The role of the Academic Council is to discuss and review academic issues and present recommendations for action to the University Senate.
The Academic Council was established by the Statutory Faculty Assembly at its 19 May 2010 meeting as part of the New Governance Constitution that was approved and adopted at that meeting.This Council emerged from discussions of the Internal Governance Committee which met during the 2009-10 academic year to develop a new Constitution.
The Academic Council is charged with bringing issues relating to academic mission to the Senate with recommendation(s) for action as needed.
The Academic Council shall act on request by any of the committees it represents, or on request by the Senate or on its own initiative. In addition, the Academic Council shall be responsible for vetting Senate motions that may affect academic excellence.
Membership of the Academic Council shall include a Chair or designee from each committee that has responsibilities covering academic issues, such as Academic Requirements, Committee on Courses, Graduate Council, Scholastic Review Committee, Undergraduate Council, and University Library Committee, Senate Budget Committee and Faculty Personnel Committee. The committees represented on the Academic Council shall be determined by the Senate and be subject to change by that body. The Provost, Senior Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs, and Senate President [or designee] shall be ex-officio non-voting members. Consultation with relevant members of the central administration and related committees (e.g. Academic Infrastructure Committee, Enrollment Management Council) shall be sought as appropriate.
The Academic Council shall designate its chair, who shall sit on the Senate Executive Committee and shall have a seat in the University Senate. The Academic Council shall adopt its own internal rules and procedures.
The Academic Council shall make a report to the University Senate. At a minimum this report shall be in the form of an annual written report submitted by the Committee Chair to the Senate President and the Senate Executive Coordinator no later than the final University Senate meeting in May. The committee shall also make additional written or oral reports to the Senate as necessary.
|John Chalmers||Senate Budget Committee Chair - |
|Victoria "Tory" Herman||Graduate Council Chair - Biologyemail@example.com||2016|
Scholastic Review Chair -
|Lars Skalnes||Academic Requirements Chair or designee - Political Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org||2016|
|David Frank||Faculty Personnel Committee Chair or designee - English/Honors Collegeemail@example.com||2016|
|Frances White||Committee on Courses Chair - Anthropologyfirstname.lastname@example.org||2016||Co-Chair|
|Alison Schmitke||Undergraduate Council Chair - Educationemail@example.com|
|Mark Horney||Library Committee Chair - Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org||2016|
|Scott Coltrane||Provostemail@example.com||Ex Officio Non-Voting|
|Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs||Ex Officio Non-Voting|
|Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs||Ex Officio Non-Voting||Co-Chair|
|Randy Sullivan||Senate Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ex Officio Non-Voting|
|Sue Eveland||University Registraremail@example.com||guest|
|Dave Hubin||Office of the Provostfirstname.lastname@example.org||guest|
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