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Academic Standards Committee


I. FUNCTION

A. To review and recommend policy regarding the university-wide academic standards at the University of Central Missouri, brought to the attention of the committee by any member of the university community in either written or electronic form.

B. To review and recommend policy regarding academic standards stated in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs, and student handbook e.g., graduation requirements, admission standards and policies, academic probation,suspension policies, etc.


II. POSITION IN THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Reports to the Faculty Senate


III. MEMBERSHIP

A. Composition (11 members)

1. One faculty member from each college and the Library

2. One undergraduate student member

3. One graduate student member

4. Director of Student Records/Registrar

5. One member from the Council of Deans (ex-officio/non voting.)

6. Vice Provost for Academic Programs & Services

7. One representative from the Graduate Council

B. Selection

1. Faculty members nominated by the FS Committee on Committees and confirmed by the Faculty Senate

2. One undergraduate student member appointed by the Student Government Association

3. One graduate student member appointed by the Graduate Council

4. Director of Student Records/Registrar (ex officio/non-voting)

5. One dean appointed by the Council of Deans

6. Associate Provost for Academic Affairs (ex officio/non-voting)

7. One graduate Council representative appointed by the Graduate Council

C. Selection of Chair

Shall select a chair from its voting membership

D. Term of Service

Two years. After serving for two consecutive terms, a member will be ineligible to serve for a period of one year.   Exceptions may be made by the Faculty Senate Committee on Committees or the Faculty Senate Elections Committee.


IV. COMMENTS

Whenever possible, a second-year committee member should be selected as chair. The committee chair is responsible for creating and maintaining a Procedures Manual, a copy to be kept in the Faculty Senate Office.  The chair may appoint a secretary to maintain minutes.

Each FS committee chair is responsible for completing and submitting the committee's annual report to the FS Office Professional by May 15th each year.

 

Each Faculty Senate and University/Administrative Committee chair is responsible for completing and submitting a triennial charge review by the designated time to the Committee on Committee’s representative.

 

Committees may conduct business and voting via electronic means.

REV 2/06; REV 4/2011; 11/11; REV 5/2014REV 12/2014; REV 9/2015; REV 3/2016

 

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