The Executive Committee discusses cases for renewal, promotion, and tenure of tenure-track faculty. The Executive Committee consists of all tenured faculty with primary appointments in the department and the Associate Chair. Appropriate subsets of this group meet to consider promotion to Professor, as specified in the Faculty Handbook. All transactions are confidential, because of the nature of the business conducted.
The Graduate Admissions Committee acts for the department in correspondence with prospective graduate students and in recommending candidates to the Graduate School for admission to graduate study in the department and for fellowships. This committee also nominates candidates for competitive Duke University scholarships and fellowships.
The Graduate Curriculum Committee advises the department on matters pertaining to the graduate programs. The committee reviews the graduate curriculum at least every four years, and may recommend changes to the faculty. The committee acts for the department in recommending candidates for graduate awards.
The inDuke Steering Committee oversees certain administrative and policy aspects of the Department's Industry Partners Program. The Chair of the committee are the Director's of inDuke. Membership includes representation from ECE, CS, and Industry. The items in the purview of this committee include: planning and implementation of inDuke events, evaluating program development and success metrics, budgetary issues and monitoring expenditures of program funds, and evaluating and making recommendations to the faculty regarding administrative and policy matters related to inDuke.
The Computing Infrastructure Committee and the Chair oversee the operation of the department's Computing Laboratory. The Chair delegates to this committee the task of advising the Computing Laboratory manager and staff on matters of policy, funding, operations, priority, and equipment acquisition.
The Space Committee functions as an advisory committee to the Chair. This committee, with representatives from all major areas of the department, considers such issues as office assignments, lab assignments, and any other issues directly related to the allocation of space in both the LSRC and North buildings.
The Teaching Excellence Committee is composed of the DUS, DGS, and Assistant or Associate Chair. This committee reviews the teaching performance of all faculty in the department. The committee provides the Chair with a ranked list (excluding committee members) of the best teachers in the department for possible consideration in salary recommendations and teaching honors. It also alerts the Chair to cases where faculty teaching performance seems unsatisfactory.
The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee advises the department on matters pertaining to the undergraduate programs. The committee reviews the undergraduate curriculum for Computer Science majors at least every four years, and may recommend changes to the faculty. The committee acts for the department in recommending candidates for undergraduate awards.
The Communications Committee oversees certain administrative and policy aspects of the department's Web site including matters of priority, content, maintenance and development. The committee also advises on all marketing collateral for the department.