Faculty Council & Sub council
Curriculum and Academic Policy Council
Advisory to Deans Council
Joint Council on International Education [not activated]
Advisory to VPAA
Faculty Development Coordinating Committee
Assessment and Effectiveness Working Group
Instructional Technology Committee
Learning Center Advising Committee
CID Advisory Committee (also a sub to Faculty Development Coordinating Committee)
Honors Program Council
Council for Study Abroad & Internationalizing the Curriculum
Tenure and Promotion Panel
Advisory Panel for Smith Faculty Award
Internal Grants Advisory Panel
Library Committee (advises Ex. Dir. OITS; works closely with Academics)
Councils for Cross Disciplinary Programs (New College)
Integrative Studies Council
Bachelor of Applied Sciences
Information Technology Career Ladder Council (ITCL)
Health Care Management & Related Programs Council
Experiential Learning Council
Student & Enrollment Services
Student Services Committee
School Promotion and Tenure Committees
Arts & Sciences
Members are elected by schools (and faculty privilege group) during Spring Semester. (End of term indicated by date in parentheses.)
A Liaison to the Administrative Council is chosen by FC. The 1999-2000 liaison is tba.
The chair of the Curriculum and Academic Policy Council is chosen by FC. The 1999-2000 chair is tba.
A liaison to the Deans Council is chose by CAPC. The 2000-2001 liaison is tba.
Responsibilities and charges: The Campus Services Committee reports to the President through the Administrative Council. The subcommittees report to the Campus Services Committee. The Campus Services Committee is responsible for promoting effective communication about and coordination of the services provided to students and colleagues by the offices represented on the committee and the subcommittees. In addition, the Campus Services committee is charged to study and make recommendations concerning improved campus services policies and procedures.* Academic issues such as admission standards, graduation requirements, curriculum development, etc. remain the purview of the Curriculum and Academic Policy Council and the Faculty Council.
* Elected by Panel from elected members
** Elected by working group from elected and appointed members
School members serve one-year terms and may be re-elected.
Responsibilities: The purpose of this group is to enhance coordination between the various faculty development functions within Academic Affairs. Collaboration between the groups advising the VPAA regarding faculty development will help ensure that planning and activities support the mission of the University and meet the needs of the faculty.
Specifically, this council will:
Recommend to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs institutional priorities for the support of faculty development activities.
Recommend faculty development activities which reflect and support the agreed-upon priorities.
Advise the Vice President for Academic Affairs concerning any faculty development issues, especially those that are not within the scope of responsibility of another working group.
Responsibilities: The purpose of this panel is to advise the VPAA concerning the design, implementation, management, and evaluation of the academic assessment program for general education and the majors. The recommendations of this group must be developed within the context of the agreed-upon purposes for academic assessment and the guiding principles set forth for the academic assessment program. Specific responsibilities of this group include:
Providing recommendations regarding the refinement, implementation, and evaluation of the research design for assessing the quality of individual student learning and the effectiveness of the institution’s academic programs.
* Appointed by VPAA in consultation with the dean
Responsibilities: The purpose of this group is to enhance coordination between the faculty and the administrative units responsible for supporting and guiding the use of instructional technology in both on-line courses which use a variety of forms of media to deliver instruction at a distance and technologically enhanced on-campus courses. The faculty on this committee will advise the Vice President of Academic Affairs concerning the use of instructional technology including:
Members (except ex officio) are chosen by VPAA/dean.
Responsibilities: To advise the VPAA and LC Director concerning operation and continued development of the Center.
* Elected by the sending committee
Responsibilities: To advise the VPAA regarding the operation of the Center for Instructional Development (CID) and to insure input into CID operations from both the Faculty Development Coordinating Committee and the Instructional Technology Committee.
Members (except ex officio) are appointed by VPAA/dean
Responsibilities: The Honors Program Council provides counsel and assistance to the Honors Program Coordinator in the operation of the program and advises the VPAA on program policy. Within established policy, the Council establishes procedures for recruitment and acceptance of students and for other operations of the program.
JOINT COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
The joint council is composed of the combined membership of the Study Abroad Council and International Student Committee. The joint council will advise the Deans Council and will be convened by the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.
* Appt. by VPAA in consultation with dean.
* Appt. by VPSES
** Appt. by SGP President
Elected tenured professors (See Faculty Manual 203.01.1.D for procedures , responsibilities, and election exceptions.)
The committee will elect a chair from its membership.
Members are elected from their schools for a one-year term and may not be re-elected.
The Committee will elect the chair from its membership.
Responsibilities: The Advisory Panel for the Smith Faculty Award coordinates the procedures for selecting the nominee for the Smith Faculty Award and recommends the recipient to the VPAA. The Panel may recommend to the VPAA revisions of the established selection procedures; changes in these procedures require approval by the President.
The Committee will elect the Chair from its membership.
* Elected by School for one-year terms. Not eligible for re-election.
** Elected member of the Faculty Development Coordinating Committee from each school.
This group is responsible for advising the VPAA regarding the management of the internal grants process. Specifically, this panel will:
* Membership includes a department head designated by VPAA/dean from schools without an associate dean.
Responsibilities: Hears appeals concerning denial of admission on academic grounds. The Director of Admissions or the applicant may submit cases for the committee’s decision. Three members may constitute a quorum for hearing routine appeals within established guidelines and precedents. A full quorum of five is required to establish guidelines and precedents or to hear exceptional cases.
* Any five or more may constitute the panel for a given case.
Note: In the event that a panel cannot be chosen from current members of the Curriculum and Academic Policy Council due to conflict of interest, involvement in the case, etc., the Vice President of Academic Affairs may designate former elected members of Curriculum & Academic Policy Council [Academic Affairs Committee] to serve.
To hear appeals in accordance with the academic appeal process as published in the Student Handbook and the Academic Catalog.
All members (except ex officio) are appt. by VPAA/dean.
* Dean of Business appoints
** Dean of Health Sciences appoints
Members (other than ex officio) are appt. by the VPAA/dean.
One H.S. appointee will also serve on the Health Care Management council.
* Two representative(s) on the Experiential Learning Council (one Technology and one Health Sciences) elected by the BAS Council.
Responsibilities: To advise the VPAA & Dean of the New College concerning operation and continued development of the BAS degree and to promote and facilitate cooperation among the schools that offer courses included in the curriculum of the BAS major. Since the BAS majors in Allied Health & Dental Hygiene share most of their upper-division curriculum with Health Care Management, explicit link between the two councils is provided.
Members (except ex officio) are appt. by VPAA/dean
* Representative on the Experiential Learning Council elected by the ITCL Council
Responsibilities: To advise the VPAA & Dean of the New College concerning the operation and continued development of the certificate, associate degree, and bachelor’s majors in the ITCL.
* Representative on the Experiential Learning Council chose by HCM/AH Admin. Council.
Responsibilities: To advise the VPAA & Dean of the New College concerning the operation and continued development of the Health Care Management program and the closely-related BAS majors in Allied Health Administration and Dental Hygiene Practice and Administration. The Council will promote and facilitate cooperation among the schools that offer courses in these programs.
Members (except the ex officio) are elected by the membership of the program councils.
Note: in order to insure that all schools are represented, the Health Care Management rep. Must be business faculty and the Integrative Studies rep. must be A&S faculty.
Responsibilities: To advise the VPAA & Dean of New College concerning experiential learning experiences in all academic programs, especially the interdisciplinary programs offered on or coordinated by the New College. Note: Nursing clinicals and Teacher Education field experiences and internship (student teaching) are not coordinated through the New College that are involved in the council to insure coordination and consistency on experienced learning policy.