The Senate Committee on Educational Policy (SCEP) makes recommendations concerning educational policy (e.g. grading, distance education, calendars, instruction, classrooms). The Classroom Advisory and ROTC Subcommittees report to SCEP.
2022-23 Senate Committee on Educational Policy Leadership
2022-23 Meeting Schedule
The Senate Committee on Educational Policy meets Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
|September 14, 2022||2-4 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|October 12, 2022||2-4 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|November 16, 2022||2-4 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|December 14, 2022||2-4 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|January 18, 2023||2-4 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|February 15, 2023||2-4 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|March 22, 2023||2-4 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|April 12, 2023||2-4 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
|May 10, 2023||2-4 p.m.||Online Via Zoom|
Committee members will be automatically added to a Google Calendar invite for these meetings at the beginning of the 2022-23 academic year.
Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article IV., Section 5
D. EDUCATIONAL POLICY COMMITTEE
The Educational Policy Committee is concerned with all matters that influence the quality of education at the University. It deals primarily with those affairs which affect educational policy and procedures on a University-wide basis.
The Educational Policy Committee shall be composed of:
- 10 faculty or academic professional members, who, in total, represent undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Academic professional members must be eligible to serve in the Faculty Senate. At least 7 of the 10 members must hold tenure, and at least one member must represent the Morris campus.
- 6 students, including at least one undergraduate student, at least one graduate student, at least one professional student, and at least one student from a system campus.
- 2 academic professional and administrative staff members who, together, represent undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
- ex officio representation as specified by vote of the Faculty Senate.
Members shall be appointed by the Committee on Committees.The chair of the committee, who shall be appointed by the Committee on Committees, shall be a tenured faculty member.
Duties and Responsibilities
a. To consult with and advise the president and senior officers it determines appropriate on all matters of educational policy and to recommend to the Faculty Consultative Committee and the Faculty Senate such actions or policies on educational issues it deems appropriate and necessary.
b. To recommend to the Faculty Senate policies on the extension of the teaching, resources of the University to the people of the State of Minnesota at large and to advise the president and senior academic officers with respect to these matters.
c. To formulate policies governing calendars, and to set the calendar of the University with the approval of the Faculty Senate and to approve any exemptions to that calendar.
d. To consult with the executive vice president and provost on all matters of educational development and on all proposals related thereto.
e. To recommend to the Faculty Senate and the president and senior academic officers policies concerning University programs offered for students of especially high ability and achievement.
f. To recommend to the Faculty Senate policies on international education and to advise the president and senior academic officers on the operation of international education policies.
g. To review undergraduate group distribution requirements and all proposals related to the core curriculum and to examine issues related to duplication of courses between colleges, the proliferation of courses that meet the group distribution requirements, and cross-collegiate cooperation.
h. To receive reports on the quality and effectiveness of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, and to foster improvement of teaching effectiveness and faculty evaluation and recognition of excellent teaching.
i. To advise the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost on the ROTC program and relations between the University and the Department of Defense and to recommend to the Faculty Senate policies on University-ROTC relationships.
j. To review campus services with respect to compliance with state and federal laws regarding admissions, records, and financial aid, and to advise administrative offices and, when appropriate, the Senate, on issues concerning the offices dealing with such services.
k. To advise the Faculty Senate and the Provost on matters relating to classrooms.