The Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs oversees Faculty Assembly, which in turn oversees a number of important faculty committees. These committees drive and maintain academic policy; recommend faculty tenure and promotions to the president; and review academic programs on a continual basis.
Faculty who would like further information, should log on to the Faculty Assembly site on Blackboard.
Its purpose is to carry out continuing study of the Faculty Handbook and to be the channel for the amendment or revision of the Handbook.
The Institutional Review Board is established, in compliance with Federal regulations, to review and approve all research involving human subjects performed at its facilities and by its agents.
Deals with promotions, non-reappointments, reappointments, granting of tenure and all policy matters relating to professional standards and ethics.
Formulates, interprets and coordinates curricular policy. Final recommendations and proposals to the committee are made through the dean of the appropriate College.
Monitors, evaluates and promotes all matters pertaining to general education.
Reviews student and faculty policies developed by offices of Student Affairs, and reviews and evaluates annual reports of these offices.
Primarily concerned with increasing teaching effectiveness by working with individual faculty and the faculty as a whole.
The Board of Studies committee monitors each student's progress toward a degree and, where appropriate, administers academic sanctions and serves as an appeals board for students seeking exceptions to academic policies and requirements.
Reviews policies affecting students and faculty developed by Admissions, Bookstore, Career Center, Financial Aid, General Accounting, Information Technology, Library, Records & Registration, Student Accounts and Student Success Center to ensure consistency with the university's mission.
Reviews issues of budgeting, finance and expenditures as they relate to academic programs and faculty interests, including but not limited to faculty salary, fringe benefits, compensation issues, university budgets and expenditures, program start ups and closures, and tuition.
Serves in an advisory capacity to the director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, who strives to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Members work with the director to ensure that the mission and goals of the center are accomplished.
Serves as a duly established forum for the purpose of hearing faculty grievances and providing, through orderly procedure, means for the resolution of such grievances.