Faculty involvement is important for the disposition of certain key University issues with academic and administrative implication.  In the spirit of shared governance, these issues are dealt with by Joint Committees.  These committees are established and dissolved jointly by the President and the Senate and include members appointed by the President and members elected by the Senate to represent the faculty.  Typically one half of each Committee's membership is comprised of elected faculty members and one half of appointed faculty members, except as specified otherwise in the Senate Bylaws.  Joint Committees report to the President and, to the extent allowed, provide  information on committee activities and meeting minutes to the Senate.