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Commonwealth Honors College Council

Chair: Julian Tyson

Membership List

Minutes

Annual Reports:
2012-2013

The Commonwealth Honors College Council will meet on the following dates during the 2013-2014 academic year:

September 13- CHC, Room 160, Events Hall - East
October 11- Campus Center, Room 903
November 8- Campus Center, Room 903
*December 6 or December 13- CHC, Room 160, Events Hall - East
February 14- Campus Center, Room 903
March 14- Campus Center, Room 903
April 11- Campus Center, Room 903
May 2- CHC, Room 160, Events Hall - East

All meetings will take place at 12:20 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Charge:

The Commonwealth Honors College Council shall:

(a) Provide advice to the Dean of Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) on all matters relating to the administration of the Honors College, its curriculum and policies, including:

(i) honors course approvals;
(ii) standards governing the establishment, modification and termination of all Departmental Honors and Multidisciplinary Honors;
(iii) standards governing CHC student admission and graduation;
(iv) standards governing membership on the Honors Faculty and the direction of Honors theses/projects;
(v) development of a system designed to resolve such differences as may arise between honors students and members of the faculty; and

(b) Send minutes of its meetings to principal administrative officers and to all academic deans as well as to those listed in Section 4-2-1 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws.

Its membership shall be:

(a) Twelve Faculty Members, with at least one from each School/College headed by a Dean, and one from the Professional Library Staff;
(b) One Representative from Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke or Smith Colleges, designated by Five Colleges, Incorporated;
(c) The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life or a designee, serving ex officio;
(d) The Dean and Associate Dean of Commonwealth Honors College, serving ex officio;
(e) The Chairperson of the Research Council or a designee, serving ex officio;
(f) The Chairperson of the Academic Matters Council or a designee, serving ex officio;
(g) The Chairperson of the Undergraduate Education Council or a designee, serving ex officio;
(h) The Chairperson of the General Education Council or a designee, serving ex officio;
(i) The Provost or a designee, serving ex officio;
(j) The Secretary of the Faculty Senate or a designee, serving ex officio, non-voting;
(k) The Director of the Office of National Scholarship Advisement, serving ex officio;
(l) The Registrar or a designee, serving ex officio, non-voting;
(m) The Chair and a Member of the Commonwealth Honors College Student Advisory Board or designees, appointed by the Dean of Commonwealth Honors College;
(n) One Undergraduate Student, nominated by the Student Government Association; and
(o) One Undergraduate Student, appointed by the Chair of the Commonwealth Honors College Council.

The Chairperson of the Commonwealth Honors College Council shall be elected annually from among the faculty members of the Council appointed in Section 5-6-2 above. The Dean of the Commonwealth Honors College will provide staff assistance to the Chairperson with respect to preparation and dissemination of agendas, minutes, and such other items as may be required for the effective functioning of the Council. The Council Chairperson shall appoint Commonwealth Honors College Council representatives to the General Education Council, Academic Matters Council, Program and Budget Council, Research Council, and Academic Priorities Council.

The following shall be Committees of the Commonwealth Honors College Council: (a) Policy, (b) Course, (c) Program, and (d) Facilities. These Committees may be adjusted, terminated, or new Committees established, at the discretion of the Council Chairperson.

From Chapter 5 Section 6 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws 

Special Report of the Rules Committee Concerning the Establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee to be named Commonwealth Honors College Council (Sen. Doc. No. 11-001)

 

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