Undergraduate Education Council

 

Chair: To be elected at September meeting

Membership

Minutes

Reports

The Undergraduate Education Council will meet on the following dates during the 2019-2020 academic year:

Fall Semester
September 30
October 28
November 18
December 16

 

Spring Semester
January 27
February 24
March 30
April 27

All meetings will begin at 12:15 p.m. and take place in Campus Center Room 804-08, unless otherwise noted.

Charge:
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.

Membership:
Its membership shall be:
(a) Ten At-Large Members of the Faculty, with at least one from each School/College headed by a dean;
(b) One Librarian;
(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 Assistant Provost for Assessment and Educational Effectiveness, serving ex officio;
(j) The Assistant Provost for Diversity, serving ex officio;
(k) The Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, serving ex officio;
(l) The Associate Provost for Faculty Development, serving ex officio;
(m) The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life or a designee, serving ex officio;
(n) The Associate Provost for Instructional Innovation, serving ex officio;
(o) The Five Colleges Executive Director or a designee, serving ex officio;
(p) The Secretary of the Faculty Senate or a designee, serving ex officio, non-voting;
(q) The Student Trustee or a designee; and
(r) Three Undergraduate Students.

From Chapter 5 Section 19 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws.