The Academic Council acts on all recommendations submitted by the Curriculum Committee, the Academic Policies Review Committee, the Assessment Committee, the Distance Education Committee, and the Faculty Development Committee. When such recommendations are forwarded by the originating committee chair Vice President to the Academic Council, the appropriate committee chair will be asked to attend and present the recommendation to the Academic Council, provide background, and engage in dialogue with the Academic Council membership during its deliberation. All accepted recommendations will be forwarded to the President for consideration. The Academic Council will consider and make recommendations to the President concerning any academic matter that is not an assigned function of another committee.
The Academic Council’s membership includes all school deans, department heads for each academic department, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Vice President of Academic Affairs is the chair of the Council, which will meet the second Friday of each month.