Senate Academic Program Committee

Approved by Senate May 29, 2009
Revisions Approved by Senate:  May 31, 2013, June 26, 2015

Terms of Reference (new)

The mandate of the Senate Academic Program Committee (SAPC) is to consider and make recommendations to Senate on matters pertaining to the appropriateness, merit and quality of Carleton University’s academic programs except where such matters fall within the mandate of the Senate Committee on Curriculum, Admissions and Studies Policy. The context for SAPC’s mandate is provided by Carleton University’s strategic and academic plans as these may from time to time be established by the Senate and/or the University’s Board of Governors.

As such, SAPC will:

1. Receive and discuss reports provided on a regular basis by the Office of the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) on the development of new academic programs, the cyclical review of existing academic programs, and major modifications to existing academic programs.

2. Through its Chair, submit on a regular basis digests of such reports and discussions to Senate as provided for in article 1.5 of Carleton’s Institutional Quality Assurance Process.

3. Receive reports from the Carleton University Committee on Quality Assurance regarding proposals for new undergraduate and graduate programs, and make recommendations to Senate regarding such reports.

4. Receive reports from the Carleton University Committee on Quality Assurance regarding proposals for major modifications to undergraduate and graduate programs, and make recommendations to Senate regarding such reports.

5. Receive final assessment reports regarding the cyclical review of existing undergraduate and graduate programs from the Provost and make recommendations to Senate regarding such reports.

6. Consider and make recommendations to Senate on the establishment, restructuring and dissolution of faculties, departments, schools, colleges and institutes that offer academic programs.

7. Initiate proposals and recommendations on issues and topics falling within its purview, in addition to reviewing and offering advice on proposals and recommendations originating elsewhere.

8. Undertake other academic tasks as assigned by Senate.

Composition:

1. President;

2. Provost and Vice-President (Academic), to serve as chair;

3. Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic), (vice-chair and secretary);

4. Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs or designate;

5. The Clerk of Senate;

6. Chair of the Senate Committee on Curriculum, Admission and Studies Policy (non-voting)

7. Five members of faculty appointed by Senate to three-year terms with members chosen to be representative of the major divisions of the university;

8. Two graduate and two undergraduate students, appointed by Senate;

9. A representative of CUASA, who shall have non-voting membership.

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