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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Position||School/Area||Incumbent||Dept||Elect Date||End of Term||Method||By|
|Member||Arts & Humanities||TBD||
|Member||Business & Economics||Puspa Amri||ECON||2019||2022||elected||School|
|Member||Science & Technology||Sean Place||BIO||2017||2020||elected||School|
|Member||Social Sciences||Rheyna Laney||GEP||2019||2022||elected||School|
|At-Large Member||Emily Acosta Lewis||COMS||2019||2022||elected||all faculty|
|Ex-Officio||Academic Programs||Karen Moranski||Office|
|Ex-Officio||AVP Academic Resources||Elias Lopez||Office|
|EPC Liaison||Christina Baker-Foley||AMCS||2019||2020||appointed||EPC|
APARC has two subcommittees:
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Establish and maintain a system for prioritizing and implementing technological and related classroom upgrades.
- Provide faculty representation on the campus Accessible Technology Initiative Steering Committee (at least two members).
- 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.
|Position||Schoo/Area||Incumbent||Dept||Elect Date||End of Term||Method||
|Member||Arts & Humanities||Thom Limbert||Music||2018||2021||elected||School|
|Member||Business & Economics||TBD||BUS||2019||2022||elected||School|
|Member||Science & Technology||Martha Bryne||MATH||2017||2020||elected||School|
|Social Sciences||Anastasia Tosouni||CCJ||2019||2022||elected||School|
|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|
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
|Position||Schoo/Area||Incumbent||Dept||Elect Date||End of Term||Method||By|
|Member||Arts & Humanities||Christine Cali||Dance||2017||2020||elected||School|
|Member||Business & Economics||Sergio Canavati de la Torre||BUS||2019||2022||elected||School|
|Member||Science & Technology||Bulent Sokmen||KIN||2018||2021||elected||School|
|Member||Social Sciences||Diana Grant||CCJ||2019||2022||elected||School|
|Ex-Officio||AVP of Academic Programs||Karen Moranski||Office|
|Ex-Officio||Academic Programs||Vic Liptak||Office|
|APARC Liasion||Laura Krier||appointed||committee|
|GSS Liasion||Karen Moranski||appointed||committee|