Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article IV., Section 5

D. EDUCATIONAL POLICY COMMITTEE

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 University-wide basis.

Membership

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

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.

b. To 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 matters.

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.

f. To 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 cross-collegiate cooperation.

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 services.

k. To advise the Faculty Senate and the Provost on matters relating to classrooms.


(updated: 5/20/14)


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