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general purpose of this Council is to facilitate a) the development and
implementation of strategic academic plans, b) on-going academic program
administration and assessment, (c) the construction of policy proposals for
consideration by the Faculty Senate, and (d) the implementation of academic
policies as legislated by the Faculty Senate. It is not the purpose of the
Academic Advisory Council to legislate on matters on which the Faculty Senate
has legislative authority.
responsibilities of the Academic Advisory Council shall include:
the administration of ongoing academic program assessment and evaluation in accordance with protocols approved by the Faculty Senate and the University President;
longer-term planning and shorter-term recommendations regarding the allocations of academic resources;
holistic input on proposals to initiate new academic programs, to substantially modify continuing academic programs, and to discontinue existing academic programs;
to bring forth to the Faculty Senate and to the Faculty Handbook Committee proposals relative to academic policy; and,
to assure that academic policies are being applied consistently and comprehensively throughout the various schools and divisions.
In order to carry out its responsibilities, and to assure the proper
coordination of efforts through-out the Schools and the working committees of
the Faculty Senate, the Board’s membership shall consist of:
The Provost/VPAA as chair
The Associate Provost
The Deans of the Schools
The Dean of Clare College
The Faculty Senate Chair, as well as the chair of the Senate's Academic Standards Committee, the chair of its Curriculum Committee, and the chair of its Finance Committee
One tenured faculty member at large elected by the University's teaching faculty
The University's Chief Financial Officer, ex officio
The University's Registrar and Director of Institutional Research, ex officio.
The Council shall have regularly scheduled meetings at least monthly
throughout the calendar year. The Council shall operate on a consensus model.
Reporting. The Council shall provide monthly reports to the President and to the Faculty Senate and forward its recommendations as appropriate. Council recommendations on matters within the legislative purview of the Faculty Senate shall be passed on to the Faculty Senate, as an item of correspondence, within one week of their determination.
Approved by the Faculty Senate on April 23, 2010; Approved by
Sr. Margaret Carney on May 5, 2010
Revision approved by the Faculty Senate on September 23, 2011 (to add to the membership listing--the Dean of Clare College and the Associate Provost)