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Academic Council

From Faculty Governance documents:

In each school, except for the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and the Law School, there is an Academic Council. The functions of the several Academic Councils are similar in that they provide an avenue for faculty expression and influence. Among their duties each Council may (1) advise the Dean; (2) interpret faculty policy and consider any variations from requirements as listed in the catalogue; (3) recommend approval of new courses, majors, minors, and programs to the faculty; (4) consider certain recommendations of the Deans before they are presented to the faculty; (5) serve as a line of communication (each faculty member may request that a matter be brought to the attention of the Council); (6) recommend changes in academic policy to the faculty. Membership of the various Academic Councils is described below.

The Arts and Sciences Academic Council is composed of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Associate Deans, the chairs of the departments, directors of programs at the Dean's discretion, the Deans of Richmond College and Westhampton College, the University Registrar, and the University Librarian. The Dean presides as chair of the Council. Meetings are held on a regularly scheduled basis. Other than interpretation of policies and degree requirements, all actions are voted on by the faculty.

Below is the schedule of Academic Council meetings for 2017-18:

September 5, 10:30 to 11:45 am, THC 305
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September 26, 10:30 to 11:45 am, THC 305
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October 3, 10:30 to 11:45 am, THC 305
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October 24, 10:30 to 11:45 am, THC 305
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November 7, 10:30 to 11:45 am, THC 305
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November 28, 10:30 to 11:45 am, THC 305
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December 5, 10:30 to 11:45 am, THC 305
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January 23, 10:30 to 11:45 am, THC 305
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February 6, 10:30 to 11:45 am, THC 305
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February 20, 10:30 to 11:45 am, THC 305
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March 6, 10:30 to 11:45 am, THC 305
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March 27, 10:30 to 11:45 am, THC 305
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April 3, 10:30 to 11:45 am, THC 305
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Meeting agendas and minutes from previous academic years can be found here.