This Committee recommends planning and assessment procedures to the faculty.
This Committee (1) recommends planning and assessment procedures to the faculty particularly with respect to SACSCOC accreditation and (2) works with the Provost and the Deans and Department Chairs to implement such procedures. The Committee has specific responsibility to facilitate the assessment of the effectiveness of academic programs: and the general responsibility to oversee the development of long-range plans for academic programs and academic support services.
Members of the APA Committee include:
Rachel Sinz (Chair)
The Academic Policies and Standards Committee (ACPOL) acts on behalf of the faculty to hear appeals from students who wish to waive/amend graduation/degree requirements, academic probation/standards, or other policies delineated in the Catawba Catalog. The policies in question are those described in the "Academic Policies, Procedures, and Terminology" section of the Catalog, and include requests to be readmitted after withdrawal, appeal a suspension, waive the senior residency requirement stating that all coursework must be completed at Catawba after a student earns 90 sh, waive the restrictions of probation, take a tutorial, and other policies.
The Curriculum Committee is charged with reviewing, recommending, and implementing curriculum policy requirements. In particular, the committee is responsible for:
reviewing proposals for the initiation, revision, and deletion of undergraduate courses and makes recommendations to the full faculty on these matters;
reviewing proposals for the initiation, revision, and deletion of general education, majors, minors, and graduation requirements, as well as reviewing the criteria for general education, majors, minors, and graduation requirements and makes recommendations to the full faculty on these matters;
approving a course to be scheduled on-line; and,
approving and certifying a course as fulfilling the Non-Western perspective requirement.
Resources The Committee Operating Procedures and all forms related to Curriculum Committee business can be found on the Catawba network T-drive in the COMMITTEES/CURRICULUM folder.
Jeremiah Nelson (Chair)
Questions? For more information, pleasecontact the Chairof the Curriculum Committee.
The areas of responsibility for this Committee include, but are not limited to:
The review of marginal candidates for admission; and
Making strategy recommendations to the Office of Admissions
Jason Hunt (Co-Chair)
Andrew Jacobson (Co-Chair)
Dana Troutman Sain
The Faculty Senate is responsible for maintaining communications between the faculty and College administration, students, and staff. The committee establishes rules and procedures for standing committees and is responsible for overseeing the election of Faculty Senate members.
The Graduate Council is responsible for approving and forwarding all revisions to existing graduate programs and new graduate courses and programs to the full faculty for final approval. The committee also maintains the Graduate Catalog, with all changes approved by the full faculty.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requires that the College enhance its technological and library support services to improve instruction, develop basic competencies, and keep the information systems stable and current. Instructional issues are primarily the responsibility of the faculty and greatly impact faculty instructional effectiveness, so the faculty must play a shared role in determining and administering these support services. This role includes issues related to academic computing and library support insofar as they impact classroom instruction. To fulfill these responsibilities, the Instructional Support Committee will address the general instructional needs of faculty, staff, and students.
Amanda Bosch (Chair)
Chad Betters (Chair)
The Faculty Tenure & Promotion Committee (FTPC) oversees the process for promotion recommendations and evaluation of faculty for tenure.
(Years represent the final year of service, unless re-elected)
Term (Final Spring)
Retirement Committee: Jeremiah Nelson
The Staff Council committee examines issues and policies regarding personnel, including staff benefits, welfare, and professional development programs. This committee is responsible for making recommendations regarding:
the recruitment and orientation of new staff
staff benefits and welfare
staff development programs
coordination and promotion of interdepartmental working relationships across the campus
coordination and fostering better working relationships within the College community, including students, faculty, and administration
Service Committee – This committee shall be composed of at least 3 different representative and serves the Staff Council by planning and executing service opportunities for our community to engage in.
Professional Development & Vocation – This committee shall be composed of at least 3 different representatives. This committee focuses on planning and executing professional development opportunities that engage and enrich staff members.
Policies & Procedures Committee – This committee shall be composed of at least 5 members of Staff Council. This committee is tasked with reviewing and providing input and recommendations regarding changes to the policies that are set for by the HR Director. This committee will also oversee the awards process for the Louise Tucker Award and the President Award for Staff Excellence as well as the nomination of new Staff Council members.
Social Committee – This committee shall be composed of at least 3 members of Staff Council. This committee is responsible for the planning and execution of opportunities for staff members to socialize and fellowship with one another.
Executive Committee -The Executive Committee will be composed of the Staff Council Chair, Secretary, Past Chair, and Chair-Elect.
*Recommendations for action by the Standing Committees will be referred to the full Staff Council for review and action. Subcommittees may report to either the standing committee under which they were formed (if applicable), or to the full Staff Council. Staff Council retains the authority to create and disband additional committees and subcommittees as needed in order to efficiently perform its tasks and functions.
The Equity, Diversity, Justice, and Inclusion (EDJI) Task Force at Catawba College aims to build a campus community where all members thrive by working to cultivate critical conversations and practices that close opportunity gaps and promote equity, diversity, justice, and inclusion on our campus and in the larger community.
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