Note: Official bylaws are part of the the Faculty Handbook. They are provided here only as a reference and are subject to change.
1. CAMPUS AESTHETICS COMMITTEE
The Public Art Policy, formerly known as the “Outdoor” Art Policy, as seen in the Student Handbook, approved by College Council on April 11, 1996, calls for the establishment of an ad hoc Campus Aesthetics Committee to oversee the implementation of the Public Art Policy. In the fall of 2003, it was established by College Council that this committee must be a standing committee, publicly meeting a minimum of twice a month.
a. One appointed faculty (voting)
b. Five appointed students (voting)
c. Five staff: one appointed Staff Council member (voting) and one staff member from each of the following divisions/departments: Pitzer Archives (voting), Pitzer Art Galleries (voting), Residence Life (voting), Facilities & Campus Services (non-voting).
For this body to approve or remove pieces of art in any form, at least four of the voting committee members including at least one student member must be present to establish quorum. In the event that committee members are unable to attend a committee meeting when a vote is called, a recording of the proposal and all proposal materials will be made available to absent members. An electronic vote may then be conducted in order to allow participation by all presented. Quorum requirements remain the same in instances of electronic voting procedures. If a tie vote occurs, a motion is defeated.
A faculty or staff member may serve as chair of the Committee.
11.2 This Committee is to oversee the implementation of the Outdoor Art Policy, as it is written in the Student Handbook.
a. Will receive for review and possible approval unsolicited proposals for paintings, murals, sculptures, or installations from students, faculty, staff, alumni and other persons or groups that are in any way affiliated with the campus.
b. The committee will entertain proposals for one or more artworks submitted by artists outside of the Claremont Consortium each academic year. The committee may plan campus-wide events which would include the creation and installation of this artwork. These works may be displayed for a short time and removed, or may become more durable features of the Pitzer landscape. The committee, in consultation with the artists and the Director/Curator of Pitzer Art Galleries, would indicate the expected duration of the installation based upon established guidelines.
c. The Committee will establish and publish procedures on Pitzer’s website on the Public Art Policy for receiving and reviewing unsolicited proposals for campus art and procedures for soliciting campus art, and will inform applicants of campus resources such as the Campus Life Committee, Art Collective, Research and Awards Committee, Student Senate, etcetera, as appropriate.
d. The Committee will also establish procedures for determining the duration of the installation of Public art, with due regard to issues of Pitzer’s Permanent Collection works, ownership, maintenance, and storage, and others which may arise.
e. The jurisdiction and responsibility of the Campus Aesthetics Committee will be for all artworks described in the Public Art Policy. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, the storage, maintenance and documenting of these pieces.