Academic Policy and Review Council

Membership 2014-2015

Katy Ginanni, Chair

Andrew Adams, Kia Asberg, Patricia Bricker, Brent Kinser, Brian Kloeppel,  Chris Cooper, Yang Fan, George Ford, Ian Hewer,   Will Lehman, Jon Marvel, Brandon Schwab (ex officio)

Description:

Academic policy and institutional governance falls under the jurisdiction of the APRC. Areas of responsibility include:

  • altering admission, graduation, instructional, or retention standard
  • modifying academic policies including grading criteria, etc
  • reviewing academic programs (i.e. inactivation, reactivation, and termination)

Membership of the APRC shall include:

  • Senators, preferably at least one from each College
  • one faculty representative from the University Curriculum Committee chosen annually by that body
  • one faculty representative from the Graduate Council chosen annually by that body
  • one faculty representative from the Professional Education Council chosen annually by that body
  • one faculty representative from the Liberal Studies Committee chosen annually by that body.

Once the Council membership is established, if there is no representation from a particular College, the Dean of the affected College shall be requested to provide a member. If a Dean does not meet this expectation within 10 working days of the request, such vacancy will be filled by the Senate Leadership. The Chair of the APRC must be a Senator and will be appointed by Senate Leadership. The Chair will serve a one-year term and shall be eligible for additional terms.

The Chair of the APRC will receive written and/or verbal reports about changes to curriculum from the University Curriculum Committee, Liberal Studies Committee, Professional Education Council, and Graduate Council each month.  This information will be conveyed to the Faculty Senate at each meeting for information.  Curriculum items may become action items at Faculty Senate if so moved.

2012-2013 APRC Issues:  To see the business considered by the Academic Policy and Review Council in 2012-2013, please check out the APRC Year-End Report for 2012-2013.

2011-2012 APRC Issues:  To see the business considered by the Academic Policy and Review Council in 2011-2012, please check out the APRC Year-End Report for 2011-2012

Examples of issues worked on in the recent past:  A+ grading, Academic Appeals policy, Attendance policy, Dual Degrees, Majors on Diplomas, Curriculum Review Process, Liberal Studies Task Force, Revising Curriculum Approval Forms, Academic Dismissal policy, Large Program monitoring incorporation into Program Review

 

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