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1.8. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the ranking academic officer of the University reporting to the President, directs and administers all operations and activities of the divisions for Academic Affairs. The following offices, groups, or personnel report directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Vice Provost; Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Access, and Success; Academic Deans; Director of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute; and the Director of Graduate Studies.

1.8.1  Offices Reporting Directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


1.8.1.1  Vice Provost (See Section 1.9)


1.8.1.2  Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Access, and Success (See Section 1.10)

 

1.8.1.3  The Academic Deans (See Section 1.11)

For the purpose of this document, all references to deans also include the Director of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute.  Likewise, all references to academic colleges, include the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute (a degree granting institute).

1.8.1.4  University Directors

University Directors report directly to the Vice Presidents, Vice Provost, or Assistant Vice Presidents. The Director of Graduate Studies, the Director of Chef John Folse Culinary Institute and the Director of the Library are examples of a University Director.

1.8.1.5  Director of University Graduate Studies

The Director of University Graduate Studies focuses on the development of graduate programs and the concerns of graduate students.  The Director coordinates all graduate programs and sits on the Academic Council.

1.8.1.5.1  Groups Reporting Directly to the Director of University Graduate Studies

 

1.8.1.5.1.1  Graduate Council (See Section 1.16.2.5)

 

1.8.2  Groups Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Councils and committees listed in this section are those performing functions directly related to Academic Affairs and who report directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Due to the sensitive and confidential nature of the proceedings of some of these groups, they do not report to or through other entities. The purposes, membership, and duties/responsibilities are detailed for each. Changes to the purpose, membership, reporting procedures, and duties/responsibilities will stem from the Office of Academic Affairs.

1.8.2.1  The Academic Council

The Academic Council meets regularly to discuss issues common to all of the academic programs at the University. The Director of the University Library and the Deans of all colleges serve on the Academic Council, which is chaired by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. At the discretion of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, other units such as Graduate Studies, and Records and Registration may also be invited to sit on the Council.

1.8.2.2  The Deans Council

Purpose: The Deans Council exists to foster upward and downward communication from the academic units through the Deans to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and from the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs through the Deans to the academic units. The Deans Council also considers strategic matters relevant to the academic operations of the university and makes recommendations to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs related to the interests of the faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders.

Membership: The Deans Council is made up of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice Provost, the five Academic Deans of the colleges, and the Director of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute. Other guests relevant to the Deans Council’s agenda may be invited on an as-needed basis.

Duties/Procedure:

The Deans Council will be chaired by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and will schedule meetings on a monthly basis. Call meetings may occur on an as-needed basis.

  • A call for agenda items will be submitted one week prior to the scheduled meeting. If there are no agenda items, the meeting may be cancelled until the next regularly scheduled meeting. Minutes of the meetings will be kept by the Administrative Office Manager for Academic Affairs.

1.8.2.2.1  Council of Deans

Purpose: The Council of Deans is a strategic body that focuses on university-wide issues that may or may not lie within the academic arena, but impact the academic operations of the university and affect the interests of faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders. The Council independently considers these issues and makes recommendations to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Membership: The five Academic Deans of the colleges, and the Director of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute.

Duties/Procedure:

  • The Council of Deans will elect a chair from within its membership.
  • The Council will meet on an as-needed basis as issues or concerns arise.
  • The chair will report to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on the Councils meetings, deliberations, and recommendations.

1.8.2.3  Academic Affairs Integrity Committee

Purpose: To review student cases in which multiple incidents of academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) have been recorded with the Office of Academic Affairs, and to recommend academic sanctions on those students to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Membership:

  • one tenured faculty member from each college,
  • one Academic Dean, and
  • one student representative to be appointed by the SGA president.

Note: Faculty members will be nominated by the Academic Deans of each college and approved by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will appoint the Academic Dean.

Duties/Procedures:

  • The appointed Academic Dean will serve as Chair of the Committee.
  • The Committee will convene on an as-needed basis when any student has amassed more than one report of academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) recorded in the Office of Academic Affairs.
  • Following a thorough review of all documents in the Academic Affairs Integrity student file, the committee will make recommendations for academic sanctions to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. At its discretion, the committee may elect to call the student before the committee for interview purposes.
  • The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will review the committee’s recommendations with the student file and render a final decision to be communicated to the student.
  • More detailed information on the complete process may be found in the Academic Affairs section of the Student Policy and Procedure Manual.

1.8.2.4  Honorary Degree Committee (See Section 1.16.3.17)

1.8.2.5  Academic Appeals Committee (See Section 1.16.2.1)

1.8.2.6  Courses and Curricula Committee (See Section 1.16.2.3)

1.8.2.7  General Education Committee (See Section 1.16.2.4)

1.8.2.8  Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (See Section 1.16.2.8)

1.8.2.9  Research Council (See Section 1.16.2.10)

1.8.2.10  University Required Education Committee (See Section 1.16.2.12)

1.8.2.11  Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (See Section 1.16.3.5)

1.8.2.12  Scholarship Committee (See Section 1.16.3.7)

1.8.2.13  Student Media Committee (See Section 1.16.3.9)

1.8.2.14  Policy and Procedure Manual Committee (See Section 1.16.3.13)

1.8.2.15  Research and Sponsored Projects Committee (See Section 1.16.3.14)

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