Educational Policy Committee


 

Charge and Composition:

(a) The committee is concerned with those matters of educational policy and its implementation which have significant impact upon graduate and undergraduate instruction within the Division of Academic Affairs, and as to which the Faculty Council possesses legislative powers by delegation from the General Faculty under Article II of the Code. The committees function is advisory to the Faculty Council in respect of such matters. The committee exercises its advisory function by:
 

1. routinely taking on reference from the Faculty Council any matter lying within its range of concern which has been formally presented to the Council for study or for action, and on which the Council desires to have substantial committee study prior to undertaking formal consideration;

2. from time to time taking on reference from the Faculty Council any specific proposal which has come through the normal administrative channels for approval by the Council (such as adding or dropping academic programs) and on which the Council desires further review and advice prior to taking final action;

3. acting as a council of advice for the university registrar in administering faculty regulations concerning student records and transcripts, registration, class and examination schedules, grading systems, grade reports, academic deficiencies, probation, and readmission;

4. setting general policy on the kind of catalogs to be issued, their content, and their design; and

5. originating studies of particular matters lying within its range of concern by requesting authority from the Faculty Council to make such studies, conducting the studies if authorized, and reporting the results of the studies to the Council.

(b) The committee is composed of nine members elected by the Faculty for staggered three-year terms, one undergraduate student appointed by the chair of the faculty for a one-year term on recommendation of the president of the Student Body, and one graduate or professional student appointed by the chair of the faculty for a one-year term on recommendation of the president of the Graduate and Professional Student Federation. Eight members shall be elected by the Division of Academic Affairs voting at large. Of these, two members shall hold primary appointments in the Social Sciences Division of the College of Arts and Sciences, one in one of the professional schools or other academic units in the Division of Academic Affairs (other than the College of Arts and Sciences), two in the Humanities Division of the College of Arts and Sciences, two in the Basic and Applied Natural Sciences Division of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Institute of Marine Sciences, and one in the Fine Arts Division of the College of Arts and Sciences. One member shall be elected by the Division of Health Affairs voting at large and shall hold a primary appointment in one of the professional schools or other academic units of that Division. The committee shall elect its own chair at the first meeting after July 1 of each year.

(c) In considering any matter referred to it and prior to its report to the Faculty Council, the committee shall provide reasonable opportunity for comment upon the matter by members of the faculty and of the student body.

Roster:

 

Name Constituency & Department

Term Expires

Thomas A. Warburton, Chair Fine Arts (Music)

2000

A. Reid Barbour Humanities (English)

2000

Douglas J. Crawford-Brown Health Affairs (Environmental Sciences & Engineering)

2001

Jean S. DeSaix Natural Sciences (Biology)

2001

Paul D. Fullagar Natural Sciences (Geology)

1999

David C. Lanier (ex officio) University Registrar

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Catherine A. Lutz Social Sciences (Anthropology)

2001

Judith L.Meece Professional Schools in Academic Affairs (Education)

1999

Jack M. Sasson Humanities (Religious Studies)

1999

Boone A. Turchi Social Sciences (Economics)

2000

 

 
Reports:

 
 

Last modified: July 8, 1998