Academic and Internal Affairs Committee
Chaired by the Vice President
The purpose of the Academic and Internal Affairs Committee, AIAC, is to serve as a liaison between the Student Body and the administration on matters dealing with academic courses, procedures, and policies; teacher quality and quantity; and related initiatives of the LBJ School. Responsibilities of the AIAC include, but are not limited to:
Providing an open forum for students to address concerns about life at the LBJ School.
Organizing and facilitating town hall meetings, forums, and/or guest speakers to address diversity policy issues on a national, state, and local level, and within the LBJ School.
Meeting with the Associate Dean for Academics and Research regularly to discuss academic matters and other matters of interest to the Student Body.
Coordinate the spring awards ceremony for the LBJ School faculty.
Serve as the student voice to the administration with regard to renovations or other matters of the LBJ School environment or facilities.
Chaired by the Finance Director
The purpose of the finance committee is to coordinate the appropriations process, including the disbursal of funds. Responsibilities of the Finance Committee include, but are not limited to:
Conducting the appropriations process three times per academic year.
Coordinating, on behalf of GPAC, all fundraising activities.
Maintaining a balance sheet for each account under the control of the committee.
Outreach and Professional Development Committee
Chaired by the Professional Development Director
The purpose of the Outreach and Professional Development Committee (OPD) is to promote the positive image of the LBJ School while ensuring that current students are fully prepared to enter into their careers in public affairs. Responsibilities of the Outreach and Professional Development Committee include, but are not limited to:
Fostering productive and mutually beneficial relationships with alumni, including alumni-student dinners, mentor-ships, brown bag speaker series, network-building, and participation in activities for admitted students.
Promote events on campus using LBJ Student listservs and other online means.
Organize and facilitate the informal brown bag speaker series, and solicit input from the Student Body on desired speakers and topics of discussion.
Coordinate, in collaboration with the Orientation Captains, the student organization and internship fair during orientation week.
Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Chaired by the Diversity & Inclusion Director
The purpose of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee coordinates, facilitates, and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the LBJ School and within GPAC. The D&I committee is unique in that its membership includes representatives appointed by the Feminist Policy Alliance, the Policy Alliance for Communities of Color (PACC), and the Pride Policy Alliance student group in addition to elect members of the GPAC General Assembly.
Student Life Committee
Chaired by the Student Life Officer
The purpose of the Student Life Committee is to provide opportunities that contribute to the physical, mental, and emotional enrichment of LBJ students, faculty, and staff. The Committee shall: —
(1) Coordinate social activities, including but not limited to: — happy hours, parties, picnics and arts and crafts events;
(2) Organize events that promote the fitness and wellness of LBJ students, including but not limited to:— Intramural sports, participation in public athletic events, facilitating stress-relieving activities, hosting mental health awareness events;
(3) Ensure that events are reflective and inclusive of LBJ students’ diversity and minority groups.
Community Engagement Committee
Chaired by the Community Engagement Director
The purpose of the Community Outreach Committee is to organize community service events and build relationships with community organizations. Responsibilities of the Community Outreach Committee include:
Facilitate community service activities at which LBJ students volunteer their services for the betterment of the greater community.
Building relationships with community organizations who share common interests with the LBJ School such as professional organizations, non-profits, advocacy organizations, and political organizations.