Academic Planning, Assessment and Resources Committee (APARC)

Charge 

The Academic Planning, Assessment and Resources Committee (APARC) serves as the faculty’s primary planning, budget and assessment committee for academic programs and related curricula. The University Program Review subcommittee shall be a subcommittee of APARC. The Academic Planning, Assessment and Resources Committee shall establish other subcommittees as necessary to carry out its charge. The duties of APARC are defined below.

Planning

To recommend to the Academic Senate policies, procedures or position statements that help the University to achieve its long-term academic goals in the light of changing social conditions; to recommend planning priorities including, but not limited to, priorities for faculty hiring, number of students to matriculate (by class levels and disciplines), classroom upgrades and academic technology; to review the annual summary of program reviews for input into the planning and prioritization process; to coordinate long range plans for academic development with campus planning of facilities development; to make recommendations concerning principles and procedures (including procedures for faculty consultation) governing the development, improvement, and use of the academic facilities of the University; to develop and implement mechanisms to determine efficacy of planning and provide feedback to the planning process. To consult, when appropriate, with other faculty governance committees.

Assessment

To provide oversight for academic programs in developing and refining assessment practices guided by research regarding best practices in higher education and promote avenues through which best practices on assessment may be shared. On a consultative basis the committee will be available to: support programs and Schools in examining their assessment practices; assist programs in aligning program assessment practices to larger institutional outcomes; review final reports of the University Program Review Subcommittee on approved program assessment plans and provide recommendations aimed at strengthening programmatic assessment practices in consultation with the Educational Policies Committee and the University Program Review Subcommittee; support accreditation as appropriate.

Resource and Budget

To develop budget priorities that emerge from planning processes and assessment of academic programs and present upcoming academic year budget priorities to the Senate in the Fall; To inform and educate the Senate on the University's budget process and current resource allocations; to review the University's budget, budget process, and resource allocations; and makes recommendations to the Senate on academic and instructional priorities making claim on the University's budget.

Policies

Creates and revises academic policies referred by the Educational Policies Committee, the Executive Committee or by on-going evaluation of policy compliance based on new information within the committee's purview.

Related links for APARC

Priority Recommendations - APARC is charged with providing these every year. 

Budget Information - In response to recommendations made in Spring 2014 by the Senate Budget Subcommittee, the Academic Senate will now maintain a permanent SSU budget documents page on its website. The Senate Budget Subcommittee was subsumed into APARC during the Senate re-organization of 2014.

APARC Membership 2018-2019
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method  By
Chair   Mark Perri CHEM 2018 2019 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Alexis MacNab

THR
ARTS

2018 2021 elected  School
Member Business & Economics Michael Visser ECON 2016 2019 elected School
Member Education Elita Virmani EDU 2018 2021 elected School
Member Library Laura Krier LIB 2017 2020 elected School
Member Science & Technology Matty Mookerjee F' 18 GEOG 2017 2020 elected School
Member Social Sciences Daniel Soto GEP 2016 2019 elected School
Member SSP Beth Warner SEIE 2017 2020 elected SSPs
Member Student John Dunstan   2018 2019 appointed AS
At-Large Member   Mark Perri CHEM 2016 2019 elected all faculty
Ex-Officio Academic Programs Karen Moranski       Office  
Ex-Officio AVP Academic Resources Elias Lopez       Office  
Ex-Officio A&F Laura Lupei       Office  

 

APARC has two subcommittees:

Academic Technology and Instructional Spaces Subcommittee (ATISS)

Charge

The Academic Technology and Instructional Spaces Subcommittee is the faculty’s primary vehicle for planning for and evaluating the use of instructional spaces and technologies.  The committee is to: 

  1. Assess the ongoing and planned needs of different academic and other constituencies on campus with regard to instructional technology and spaces.  Consult with Facilities and Information Technology to evaluate the functioning of new or newly upgraded instructional technologies and spaces. 
  2. Act as a central point of communication and coordination among faculty, Academic Affairs, Facilities, and Information Technology to respond to needs and academic planning issues with regard to instructional technologies and spaces. 
  3. Identify and prioritize implementation of best-practices in pedagogy and educational technology.  This includes a process for vetting requests for the addition or discontinuance of various standards and platforms.  It also includes coordination with Academic Affairs, as appropriate, to establish appropriate training and faculty development programs directly related to the use of specific instructional technologies and spaces. 
  4. Establish and maintain a system for prioritizing and implementing technological and related classroom upgrades. 
  5. Provide faculty representation on the campus Accessible Technology Initiative Steering Committee (at least two members).
  6. Provide an annual report at the start of each Spring semester to APARC regarding the current state of teaching spaces and educational technology as well as recommendations for keeping up to date. 
ATISS Membership 2018-2019
Position Schoo/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method

 

By

Chair   Sandy Ayala Edu 2018 2019    
Member Arts & Humanities Thom Limbert Music 2018 2021 elected School
Member Business & Economics Chong-Uk Kim BUS 2017 2019 elected School
Member Education Sandy Ayala EDU 2017 2020 elected School
Member Library Hilary Smith LIB 2017 2020 elected School
Member Science & Technology Martha Bryne MATH 2017 2020 elected School
  Social Sciences Daniel Soto GEP 2017 2019 elected School
Member Associated Students         appointed AS
Ex-Officio Director of Disability Services Brent Boyer       Office  
Ec-Officio Director of the Faculty Center Justin Lipp       Office  
Ex-Officio Director of Campus Planning Carol Ingerman       Office  
Ex-Officio Director of Academic Technology Justin Lipp       Office  
Ex-Officio University Scheduler Dennis Goss       Office  

 

University Program Review Subcommittee (UPRS)

Charge

The University Program Review Subcommittee shall review all Program Reviews. It shall examine the Departmental Self Study document, the External Reviewer’s report, the School Curriculum Committee’s report and the Dean’s report, if separate. The Program Review Subcommittee shall meet with the Department faculty and, if necessary, the School Curriculum Committee or Dean for any clarification. The Program Review Subcommittee shall identify issues and prepare a list of actionable items for the Department, School Curriculum Committee, and Dean. The Provost shall review all reports and feedback and, in consultation with the Program Review Subcommittee and the Department and Dean, prepare a Memorandum of Understanding to address identified issues and develop action plans in accordance with any applicable accreditation standards and requirements. The Program Review Subcommittee shall provide an annual report to APARC that extrapolates general themes from its examination of all Program Reviews.

UPRS Membership 2018-2019
Position Schoo/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method  By
Chair   Laura Krier LIB 2018 2019 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Ben Frymer Hutchins 2017 2020 elected School
Member Business & Economics Sergio Canavati BUS 2016 2019 elected School
Member Education Sandy Ayala EDU 2016 2019 elected School
Member  Library Laura Krier LIB 2018 2021 elected School
Member Science & Technology Bulent Sokmen KIN 2018 2021 elected School
Member Social Sciences Diana Grant CCJ 2018 2019 elected School
Member Extended Education TBD          
Ex-Officio AVP of Academic Programs Karen Moranski       Office  
Ex-Officio Academic Programs Vic Liptak       Office  
APARC Liasion            appointed committee
GSS Liasion           appointed committee