Academic Affairs 2023-2024

The Academic Affairs Committee will advise University leaders on matters relating to the University’s curriculum and academic policies. Its work will include the annual academic calendar and revision of campus academic policies and regulations. It will coordinate its work with that of campus bodies charged with making decisions about the curriculum.

Faculty Council Membership on Committee:
Patrick Pinhero, (COE),, term exp 7/31/24

Kara Braudis, (MED),, term exp 7/31/24
Kevin Brown, (A&S),, term exp 7/31/24
Chris Josey, (A&S),, term exp 7/31/24
Rafael Gely, (LAW),, term exp 7/31/24

2022-2023 Academic Affairs Annual Report

Academic Affairs Committee Charges for 2023-2024:
Inter-semester Subcommittee Charges:

  1. Annual Renewal of the Test Optional Admissions Policy
  2. New Course Evaluation Tool Review Process
  3. Survey Process of Revision of Record (RoR) / Academic Appeals Processes
  4. “Honors by Contract” Courses

Intra-semester Subcommittee Charges:

  1. Resolving the removal of the “Observer” from Canvas LMS courses
  2. Dead Week / Finals Week Revisions ==> Re-imagining Finals Week
  3. Grade Replacement Policies
  4. Establishing a policy promoting an expectation that faculty utilize the CANVAS LMS in every MU course
  5. Instituting a Fall Break