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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.

 

Chair: 

 

Roster Year: 
2019-20
Members: 
  • Adib Bagh, '20
  • Susan Barron, '22
  • Chen Chung, '20
  • Beth Connors-Manke, '20
  • Al Cross, '19
  • Liz Debski, '21
  • Gregory Hall, '20
  • Debra Harley, '20
  • Paul Kearney, '21
  • Samuel Mardini, '20
Current Items for Review
  • Proposed Name Change of the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling to the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education (PDF)
Past Items for Review
  • None, as of October 19, 2018.
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]