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Committee on Academic Policy and Planning (CAPP)

  1. Function. This committee shall be responsible for general and long-range academic policy and planning, and it shall recommend to the faculty policies and programs relating to the academic interests of the University.

    This committee shall supervise programs and recommend policies relating to: admissions requirements, Aerospace Studies, Army ROTC, Experimental Division, University Studies, Winter Term, graduation requirements, pre-professional programs, public occasions, and other programs of similar relevance to academic policy. All new majors and minors, whether departmental or interdisciplinary in nature, shall be considered by CAPP and subsequently voted on by the faculty. This committee shall coordinate the activities of one Executive Committee: the Committee on Experiential Learning.

  2. Membership. Voting members: the President of the University; the Vice President for Academic Affairs (or his or her representative); six elected faculty members (one elected from each division and two elected at large), of which no more than two may be from one division and no more than one from each department, and two students.

    Ex-officio members (without vote): the Dean of the School of Music.

  3. Sub-committees

    1. The Resource Allocation Subcommittee (RAS) is a subcommittee of CAPP. RAS considers those requests for new faculty members forwarded to RAS by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and sends to CAPP their recommendations concerning granting or not granting requests. RAS shall be appointed by CAPP as needed.

    2. The First Year Seminar (FYS) Subcommittee is a subcommittee of CAPP. It is composed of four full-time faculty members (appointed for three-year staggered terms by CAPP in consultation with the FYS Committee and the Vice President for Academic Affairs with consideration given for representation of the academic divisions of the University and diverse faculty rank), and three representatives of Academic Affairs. Non-voting members may include people invited to participate on the committee in an advisory capacity by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The responsibility of the FYS Committee is the oversight of the FYS Program including such duties as: developing and articulating the goals of the program, soliciting and approving seminar proposals, training faculty members to teach seminars, coordination of seminars with academically-related social activities, evaluation of the seminar program, and reporting on developments in the program to CAPP and the faculty.