Academic Policies and Administration
This committee is responsible for considering any matters affecting academic policy in the institution. Its duties are to review new programs and periodically review the reorganization, modification of majors or programs; to recommend appropriate action by the faculty; to advise the provost and vice president for academic affairs in academic matters; and to make recommendations to the provost and vice president for academic affairs on adjudicatory resolutions of competing academic interests or policies.
Before they are presented to the Academic Policies Committee, curriculum proposals need the approval of the faculty-through the appropriate school procedure-and the dean of the school. The Subcommittee on Curriculum first reviews the proposals sent by the school and then recommends them to the committee as a whole. On all curriculum proposals of any kind, the Academic Policies Committee makes recommendations to the provost and vice president for academic affairs, who reviews and then forwards them to the president as needed for final institutional review and approval.