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Assessment Subcommittee

The Assessment Subcommittee advises on the continuous development of the UMD assessment process including both academic and other educational programs. The committee serves as a resource for student learning assessment activities across campus and facilitates interdisciplinary groups to review student learning assessment reports, data and activities.

Curriculum Subcommittee

The Subcommittee on Curriculum will review and advise on curriculum related issues; collect and disseminate course and program information across colleges and schools; address issues of extreme overlap and redundancies as well as the impact on the campus of the construction or deconstruction of curricula; and review and advise on curriculum proposals by one unit that affect degree requirements in another college unit prior to those changes taking effect.

Facilities Subcommittee

The Facilities Subcommittee will work with campus units to review significant projects and provide input into physical facilities planning and the Campus Master Plan. The Facilities Subcommittee will make recommendations in accordance with the Campus Master Plan, the UMD Strategic Plan, and the campus budget plans. The subcommittee will foster continued communication with administration and make recommendations to the appropriate senates or standing committees.

Graduate Programs Committee

The UMD Graduate Programs Committee is the governing body for all aspects of graduate education at UMD, including curriculum and instruction, assessment of student learning, program review, and student affairs. It is advisory to Faculty Senate. The Graduate Programs Committee fosters communication with the administration (chancellor, vice chancellors) and makes recommendations to standing committees or senates.

Information Technology & Library Subcommittee

The subcommittee on Information Technology and the Library will serve as an advisory board to the directors and as a review board to review information technology and library facilities, collections and software, procedures and services, including educational media. The subcommittee will advise and assist directors in regard to the procedures, priorities, and planning that relates to all information technology and library services of this campus. The subcommittee will provide academic and administrative review of information technology and library policies at UMD. The subcommittee will provide a forum for the interchange of views regarding information technology and library services. The subcommittee provides recommendations to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Director of Information Technology Systems & Services (ITSS), and the Director of the Library.

Liberal Education Subcommittee

The Liberal Education Subcommittee is charged with overseeing the campus’ liberal education program. The Liberal Education Subcommittee works with other committees to review and strive toward continuous improvement of liberal education at UMD. The subcommittee will revise and oversee the course submission process for courses to become part of the Liberal Education Program (LEP); review, accept or reject all courses proposed for inclusion in the LEP; monitor the LEP and make recommendations to the Faculty Senate. The Liberal Education Subcommittee will work closely with members of the Assessment subcommittee and will report to the Faculty Senate.

Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities

The Subcommittee on Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities will provide a forum for internal discussion, initiate policies touching on research matters, gather and disseminate information to the faculty, and provide a faculty voice to administration on matters pertaining to research. This subcommittee will review and articulate the research mission of UMD; provide a forum for exchange of perspectives and experiences among the community of researchers; identify standards and benchmarks of good practice in research, identify desirable resources, practices, and policies for further enhancement of the research and creative climate at the university; and review and report annually on the effectiveness of university policies and practices regarding research. The committee will foster the development of continued communication with the administration and make recommendations to the appropriate standing committee or senate.

Strategic Enrollment Management

The Strategic Enrollment Management Subcommittee serves as an advisory group to the Chancellor, and their leadership team, or their designee and to the Strategic Planning & Budget Committee by providing strategic data reports and analysis. It is charged with discussing, recommending, and monitoring all aspects related to UMD’s enrollment management approach, including UMD’s future enrollment goals and strategies for achieving those goals. In order to arrive at its recommendations, the subcommittee will review and integrate information from multiple sources, including institutional data, external environment data, and stakeholder perspectives. The subcommittee will review and advise on strategic enrollment management issues, specifically to consider the integration of all programs, practices, policies, and planning related to achieving the optimal recruitment, retention, and graduation of students.

Strategic Enrollment Management Subcommittee

The Strategic Enrollment Management Subcommittee serves as an advisory group to the Chancellor, and their leadership team, or their designee and to the Strategic Planning & Budget Committee by providing strategic data reports and analysis. It is charged with discussing, recommending, and monitoring all aspects related to UMD’s enrollment management approach, including UMD’s future enrollment goals and strategies for achieving those goals. In order to arrive at its recommendations, the subcommittee will review and integrate information from multiple sources, including institutional data, external environment data, and stakeholder perspectives. The subcommittee will review and advise on strategic enrollment management issues, specifically to consider the integration of all programs, practices, policies, and planning related to achieving the optimal recruitment, retention, and graduation of students.