Faculty Senate Creates Committees on General Ed. and Communication with BOV

Posted: December 11, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Emily Yaghmour

At its Dec. 6 meeting, the Faculty Senate created two new faculty committees: a standing committee on general education and an ad hoc committee on communication with the Board of Visitors (BOV).

The duties of the General Education Committee include working with the associate provost for general education, approving courses proposed for meeting requirements, developing procedures for measuring required skills, approving and monitoring proficiency and competency tests designed to fulfill general requirements, and investigating the impact of the requirements on students.

The committee will consist of 14 voting members. Eight of the members will be elected by the Faculty Senate, four will be appointed by the provost, and one member will be a student, elected by the Student Senate. The associate provost for general education also will serve on this committee.

After dissolving its committee titled Relations with the BOV, the senate moved to create a new ad hoc committee titled Communication with the BOV. This committee will be composed of five faculty members, three of whom will be senators. The duties of this committee will terminate in September 2002. The senate’s nominations committee will nominate candidates to serve on this committee.

Write to at