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Undergraduate Education Council

Co-Chairs: Lisa Green
                 Rajesh Bhatt

Membership List

Minutes

Information Regarding First-Year Seminar Proposals

University of Maryland Online Education Information

Review of General Education (Sen. Doc. No. 01-035)

During the 2013-2014 academic year the Undergraduate Education Council will meet on the following dates:

September 30* (This meeting will take place in the Campus Center, room 162-75.)
October 28
November 25
February 24
March 31
April 28

The meetings will begin at 12 noon and take place in the Campus Center, room 804-08 unless otherwise noted.


The Undergraduate Education Council shall serve as initiator and advocate for the quality of the
undergraduate educational experience on the Amherst campus. The Council shall review,
deliberate, and make recommendations to the Faculty Senate with respect to all areas of
undergraduate experience insofar as it relates to academics. The Council’s primary tasks shall be
to:
(a) Strengthen teaching excellence;
(b) Investigate curricular and programmatic resource problems that impact undergraduate
     education;
(c) Monitor and make recommendations on both immediate and long-term challenges to the
     quality of undergraduate education on the Amherst campus;
(d) Deliberate and make recommendations on any policy, programmatic, curricular, or resource
     issues relating to undergraduate education brought forward by the campus administration;
     and
(e) Help to coordinate the work of other Councils and Committees on undergraduate education.

Its membership shall be:

(a) Ten At-Large Members of the Faculty, from different Schools and Colleges;
(b) One Member from the Professional Library Staff;
(c) The Chairperson of the Rules Committee or a designee, serving ex officio;
(d) The Chairperson of the Academic Matters Council or a designee, serving ex officio;
(e) The Chairperson of the General Education Council or a designee, serving ex officio;
(f) The Chairperson of the Program and Budget Council or a designee, serving ex officio;
(g) The Chairperson of the Research Library Council or a designee, serving ex officio;
(h) The Dean of Commonwealth Honors College or a designee, serving ex officio;
(i) The Associate Provost for Academic and Resource Planning, serving ex officio;
(j) The Vice Provost for Undergraduate and Continuing Education, serving ex officio;
(k) The Associate Provost for Faculty Development, serving ex officio;
(l) The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life or a designee, serving ex offico;
(m) The Five Colleges Executive Director or a designee, serving ex officio;
(n) The Secretary of the Faculty Senate or a designee, serving ex officio, non-voting; and
(o) The Student Trustee or a designee.

From Chapter 5 Section 18 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws

 

 

 

 

Councils

Academic Matters
Academic Priorities
Athletic
Campus Physical Planning
General Education
Graduate
Health
International Studies
Program and Budget
Research
Research Library
Status of Diversity
Status of Women
Student Affairs and University Life
Undergraduate Education
University Relations and Advancement
University Service, Public Service and Outreach

Committees

Admissions and Records
Committee on Committees
Rules
University Computer and Electronic Communications
University Press
University Writing

Ad Hoc Committees