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General Description
Policy Provisions
University Committees
Policy

Document Number: HR--101 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Date Last Updated: 06/22/2016
Primary Author: VP for Academic Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/07/2011

General Description
Description:

This document lists current committees at the University, their role, and their membership structure. Constitutions and By-laws for each committee, as well as minutes of meetings and other documents relevant or important to Committee work, shall be housed on the shared university drive and be available to the university committee.


Scope:

All faculty, staff, students, and administrators


Responsibility: Executive Director of General Education
President
School Deans
VP for Academic Affairs
VP for Advancement
VP for Enrollment Services
VP for Finance
VP for I.T., Campus Services & Security

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Policy Provisions
1.

University Committees


This document outlines the current committee structure of the University.

 


1.1

University Committee for Courses, Curriculum, and Academic Policy (UCCCAP)

 


1.1.1

Role


This committee represents the faculty on all matters pertaining to revision of undergraduate academic courses and programs, curricula considerations, and academic policies of the university. Its role is to review changes to courses, curriculum, and academic policies approved at the academic school level and to recommend actions to the Dean’s Council.

 


1.1.2

Membership Structure


1. Committee Chair (elected by membership from incumbent members)

2. One Representative Faculty member from each School, except in cases where there are widely diverse fields of study within a School and there shall be representation of these diverse fields. These members are appointed by the School Dean.

3. Faculty Senate President – ex officio member.

 

Membership shall not exceed eight members.

 

 


1.2

Graduate Council


1.2.1

Role


This committee represents the faculty on all matters pertaining to revision of undergraduate academic courses and programs, curricula considerations, and academic policies of the university. Its role is to review changes to courses, curriculum, and academic policies approved at the academic school level and to recommend actions to the Dean’s Council.

 


1.2.2

Membership Structure


1. Committee Chair (must have served previously on Graduate Council, elected by membership)

2. Faculty Representative(s) from each graduate program

3. Ex-officio member representing UCCCAP

4. Ex-officio member: Faculty Senate President

 

Members are appointed by the respective school dean. 

 

 


1.3

Deans' Council


1.3.1

Role


The Deans' Council reviews all proposed changes to undergraduate and graduate courses, curriculum, and academic policy and approved by either UCCCAP or Graduate Council, and recommends actions to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Deans' Council also hears appeals concerning academic probation and suspension and is authorized to approve or deny such appeals with recommendations or remediation plans. Students whose appeals are approved with remediation plans must follow those plans as stipulated and approved by Deans' Council, or approval of their appeal may be revoked.

 


1.3.2

Membership Structure


1. Vice President for Academic Affairs

2. School Deans

3. Director of Library

4. Registrar

5. Athletic Director

6. Dean of Students

 


1.4

General Education Core Committee


1.4.1

Role


The General Education Core Committee is a standing committee that serves to provide continuity in the direction and assessment of the General Education Core (GEC) curriculum. It is not the role of this committee to dictate GEC content, but rather to assess the quality, effectiveness, relevance and richness of the GEC curriculum and work with the faculty to make any needed improvements. Furthermore, this committee endeavors to facilitate a GEC curriculum that provides the appropriate breadth and depth of education in the liberal arts to ensure that graduates leave CU with a general knowledge base beyond their content area that is highly relevant and marketable.


1.4.2

Membership Structure


1. Executive Director of General Education (Chair)

2. Representation from each of the academic areas represented in the GEC (i.e. English, Psychology, History, Math, Fine Arts, and Science)


1.5

Student Affairs and Retention Committee (SARC)

 


1.5.1

Role


This committee is responsible for assessing, implementing, and facilitating services that improve student life.

 


1.5.2

Membership Structure


1. (ex-officio)

2. Dean of Students (chair)

3. Representative Faculty from each University School

4. Director of Student Success

5. Director of Student Life

6. Director of Residence & Greek Life

7. Director of Counseling & Disability Services

8. Students to represent the diversity of programs at the institution (at least one, maximum four).

 


1.6

Library and Educational Resources Committee (LERC)

 


1.6.1

Role


This committee is responsible for evaluating and insuring that the library meets the needs of the students and the University mission and is progressive in its role within the University. The Library and Educational Resources Committee is also charged with overseeing and facilitating University educational resources for the best service to the students.

 


1.6.2

Membership Structure


1. Director of Library

2. Representative Librarian

3. Faculty Representatives from each School

4. Director of Institutional Technology

 


1.7

Financial and Physical Resources Committee (FPRC)

 


1.7.1

Role


This committee is charged with assessing finance practices and fundraising and marshaling the University's physical resources.

 


1.7.2

Membership Structure


1. Representative from the Office of Vice President for IT, Campus Services, and Security

2. Representative from the Office of Vice President for Finance

3. Representative from the Office of Enrollment Services

4. Faculty Representative from each University School.

 


1.8

Admissions Committee


1.8.1

Role


This committee serves to review and pass individual exceptions to admissions standards. The committee reviews institutional admission policies and plans, and make recommendations for change to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

 


1.8.2

Membership Structure


1. Executive Director of Enrollment Services, Chair

2. Director of Admissions

3. Ex-officio

4. Assistant Director of Athletics

5. Senior Admissions staff member

6. Faculty Representative from each University School

 


1.9

Athletics Committee


1.9.1

Role


This Committee reviews all institutional athletic policy matters and recommends actions to the President.

 


1.9.2

Membership Structure


1. Athletic Director, chair

2. Faculty NAIA Representative

3. Faculty representative from each University School.

 


1.10

Student Conduct Committee


1.10.1

Role


This committee addresses non-academic violations and meets as needed to review, evaluate, and decide on disciplinary action when appropriate.

 


1.10.2

Membership Structure


Designated on a case-by-case basis and selected from a pool of staff members, typically a total of three per conduct case.

 


1.11

Financial Aid Committee


1.11.1

Role


This committee reviews institutional financial aid policies and plans and makes recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

 


1.11.2

Membership Structure


1. Ex-officio

2. Vice President for Finance

3. Executive Director of Enrollment Services

4. Senior Admissions staff member

5. Senior Student Financial Services staff member

6. Faculty Representative from each School

 


1.12

Faculty Senate


1.12.1

Role


The Faculty Senate is the primary representative body of Cumberland University's Faculty, which partners with administration, staff, and students in promoting the cause of education and Cumberland University's continued progression towards excellence and distinction in the academic world. The committee confers with the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

 


1.12.2

Membership Structure


1. Faculty representative from each School

2. Three (3) Faculty representatives at-large

3. One Representative from the Library 

 


1.13

Nursing Admissions & Progressions Committee

 


The School of Nursing & Health Professions Admissions Committee will review student petitions for admission on an individual basis. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to attach certain stipulations to admission (e.g. by limiting the total number of hours in which a student may enroll during a semester and/or requiring specific developmental coursework and/or requiring a peer tutor).

 


1.14

Ad Hoc Committees


From time to time, the President and Vice Presidents may appoint commissions, task forces, or committees, which are bodies designated to respond to specific instructions and requests from the administration. They are assumed to be temporary bodies.

 


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