Academic Policies and Procedures FY2015

Committee Details:

Committee: Academic Policy and Procedures
Committee Category: Standing Committees of the University Senate
Fiscal Year: FY2015
Fiscal Year: 2015


  • Chair: Michael Williams, Journalism (2017)
  • Faculty Member, TBD, (2015)
  • Anthony Walton, Geology, (2015)
  • Carl Luchies, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, (2016)
  • Dean Stetler, Molecular Biosciences (2017)
  • Anita Herstowski, Design(2017)
  • Karen Moeller, Pharmacy, (2017)
  • Becky Linville,, Student, Vice Chair
  • Alexander Montgomery,, Student
  • Emma Halling,, Student
  • Morgan Swartzlander, College Office of Graduate Affairs (2017)
  • Randall Brumfield, Undergraduate Advising Center, Undergraduate Studies (2015)
  • Melodie Ash, University Registrar Office, University Support Staff, (2016)
  • Jason O’Connor, Business, representative of Provost’s Advising Leadership Team (Ex-officio, non-voting)
  • University Registrar representative, Brian McDow (Ex-officio, non-voting


Standing Charges

  1. Be prepared to respond to SenEx requests for reviews of academic policy issues. (ongoing)
  1. Monitor proposals for academic program restructuring and discontinuance, hold hearings, and follow other procedures in accordance with Article VIII of the University Senate Rules and Regulations. Report issues or recommendations for action to SenEx. (ongoing)
  1. Consider input from Student Senate on desired changes to academic policies. (ongoing)
  1. FY2016 Committee - Review the University of Kansas’ Financial Exigency policy found in USRR, Art VII.  It was last reviewed by AP&P in FY11 and they did not suggest any changes at that time.  USRR 7.5.1 states that “Every five years after the official acceptance of this document by the Chancellor, it shall be reviewed by the University administration and by AP&P. Either group may then suggest revisions to the document.”   Any changes to the policy would ultimately go to the University Senate for a vote. 

Specific Charges

  1. Examine the proposed additions to USRR, Article I, Sections 3 & 4, dealing with temporary military leave in light of the rationale for these additions, the concerns raised at the University Senate meeting on April 10, 2014, and any other relevant considerations, and make a recommendation to SenEx by September 19, 2014, as to whether and/or how the language of the additions should be modified.

Academic Policies and Procedures FY2015