The University of Cincinnati is home to a number of different committees who work around the clock to ensure that the university remains an inclusive, top-quality education and research institution that can guarantee the success of its many students and faculty.
The Office of the Provost leads a number of these committees, whose responsibilities range from developing academic policies and procedures , managing the university’s budget, supporting IT initiatives, overseeing enrollment , leading undergraduate education and maintaining eCurriculum.
The Academic Committee (AC) is the university-level governance committee charged to review and recommend newly proposed academic policies, procedures, and issues of academic quality, need, and cross-unit coordination to the Provost. The committee is also responsible for making recommendations to the Provost regarding program assessment, and support of ongoing re-accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The AC makes recommendations on:
- New degree programs (for graduate programs, in partnership with the Graduate Council)
- New certificates (for graduate programs, in partnership with the Graduate Council)
- Referred cases, i.e. new substantial tracks or modifications to existing academic programs
- Review and approval of program assessment plans
- Review and approval of policy changes, new policies, academic related issues, etc.
- Review and approval of general education related changes, revisions, etc.
- Ensuring efficient and mission alignment while encouraging cross college collaboration and inter-disciplinary programs
The Academic Committee is comprised of the following:
- Chair: Vice Provost of Undergraduate Affairs (ex-offico)
- Co-Chair: Vice Provost for Academic Programs
- One undergraduate student selected by the Undergraduate Student Government
- Two Faculty Senate representatives, from different colleges, designated by the Faculty Senate in accordance by their internal governance procedures
- Faculty Senate Chair
- Faculty Senate Chair of Academic Affairs
- Associate Dean of the Graduate School
- Each College/Division offering undergraduate programs will have one representative. This representative will be selected for a 3-year term and may come from the college’s curriculum committee, undergraduate council, or be the Associate Dean
- Vice Provost of International Affairs (as needed)
- Director of CET&L (when assessment is discussed)
- Director of Honors (when issues related to Honors are discussed)
- The University Registrar (as needed)
- UC Online (for online requests)
|Gigi Escoe||Provost (Chair)|
|Brittany Arthur||Faculty Senate, ELCE|
|James Mack||Graduate School|
|Tamika Odum||UCBA, Chair of Acadmic Affairs Committee, Faculty Senate|
|Cynthia Ris||Faculty Senate Chair, A&S|
|Daniel Goodman||Faculty Senate Representative, Clermont|
Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) is a comprehensive process designed to:
- Develop strategies to maximize optimum student recruitment, enrollment, retention, persistence, graduation and alumni participation within the context of institutional mission
- Assist campus leadership in reaching critical decisions about faculty and staff employment planning, academic and student program development, construction and operational needs
- Aid in the coordination of services that ensures a seamless process of recruitment, enrollment, retention, student services, graduation and alumni relations
- Incorporate integrated enrollment and financial planning
At UC, this process is facilitated through a carefully designed structure led by the SEM Policy Council and supported through a Management Team and Working Groups for targeted enrollment enhancement/support initiatives. Membership is designed to achieve full campus participation in the evolution and implementation of UC’s enrollment goals.
SEM Groups & Committees
SEM Policy Council
Chair: Kristi Nelson, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
- Set overall goals for SEM
- Approve enrollment related policy
- Approve enrollment goals for admission, retention and graduation
- Evaluate efforts
- Consult with Council of Deans, College Liaison Committee, Faculty Senate and other governance groups
- Optimize use of resources
- Link financial planning and SEM
SEM Management Team
- Develop SEM enrollment plans
- Review and recommend policies from the SEM working groups for approval by SEM Policy Council
- Develop strategies for achieving specific enrollment objectives
- Facilitate implementation of plans
- Communicate with University community and other governance groups
- Evaluate effectiveness of strategies and tactics
SEM New Student Enrollment Network
- Review issues and programming critical to undergraduate new student recruitment and enrollment
- Share admissions and enrollment data to support strategies and long-range planning
- Increase number of prospective students and applicants who visit campus
- Report findings and make recommendations to the SEM Management Team
The University Budget Committee (BC) is the university-level governance committee charged to review and recommend budgetary and fiscal plans, policies, and procedures that impact the university’s teaching, research, and service mission as well as its overall financial health. Provide oversight of the budget planning process and support the Provost, President and Board of Trustees on fiscal matters that impact the university’s mission. The committee works with and seeks input from the Fiscal Coordinating Committee when appropriate.
The BC is comprised of the following:
- Chair, Sr. VP for Finance and Administration
- Vice President for Finance
- Sr. Associate VP for Finance and Administration
- Senior Vice Provost for Academic Planning
- Senior Vice Provost for Academic Finance and Administration
- Associate Dean, Medical Operations and Finance
The IT Council is the university-wide governance body for IT at University of Cincinnati.
The IT@UC Governance Structure consists of the IT Council and five topical committees — Core Services & Shared Infrastructure, eLearning, Information Security & Compliance, IT Managers and Research & Development.
These committees report to the IT Council, which feeds into the university's Integrated Decision Making process and to the Senior Vice Presidents.
More than 350 student, faculty and staff representatives attend monthly meetings and serve as part of university-wide IT Governance.