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A&S SAB Position Descriptions

SAB Officers

Four (4) members of the SAB shall be elected by their peers to hold the offices of Chair, Assistant Chair, Treasurer, and Publicity Manager.

  • The responsibilities of the Chair are to work under the direction of the Dean and Faculty Advisor, prepare the meeting agenda with the assistant chair, call the meeting to order, facilitate the orderly progress of the meeting, and perform duties pertaining to the office.
  • The responsibilities of the Assistant Chair are to work under the direction of the Dean, Faculty Advisor, and Chair; act in capacity of the Chair when the Chair is unable to fulfill his or her duties; prepare the meeting agenda with the Chair; record proceedings of the meetings; maintain board records; perform duties pertaining to the office.
  • The responsibilities of the Treasurer are to work under the direction of the Dean, Faculty Advisor, and Chair; request budget appropriations from Student Senate; manage the on-campus account and report on it at meetings; perform duties pertaining to the office.
  • The responsibilities of the Publicity Manager are to work under the direction of the Dean, Faculty Advisor, and Chair; manage the SAB display cases; coordinate advertising for events; manage the website; perform duties pertaining to the office.

SAB Committee Members

Two (2) members of the SAB shall be elected by their peers to represent the SAB on the A&S Committee on Curriculum.

  • The responsibilities of the Committee on Curriculum members are to be present at the monthly committee meetings, participate as appropriate, and report on the meetings to the SAB.

From the Bylaws of the Committee on Curriculum:

The Arts and Sciences Committee on Curriculum shall

  • study and make recommendations to the Faculty of the College concerning matters pertaining to the Arts and Sciences curriculum.
  • deliberate matters within its competency raised by itself or by the Dean of the College; or the Faculty of the College, individually or as a whole; or any body within the College.
  • have certain limited authority to make decisions on behalf of the faculty as specified in the committee bylaws that will be approved by the Faculty of the College (Unless otherwise provided for in the Constitution).

The Committee shall receive proposals, reports, and recommendation from the administration, the departments, and the general faculty, and shall have the authority and responsibility to evaluate and make recommendations to the Arts and Sciences faculty concerning all curricular matters.

The committee has the authority to act on behalf of the faculty to

  • study and make recommendations to the Faculty of the College concerning matters pertaining to the Arts and Sciences curriculum.
  • approve Special Topics courses.
  • approve changes to information in the course catalog.

Two (2) members of the SAB shall be elected by their peers to represent the SAB on the A&S Committee on Assessment.

  • The responsibilities of the Committee on Assessment members are to be present at the committee meetings, participate as appropriate, and report on the meetings to the SAB.

From the electronic Faculty Handbook discussing the University Assessment Committee and referring to the College Committees on Assessment:

The University has established an assessment committee for each of the Colleges within the institution. Each College committee is responsible for reviewing outcome assessment data and making recommendations based on analysis of available assessment data. The recommendations of the committee are considered by the deans, faculty, and staff of the College for further action if deemed necessary. This process of assessment is to be a continuous evaluation.

Assessment Committee

One (1) member of the SAB shall be elected by his or her peers to represent the SAB on the A&S Committee on Grade Appeals.

  • The responsibilities of the Committee on Grade Appeals member are to be present at the committee meetings, participate as appropriate, and report on the meetings to the SAB.

Description of the Committee on Grade Appeals:

The Arts and Sciences Committee on Grade Appeals (CGA) shall

  • follow the procedure described in the faculty handbook for grade appeals.
  • review the written statements of the student and information supplied by the faculty member, chair, and Dean,
  • make recommendations to the faculty member.
  • deliberate matters within its competency raised by itself or by the Dean of the College; or the Faculty of the College, individually or as a whole; or any body within the College (unless otherwise provided for in the Constitution).

The Committee on Grade Appeals shall receive proposals, reports, and recommendation from the administration, the departments, and the general faculty, and shall have the authority and responsibility to evaluate the information submitted during the grade appeals process and recommend grade changes to the faculty member.

The Committee on Grade Appeals does not have the authority to change a student’s grade.  The faculty member has the sole responsibility to determine the final grade for the course.