Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article IV., Section 5
D. EDUCATIONAL POLICY
The Educational Policy Committee is concerned with all
matters that influence the quality of education at the University. It deals
primarily with those affairs which affect educational policy and procedures on a
The Educational Policy Committee shall be composed of:
12 faculty/academic professional members,
6 students (including one from a coordinate campus), and
ex officio representation as specified by vote of the Faculty Senate.
Members shall be appointed by the Committee on Committees. Academic professional members must be eligible to serve in the Faculty Senate. The chair of the committee shall be a tenured faculty member.
a. To consult with and advise the president and senior officers it determines
appropriate on all matters of educational policy and to recommend to the Faculty
Consultative Committee and the Faculty Senate such actions or policies on
educational issues it deems appropriate and necessary.
recommend to the Faculty Senate policies on the extension of the teaching,
resources of the University to the people of the State of Minnesota at large and
to advise the president and senior academic officers with respect to these
c. To formulate policies governing calendars, and to set the
calendar of the University with the approval of the Faculty Senate and to
approve any exemptions to that calendar.
d. To consult with the executive
vice president and provost on all matters of educational development and on all
proposals related thereto.
e. To recommend to the Faculty Senate and the
president and senior academic officers policies concerning University programs
offered for students of especially high ability and achievement.
recommend to the Faculty Senate policies on international education and to
advise the president and senior academic officers on the operation of
international education policies.
g. To review undergraduate group
distribution requirements and all proposals related to the core curriculum and
to examine issues related to duplication of courses between colleges, the
proliferation of courses that meet the group distribution requirements, and
h. To receive reports on the quality and
effectiveness of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, and to
foster improvement of teaching effectiveness and faculty evaluation and
recognition of excellent teaching.
i. To advise the senior vice president
for academic affairs and provost on the ROTC program and relations between the
University and the Department of Defense and to recommend to the Faculty Senate
policies on University-ROTC relationships.
j. To review campus services
with respect to compliance with state and federal laws regarding admissions,
records, and financial aid, and to advise administrative offices and, when
appropriate, the Senate, on issues concerning the offices dealing with such
k. To advise the Faculty Senate and the Provost on matters
relating to classrooms.
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