At least once every five years the Academic Planning Council completes a self-study to review the Council’s structure and functions to assess its effectiveness as a faculty voice and its compliance with Faculty Policies and Procedures. During the 2020-2021 academic year the Academic Planning Council self-study subcommittee completed its self-study report and the APC approved the report as complete. Recommendations in the report include:
- Retain the current structure of proportional representation to APC among faculty, divisions, Extension and staff with the rotational schedule updated to reflect department mergers, etc.
- More clearly communicate APC activities back to departments.
- Establish policies for selecting substitute representatives when elected representatives cannot attend APC meetings.
- Define and clarify the role of APC as an advisory body to decision-making in the College.
The full report can be found here: CALS APC Self Study Report 2020.
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