Senate Committees



  1. Review and approve, or reject, all changes in undergraduate courses, curricular and degree requirements proposed by academic units
  2. Advise the university president on criteria for the establishment and deletion of courses and curricula
  3. Coordinate its activities with those of the Educational Policies Committee and other appropriate university committees


Educational Policies 

1.      Consider and recommend policies and procedures in matters related to academic regulations




  1. Provide oversight for membership and composition for Senate and university standing committees
  2. Recommend faculty members for such committees and announce those recommendations at the April meeting of the Senate
  3. Review lists of prospective graduates as provided by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and recommend approval by the Faculty Senate
  4. Maintain current listings of faculty for Senate voting purposes
  5. Solicit candidates for Senate office; develop and present the slate for Senate elections 
  6. Conduct Senate elections during the April meeting
  7. Consider issues that do not fall under the charge of any other standing committee of the Senate         



General Education

1.      Recommend and/or approve revisions to the existing general education curriculum
2.      Ensure that assessment measures are developed
3.      Review and recommend approval or denial of proposals for new general education courses
4.      Evaluate all general education courses periodically in relation to general education program objectives
5.      Promote a climate of discussion about and act as a clearing house for information on general education issues
6.      Keep faculty abreast of current developments in general education and the role their courses play within the larger context of general education