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
Al-Hmoud, Faisal  Student Government Association
8
Arnett, Dennis  Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration
1
Austin, Katherine Information Technology
9
Belnap, Jeffrey Texas Tech University at Costa Rica  
Bilkey, Andrea J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts
1
Borst, Stefanie  College of Arts and Sciences
1
Bowman, Shelly Registrar
5
Brown, Bobbie Registrar
5
Caliva, Stacy Stockard  Staff Senate 7
Cañas-Carrell, Jaclyn College of Arts and Sciences  
Chambers, Todd College of Media and Communication 1
Dascanio, John School of Veterinary Medicine  
Dass, Mayukh Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration 1
Doerfert, David Graduate School
1
Duran, Cathy Student Affairs
4
Durband, Dottie College of Human Sciences
1
Gaines, Kristi  Graduate School
1
Green, Birgit Engaged Research & Partnerships
9
Gregory, Matt Office of Dean of Students
4
Hallowell, Lindsay Official Publications
6
Hansard, Jamie Undergraduate Admissions
9
Hart, Melanie Office of the Provost
2
Hendricks, Bret College of Education
1
Hernandez, Annette Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. College of Engineering
1
Higgins, Raegan

Faculty Fellow  
Hmoud-Faisal, Al   Student Government Association
8
Hoover, Sheila University Library
1
Hughes, Patrick University Programs
9
Humphrey, Wendy-Adele  School of Law
1
Iber, Jorge College of Arts and Sciences
1
Jai, Catherine College of Human Sciences
3
James, Darryl Office of the Provost
2
Kiser, Michelle Support Operations for Academic Retention
9
Koerber, Amy College of Media and Communication
1
Lackey, Rodney Athletics
9
Langford, Katie Faculty Senate
3
Lauderdale, Mitzi College of Human Sciences
1
Louder, Justin eLearning and Academic Partnerships
2
Martens, Peter  J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts
1
Martinez, Brenda Registrar
5
Matteson, Shirley  College of Education
1
McBee, Randy  College of Arts and Sciences
1
McConnel, Pat Academic Testing Center
9
Misra, Sukant International Affairs
2
Park, Kuhn College of Architecture
1
Ribordy, Reagan International Affairs
2
Roach, David College of Arts and Sciences
1
Shannon, Brian Faculty Athletics Representative 9
Stewart, Robert Office of the Provost
2
Sumner, Carol Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
9
Tapp, Suzanne  Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center  
Trejos-Castillo, Elizabeth Faculty Fellow  
Vaclik, Nicolas 

Institutional Research
6
Vitela, Patricia Space Planning & Inventory
9
Walls, Janessa Law School Registrar
5
Washington, Lesley Nall  College of Architecture
 

Membership Code:

  1. Associate deans of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Graduate School, Honors, Human Sciences, Media & Communication, 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