colleges in Maine.
The liaison with the Senior College Network Committee must be a member and a director.
Committee Members:  Susan Donar (Chair), Mary Jane Beardsley (Co-Chair)

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Nominating Committee:
The Nominating Committee shall consist of at least three but not more than five persons appointed by the Chairperson of the Senior College of which at least two shall be directors.  Any person appointed who are not directors shall be members who have paid the membership fee during the academic year or instructors teaching during the academic year in which the appointment is made.  

The Nominating Committee shall report to the Board of Directors at least 45 days prior to the Annual Meeting with its slate of nominees to fill the five three-year terms and such one-year and two-year terms that may exist due to vacancies (see Article V, Section 3) on the Board of Directors.

The Nominating Committee shall identify and maintain a list of potential candidates to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors or on the several committees.
The Chairperson of the Nominating Committee must be a director.
Committee Members: Lucy Bisson (Chair), Theresa Bazinet (Co-Chair)

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Policy and Bylaws Committee:
ThePolicy and Bylaws Committee shall be responsible for encouraging the discussion of subjects governing the operation and administration of Senior College; the preparation of draft policies and draft amendments to these Bylaws for consideration and action by the Board of Directors; and for maintaining the Lewiston Auburn Senior College Board of Directors Policy Manual that shall be available to the membership of Senior College.
The chairperson of the Policy and By-Laws Committee must be a director.   
Committee Members: Lucy Bisson (Chair), Richard Lee (Co-ChaIr) Theresa Bazinet

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