University Standing Committees

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 Provost;
  • a means for the Provost 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 Provost, academic deans, and others who are directly responsible to the Provost.

Decisions are made, recommendations formulated, and counsel given.

Membership

Provost (Chair)
Assistant Provost
Assistant Vice President for Student Success
Assistant to the Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs
Academic Deans
Director of the Center for Transformational Teaching and Learning
Director of Continuing Education
Director of Institutional Equity & Inclusion and Title X Coordinator
Director of Honors Program
Director of Library Services
President of the Faculty Senate
Registrar
Support Specialist English Language Learners

Term

All members are ex officio.

Meetings

Meetings are held at the call of the Provost.

Reports To

Provost

    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.
    07/01/17 – Membership and Description revisions were necessary due to recommendations by the SRA Report: Final 29 November 2016 and the Academic Re-structuring
    07/01/18 - Titles updated to reflect current organizational chart: Assistant Provost (Associate Vice President for Planning & Institutional Effectiveness), Director of Institutional Equity & Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator (Director of Diversity).