Senate Bill No. 0304-17

UNIVERSITY SENATE

UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

Introduced by: Graduate Academic Council

Date: April 19, 2004

PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE UNIVERSITY SENATE, SX.4.6 GRADUATE ACADEMIC COUNCIL

IT IS HEREBY PROPOSED THAT:

1. The Charter of the University Senate scheduled to take effect Fall 2004, specifically section SX.4.6 pertaining to the Committee on Curriculum and Instruction of the Graduate Academic Council, be amended as follows; and

2. That this proposal be forwarded to the President for approval.


SX.4. Graduate Academic Council

Existing:

SX.4.6 The Council, through its Committee on Curriculum and Instruction, shall have responsibility for the graduate academic curriculum. The committee shall have no more that eight members and shall include at least five Teaching Faculty, at least two of whom are on the Council.
SX.4.6.1 The committee shall consider all revisions in existing graduate degree programs.
SX.4.6.2 The committee shall review proposals for new graduate courses and changes to existing graduate courses.
SX.4.6.3 The committee shall submit all recommended changes and new courses to the Council for final approval.


Proposed Revision:

SX.4.6 The Council, through its Committee on Curriculum and Instruction, shall have responsibility for the graduate academic curriculum. The committee shall have no more that eight members and shall include at least five Teaching Faculty, at least two of whom are on the Council.
SX.4.6.1 The committee shall consider all revisions to existing graduate degree programs and shall submit all recommended changes to the Council for final approval.
SX.4.6.2 The committee shall review new graduate courses and substantive changes to existing graduate courses, as approved within the schools and colleges, subject to final review by the Council.

Rationale

The Council submits these modest changes to its charge both to (1) highlight the significant role that faculty within schools and colleges exercise in regard to course approval actions and (2) allow for the implementation of approved new or revised graduate courses in a timely manner, while retaining ultimate GAC authority on all graduate course matters.