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Senate's Academic Programs Committee


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Charter - Senate Rules 1.4.2.6

The Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) is charged with recommending action to the Senate on all new academic programs approved by the Undergraduate Council, the Graduate Council, or the Academic Council for the Medical Center. Specifically, the SAPC shall review the academic excellence, the need, and the impact, desirability, and priority of the new academic program in relation to other programs. In approving a new program, the Committee shall recommend a priority to indicate its importance and the immediacy with which it should be implemented.

The Committee shall function mainly through three permanent subcommittees: Graduate Degree Programs, First Degree Programs (including undergraduate degree programs), and Professional and Pre-professional Degree programs. The appropriate subcommittee shall investigate the proposed new program and present its evaluation to the full committee, which shall decide on its recommendation to the Senate. In ascertaining the appropriate subcommittee, and in acting upon the recommendations of the SAPC, it is the policy of the University Senate to adopt and utilize the definitions of the Council on Postsecondary Education that distinguish these different types of degree programs.