Administrative decisions are, in large measure, the result of the work performed by committees and councils that help to implement policy and give counsel in University matters. Faculty members serve on all university-wide standing committees and most councils; some are elected by their colleagues while others are appointed by the Chancellor. One or more students serve on a number of committees; students are appointed by the Chancellor upon recommendation of the Student Government Association and the Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Administration. The role of the standing and ad hoc committees is an extremely important one in the structure of University governance. The structure of the standing committees of Troy University, and the polices governing committee assignments are outlined in the Guidelines for the Operation of Standing Committees. A current roster of the membership of standing committees and councils is published by the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and distributed to all faculty and staff, usually by October 1 of each year.