Texas Tech University

Academic Council

 

Charge:

The Academic Council shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Provost regarding academic related matters. The Council provides leadership in determining academic policies, procedures and priorities. The Council considers requests for needed degree and other programs and recommends course additions, changes and deletions. The Associate Deans Council, which is a subcommittee of the Academic Council, is composed of the Associate Deans. It also considers academic matters and has a special responsibility to consider programs which do not come through the traditional channels of the colleges.

Appointment:

The deans of each college/school will appoint their representatives; the President of the Student Government Association will appoint the student representative; the Faculty Senate will elect the Vice President of that body; the Staff Senate will appoint a representative; and the Provost will appoint Provost Office representatives. All appointed members serve at the pleasure of their supervisors.

Operating Procedures:

The Council shall develop its own operating procedures subject to the approval of the Provost. Copies of all minutes and reports are provided to all members of the Council and sent to the Provost and to those appointing representatives.

Voting:

Each area represented has one vote except Arts and Sciences which will have two. The Provost Office representatives shall not vote, except that the chair of the Academic Council should vote to break any tie. Members' substitutes are considered to carry a full voting proxy.

Chairperson:

The Council is chaired by the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

Membership:

See below membership code.

Name College/Department Membership Code Term Begins Term Ends
Akers, Cindy College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
1
2014 2015
Brown, Bobbie Registrar
5
2014 2015
Carnes, Adrienne Rawls College of Business Administration 1 2014 2015
Duran, Cathy Undergraduate Education
1
2014 2015
Ellis, Clifton College of Engineering
1
2014 2015
Ferguson, Ralph Graduate School
1
2014 2015
Gibbs, Ryan Community College and Transfer Relations Office
1
2014 2015
Goebel, Paul Rawls College of Business Administration 1 2014 2015
Gonzalez, Jarod School of Law
1
2014 2015
Hart, Melanie College of Arts and Sciences
1
2014 2015
Hatch, Hayden  Student Government Association
8
2014 2015
Henry, Robert College of Visual and Performing Arts
1
2014 2015
Hoover, Shelia University Library
1
2014 2015
Huffman, Lynn College of Human Sciences
1
2014 2015
Hughes, Patrick Undergraduate Education
1
2014 2015
Iber, Jorge College of Arts and Sciences
1
2014 2015
Johnson, Peggy College of Education
1
2014 2015
Logan, Ethan Undergraduate Admissions
9
2014 2015
Martin, Felicia Athletics
9
2014 2015
McKinnon, Garrett Official Publications
6
2014 2015
Meek, Richard  Faculty Senate Vice President
3
2014 2015
Montecillo, Ben   Staff Senate
7
   
Morse, Audra Whitacre College of Engineering
1
2014 2015
Murphy, Amy Center for Campus Life
1
2014 2015
Pasewark, William Rawls College of Business Administration 1 2014 2015
Purinton, Marjean Honors College
1
2014 2015
Roach, David College of Arts and Sciences
1
2014 2015
Shannon, Brian Athletics 9 2014 2015
Steele, Brian College of Visual and Performing Arts
1
2014 2015
Stoker, Kevin College of Media and Communication
1
2014 2015
West, Vicki Institutional Research
6
2014 2015
Elbow, Gary Office of the Provost
2
Ex-officio  
Louder, Justin Office of the Provost
2
Ex-officio  
McConnel, Pat Academic Testing Center
9
Ex-officio  
Muñoz, Juan Office of the Provost
2
Ex-officio  
Parsoneault, Catherine Office of the Provost
2
Ex-officio  
Walls, Janessa Academic Support and Facilities Resources
9
Ex-officio  
Stewart, Robert Office of the Provost
2
Ex-officio  

Membership Code:

  1. Associate deans of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Graduate School, Honors, Human Sciences, Mass Communications, Visual & Performing Arts, Law School and Library. The College of Arts and Sciences having four members.
  2. Members of the Provost's staff, ex-officio
  3. Vice President of the Faculty Senate
  4. Dean of Students
  5. Registrar
  6. One representative from Institutional Research and Official Publications
  7. Representative from the Staff Senate - President Elect
  8. Representative from the Student Government Association.
  9. Invited Representatives by Office of the Provost, Ex-officio