Academic Entities

Academic Units Other Than Colleges and Departments - Academic Entities

Most academic units at the University are Colleges and Departments. These are covered explicitly in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Faculty Senate. However, sometimes there are academic units that are not Colleges or Departments, such as Schools and Centers. These academic units must also have representation and abide by the curricular process stipulated in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Faculty. In order to expedite the process of understanding how an academic entity is considered with respect to the Constitution and Bylaws, the following table should be used.

To find out how an entity (usually a School) other than a Department or College is represented on Faculty Senate Committees, use the following table. Except where noted Schools are either treated or act as Departments within Specific Colleges, as at-large Departments, or as Colleges. The number of representatives for a Department is at most one and sometimes zero, depending on the committee membership rules. For colleges it is at least one representative.

Representation

Academic Unit Number of Representatives
Department 1 or 0
College A minimum of 1

Academic Entity Representation Equivalencies

Senate Committee or Council School of
Social Work
Greenwood
Laboratory School
Department of
Library Science
School of
Accountancy
School of Nursing Engineering Program Public Health Program
Budget & Priorities Committee CHHS Dept COE Dept College COB Dept CHHS Dept CNAS Dept CHHS Dept
Committee on Citizenship and Service-Learning CHHS Dept COE Dept Dept (not eligible) COB Dept CHHS Dept CNAS Dept CHHS Dept
College Councils CHHS Dept COE Dept N/A COB Dept CHHS Dept N/A N/A
Council on General Education &
Intercollegiate Programs
CHHS Dept COE Dept Dept (not eligible) COB Dept CHHS Dept CNAS Dept CHHS Dept
Educator Preparation Provider Council CHHS Dept COE Dept Dept COB Dept CHHS Dept CNAS Dept CHHS Dept
Faculty Benefits Committee CHHS Dept COE Dept Dept (not eligible) COB Dept CHHS Dept CNAS Dept CHHS Dept
Faculty Concerns Committee CHHS Dept COE Dept College (one representative) COB Dept CHHS Dept CNAS Dept CHHS Dept
Faculty Senate CHHS Dept COE Dept Dept COB Dept CHHS Dept N/A N/A
Faculty-Student Judicial Commission CHHS Dept COE Dept Dept (not eligible) COB Dept CHHS Dept CNAS Dept CHHS Dept
Graduate Council CHHS Dept COE Dept Dept COB Dept CHHS Dept CNAS Dept CHHS Dept
Honorary Degrees Committee CHHS Dept COE Dept Dept (not eligible) COB Dept CHHS Dept CNAS Dept CHHS Dept
Study Away Advisory Committee CHHS Dept COE Dept College COB Dept CHHS Dept CNAS Dept CHHS Dept
University Hearing Committee CHHS Dept COE Dept Dept (not eligible) COB Dept CHHS Dept CNAS Dept CHHS Dept

Academic Entity Equivalencies for the Curricular Review Process

School of
Social Work
Department of
Library Science
School of
Accountancy
School of Nursing
CHHS Dept Special Academic Program COE Dept CHHS Dept