The Academic Strategies Committee is established to assist the Board in its oversight of the teaching, research and public service missions of the University. The Committee consists of the Trustees appointed by the Board Chair. The Provost and Executive Vice President and the Vice President for Research are ex officio, non-voting members of the Committee.
The Committee’s areas of responsibilities are (1) assisting the Board to ensure and protect, within the context of faculty shared governance, the educational quality of the University and its academic programs; (2) monitoring progress towards the University’s achievement compact and other academic performance measures; (3) reviewing and recommending to the Board major changes to the academic programs of the University, such as the creation, merger or closure of degree programs, schools, colleges, centers or institutes within the University; (4) oversight of the University’s athletic programs; (5) oversight of University policies regarding student life and conduct, faculty, and academic affairs; (6) oversight of University policies regarding research; (7) oversight of University policies regarding outreach and Extension; and (8) engagement with accrediting bodies. The Committee is responsible for such other matters as may be referred to it by the Board.
The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President is responsible for providing staff support to the Committee.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees January 9, 2014; amended March 13, 2014