Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article IV., Section 5

C. COUNCIL ON LIBERAL EDUCATION

The Council on Liberal Education has responsibilities for baccalaureate degree requirements for those who graduate from the Twin Cities campus of the University.

Membership

The Council on Liberal Education shall be composed of faculty and student representatives (both undergraduate and graduate/professional); members of the academic staff may also be appointed. Three-quarters of the members of the Council shall be regular faculty members. ["Regular" as defined in Faculty Tenure]. The faculty and academic staff members shall be appointed by the Provost, in consultation with the deans and with the Twin Cities members of the Educational Policy Committee, and shall be drawn from among the colleges and schools of the Twin Cities campus, including the professional schools. The student members shall be appointed by the Provost in consultation with the Twin Cities student members of the Student Committee on Committees. The chair of the Council shall be designated by the Provost and shall be a faculty member.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. To review and approve or disapprove all proposals for courses designated for the Diversified Core and Designated Themes of Liberal Education Curriculum.

b. To formulate the procedures for 1) proposing courses to be added to, and 2) deleting courses from, the Diversified Core and Designated Themes of Liberal Education Curriculum.

c. To establish and regularly review the criteria for courses which will be considered for designation for the Diversified Core and Designated Themes of Liberal Education Curriculum.

d. To regularly review for their effectiveness the liberal education requirements.

e. To advise the Provost on implementation of recommendations concerning liberal education requirements.

f. To foster continuing discussion among the faculty about issues of liberal and undergraduate education.

g. To recommend to the Faculty Consultative Committee such actions or policies it deems appropriate.


(updated: 4/11/13)


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