| Standing Committee - Academic Affairs|
Academic Affairs Committee
The Academic Affairs Committee supports the Board’s responsibility to advance and protect the academic quality of the education offered by the University. The Committee makes recommendations to the Board on the academic mission, purpose, strategic plans, important academic and regular and special programs of the University; on awards and honorary degrees; on faculty personnel appointments, policies and procedures, including tenure appointments, policies, and procedures; and on student recruitment and admissions criteria and policies. The Academic Affairs Committee is delegated by the Board the responsibility of responding, on behalf of the Board, to requests from faculty for review of negative tenure decisions. The Committee’s decisions, on review of negative tenure decisions, is final. The Committee may meet, as it deems necessary, with faculty, staff representatives, and other University members as requested through the President.
The Academic Affairs Committee will consider and make recommendations to the Board on all matters relating to University research and technology initiatives and programs, as may be brought before it by the President, or the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, or referred to it by the Rector or the Board.
- Dr. Melvin T. Stith, Chair
- Dr. Ann A. Adams
- Thomas N. Chewning
- B. Keith Fulton
- Michael J. Helpinstill
- Beth Murphy
Staff: Dr. Stacey Franklin Jones, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs