Members of these committees are elected by Academic Units in odd/even years for a two-year term
The Curriculum Committee reviews initials decisions concerning curriculum change as reported by the Academic Vice President; hears any appeals from Deans, Chairpersons, or other members of the Faculty concerning disposition of curriculum proposals; undertakes research into the successes and failures of the University curriculum; and develops policy guidelines that will assist the University in curriculum development. All four functions of the Committee result in recommendations reported to the Faculty Senate for final action. The Associate Provost for Academic Affairs serves as an ex-officio member.
Faculty Development Committee
The Faculty Development Committee publicizes and solicits applications for Faculty Development grants and awards, and selects the recipients for final approval by the President of the University. The Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence serves as an ex-officio member.
General Studies Committee
The General Studies Committee reviews courses submitted for inclusion in the General Studies curriculum; creates and oversees the outcomes governing the General Studies curriculum and the listing of courses fulfilling them in the University catalog; manages assessment data on the effectiveness of the General Studies curriculum and compile reports on this annually; and conducts a review of the General Studies program every five years to ensure that the program meets the standards of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and other outside accreditors. All four functions of the committee result in recommendations reported to the Faculty Senate for final action. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, and the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence serve as ex-officio members.
The Library Committee studies library needs in view of the academic program; advises the librarian on matters of general library policy, the development of library resources, allocation of library budget, and upon means which may best integrate the library program with other academic activities of the University; and serves as a liaison group between the faculty and the librarian. The Director of the Library serves as an ex-officio member.
Presidential Perception Survey Committee
The Presidential Perception Survey Committee reviews the Presidential Perception Survey instrument and process of administration, and recommends any changes to the Faculty Senate; administers the distribution of the approved survey instrument to the full-time faculty; compiles the results of the survey; and reports survey findings to the Faculty Senate.