Contents:
1.01   DEVELOPMENT AND MODIFICATIONS OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS POLICIES
1.51   RELATIONS WITH OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND AGENCIES
1.52   REGIONAL AND SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

1.01 POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUALS

Effective November 15, 2006

PURPOSE

To specify the review and approval process for the development, modification, and enforcement of Academic Affairs policies.

AUTHORITY/SOURCE


Executive Vice President and Provost

POLICY


All new and revised Academic Affairs policies are reviewed, approved, and enforced as follows:

A.   Policy Review

1.  The United Faculty of Florida is the exclusive representative of faculty subject to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, regarding policies that affect terms and conditions of employment. Any policy affecting a term or condition of employment will be provided to the UFF for review and may be subject to collective bargaining .

2.  Policies related to curriculum and other academic matters within the purview of the Faculty Senate, will be provided to the Senate for review. The Faculty Senate may consult with the Provost or designee and make recommendations regarding the proposed policy.

3.  All proposed policies for Academic Affairs must be reviewed by the Council of Deans.

B.   Policy Approval


All policies must be approved by the Provost in order to be implemented.

c.    Policy Enforcement

The Provost or designee shall be responsible for the development, maintenance, and enforcement of policies contained in the Academic Affairs policies.

 

1.51 RELATIONS WITH OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND AGENCIES

Effective: November 22, 1995

PURPOSE

To state the administrative and programmatic policy of the Division of Academic Affairs regarding voluntary cooperation and statutory coordination with other educational institutions and governmental agencies.

AUTHORITY/SOURCE

Florida Administrative Code, Florida Board of Education (Chapter 6C)
SACS Criteria Section 4.9
Articulation Agreement of 1971
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

POLICY

The Division of Academic Affairs and the Colleges and Schools and their units accept responsibility for encouraging voluntary and mutual planning and/or coordination with the educational and non-educational, governmental and non-governmental institutions and agencies related to the achievement of the goals and objectives of the University.

The basis for such relations may rest in the interests of higher education in general, or in inter-institutional or inter-agency agreements, or in the Florida Administrative Code (FloridaBoard of Education, Chapter 6C). Such relations are conditioned upon the legal capacity of the University. These agreements must follow SACS criteria 4.9 for the initiation of consortium or contractual arrangements.

The policies and decisions of the Division of Academic Affairs and each of its units are guided by the spirit and letter of the "Articulation Agreement" between the Division of Universities and the Division of Community Colleges of the State of Florida, which summarizes the academic and credit relationships of the member institutions of the State University System and the Florida public community colleges.

Contracts for educational services and programs must be consistent with the purpose, policies and procedures of the University. The University is responsible for the qualifications of the faculty and for the quality of all courses offered under contract.

PROCEDURE

An offer by any unit of the Division of Academic Affairs to plan or conduct academic programs or activities with any educational institution or non-educational agency outside the University must have the prior authorization of the appropriate Dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Office of International Studies coordinates inter-institutional agreements with non-US institutions.

Problems regarding academic program articulation that cannot be resolved by the University chairperson/director immediately responsible, should be presented to the appropriate Community College Articulation Committee through the Dean of the College or School and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

1.52 REGIONAL AND SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

Effective: November 22, 1995

PURPOSE

To specify the standards required for regional and specialized accreditation.

AUTHORITY/SOURCE

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

POLICY

Specialized and regional accreditation are mechanisms to evaluate programs relative to external standards and to assure quality of academic degrees to the general public. Specialized accreditation, which is discipline or profession specific, is sought for all the academic programs.

University-wide regional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is mandatory.

PROCEDURE

The President represents the University to the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools, and the Vice Presidents assure that all criteria for accreditation are maintained.

Application for specialized accreditation, the self-study, and maintenance of accreditation standards is the responsibility of the academic department, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Last update October 15, 2009 2:38 PM

For information or comments please contact:

Tonja Moore
Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs
305-348-2168

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