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Academic Directions Committee

Type of Committee: Constituent Group
Sub-Committee Reports to: Academic Senate

Charge

Serves as a standing subcommittee of the Academic Senate to provide support to the Senate and the College as a whole for the examination and maintenance of the balance of curriculum at Mission College, including the following:

  1. Review ideas for new programs to determine whether they fit the balance of curriculum and make recommendations to the Senate regarding whether the program should go forward through the full approval process;
  2. Provide guidance and support for new program development once the program has received pre-approval by the Academic Senate;
  3. Provide guidance and assistance to departments seeking to improve, strengthen, or augment their programs;
  4. Assist existing programs in need of revitalization, and track their progress through the Program Revitalization process;
  5. Make recommendations to the Senate to move forward with discontinuance for programs that cannot be successful, as shown by a failure to benefit from the Program Revitalization process;
  6. Work with other constituent groups to forge consensus on matters pertaining to the balance of curriculum, and make recommendations to the Academic Senate on those matters as needed.