Members of the Strategic Planning, Graduate Programs, and Undergraduate Programs Committees are appointed by the department chair. Decisions by these committees are subject to a vote by the Richards College faculty (as members are not elected by the faculty). Committee decisions regarding changes in the faculty handbook, the vision statement, mission statement, statement of ethical expectations, strategic goals, action items, or curriculum are subject to a vote by the Richards College faculty. Richards College faculty will be notified of the committee's decisions by email. Without a dissenting vote in the following seven day period, the committee’s decision will be considered ratified by the faculty. If a dissenting vote is registered, the committee will decide if an electronic vote of the faculty is appropriate or if the decision should be discussed and a vote taken during the next Richards College faculty meeting. Membership consists of:
Strategic Planning: 2 members from each department, the associate dean (nonvoting), and the assistant dean (nonvoting)
Undergraduate Programs: 2 members from each department and the assistant dean (nonvoting)
Graduate Programs: 1 member from each department and the associate dean (nonvoting)
Committee Members serve 4 year terms.
The committee chair serves a two year term and must have served on the committee for one year prior to initial appointment.
Members may serve consecutive terms if appointed by the department chair.
The domain of responsibility for each committee is as follows:
Undergraduate Programs Committee
Undergraduate Learning Goals
Undergraduate Degree Changes, Deletions, and Additions
Undergraduate Business Core and Curriculum
Assurance of Learning for Undergraduate Programs
Participant Standards Relating to Undergraduate Students
Graduate Programs Committee
Graduate Learning Goals
Graduate Degree Changes, Deletions, and Additions
Assurance of Learning for Graduate Programs
Participant Standards Relating to Graduate Students
Strategic Planning Committee
Mission, Vision, Objectives, Goals, and Statement of Ethical Expectations
Strategic Planning Process
Financial and Resources Planning
Participant Standards Relating to Faculty and Staff
AACSB Eligibility Requirement
Members of the Post-Tenure Review Committee and Promotion and Tenure Committee are elected by each department at the beginning of fall semester. Decisions by these committees are forwarded to the Dean and are not subject to a faculty vote. Membership consists of:
Post-Tenure Review Committee: 1 member from each department (all members must be tenured)
Promotion and Tenure Committee: 2 members from each department (all members must be tenured)
The Beta Gamma Sigma Advisor and the Richards College Big Night Coordinator(s) are rotated among the departments.