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Academic Programs Committee (SAPC)



Roster Year: 
  • Alan Brown, '21
  • Richard Charnigo, '21
  • Alberto Corso, '21
  • Melissa Morgan, '22
  • Ganpathy Murthy, '22
  • Allison Soult, '20
  • Leslie Vincent, '21
  • Jami Warren, '20
  • Elizabeth Whitney, '22
  • Melinda Wilson, '20
  • Ann Weber, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, ex officio
Current Items for Review
  • Proposed New MA in Liberal Studies (Curriculog)
  • Proposed New Plan B Option for MS Plant Pathology (PDF)
  • Proposed New USP between the BS Agricultural Economics and Master's of Public Administration (MPA) (PDF)
  • Proposed New Specialization for DMA in Musical Arts: Composition/Conducting/Performance (PDF)
  • Proposed New Concentration for MFA in Music-Performance: Performance, Conducting, Sacred Music (PDF)
Past Items
  • Proposed New MS in Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments (PDF)
  • Proposed New MA in Orientation and Mobility (PDF)
  • Proposed New MS in Supply Chain Management (PDF)
  • Proposed New BS in Product Design (PDF)
  • Proposed New BS in Biomedical Engineering (PDF)
  • Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Telehealth (PDF)
  • Proposed New MS in Supply Chain Engineering (PDF)
  • Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Media Design for Educators (PDF)
  • Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Applied Environmental and Sustainability Studies(PDF)
  • Proposed New MA in Applied Environmental and Sustainability Studies (PDF)
  • Proposed New PhD in Arts Administration (PDF)
  • Proposed Change to MBA (Evening) (PDF)
  • Proposed Change to MBA (One-Year) (PDF)
  • Proposed New MS in Computer Engineering (PDF)
  • Proposed New PhD in Computer Engineering (PDF)
Senate Rules

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.