September 14, 2004





TO:                  Mary Morzinski, Convener

                        Academic Planning Committee


FROM:            Bruce Riley, Chair

                        Faculty Senate


RE:                  Committee Charge for 2004-2005 Academic Year


This memo is intended to serve as the initial charge letter to the Academic Planning Committee for the 2004-05 academic year.  As the convener of the APC, it is your responsibility to arrange as soon as feasible an organizational meeting, the primary purpose of which is to elect a chairperson and a secretary.  Please share this memo with the committee members either at the organizational meeting or, if you prefer, prior to that meting.


Each faculty committee is expected to promptly provide the Senate office the results of the election of officers and any changes in committee membership.  Regarding the latter item, the committee chairperson should carefully review the policies on committee attendance and the role of alternates, on pgs 10-11, of the 8-27-01 Articles & By-laws materials distributed by Jennifer Wilson's office.  Following recent practice, we are asking that the committee secretaries e-mail the meeting minutes to Sibbie Weathers, ( so that the minutes can be quickly posted at the Senate Web site.  At the end of the academic year, the committee chair should submit a report on the activities of the Academic Planning Committee for that year.


Although no special charge is being given to the Committee this year, should the membership wish to bring any policy issues to the attention of the Senate, it should certainly do so.  Any recommendations that the Committee would like to make to the Senate should be submitted to our office in a timely fashion.  If you have questions or concerns regarding these charges, please contact me at any time during the year.


If the Senate Executive Committee or I can assist your committee in any way during the year, please do not hesitate to ask.