Academic Requirements Committee
The following information is taken from Motion
US00/01-6 which revises the charges to the standing University Committees:
CHARGE & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Academic Requirements Committee shall be responsible for the administration
and interpretation of academic requirements for baccalaureate degrees,
and for action on student petitions for exceptions to these requirements
and other academic regulations. It shall have no jurisdiction over regulations
governing graduate degrees or requirements for individual majors or minors.
The committee's largest task shall be to evaluate and rule on student petitions.
The committee shall also gather data and observe the effects of academic
regulations, and present its findings and recommendations to the faculty.The
committee shall delegate to its secretary, the University Registrar, the
administration of many routine phases of the University's academic regulations
in accordance with policies set by the committee.
Membership of the Academic Requirements Committee is not fixed except
for the 3 student members.The composition of the committee traditionally
includes 7-8 teachingfaculty, 3 students, plus Academic Advising Director
or designee (ex officio), Financial Aid Director or designee (ex officio),
and University Registrar as Secretary (ex officio, non-voting). Advanced
students -- junior or senior -- are preferred.
The Academic Requirements Committee shall 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 Secretary of the University Senate
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.The
Committee shall also report to the Undergraduate Council on all pertinent
See also US01/02-4
which is a process for filling vacancies on elected committees:
7.1 Since 1991-92, all non-elected committees established by faculty legislation
are appointed by the Committee on Committees, a committee appointed by
the University Senate. The Secretary of the Faculty shall coordinate the
elections of faculty to elective committees. The secretary shall arrange
for the filling of vacancies on elected committees and councils by notifying
the next eligible candidate, determined in descending order of the number
of votes received in the most recent election for the relevant committee
or council. If no eligible candidate is available to fill the vacancy,
the Senate Executive Committee, with advice and recommendations from the
Committee on Committees, shall appoint an eligible faculty member to fill
the vacancy until the next regular election cycle. Filling a vacancy shall
not preclude the appointee from standing for election to the same committee
or council during the next election cycle if eligible.
Reports to the Senate and to the Assembly
1999-2000: James Earl, chair (Eng); Schlomo Libeskind (Math), Glenda Utsey
(Arch.), Mark Beudert (Music), Pam Birrell (Psych), Eric Selker (Molec
Biol), Gail Unruh (ALS) (terms expire 9/01); Herb Chereck, Secretary (ex
officio, nonvoting), Hilary Gerdes (ex officio), Jim Gilmour (ex officio).
2001-2002: James Earl, Donald Peting, Gail Unruh, Glenda Utsey (chair)
Heather Bottorff, Lowell Bowditch, Carla Gary, Ken Hudson,
Malcolm Wilson ; Hilary Gerdes, Jim Gilmour, Herb Chereck,
2002-2003: Bottorff, Heather, Business (co-convenor), Gary, Carla, Office
of Multicultural Affairs, Hudson, Ken, Sociology, Wilson, Malcolm, Classics
(co-convenor), Carney, Steve, ALS; Postlewait, John, Biology; Sayre, Gordon,
English; Zack, Naomi, Philosophy; Hilary Gerdes;Jim Gilmour;Herb Chereck
2003-2004: Gordon Sayre, Chair; Carney, Steve; Postlewait, John; Zack,
Naomi; Colleen Bell, Glenda Utsey, Amalia Gladhart, Theresa O'Nell, Hilary
Gerdes, Jim Gilmour, Herb Chereck
2004-2005: Amalia Gladhart (Chair), Colleen Bell, Glenda Utsey, Frances
Cogan, Wendy Mitchell, Jim Schombert, Hilary Gerdes, Jim Gilmour, Herb
2005-2006: Cochairs Wendy Mitchell and Glenda Utsey, Jim Schombert, Kenneth
Calhoon, Hal Sadofsky, Gail Unruh, Hilary Gerdes, Jim Gilmour, Herb Chereck.
2006-2007: Chair Ken Calhoon, Kenneth Calhoon, Hal Sadofsky, Gail Unruh,
Glenda Utsey, Sally Garner, Jim Imamura, Wendy Mitchell George Rowe, Hilary
Gerdes, Jim Gilmour, Herb Chereck.
2007-2008: Sally Garner, Journalism; Jim Imamura, Physics;
Wendy Mitchell, College of Business; George Rowe, Deb Exton, Chemistry; Amalia
Gladhart, Romance Languages; Jenny Leander, Student Athletics; Julia Simic,
Hilary Gerdes, Jim Gilmour, Herb Chereck.
- 2008-2009: Jennie Leander. Deb Exton, Chemistry; Amalia Gladhart, Romance Languages; Jenny Leander, Student Athletics; Julia
Simic, Library; John Bergland, Heather Bottorff, Andrew Goble, Cathleen Leue
Ex Officio: Hilary Gerdes, Jim Gilmour, Sue Eveland (Registrar).
- The membership for 2009/2010 is available on the University Committee Web Page
2009/10 University Committee Web Page. It will be posted to this archival web page in
late May 2010.