Academic Affairs

Academic Committees


Committees are an essential part of the work of the university. The following committees assist the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in moving projects and initiatives forward. 

Academic Calendar Committee develops the University’s academic calendar for each semester/term following semester start dates as set by the Minnesota State Board.  There will be a five-year calendar cycle with the workgroup and it will make an annual recommendation fifth year's schedule.  The committee annually reviews the full five-year calendar cycle, as there may be need to recommend adjustments. The Academic Calendar Committee submits recommendations to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and University President for their consideration and approval. The committee also creates the Faculty Duty Day Calendar.

The Assessment Steering Committee is a university-level assessment committee that meets regularly during the school year.  It is composed of college and unit assessment directors, an administrator from Planning and Engagement, a liaison from the Liberal Education Committee, the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and a representative of the Division of Student Affairs.  The mission of the SCSU Assessment Steering Committee is to improve student learning through facilitating, monitoring and improving the assessment of programs across the University.

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning reviews the composition and responsibilities of the committee on an annual basis. The committee meets regularly with the director to facilitate program development; minutes are forwarded to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Faculty Association President and are also on file in the Center office.

University International Advisory Council (UIAC) provides advice and recommendations regarding St. Cloud State University’s international strategy, initiatives, and activities. The UIAC reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The purpose of the University International Advisory Committee is to provide advice on developing synergistic relationships within and between SCSU Colleges and Schools and develop systems, procedures, and processes for review of new and ongoing international initiatives and programs.

The Alnwick Castle Advisory Group (ACAG) will be convened by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and will provide governance and coordination of academic programming at the Alnwick Castle facility. ACAG will be comprised of faculty from across campus as well as stakeholders from within the British Studies Minor program and Center for International Studies. The group will make recommendations to both the Dean of the College and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, with final decision-making authority residing in the Office of the Provost.

Student Success Steering Committee consists of EMC and SCSU administrators who work hand-in-hand to evaluate enrollment management-related goals periodically through ongoing open discussions and develop recruitment and retention strategies that are necessary to address future institutional needs.

University Curriculum Committee makes recommendations to the Faculty Senate. It acts for for the faculty in curriculum matters as stated in the agreement between Minnesota State and the IFO; establishes curriculum policy in relationship to general university purposes and goals; reviews, coordinates, and acts upon all university curriculum proposals; hears appeals on any curriculum matter; and examines existing curriculum, graduation requirements, and instruction for improvements and recommendations.

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