The University Council is a deliberative and representative body that makes recommendations to the President on long-range planning and informs decisions on other substantive matters that affect the well-being and common interests of the university community.
The Committee recommends and interprets academic policy on university-wide matters such as admission, retention, graduation, and dismissal requirements, etc.
The Committee also recommends changes for the improvement of the academic programs of the University.
The Council of Deans enhances communication and collaboration across the University. The Council includes all academic deans and vice provosts.
The Curriculum Review Committee reviews curricula and course recommendations of the several colleges and divisions, and, when necessary, submits them to Faculty Senate for action. It considers the mechanics of the academic programs of the several colleges and divisions, such as adjustments in admission, retention and dismissal requirements, and changes in general bulletin descriptions.
The committee also reviews course changes, proposals, and new programs and recommends such changes and revisions for inclusion in the general bulletin.
The Engagement Council helps evaluate models and explore strategies for engagement - cross-discipline and inter-university engagement, emerging markets and needed institutional support for engagement.
The Distinguished Professor Recommendation Committee receives and reviews recommendations from the colleges for distinguished professors before providing final recommendations to the Board of Trustees.
The General Education Transformation Steering Committee was charged in late 2011 with recommending a revised framework for the General Education curriculum.