The Faculty Guide
Committee proposed a change in the Faculty Guide to reduce the basic
teaching load for full-time faculty members from 24 credit hours per
academic year and normally 12 credit hours per academic semester to 18
credit hours per year and normally 9 hours per semester. A vote on the
resolution will take place at the December Faculty Senate meeting.
students may take graduate courses toward an undergraduate degree,
either as doubly-counted courses in a dual-degree program, or upon
encouragement of their advisor and an academic department, as an
incentive for gifted or advanced students.
The Senate approved
the following proposal regarding tuition for affected undergraduates
from the APCCC (Academic Policy & Core Curriculum Committee).
undergraduate students receiving tuition assistance in whatever form be
charged no more than the difference between undergraduate and graduate
tuition for each such course, and
plans that currently cover full graduate tuition for such courses
continue to do so, and
should a flat tuition plan for undergraduate tuition be adopted, the
surcharge for students in these situations, whether receiving financial
aid or not, be limited to no more than the difference between part-time
undergraduate tuition and graduate tuition.
New Standing Committees:
Academic Facilities and Core Curriculum
The Faculty Senate
approved a motion amend the Faculty Guide to add a Academic Facilities
Committee. The purpose of the standing committee is to provide a forum,
a voice, and a repository of pertinent information on matters concerning
the use, design, allocation, maintenance, and construction of academic
facilities such as faculty offices, classrooms, and laboratories, and
the buildings that contain them, and so on.
The Senate also voted to separate the
former APCCC into two distinct committees: the Academic Policy Committee
and the Core Curriculum Committee. The Faculty Guide resolution
justified the split as follows:
Whereas the supervision of the development and functioning
of the university-wide core curriculum requires a separate committee to handle
the work and exercises a distinct function from that of academic policy, which
reviews and investigates courses, programs, etc. in the core and outside of the
It was agreed that the new Committees would not be changing any of the old
course syllabi merely because there was a new committee.