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
Arnett, Dennis  Rawls College of Business Administration
1
Austin, Katherine Information Technology
9
Bernal, Jon Mark Staff Senate
7
Brown, Bobbie Registrar
5
Chambers, Todd College of Media and Communication 1
Dass, Mayukh Rawls College of Business Administration 1
Deahl, Lora College of Visual and Performing Arts
1
Doerfert, David Graduate School
1
Duran, Cathy Student Affairs
4
Durband, Dottie College of Human Sciences
1
Durham DeCesaro, Genevieve Office of the Provost
2
Gaines, Kristi  Graduate School
1
Glaus, Greg Athletics
9
Green, Birgit Engaged Research & Partnerships
9
Hansard, Jamie Undergraduate Admissions
9
Hart, Melanie Office of the Provost
2
Haq, Saif College of Architecture
1
Hernandez, Annette Whitacre College of Engineering
1
Hoover, Sheila University Library
1
Hughes, Patrick University Programs and Student Success
9
Iber, Jorge College of Arts and Sciences
1
James, Darryl Office of the Provost
2
Kiser, Michelle Support Operations for Academic Retention
9
Koerber, Amy College of Media and Communication
1
Lauderdale, Mitzi College of Human Sciences
1
Lesley, Mellinee College of Education
1
Lewis, Sean Student Government Association
8
Lock, Robin College of Education
1
Louder, Justin eLearning and Academic Partnerships
2
Martin, Andrew  College of Visual and Performing Arts
1
McConnel, Pat Academic Testing Center
9
McKinnon, Garrett Official Publications
6
Mercer, Jeff Rawls College of Business Administration
1
Myhra, Alison School of Law
1
Ribordy, Reagan International Affairs
2
Roach, David College of Arts and Sciences
1
Shannon, Brian Faculty Athletics Representative 9
Skidmore, Emily Faculty Senate
3
Steele, Brian College of Visual and Performing Arts
1
Stewart, Robert Office of the Provost
2
Sumner, Carol Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
9
Vitela, Patricia Space Planning & Inventory
9
Walls, Janessa Law School Registrar
5
West, Vicki Institutional Research
6
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