||The Advisory Committee shall:
- advise the Dean on matters initiated by the committee or by the Faculty;
- advise the Dean on matters he/she refers to it;
- advise the Dean on the implementation of College policies;
- review the long term and general aspects of the College's activities, including staff and facility requirements;
- propose College policies for presentation to the Faculty;
- have general review responsibility and make recommendations concerning promotion, continuous appointment, and leave of absence and sabbatical policies within the College;
- be consulted by the Dean in recommending the appointment, reappointment, nonreappointment, promotion, granting of continuous appointment, demotion, transfer, dismissal, or apportionment of faculty and staff. if the recommendation of the Advisory Committee differs from that of the Dean, the Dean shall so inform the Vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Chancellor.
||Advisory Committee Composition
- The Advisory committee shall be composed of seven (7) members, one from each of the units Art and Art History, English, Music/Dance, Speech Communication/Theater Arts, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, and Journalism/mass Communication.
- Each elected member will serve a three year term.
- Terms shall be staggered, with two members, or three when necessary, elected each year.
- Members must be associate or full: professors unless a unit would be denied representation.
- Department Chairs may not serve on this committee.
||The Educational Policy Committee shall:
- advise the Dean on all matters of educational policy;
- exercise general oversight of the College's academic standards;
- recommend to the Faculty proposed College policies concerning admission and graduation requirements, including changes in degree requirements, new programs and new degrees;
- be authorized by the Faculty to determine addition of courses, deletion of courses, changes in course names and numbers. After acting under this authorization, the Committee will circulate its decisions in writing to the Faculty'. These decisions will be considered approved unless within fifteen (15) work days of issuance, action-is initiated under Article V, sections 2 and 3;
- receive from the Dean the names of students who have completed the requirements for graduation. The Faculty members of the Committee are authorized by the Faculty to recommend to the chancellor, the President, and the Board of Regents that the respective degrees be awarded;
- be authorized by the Faculty to act on student petitions for relief from College rules;
- serve as an appeals committee for students who believe that evaluation of their academic progress has been prejudiced or capricious;
- make recommendations on staffing, budget, and program as they affect matters of educational policy.
||Educational Policy Committee Composition
- The Educational Policy Committee shall be composed of fifteen (15) members.
- one representative will be elected from Art and Art History, English, Foreign Language, Journalism/Mass Communication, Music/Dance, Philosophy, and speech Communication/Theater Arts.
- In the event that a department has more than 25% of the total membership of the faculty of the College, that department will elect an additional representative.
- Five faculty members will be elected as at-large representatives to the committee.
- All representatives shall be elected to serve staggered three year terms.
- The committee shall select two junior or senior students and one graduate student to serve one year terms. The student members shall be majoring in one of the departments of the College.
||Special committees may be created by the Dean, by the Faculty and by the Standing Committees.
||The Dean shall be responsible for maintaining a current description, including the method of selection and responsibilities, of all committees, as approved by the Faculty. This description constitutes an Appendix to this constitution and shall be printed in the Faculty Handbook of the College or otherwise published from time to time.
- Department Chairs shall be considered members of the Faculty except for membership on the Advisory Committee.
- Standing committee members shall not be eligible for membership on more than one standing committee.
- In case of vacancy on a standing committee, the unit will elect a member to serve the rest of the term.
- Members of special committees will be appointed by the Dean, unless the membership is otherwise determined by the Faculty.