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Academic Affairs Committees for the Schools

Committee Charge

The School Academic Affairs Committees discuss, review, and recommend proposals that affect academic programs within each School, including course proposals, course changes, program changes, and the addition and deletion of programs. 

The School Academic Affairs Committees may be asked to carry out other activities, as approved by the school, relevant to the maintenance of a high-quality curriculum, such as formulating and assessing learning goals. Summary notes of each School Academic Affairs Committee meeting are to be taken and distributed to each of the School Directors and the Office of Student Success in a timely manner.

Committee Structure

Each School selects at least three full-time faculty members to serve on their respective School’s Academic Affairs Committee.

Committee Eligibility and Membership

All full-time faculty members are eligible for membership. School Directors manage the selection of committee members and length of term. Selection of committee members will occur by August 15 of each Academic Year. The Committee will meet within two weeks of being formed to elect a chair and discuss upcoming committee business.

At the first meeting, the AAC Committee membership will select a Chair, Chair-Elect, and Secretary. It is expected that the Chair-Elect becomes Chair during the following year. All are voting members of the committee. If a regular member is unable to attend a meeting, they should make every effort to send a similarly eligible proxy. Such proxies are to be afforded full participation and voting privileges. The School Directors, or their designees, serve as an ex-officio member.