Academic Affairs Standing Committees
Academic Advising Council
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.
Academic Assessment Committee
Charge: To establish, coordinate, monitor implementation, oversee, and annually evaluate
the continuous improvement and assessment processes for academic programs.
AQIP Steering Committee
Charge: To coordinate the University’s accreditation process under the AQIP guidelines
of the Higher Learning Commission. The ASC informs the processes for institutional
accreditation. In addition to campus-wide communications, the ASC 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.
Council of Deans
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.
Faculty Advisory Committee for Academic Program Review
Charge: To assist the Provost with the University’s Academic Program Review process.
Funding for Results Committee
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.
General Education Council (formerly University Studies Council)
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
Information Technology Committee
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.
University Academic Appeals Committee
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.
University Academic Council
Charge: To review the administration of academic programs, suggest planning and budgeting
actions, and advise the Provost of proposed changes in academic programs.
University Tenure and Promotion and Sabbatical Leave Advisory Committee
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.