Committees and Councils
Council of Academic Deans
The Council of Academic Deans serves as an advisory body to the Provost and normally meets biweekly. It is chaired by the Provost with membership comprised of the deans of the academic divisions, Graduate Dean, dean of the regional campuses, Dean of the Dolibois European Center, the Dean and University Librarian, and others as determined by the Provost.
E-Learning Advisory Council
Chaired by the assistant provost for e-learning, the E-Learning Advisory Council plays an important advisory role in recommending eLearning initiatives and policies, recommending services that should be provided to students and faculty, and setting guidelines for the assessment of learning outcomes. The Council is also charged with developing a university-wide incentive program that will encourage interested faculty to offer e-Learning courses and programs.
Faculty Assembly is chaired by the President of the University. The actions of the University Senate are subject to the authority of Faculty Assembly to review and refer actions back to the University Senate and to recommend matters for the Senate's consideration. A faculty committee makes recommendations to the President for agenda items.
Undergraduate Academic Advising Council
The Undergraduate Academic Advising Council includes members from all academic divisions, Division of Student Affairs, Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success as well as the student body. The responsibilities of the UAAC are to: promote the philosophy, policies, and procedures for academic advising at Miami University seeking input from various University constituencies; build support for and recognition of effective advising across the University through ongoing and clear communication efforts and annual awards and recognition for academic excellence; refine, generate, and coordinate professional development opportunities for faculty and staff on academic advising with an emphasis on best practices; improve, coordinate, and implement common tools for academic advising; and coordinate and maintain an ongoing plan for assessment of academic advising to ensure continuous improvement.
University Assessment Council
The Council includes members from all academic divisions who oversee assessment within their divisions, Center for Teaching Excellence, Office of Institutional Research, Office of Liberal Education, University Libraries, and Student Affairs. The Council’s mission is to provide support for divisional leaders of assessment and promote a culture of assessment of student learning outcomes at Miami University in which data are used to improve the quality of the educational experience. Toward that end, the committee: provides resources and guidance to all divisions and departments on assessment of student learning outcomes; advises on policies, procedures, faculty development efforts, and best practices relating to assessment of student learning outcomes; annually collects assessment reports from departments and programs, including academic support units; reviews the effectiveness of plans and practices for assessing student learning at the University, department and program levels; communicates to Miami faculty and staff about assessment of student learning (e.g., Assessment Briefs); assists divisional leaders and committees on supporting departmental assessment activity and evaluating assessment plans and reports effectively; and assists with other initiatives involved in the assessment of student learning as requested by the Provost.
University Promotion and Tenure Committee
The Committee is charged with making promotion and tenure recommendations to the Provost. These recommendations may relate to University wide promotion and tenure policies and procedures or to individuals being recommended for promotion and/or for the conferral of tenure.
University Senate and University Senate Executive Committee
Senate is the primary University governance body where students, faculty, staff, and administrators debate university issues and reach conclusions on the policies and actions to be taken by the institution. It is the legislative body of the University in matters involving educational programs, requirements, and standards; faculty welfare; and student conduct. University Senate Executive Committee is charged by the Bylaws of University Senate to manage the business of Senate. The Board of Trustees delegates to Senate primary responsibility for curriculum, programs, and course offerings and advisory responsibility on all matters related to Miami University.