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Committees

The membership, structure, and function of the College's committees --are governed by University Policy Register, the T/TT Collective Bargaining Agreement, and College Advisory Committee (CAC) - The Regional College is an independent college which does not have subordinate academic departments or schools; therefore the CAC shall undertake the governance responsibilities and advisory roles identified separately for FACs and CACs in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Although priority will be given to TT faculty, FTNTT Faculty are eligible for membership on the CAC/CCC as long as TT faculty constitute a majority of the membership.

  1. College Advisory Committee (CAC)

    a.    Membership:  
         i.    The CAC will consist of three tenured or tenure-track (TT) and one non-tenure track (FTNTT) faculty member from the Applied Business division; three TT and one FTNTT faculty from the Health Professions division; and three TT and one FTNTT from the Engineering Technology and Professional Studies division.  Although priority will be given to TT faculty, FTNTT Faculty are eligible for membership on the CAC in the event that TT Faculty are not available.

    b.    Elections:  
         i.    CAC elections will be held by all full-time Faculty within each Academic Division at the spring semester assembly for the upcoming year (fall, spring, and summer semesters).


    c.    Responsibilities:
         i.    The CAC will discharge their responsibilities per the applicable provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  
         ii.   The RC Dean shall consult with the CAC in establishing any ad hoc committee. The Dean will ask the CAC for committee membership recommendations.    
         iii.  The CAC and RC Dean will recommend the content of the Regional College Handbook, as well as review the Handbook every three years. Revisions to the Handbook will follow the procedures outlined in “I-H”.
         iv.   The CAC will annually elect a tenured faculty member to sit on the Provost’s Advisory Council (PAC). This person can serve for multiple terms.

    d.    Meetings:  
         i.    Meetings of the CAC will be called by the RC Dean. 
         ii.   A convener will be elected (annually) among the T/TT members of the CAC at the first meeting of the academic year to; he or she would preside over meetings in the absence of the dean; consult with the dean in preparation and distribution of agenda; and develop and distribute minutes to RC faculty in a timely fashion as mandated by the CBA.
         iii.   A quorum is a simple majority of the voting members.   
         iv.   Passage of a motion requires an affirmative vote of a simple majority of the members present, provided there is a quorum. Motions may also be voted on electronically.

  2. Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) Committee (serves as the academic unit)

    a.    Membership:
         i.    The RTP Committee consists of all tenured members of the CAC plus all tenured faculty in the College with the rank of Professor.
         ii.    The RC Dean will serve as the chairperson and non-voting member of the RTP Committee.

    b.    Responsibilities:
         i.    The RTP Committee will review, vote, and will make recommendations regarding candidates to the RC Dean for reappointment, tenure, and promotion. This responsibility will be in accordance with University Policies.

    c.    Meetings:
          i.    The RTP Committee will meet as deemed necessary and in accordance with deadlines established by the University’s reappointment, tenure, and promotion procedures.
     
     

  3. College Curriculum Committee (CCC)

    a.    Membership: 
         i.    The voting membership will be comprised of three tenured or tenuretrack (TT) and one non-tenure track (FTNTT) faculty member from the Applied Business division; three TT and one FTNTT from the Health Professions division; and two TT and one FTNTT from the Engineering Technology and Professional Studies division. The TT faculty shall constitute the of the membership of the CCC. Although priority will be given to TT faculty, FTNTT faculty are eligible for membership on the CCC in the event that TT faculty are not available.
         ii.   The RC Dean (or the RC Dean’s designate) will be the chair and exofficio, non-voting member.  
         iii.   A convener will be elected (annually) among the T/TT members of the CAC at the first meeting of the academic year to; he or she would preside over meetings in the absence of the dean; consult with the dean in preparation and distribution of agenda; develop and distribute minutes to RC faculty in a timely fashion as mandated by the CBA; and ensure proper curricular processes are followed.

    b.    Responsibilities:
         i.    The CCC will establish and the RC Dean will distribute to the Members all guidelines and deadlines for curricular proposals immediately after the first Fall meeting.
         ii.   All curriculum proposals shall originate within respective program areas and shall be distributed to all faculty who teach within the program.  All Regional College program areas impacted by the proposed curricular changes shall be consulted prior to submission of the proposal to the CCC.  Consultation is the responsibility of the program     area     lead     faculty/coordinators/program     directors.  Documentation of such consultation shall be in writing and included with the curricular proposal submitted to the CCC and EPC.  Curriculum proposals shall have the majority approval of the program area faculty prior to submission to the CCC.    
         iii.   The CCC will make recommendations to the RC Dean for changes in academic programs proposed by program areas within the Regional College. The RC Dean shall forward all approved curricular proposals to the appropriate hierarchical higher level.

    c.    Meetings:
         i.   The committee will meet as scheduled during the academic year.
         ii.   A quorum is a simple majority of voting members.
         iii.  Passage of a motion requires an affirmative vote of the simple majority of the members present, provided there is a quorum. Motions may also be voted on electronically, but passage will require approval of a majority of all members of the CCC.
         iv.   The secretary will be responsible for recording minutes and distributing approved minutes of each meeting to the Members.

  4. Program Areas Curriculum Committee (PACC) may be established by respective program areas

    a. Membership:
         i.   These committees shall be comprised of full time faculty in their respective program areas. Lead Program faculty, where applicable, shall be elected from the specific PACC at the spring semester meeting for the upcoming year (Fall, Spring and Summer semesters). 

    b. Responsibilities:
         i.  
    The program area curriculum committee will establish, review, and revise all curriculum proposals among related programs areas within the respective division and other curricula within the University.
         ii.   The program curriculum committee shall approve all matters related to program articulation internal and external to the University. 
         iii.   The program area curriculum committee will develop internal and external review mechanisms to ensure quality of instruction and appropriateness of curricula.
         iv.   The program area curriculum committee will provide guidance for system-wide marketing and workforce development efforts for the Regional College programs.

    c. Meetings:
         i.  
    The program area curriculum committee will schedule meetings as  necessary.
         ii.   A quorum is a simple majority of voting members.
         iii.   Passage of a motion recommending any curriculum revision requires an affirmative vote of the majority of members present, provided there is a quorum. Motions may be voted on electronically as determined by each respective Program Area.
         iv.   Minutes will be recorded at all Program Area Committee meetings.