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Committee on Management of Academic Operations (MAO)

  1. Function. This committee shall be responsible for policies and actions of the faculty relating to the daily operation of academic programs, and it shall have the responsibility for making recommendations to the faculty concerning the institution and implementation of these policies and details.

    This committee shall supervise the independent major, scheduling, registration, classrooms, course changes, calendar, the grading system, comprehensives, academic counseling, learning resources, the libraries, and the computer center. MAO shall consider all changes to existing majors or minors and subsequently bring those changes to a vote before the faculty. If MAO determines that a proposed change to a major or minor represents a significant change in policy, MAO will also refer the proposal to CAPP for consideration before bringing the changes to a vote before the faculty.

    This committee shall coordinate the activities of the following Executive Committees: Academic Standing, Petitions, Teacher Education, Library Advisory, and Academic Technology Advisory.

  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 Registrar and the Dean of the School of Music.

  3. Subcommittee: The Advising Committee is a subcommittee of MAO. The purpose of the Advising Committee is to consider, develop, and promote effective strategies for academic advising that assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their academic, career, and personal goals. To accomplish this, the Advising Committee provides development opportunities and information to faculty advisors, enhances student and faculty awareness of advising processes and resources, and assesses the academic advising program.

    When constituted to address particular issues or carry out specific projects, it is composed of four full--‐time faculty members (appointed by MAO in consultation with the Vice President for Academic Affairs with consideration given for representation of the academic divisions of the University and diverse faculty rank), two administrative representatives (including a dean in Academic Affairs responsible for academic advising), and two students (appointed by Student Congress). One member must be a representative from MAO.