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Faculty Senate

2022-2022 Faculty Senate Committee Charges

2022-2023 Faculty Senate Committee Charges

Academic Affairs Committee

 

  • Review the draft policy on departmental honors at CWU.

  • Consider clarifying the policy and/or procedure on the reorganization and renaming of units (CWUP 5-90-60) to require documented evidence of consultative steps.
  • Consider developing a policy and/or procedure for placing, communicating, and managing holds on student accounts.
  • Continue working on the language for policy CWUP 5-90-80 regarding Disruptive Behavior in academic settings.
  • Review current practices of placements for Academic Writing I and Math courses and consider modifications of CWUP 5-90-040(43).
  • Review recommended language from the General Education Committee regarding transfer students and Gen Ed requirements when university closures occur, and students are in need of immediate transfer.
  • Explore the benefits and drawbacks of an expanded academic forgiveness policy (CWUP 5-90-38) or an “academic bankruptcy” policy at CWU. Make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Continue working with the ADI ad-hoc committee as needed on policy language regarding implementation of the ADI graduation requirement for undergraduate students.
  • Review committee procedures manual and update as required.

Bylaws and Faculty Code Committee

 

  • Continue working and moving forward language for the CWUP policy language that strengthens the code and shared governance and that would protect the Senate.
  •  Consider changes to Bylaws, Section I.C.1 regarding senate representation for departments.

  • Review the Code and Bylaws for “gendered” language (his/her, etc.) and make recommendations for revisions as appropriate.
  • Compare CBA and Code language regarding department chair elections and make recommendations for bringing them into alignment.
  • Review the process for departments to conduct elections for senators and make recommendations for updates as appropriate.
  • Review feedback and recommendations from the Distinguished Faculty Selection Committee, and consider changes to Code as appropriate.
  • Consider revising the Budget and Planning Committee description in Code to improve clarity.
  • Recommend revisions to Code and Bylaws to improve clarity and fix typos and errors.
  • Review committee procedures manual and update as required.

Budget and Planning Committee

 

  • Continue monitoring the budgetary implications of the University mission and vision, as well as the development of the University strategic plan. Provide recommendations as appropriate.
  • Continue to take an active role in the budget governance process and push for greater clarity in the various roles in that process.
  • Provide recommendations for a transparent budget process for the ASL non-college budget.
  • Develop regular communication processes with college budget committees.
  • Continue monitoring implementation of the budget model at Central by collecting and analyzing data regarding impacts to programs, departments, and colleges. Work with stakeholders for developing accurate and accessible budget data. Disseminate results to administrators and faculty as appropriate.
  • Consider providing recommendations about tuition waiver policies.
  • Explore budgetary implications of CWU organizational changes and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Review committee procedures manual and update as required.

Curriculum Committee

 

  • Consider drafting policy and/or procedure to clarify the Curriculog form approval process and timeline.
  • Work with the ADI ad-hoc committee as needed on curriculum policy and processes regarding implementation of the ADI graduation requirement for undergraduate students.
  • Continue working with the Registrar’s Office to address any Curriculog issues that impact faculty and the curriculum submission process.
  • Revise policy to reflect the correct name of CWU 184 courses, “PADStone.”
  • Continue revising learner outcome taxonomies to align with current best practices.
  • Consult with the Associates in Arts Degree Workgroup and provide guidance on curricular implications.
  • Consider the forthcoming proposal for the Master of Applied Science degree type.
  • Approve the calendar for curricular deadlines for the 2023–2024 academic year.
  • Consider clarifying policy on prerequisites for both minors and certificates and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Review procedures to ensure curriculum review process is consistent from year to year and update as needed.
  • Review committee procedures manual and update as required.

Evaluation and Assessment Committee

 

  • Continue developing a consistent process for addressing faculty inquiries regarding SEOIs.
  • Consider ways to shorten the SEOI evaluation response forms, and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Investigate if pop-up notifications for students have an effect on response rates, and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Consider additional policy and procedure to determine who has access to SEOIs.
  • Identify best practices for avoiding bias in student evaluations and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Explore whether or not faculty peer evaluations should be addressed in policy.
  • Conduct annual assessment of Faculty Senate and Faculty Senate Executive Committee.
  • Conduct biennial assessment of administrators as described in Faculty Code.
  • Consider developing an SEOI form for hybrid courses, and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Review best practices for SEOI questions that address inclusivity and diversity of course environment and content, and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Review committee procedures manual and update as required.

General Education Committee

 

  • Review and approve proposals to add courses to or remove courses from the General Education program.
  • Communicate with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies regarding administration of the General Education Program and its operation as an independent unit.
  • Review, seek broad input, and make decisions about any proposed General Education Program framework and rules changes.
  • Collaborate with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies on collecting data for the General Education assessment plan. Communicate an assessment product with stakeholder appropriate reporting.
  • Consider ways to assist faculty in the process of submitting General Education assessments.
  • Review student petitions to courses from the General Education Program.
  • Continue exploring options on how General Education Program milestones are displayed on students’ transcripts.
  • Consider revisions to the General Education Rules policy (CWUP 5-100-070).
  • Monitor the mapping of paths within the existing General Education Program framework for online-only students to be able to complete Gen Ed requirements.
  • Monitor how General Education course changes affect students’ Academic Requirements reports and the issues that arise.
  • Continue working with the ADI ad-hoc committee as needed on work related to the implementation of the ADI requirement.
  • Review committee procedures manual and update as required.

Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusivity Ad Hoc Committee

 

  • Review and revise the timeline for implementation of the ADI graduation requirement.
  • Explore the best structure for administering the ADI graduation requirement moving forward, and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Develop a process for course submissions for the ADI graduation requirement.
  • Consider development of a hold process for ADI proposals.  Timeline: Fall Quarter
  • Consult with the administration (e.g., Registrar, enrollment management, Provost Office, and others as necessary) to ensure students have the opportunity to fulfill this graduation requirement without adding time or cost to graduation.
  • Develop a communication plan to faculty and administration for the ADI course submission and delivery process.
  • Examine ways to evaluate all ADI course outcomes and course assessment strategies.

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