1.01 DEVELOPMENT AND MODIFICATIONS OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS POLICIES
1.51 RELATIONS WITH OTHER EDUCATIONAL
INSTITUTIONS AND AGENCIES
1.52 REGIONAL AND SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION
POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUALS
Effective November 15, 2006
To specify the review and approval process for the development, modification, and enforcement of Academic Affairs policies.
Executive Vice President and Provost
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.
RELATIONS WITH OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND AGENCIES
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.
Code, Florida Board of Education (Chapter 6C)
SACS Criteria Section 4.9
Articulation Agreement of 1971
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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.
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
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
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.
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.
REGIONAL AND SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION
To specify the
standards required for regional and specialized accreditation.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
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.
regional accreditation by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools (SACS) is mandatory.
represents the University to the Southern Association
for Colleges and Schools, and the Vice Presidents assure
that all criteria for accreditation are maintained.
for specialized accreditation, the self-study, and maintenance
of accreditation standards is the responsibility of
the academic department, Dean and Vice President for