Academic Council

Purpose & Function:

The Academic Council serves to provide:

  • a forum for communication, mutual support and coordination among academic deans and others who are directly responsible to the Vice President for Academic Affairs;
  • a means for the Vice President for Academic Affairs to relate information from the President of the University or the President's Cabinet to the members;
  • a means for Faculty Senate to maintain formal communication with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, academic deans, and others who are directly responsibile to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Decisions are made, recommendations formulated, and counsel given.


Membership & Selection:

Vice President for Academic Affairs (Chair)
Academic deans
Assistant Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs
Director of Library Services
Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
President of the Faculty Senate

Term:

All members are ex officio.

Meetings:

Meetings are held at the call of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Reports To:

Vice President for Academic Affairs

History:

10/28/02 - Revision approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs
06/30/07 - Membership reduced by one, Dean of School of Continuing Education
03/01/08 - The title Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs changed to Vice President for Enrollment Management
05/06/08 - Title change to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
05/06/08 - Title changes to Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs for Technology and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs for Research and Community Collaboration
07/01/09 - Membership reduced by one, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs for Technology
09/01/09 - Membership changed from "Academic Deans of all Colleges" to "Academic Deans" in order to include the Dean of the School of Architecture
01/06/11 - Title changed to Assistant Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs
07/01/11 - Title changed to Vice President for Academic Affairs
07/01/12 - Membership revision approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to include the Director of Library Services and the Director of Assessment
07/01/13 - Membership revision approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to remove the position of the Director of Assessment
08/01/14 - Membership revision to remove the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management
09/10/14 - Membership revision approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to include the position of the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
03/13/15 - Membership revision approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to include the position of the President of the Faculty Senate; purpose and function revision approved to include Faculty Senate communication
04/08/15 - Purpose and function revision approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to include removal of consideration of advancement for part-time faculty.