Academic Affairs Committee
Mandate from Policy B2.0:
The Academic Affairs Committee shall be the educational policy committee of the Senate and shall formulate and review all matters related to educational policies and procedures, with the exception of policies that are in the purview of the ICC and Graduate Council. The committee shall also serve as liaison with appropriate administrators and administrative bodies of the university. The Academic Affairs Committee shall consist of the following: one faculty member per college, each to be elected by their collegial faculty; three members at large elected by the Faculty Senate; and the provost or their delegate (ex officio, voting).
AY2022 AAC Charges:
1. Make recommendations to address the problem of insufficient time for instructors to submit grades after the last final
2. Investigate and make recommendations related to reasonable expectations for provision of academic accommodations.
3. Provide recommendations to FS for a Curricular Flexibility taskforce with the Provost.
4. Request Faculty Senate investigate, report on, and recommend policy on AI generators as cheating tools.
5. Review policy D.08 – Student Academic Integrity with the view to ensure consistency between section VII and policy D18.2 – Student Appeals Process, and in collaboration with Grad Council sections IV. and V. whether this policy is appropriate and adequate in the present research /publishing environment, especially as RIT moves more towards being a research and graduate education institution. In-process. Carried over to 2020-2021 and now 2021-22. A revision has been drafted and needs to receive final vetting by concerned parties before going to the Senate. (Continuing Charge from AY 2021)
6. Benchmark with other institutions that have robust online learning policies to develop, in consultation with AAC and with the Associate Provost for Online Education, policies and responsibilities specifically for online classes, programs, students and faculty at RIT. (Continuing Charge from AY 2021)
7. Bring to the Senate the analysis and recommendations completed AY19-20 on the guidelines for establishing contact time per credit hours in the case of laboratory intensive classes. (Previous charge lost in the pandemic).
2023-2025 (1st Term)
2022-2024 (1st term)
2022-2024 (1st term)