Academic Affairs 2022-2023

Charges for 2022-23 are currently being developed (last years charges below). This page will be updated with new charges once determined.

Faculty Council membership on committee:
Rocio Rivera

Kara Braudis
Chris Baines
Chris Josey
Jim Crozier

Academic Affairs Committee Charges for 2021-2022:

  1. Develop policy regarding the conversion of outside educational activities or continuing education to MU course credit.
  2. Contact Conflict of Interest Committee to discuss the potential incorporation into the broader campus committee member appointment process
  3. Explore the need for a campus-wide LOA policy for students; draft of suggest policy as appropriate.
  4. Explore counting Saturday towards the three days between the end of finals and the final grade due date, (but not Sunday). Adding Saturday could allow earlier commencement ceremonies; draft or suggest policy as appropriate.
  5. Check back in on progress of universal IDE goals for courses
  6. Restate, re-educate or revise policies around the existing policy that you cannot earn the same degree twice, and that you need 12 additional credits – new achieved learning outcomes – for a new degree.
  7. Restate, re-educate or revise policies around the policy that minors are only awarded with a degree, therefore, it is not feasible to return and earn a minor without earning a degree.
  8. Restate, re-educate or revise policies around the policy that finals need to take place during finals week only and not the week before finals.
  9. Help evaluate newly developed teaching and learning evaluation tools.
  10. Consider the Registrar’s annual list of requests for updates and/or policy changes to the Faculty Handbook and University Catalogs and ensure that the handbook reflects recent changes.
  11. Submit the AY2023-2024 academic calendar for Council approval.
  12. Meet in person or via zoom on a regular basis, with a committee member taking notes so that a record of each meeting can be used to prepare subsequent reports to Council. Absent good cause, standing committees should plan to meet at least monthly.
  13. Meet with key administrators relevant to the committee’s work as appropriate.
  14. Make recommendations to Council concerning potential Council agenda items relevant to the committee’s work.
  15. Recommend guests to the Chair of Council to invite to speak at Council meetings on matters relevant to the committee’s work.
  16. In the spring of 2022 (no later than the first regular Council meeting following spring break), prepare a formal report on the activities of the committee during academic year 2021-2022. This report should serve as a guide to the 2022-2023 committee chair and should assist the next Executive Committee as it sets the Council’s agenda for the next academic year.