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2021-2022 Faculty Senate Committee Charges

2021-2022 Faculty Senate Committee Charges

Academic Affairs Committee

  • Consider to policy and/or procedure regarding required advising, to align with the Academic Advising Council's endorsed recommendations.
  • Consider developing a policy and/or procedure for placing communicating, and managing holds on student accounts.
  • Continue revisions to warning/probation/suspension policy/procedure and craft modifications of policy/procedure to reflect these revisions.
  • Continue working with the ADI ad-hoc committee on policy language about the anti-racist and/or a race and ethnicity graduation requirement for undergraduate students.
  • Continue revisions to the academic dishonesty policy (CWUP 5-90-040(25)) and procedure to clarify the process overall and for appeals.
  • Continue working on the language for policy 5-90-080 regarding Disruptive Behavior in academic settings.
  • Consider developing policy and/or procedure for improving transfer students' catalog year and degree requirements consistency.
  • Consider revisions to honors definitions and honor roll requirements.
  • Consider revisions to policy and/or procedure regarding academic probation rules and how they are implemented.
  • Consider reviewing the policy about prior learning requirement.
  • Consider the creation of a set of procedures (CWUR 2-90-060) to mirror CWUP 5-90-060 outlining the process of creating, reorganizing, and renaming academic units.
  • Consider revisions to policy and/or procedure regarding course Syllabi, specficially to 493 courses and discrimination/harassment.
  • Consider revisions to the academic advising and orientation policy (CWUP 5-90-040(3) to clarify the process overall.
  • Consider revisions to the academic admission to major policy (CWUP 5-90-040(4) to clarify the process overall.
  • Consider developing university policy or procedure to ensure departmental policies on plagiarism and other behaviors are consistent with the student conduct code, WAC, and FERPA.
  • Review and update numbering references, hyperlinks, phone numbers, etc. in Academic Policy and Procedure.
  • Review committee procedures manual and update as required.

Budget and Planning Committee

  • Establish a strong line of communication and good working relationship with the new president and upper administration regarding their budget structure and processes/plans.
  • Provide recommendations for a transparent budget process for the ASL non-college budget.
  • Continue establishing and communicating closely with college and unit budget committees, and advocate for transparency in the college level budgets.
  • Continue monitoring implementation of the budget model at Central by collecting and analyzing data regarding impacts to programs, departments, and colleges.  Disseminate results to administrators and faculty as appropriate.
  • Continue discussions about the budgetary implications of the COVID-19 crisis, and maintain strong advocacy for the instructional budget and faculty.
  • Consider providing recommendations about tuition waiver policies.
  • Continue discussions about the budgetary implications of the new General Education program and provide recommendations as appropriate.
  • Consider proposing university policy language related to college budget committees and/or the budget process in general.
  • Continue to take an active role in the budget governance process, and push for greater clarity in the various roles in that process.
  • Continue to work with stakeholders for developing accurate and accessible budget data.
  • Review committee procedures manual and update as required.

Bylaws and Faculty Code Committee

  • Continue working and moving forward language for the CWUP and correlated language in Faculty Code that strengthen the Code and shared governance and that would protect the Senate.
  • Consider changes to Bylaws, Section I.C.1 regarding Senate representation for departments.
  • Consider strengthening language in Faculty Code, section II.G.1.i. regarding Senate jurisdiction in Senate complaint policy and procedures.
  • Consider additional language regarding benefits and privileges for Emeritus Faculty as outlined in Faculty Code, Section I.B.2.d.
  • Consider additional language regarding the definition of full-time service for NTT faculty eligibility for emeritus status in Faculty Code, Section I.B.2.a.i.
  • Review and consider language in bylaws regarding rules for multiple members from one department serving on Senate committees.
  • Consider Code revisions regarding frequency of assessments of academic administrators, Senate and Executive Committee.
  • Consider additional language in the Faculty Senate Bylaws to change the membership of Faculty Senate committees regarding ex-officio roles and guest guidelines.
  • Consider additional language in Faculty Senate Bylaws and/or Faculty Code regarding Senate committee meeting formats.
  • Standardize language in Faculty Code and Bylaws regarding committee titles.
  • Review committee procedures manual and update as required.

Curriculum Committee

  • Continue utilizing broad consultation for reviewing and discussing the effectiveness of the current curriculum process and whether deadline should be adjusted to fit a structure that works for all constituents.
  • Consider drafting policy and/or procedure to clarify the Curriculog form approval process and timeline.
  • Continue working with the Office of the Registrar to address any Curriculog issues that impact faculty and the curriculum submission process.
  • Continue revising program discontinuation policy (CWUP 5-50-100) and procedure (CWUR 2-50-100).
  • Review procedures to ensure curriculum process is consistent from year to year (e.g., onboarding for new committee members to orient them to curriculum policy and procedure and committee procedures) and update as needed.
  • Review committee procedures manual and update as required.

Evaluation and Assessment Committee

  • Consider recommendations proposed by the CWU Equal Opportunity Committee to determine policy and/or procedure language additions/modifications.
  • Consider exploring the possibility of including questions in SEOIs that will assess if the course address issues of diversity and inclusivity.
  • Continue working with Information Services to improve/modify SEOI delivery systems, students' notifications, and form types.
  • Develop a consistent process for inquirites regarding SEOIs.
  • Consider exploring options for faculty developed OER and curriculum content to be included in faculty evaluations.
  • Consider additional policy and/or procedure language regarding faculty evaluation of teaching.
  • Consider additional policy and/or procedure language regarding SEOI access levels and SEOI removal procedures.
  • Continue moving prposed language forward regarding SEOI policy during significant disruptions to instruction, such as natural disasters, pandemics, etc.
  • Consider revisions to the academic administrators' assessment survey to resolve inconsistencies.
  • Conduct annual assessment of Faculty Senate and Faculty Senate Executive Committee.
  • Review committee procedures manual and update as required.

General Education Committee

  • Consider developing a process to define how and when a course can change Knowledge areas or from First Year to a Knowledge area or vice versa.
  • Continue working with the ADI ad-hoc committee on policy language about the anti-racist and/or a race and ethnicity graduation requirement for undergraduate students.
  • Consider mapping paths within the existing Gen Ed framework for online-only students to be able to complete Gen Ed requirements.
  • Consider developing an MOU or a permanent process regarding transfer students and GenEd requirements when university closures occur, and students are in need of immediate transfer.
  • Review existing S/U policy and consider revisions.
  • Review and approve proposals to add courses to or remove courses from the General Education program.
  • Review student petitions to courses from the General Education program.
  • Review, seek broad input, and make decisions about proposed General Education Program framework and rules changes.
  • Collaborate with the General Education Assessment Coordinator, Dan Martin, on developing assessment indicators, drafting procedures, and collecting data for the general education program assessment plan. Communicate an assessment product with stakeholder appropriate reporting.
  • Investigate how GenEd course changes affect students' Academic Requirements reports and the issues that arise.
  • Continue exploring options on how GenEd milestones are displayed on students' transcripts. 
  • Continue analyzing the implications and options regarding organizational placement of the General Education Program and its operation as an independent unit.
  • Continue to review transfer articulations that relate to the General Education program.

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