The Academic Partnerships Committee is the body charged with coordinating Miami's academic institutional partnerships to better ensure their long-term success. The committee develops policies, procedures and support structures for partnerships that involve a collaboration that is expected to have mutual (though not necessarily identical) benefits; contribute to the development of capacities at both institutions; and respect the mission of both institutions.
Chaired by the assistant provost for e-learning, 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.
The 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 who has responsibility for the preparation of the agenda for meetings. 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.
The Interdisciplinary Advisory Council works with faculty members and administrators from Miami University's six academic divisions to instigate and facilitate interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and instruction.
The Undergraduate Academic Advising Council includes members from all academic divisions, Student Affairs, Office of Enrollment Management, academic support units 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 an annual award 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.
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.
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. 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.