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RSCC Policy AA-05-01; Academic Council
RSCC Policy AA-05-01; Academic Council
Roane State Community College
Policy Number: AA-05-01
Subject: Academic Council

The purpose of the Academic Council is to ensure that Roane State's courses/programs and policies meet the needs of its clientele while maintaining consistent quality standards with college purpose and goals, complying with Tennessee Board of Regents and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, and preventing unnecessary proliferation and duplication of courses across the curriculum.

The membership of the Academic Council consists of representation from faculty and administration by virtue of the following positions:

  • Vice President Student Learning, Chair
  • Dean (of each academic division)
  • Director of Records/Registration
  • President of the Faculty Senate
  • Director of Library Services
  • Faculty Representative(s) – (Appointed representatives should be from academic divisions not represented by the Faculty Senate President)
  • Student Representative(s) – 2
  • Counseling Representative
  • Coordinator of Articulation
  • Coordinator of Reporting
  • Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Research/SACSCOC Liaison Officer

Meetings will be held according to the following guidelines:

  1. Frequency
    1. Should have standing monthly time subject to cancellation for lack of agenda items. There is no required frequency for meetings.
    2. Special called meetings with 1 (one) week notice.
  2. Rules of Order
    1. Quorum: A majority (half plus one) of the entire membership.
    2. Proxy: A voting member may designate a proxy with full voting privilege to represent them in their absence.
    3. Parliamentary authority: Robert's Rules of Order, current edition.
    4. Submission of Items for Consideration: Request for agenda items should be placed on the public computer network one week prior to the meeting date. Notice of agenda items will be distributed via e-mail to all faculty and staff one week prior to the meeting.
    5. Submission of support material: Support material should be submitted (7 working days) before meeting date in order to be distributed to Council members (4 days) prior to the meeting.
    6. Minutes: Will be taken at each meeting and be placed on the network for viewing no later than one week after the meeting. The minutes will remain in draft form until approval by the Council at its next regularly scheduled meeting.

The above operating principles may be amended by motions made and passed at two consecutive meetings before becoming effective.

Revision History: 11/08/1999, 02/12/2007, 05/05/2008
Revision Date Effective: 05/05/2008
Revision Approval By: Gary Goff, President
Original Date Effective: 02/15/1999
Original Approval By: Sherry L. Hoppe, President
Office Responsible: Vice President Student Learning
Reviewed: 03/07/2014
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