CHARGE & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Undergraduate Council shall be responsible for reviewing, evaluating and enhancing the quality of the University's academic program. The Council's charge includes:
1) Review and promote the objectives and purposes of undergraduate education and assure that all policies and procedures, curricula, personnel and teaching decisions that affect undergraduate education are consistent and defensible with the institution's undergraduate education mission as defined in the University's Mission Statement and Statement of Philosophy, Undergraduate Education; 2) Participate, on behalf of the University faculty, in planning the development and improvement of the undergraduate instructional program of the institution, in consultation with the University President, officers of administration and with relevant department heads and program directors; 3) Monitor and respond to general academic policies, especially those which have and interactive impact on undergraduate programs across the University; 4) Identify, develop and advocate new and revised baccalaureate degree policies as appropriate; 5) Establish criteria and outcomes to determine the success of the overall undergraduate program and review the program and its various components in light of these criteria and outcomes; and, 6) Monitor the academic coherence, quality, and standards of the undergraduate academic program to assure that the quality and rigor of instruction and evaluation are consistent across the curriculum.
Membership of the Undergraduate Council is fixed and consists of the following: 10 elected faculty representing the School of Architecture and Allied Arts (1), College of Business (1), College of Education (1), School of Journalism and Communication (1), School of Music (1) and the College of Arts and Sciences (5 total, no 2 from the same department; 1 each from Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences and 2 at-large representatives); Chair of the Committee on Courses; Chair of the Academic Requirements Committee; Chair of the Scholastic Review Committee; Chair of the CAS Curriculum Committee; 4 students (no more than 2 from the same school or college); Registrar (ex officio, non-voting); representative from the Office of Academic Affairs (ex officio, non-voting); representative from the Office of Academic advising (ex officio, non-voting); representative from the Library (ex officio, non-voting). All elected members shall serve staggered, 3-year terms, except for students, who shall serve 1-year terms.
The Undergraduate Council 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.
2009-2010 Report of the Undergraduate Council 26 May 2010
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