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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: 
2021-22
Members: 
  • Allen Allday, '23
  • Gabriel Dadi, '23
  • Herman Farrell, '23
  • Debra Harley, '22
  • Greg Rentfrow, '23
  • Brian Rymond, '23
  • Ken Troske, '24
  • Jennifer Wilhelm, '23
Current Items for Review
  • Proposed Suspension and Closure of MAEDU Education - Guidance and Counseling (Curriculog)
  • Proposed Suspension and Closure of EdS Education-Counseling Psychology (Curriculog)
  • Proposed Suspension and Closure of DrPH Public Health (Curriculog)
  • Proposed Suspension and Closure of MAEDU School Psychometrist and School Psychologist (Curriculog)
  • Proposed Suspension and Closure of MA Elementary Education (Curriculog)
  • Proposed Suspension and Closure of MS Middle School Education (Curriculog)
  • Proposed Suspension and Closure of Graduate Certificate in Middle and Secondary Reading (Curriculog)
  • Proposed Suspension and Closure of EdD Education and Counseling Psychology - Educational Psychology (Curriculog)
  • Proposed Suspension and Closure of Graduate Certificate in Next Generation Teaching and Learning (Curriculog)
  • Proposed Merger of the Department of Epidemiology and Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health into New Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health (PDF)
  • Proposed Change to Center for Interprofessional Health Education (CIHE) from MDRC to an Administrative Center (PDF)
  • Proposed Reorganization of the School of Human Environmental Sciences (PDF)
Past Items for Review
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]