Academic Senate Committees
The Academic Senate is the faculty governing body of the University, representing approximately 1,000 faculty members. The Academic Senate is constituted to formulate and evaluate policy and procedures on academic, fiscal and personnel matters. The work of the Senate is accomplished through its several committees (comprised of approximately 150 faculty, members of administration, and students).
A chair of this subcommittee will be elected from the subcommittee members each academic year. Ex officio members shall be the Director of Ethnic Studies, the Director of Women’s Studies, a representative from both the General Education Program and the Curriculum Committee, and an ASI representative. Selection of courses to fulfill the requirement shall follow the criteria listed in AS-
The procedures to be followed and the problems to be considered shall be approved by the Academic Senate and published as a document entitled, Fairness Board Description and Procedures. Changes in the document shall be made by the Senate upon recommendation of the Fairness Board. The Board shall report to the Academic Senate.
1. Review and approve GE course proposals.
2. Place GE curriculum proposals on the Academic Senate consent agenda after consultation with the Academic Senate Curriculum Committee.
3. Act on internal and external petitions regarding GE requirements.
4. Manage articulation and transfer issues.
5. Engage in appropriate assessment activities. Be proactive and responsive to the results of assessment activities.
6. Conduct a GE academic program review on the same cycle as other programs. Findings will be presented to the college deans and the Academic Senate, the GEGB needs to be proactive and responsive to the recommendations that result from academic program review.
Two faculty members from each CLA and CSM, one faculty member from each of the remaining colleges including PCS, one student, and a GEGB Chair. All are voting members, with the exception of the GEGB Chair, who has a tie breaking vote only). Ex Officio, non-voting members include one representative from the Office of the Registrar and one representative from Academic Programs.
(1) In coordination with the Research and Professional Development Committee, develop and recommend policies and procedures for the review of grant proposals referred to it, including the State Faculty Support Grants (SFSG).
(2) Solicit, receive, and evaluate requests for State Faculty Support Grants and make recommendations for funding, when appropriate, to the Dean for Research and Graduate Programs.
(3) Make recommendations concerning the funding of other internal grants when appropriate.
(4) Evaluate requests for special leaves for research or creative activity and, when appropriate, rank order them for consideration and transmit this ranking through the Academic Senate Chair to the President.
The Instruction Committee shall be responsible for recommendations regarding subjects that impinge directly on the quality of teaching, and for providing policy recommendations concerning grading as well as admissions policies and requirements. It will also provide review and input concerning electronic teaching techniques.
In accordance with CAM 481 and AS-357-91/IC, the Instruction Committee shall review the Academic Calendar as proposed by the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs before its final submission to the President for approval.
The Chair of the Instruction Committee shall meet regularly with the Chair of the Curriculum Committee, the Chair of the Program Review and Improvement Committee, and the Chair of the Academic Senate.
The duties of the Library Committee are threefold:
(1) to actively monitor campus concerns about University library resources, policy, and services;
(2) to work with the Dean of the Library in developing library policies which meet the needs of faculty, staff, and students; and
(3) to advise and consult with the University administration about: (a) the state of the Library’s resources, services, and policies, and (b) the University commitment necessary to assure that the Library adequately serves the teaching, research, and public service missions of the University.
Shall inform and support the activities of other committees whose scope encompasses environmental responsibility and shall make recommendations to the Academic Senate, as appropriate, regarding the provisions of the Tallories Declaration.