Educational Policy Committee


ROSTER    
Name Constituency & Department Term Expires
Debashis Aikat Journalism & Mass Communication 2007
Karen M. Booth Women's Studies 2006
Pamela A. Cooper English 2007
Beverly B. Foster School of Nursing 2008
Peter C. Gordon (Chair) Psychology 2008
Clayton Koelb Germanic Languages 2006
Alice Poehls University Registrar Ex officio
Leah G. McGinnis Academic Affairs Library 2007
Marco R. Steenbergen Political Science 2008
Adam Versenyi Dramatic Art 2006
 

 

 

Charge and Composition:
Excerpt from the Faculty Code of University Government

4-6.    Educational Policy Committee

(a) The Educational Policy 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. The university registrar is an ex officio non-voting member.

(b) The committee is concerned with those matters of educational policy and its implementation as to which the Faculty Council possesses legislative powers by delegation from the General Faculty under Article II of the Code. The committee’s function is advisory to the Faculty Council, and it exercises its advisory function by:

1) routinely taking on reference from the Faculty Council any matter lying within its range of concern that 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 that 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.

(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.