Procedures for Faculty Participation in Academic Program Review Process (Superseded by F93-133)

Reference Number: S85-133
Senate Approval Date: Tuesday, January 01, 1985




PROCEDURES FOR FACULTY PARTICIPATION IN THE

ACADEMIC PROGRAM REVIEW PROCESS


Academic Senate Policy #S85-133


At its meeting of April 30, 1985, the Academic Senate
approved the following policy regarding procedures for faculty participation in
the Academic Program Review process:


Resolved That
the Academic Senate establish a new standing committee called the Academic
Program Review Committee constituted as follows:


a. The
membership of the APRC shall consist of five elected senators, plus one member
selected by the faculty of each school under review, plus the Associate Vice
President for Academic Programs and Planning or his/her designee.


b. The
chair of the APRC shall be selected from among the senators on the committee
according to the usual Academic Senate procedures.


c. The
chair of the APRC shall serve on the Senate's Executive Committee and on the
University Planning Group;


and be it further


Resolved That
the Academic Program Review Committee perform three major functions as follows:


a. Consultation: One or more members of APRC shall meet
annually with school(s) departments/programs
whose departments which are preparing academic program reviews self-studies
to explain the purpose of the review
process and to answer questions.
APRC also shall monitor the academic program review process to ensure
that information and assistance are available as needed.


b. Review: APRC shall receive copies of each school
review program self-study, external review, and dean's and program's
responses to the external review
from
the Vice President for Academic Affairs Office. Departmental reviews shall be
available to APRC upon request.
APRC shall consider each school all of these components of the
review and hear statements from the
Vice President for Academic Affairs' staff about its accuracy and
thoroughness. APRC shall meet with
the school dean/director and other
school representatives program faculty
to ensure that it has reasonably complete data. Using those data, APRC shall summarize
and
evaluate each school's
program the
recommendations made
in the self-study, external review, and dean's and program's responses to the
external review.


c. Recommendation: APRC shall send a summary report of the
Committee's review to the Vice President for Academic Affairs for
transmission to the school under review, the program faculty, the school
dean, and the Academic Senate
. APRC shall send any policy
recommendations and an annual report to the Academic Senate. APRC shall make periodic status
reports to the Academic Senate.
APRC also may transmit reports and
recommendations to other units as appropriate;


and it be further


Resolved That
the composition of the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee be modified so
that the Associate Vice President for Academic Programs and Planning or his/her
designee may serve on both
CRAC and
APRC
.