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 (UPRS) and Academic Technology and Instructional Spaces (ATISS) shall be subcommittees 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.

Academic 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 review the annual summary of program reviews for input into the planning and prioritization process, and to make recommendations regarding academic resources (e.g. classroom facilities, online technology, faculty hires, etc.) to the Academic Senate in the Spring for approval and then to forward those recommendations to the Cabinet.

Assessment
To support the creation and maintenance of a culture of assessment at SSU; to receive program and campus assessments and data based on agreed upon metrics, outcomes or other measures from appropriate entities, as determined by APARC to 1) conduct meta-level analysis of received assessments and data to inform academic planning and resource priorities; 2) develop best practices recommendations on assessment for academic departments; 3) present assessment priorities to the Academic Senate.

Resource and Budget
To review the University's budget, budget process, and resource allocations; to recommend aligning resource allocations with priorities that emerge from planning processes and assessment of academic programs; to present academic budget priorities to the Academic Senate in the Spring for approval and then to forward the recommendations to the Cabinet.
 

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 2022-2023

Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method  By
Chair   Emily Acosta Lewis Coms 2022 2023 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Thom Limbert

Music

2022 2025 elected  School
Member Business & Economics Puspa Amri (Fall 22 sabbatical) ECON 2022 2025 elected School
Member Education Sandy Ayala EDU 2021 2024 elected School
Member Library TBD LIB 2022 2025 elected School
Member Science & Technology Marissa Mnich Geo 2021 2024 elected School
Member Social Sciences Heather Smith  Psych 2022 2025 elected School
Member SSP Vacant   2019 2022 elected SSPs
Member Student TBD AS 2021 2022 appointed AS
At-Large Member   Emily Acosta Lewis COMS 2022 2025 elected all faculty
Ex-Officio Academic Programs Stacey Bosick       Office  
Ex-Officio AVP Academic Resources Mike Ogg       Office  
Ex-Officio A&F Laura Lupei       Office  
EPC Liaison   TBD   2022 2023 appointed EPC

 

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 2022-2023

Position Schoo/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method By
Chair   Sandy Ayala Edu 2022 2023 elected Committee
Member Arts & Humanities Gina Balleria Coms 2021 2024 elected School
Member Business & Economics Sergio Canavati BUS 2021 2024 elected School
Member Education Sandy Ayala EDU 2020 2023 elected School
Member Library TBD LIB 2022 2025 elected School
Member Science & Technology TBD   2022 2025 elected School
  Social Sciences Soo-Yeon Yoon SOC 2021 2024 elected School
Member Associated Students TBD   2021 2022 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 TBD       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 2022-2023

Position Schoo/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term Method  By
Chair   Diana Grant  CCJ 2022 2023 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Justine Law Hutchins 2020 2023 elected School
Member Business & Economics Naga Damaraju BUS 2020 2023 elected School
Member Education Rhianna Casesa/Susan Campbell S'22 EDU 2020 2024 elected School
Member  Library Catherine Fonseca LIB 2020 2023 elected School
Member Science & Technology Mohamed Salem Engineering 2021 2024 elected School
Member Social Sciences Diana Grant CCJ 2022 2025 elected School
Ex-Officio AVP of Academic Programs Stacey Bosick       Office  
Ex-Officio Academic Programs Melinda Milligan       Office  
APARC Liasion    TBD       appointed committee
GSS Liasion   TBD       appointed committee