2:011 Membership and Responsibilities of University Curriculum Committee
|Austin Peay State
|Membership and Responsibilities of University Curriculum Committee
||June 1, 2020
||Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
It is the policy of Austin Peay State University for the University Curriculum Committee
to receive and study proposed changes in curriculum and make final recommendations
to the President of the University. The Committee may initiate studies of curricular
concern and make resultant recommendations to the President of the University.
- Term of Office
- Meeting and Quorum
||The University Curriculum Committee receives and studies proposed changes in curriculum
and makes final recommendations to the President of the University. The Committee
may initiate studies of curricular concern and make resultant recommendations to the
President of the University. It may deliberate and make recommendations relative to
curricular proposals submitted to it through usual academic offices or by faculty
organizations. In addition, the Committee advises on curricular matters that the President
may submit to the Committee for its consideration. The General Education Committee
shall serve the Vice President for Academic Affairs or the University Curriculum Committee.
When either the Vice President for Academic Affairs or the University Curriculum Committee
desires review of general education core issues, this standing committee will be available
for this purpose.
- The University Curriculum Committee shall be constituted as follows:
The Vice President for Academic Affairs shall be a permanent member, and the Vice
President for his or her designee shall be the permanent chair of the committee.
Either being present shall have the rights of membership.
Three members from among the Vice Presidents, Deans, and Directors (or comparable
positions) shall be appointed by the President, for terms of three years each.
The following shall serve as non-voting ex officio members for the University Curriculum
Seven members shall be elected by the Faculty Senate, from among the tenured teaching
faculty (including department chairpersons and associate deans) of the University,
for terms of three years each, (at least two terms to expire each year). The election
shall take place in the previous Spring semester. The colleges of the University shall
be represented in rough proportion to the number of faculty in the college. The Faculty
Senate shall determine such representation and the method of selection and make recommendations
to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Vice Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professional Advising Representative
Chair of the General Education Standing Committee
The Faculty Senate shall select one member from its current membership to serve as
a liaison between the Senate and the faculty. Term of this service shall be one year.
One member from College of Graduate Studies or Graduate Academic council should be
recommended by Faculty Senate.
Two members of the undergraduate student body shall be designated by August 15, for
terms of one year, from among those students who have been in residence for three
of the four preceding terms. The Student Government Association shall determine the
method of selection.
One member of the graduate student body shall be designated by August 15for a term
of one year, with the method of selection to be determined by the Student Government
Three members shall be appointed by the President, from among the full-time, tenured
teaching faculty (including department chairpersons), for terms of three years each,
with one such term expiring each year. Such appointments shall be made after the election
of faculty members and the recommendation of faculty members shall be submitted to
the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs before August 15.
All members shall have the rights of voice and vote excluding ex officio members.
- The General Education Standing Committee will have the responsibility for ensuring
the critical competencies or other university-wide general education outcomes are
assessed on a periodic basis and the results are used for improvement of the general
education core and student achievement. An annual report will be provided to the provost
regarding progress in meeting outcomes to instill in students the critical competencies.
In addition, the committee will review and vote on all changes and addition to university
general education core courses and will advise the University Curriculum Committee
for their final decision.
Term of Office
|The terms of office shall be as set forth in this document, and shall begin upon the
first day of Fall semester.
|There shall be a system of rotation of selected and recommended members of the University
Curriculum Committee. With the exception of permanent members of the Committee, a
person once having served as a member of the Committee shall not become eligible for membership again until twelve months have elapsed; except
that in the event of selection or appointment to fill an unexpired term as the result
of the resignation, change in job assignment, or death of a member, such membership
for a period of less than twelve months shall not preclude re-appointment.
Meeting and Quorum
|Meetings shall be held at the call of the chairperson, or upon written request to
the chairperson of at least six members, or by action of the Committee at a prior
meeting. At least one meeting shall be held each semester.
A quorum shall be those persons present at a meeting called in accordance with the
paragraph above, written notice of which has been distributed through campus mail
to the members at least five working days before the meeting.
|This Constitution may be amended by majority vote of those in attendance at a duly
constituted meeting following the meeting at which the changes were introduced.
APSU Policy 2:011 - Rev.: June 1, 2020
APSU Policy 2:011 - Rev.: May 25, 2018
APSU Policy 2:011 (previously 1:012) – Rev.: April 20, 2017
APSU Policy 2:011– Rev.: September 1, 1999
APSU Policy 2:011 – Issued: August 1, 1986
President: signature on file