Academic Affairs has multiple standing committees that conduct University business. Learn more about each committee below.

Academic Affairs Standing Committees

Charge: To facilitate coordination of advising services University-wide.  The Council will make recommendations regarding areas including, but not limited to, advisor/advisee responsibilities, advisor training, advising documentation, advisee loads, a reward/recognition system for faculty and staff advisors, use of technology to improve services to students, and ensuring a uniform level of advising services for all students. 

Charge: To establish, coordinate, monitor implementation, oversee, and annually evaluate the continuous improvement and assessment processes for academic programs. 

Charge: To serve as a primary communications channel and academic administrative advisory body for the Provost in the discussion of administrative procedures and policies, budget and resource allocations, and ongoing administrative questions. 

Charge: To assist the Provost with the University’s Academic Program Review process. 

Charge: To oversee the Funding for Results (FFR) program established by the University in 1996. Committee members are responsible for reviewing all FFR proposals submitted by faculty and professional/administrative staff, recommending funds to those receiving the highest rankings, reviewing the interim and final reports of funded projects, overseeing the funding and reports from the Student Professional Development program and for the ongoing review and development of the FFR program as it evolves. 

Charge: To oversee all policy matters affecting the general education program and all proposals for new courses or changes in the treatment of the general education learning outcomes (GELOs) in existing courses. The Council also advises the Provost’s Office concerning matters affecting the quality and development of the program, resource allocations, and review and assessment procedures. 

Charge: To review all policy matters affecting the graduate program and all proposals for new courses, new programs, and graduate faculty status. The Council also advises the Provost concerning matters affecting the quality and development of the graduate program. Members and Minutes.

Charge: Reporting to the Provost, the HLC Accreditation Committee coordinates the University’s accreditation process under the guidelines of the Higher Learning Commission. The committee directs and assists with the development of the Systems Portfolio and oversees the implementation and review of the Quality Initiative. In addition to campus-wide communications, the committee will regularly involve the following groups in its decision-making and reporting functions: Administrative Council, Faculty Senate, Chairpersons Forum, CTS Council, Professional Staff Council, Deans Council, College Councils, and Student Government. 

Charge: To do long-range planning relating to computer, cable, and telephone systems throughout the institution and to make recommendations regarding the future development and integration of these systems University-wide. 

Charge: To review appeals of academic suspension and disqualification, appeals of the denial of admission as brought forth by the Director of Admissions, appeals of denial of permission to contact for reasons of transfer as brought forth by the Department of Athletics, and appeals to request a change to the permanent academic record as brought forth by the Registrar. Appeals challenging other academic policies and/or procedures may also be brought to this committee for review. The committee will review each appeal and render a decision. The decision of the committee is final. 

Charge: To review the administration of academic programs, suggest planning and budgeting actions, and advise the Provost of proposed changes in academic programs. Members and Minutes.

Charge: To review and approve departmental promotion criteria; make recommendations regarding a faculty member’s qualifications for tenure and promotion, promotion, and post-professorial merit to the provost; and make recommendations for sabbatical leave in accordance with the sabbatical leave policies and procedures. 
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