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.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes:

Meeting agendas and minutes archive. 

Chairperson:

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

Membership:

See below membership code.

Name College/Department Membership Code
Akers, Cindy College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
1
Austin Beltz, Katherine Information Technology
1
Ballou, Michael College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
1
Borst, Stefanie College of Arts and Sciences
1
Brown, Bobbie Registrar
5
Carnes, Adrienne Rawls College of Business Administration 1
Chambers, Todd College of Media and Communication 1
Cogliser, Claudia Graduate School
1
Duran, Cathy Undergraduate Education
1
Dye, Keith College of Visual and Performing Arts
1
Ellis, Clifton College of Architecture
1
Fedler, Cliff Graduate School
1
Gibbs, Ryan Community College and Transfer Relations Office
1
Goebel, Paul Rawls College of Business Administration 1
Hart, Melanie Office of the Provost
1
Hoover, Shelia University Library
1
Huffman, Lynn College of Human Sciences
1
Hughes, Patrick Undergraduate Education
1
Iber, Jorge College of Arts and Sciences
1
Inskip-Paulk, Elizabeth Staff Senate
7
Lauderdale, Mitzi College of Human Sciences
1
Lesley, Mellinee College of Education
1
Lock, Robin College of Education
1
Logan, Ethan Undergraduate Admissions
9
Martin, Felicia Athletics
9
McKinnon, Garrett Official Publications
6
Milam, Ron Faculty Senate Vice President
3
Morse, Audra Whitacre College of Engineering
1
Murphy, Amy Center for Campus Life
1
Myhra, Alison School of Law
1
Pasewark, William Rawls College of Business Administration 1
Ramkumar, Seshadri Faculty Senate  
Roach, David College of Arts and Sciences
1
Shannon, Brian Athletics 9
Steele, Brian College of Visual and Performing Arts
1
Stoker, Kevin College of Media and Communication
1
Tomlinson, Susan Honors College
1
Vitela, Patricia Academic Support and Facilities Resources
9
West, Vicki Institutional Research
6
Durham DeCesaro, Genevieve Office of the Provost
2
Kiser, Michelle Support Operations for Academic Retention
9
Louder, Justin Office of the Provost
2
McConnel, Pat Academic Testing Center
9
James, Darryl Office of the Provost
2
Muñoz, Juan Office of the Provost
2
Stewart, Robert Office of the Provost
2
Walls, Janessa Law School Registrar
1
Westbrook, Holton Student Government Association
8
Wong, Aliza Honors College
1

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

Contact

Office of the Provost