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Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC)

To request a change to UK's academic organizational structure, such as combining two academic departments into one department or moving a degree to a new home academic unit, please fill out the SAOSC's cover sheet and review the SAOSC's guidelines to determine which questions are pertinent to the proposal and must be answered. For additional information, please see Administrative Regulations 1:3 ("Policies and Guidelines Related to Multidicsciplinary Centers and Institutes") and Governing Regulations VII ("University Organization").


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Charter - Senate Rules 1.4.2.8

The Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC) is charged to:

  1. review and recommend to the University Senate priorities on all proposals for new educational units (colleges, schools, departments, graduate centers, multidisciplinary research centers and institutes; interdisciplinary instructional programs)

  2. review all proposals for abolishment or merger of existing educational units;

  3. review all proposals for major changes in organization and structure of educational units;

  4. make appropriate recommendations to the University Senate (and through the Senate to the President and/or Provost) regarding creation, abolition or alterations in organization or structure, or reporting relationships, of educational units throughout the University;

  5. Study and report to the Senate on matters pertaining to faculty size and strength, and student enrollment. [US: 3/12/84]