ACADEMIC APPEALS BOARD (AAB)
The Academic Appeals Board considers and acts on appeals from students who believe that rules pertaining to the general requirements for graduation are being applied incorrectly in their case or that circumstances require special consideration. This board handles both graduate and undergraduate appeals and both the Graduate and Undergraduate Affairs Councils confirm the faculty appointments to this board while an administrator convenes the meetings.
ACADEMIC COMPUTING COUNCIL (ACC)
The Academic Computing Council advises on academic computing at EWU. The charge of the Academic Computing Council includes, but is not restricted to, academic computing as it relates to planning, advising, and evaluating. In addition, the Council is concerned with the utilization of institutional resources for computing and other matters deemed appropriate by the senate.
COURSE AND PROGRAM APPROVAL COMMITTEE (CPAC)
The chief function of CPAC is to review all new courses, majors, programs and proposed changes to existing courses, majors, and programs and make recommendations for approval or non-approval to their respective council. (There is a CPAC under the Undergraduate Affairs Council and two (2) under the Graduate Affairs Council.)
FACULTY PLANNING ADVISORY COUNCIL (FPAC)
The Faculty Planning Advisory Council was created when the Academic Senate collapsed the Business Affairs Council and the Faculty Affairs Council into one (1) group. This Council's function is to advise the senate on matters related to faculty development and the planning and budgeting processes of the university including issues on professional leaves, retirement, insurance, the provision of advice on university long and short term planning, budgets and facilities and the liaison with faculty professional organizations, i.e. the United Faculty of Eastern (UFE). FPAC currently has two (2) council committees: the Research and Scholarship Committee and the Retirement and Insurance Committee.
GENERAL EDUCATION COORDINATING COMMITTEE (GECC)
This committee replaces the General University Requirements (GUR) Committee. They review and approve course proposals and revisions, and address policy questions concerning the general education core requirements (GECRs). There are eight (8) subcommittees: Computer Literacy, Cultural Diversity, Humanities and Fine Arts, International Studies, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Writing.
GRADUATE AFFAIRS COUNCIL (GAC)
The function of the Graduate Affairs Council is to advise on matters involving the graduate program of the university, which includes curriculum, admissions, program development, course approval, degree requirements, program evaluation, follow-up, advanced placement, academic standards and academic counseling. Each GAC member serves on one of the three (3) council committees: Course and Program Approval #1, Course and Program Approval #2, or Policy Development and Review Committee (PDRC). The vice provost for academic affairs is responsible for coordinating the selection of these students. The students must be selected from three (3) different graduate degree programs.
LIBRARIES AFFAIRS COUNCIL (LAC)
The Libraries Affairs Council's purpose is to advise on university library services and collections including library development and administration; book, periodical, and other collections; library use rules; loaning policies; and hours of operation.
PROGRAM REVIEW COMMITTEE (PRC)
In September 1984, the Council for Postsecondary Education (CPE), now known as the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB), adopted a policy requiring all programs at state four-year institutions of higher education to undergo periodic review following specific guidelines. Summaries of the results of those reviews are to be reported to the HECB that, in turn, reports to the governor and the legislature. The PRC has been established to coordinate the reviews of several graduate and undergraduate programs each year. Both the Graduate and Undergraduate Affairs Councils confirm the faculty appointments to this committee while an administrator convenes the meetings.
STUDENT SERVICES COMMITTEE (SSC) [formerly CAARP]
The Student Services Committee hears appeals on admission matters and recommends action to the Director of Admissions; advises the Director of Admissions regarding admissions policy, recruitment of students, advance standing, credit and related matters; they also advise the appropriate administrative officers in regard to counseling, advising, career planning and placement services in order to provide optimum support to the undergraduate curriculum.
UNDERGRADUATE AFFAIRS COUNCIL (UAC)
The Undergraduate Affairs Council's function is to advise on matters involving the undergraduate programs of the university including, but not limited to, curriculum, admissions, program development, course approval, degree requirements, program evaluation, follow-up, honors, advanced placement, academic standards, academic counseling, extension and correspondence, and academic support.
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