Initial Charges

Initial Organizational Structure and Tasks

  • Determine Committee's organizational structure (officers/leadership e.g., chairperson, secretary, and/or other positions).

  • Draft operational policies and procedures (e.g., frequency of meetings, who calls meetings), notification time of meetings (e.g., ten days), time period for distribution of agenda (e.g., five days), timeline for preparation and approval of meeting minutes.

  • Establish procedures for keeping records of approved resolutions, determinations, advice, membership records and other actions.

  • Draft general assessment process and goals for first year (to be updated annually).

  • Include clear time limits for action on various issues as per paragraph 4 under "Further Details" of Shared Governance Task Force proposal as approved by the university community. See also language under section on MFA indicating "During the pilot period, stringent timelines will be established both for committee and MFA processes and actions."

  • With the AVP, develop the initial cycle of programs for review.

  • With the AVP, in consultation with the relevant Dean, decide if an outside accreditation process meets the necessary standard of stringency.

  • Establish committee criteria to be used in reviewing programs as well as internal processes for review.

  • Establish procedures for consultation with relevant administrators to insure mutual sharing of relevant information, data, and concerns.

  • Deliberate and act on pending issues identified by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

  • Provide the Shared Governance Task Force with draft operational policies and procedures by December 1.