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Academic Council

Last Updated: 12/15/2017

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Contact Name

Brenda Smith-Allen, Executive Assistant to the Provost (


The Academic Council reviews and recommends academic policy to the Provost. Such matters may be routed to the President through the Provost by a majority vote. The council receives reports and recommendations from committees and groups reporting to it. The Academic Council also reviews recommendations regardng University-wide academic policy that emanate from the office of the Provost, the Faculty Senate, the Student Senate, collegiate faculties, as well as from ad hoc committees appointed by the President or Provost. The Academic Council shall view its role primarily as an oversight body guiding and advising the University with regard to academic policy. 

Faculty Manual Reference

Chapter VII 

Report Due Date


Meeting Frequency

At least once per academic semester

Related Committees, Organizations, etc

See Chapter VII

Membership Composition

Seat TypeQuantityTerm LengthDate of Term InitiationSeat Filling MechanismVoting or Non-Voting
Chair, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost  1 NA By Position Voting
Academic college and Library deans 8 By Position Voting
One regular faculty member from Each College and from the Library 8 Staggered 3 years 15-August Elected by the faculty accorded voting rights in each college Voting
Undergraduate Students: The President of the Student Body and the President of the Student Senate 2 By Position Voting
President of Graduate Student Government 1 By Position Voting
President of the Faculty Senate 1 By Position Voting
Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School 1 By Position Voting
Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies 1 By Position Voting
Associate Provost for Global Engagement 1 By Position Voting
President-Elect of the Faculty Senate By Position Non-Voting
Dean of Students 1 By Position Non-Voting
President of the Staff Senate 1 By Position Non-Voting
Extension Senate Chair 1 By Position Non-Voting

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