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ASI Representation on Campus Committees

Academic Policy Committee (APC)

Meets: Every Wednesday, except on days when Senate Meetings are held. 

Time: 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Location: Markstein 421

 The Academic Policy Committee shall have general oversight of all issues related to the creation, revision, and implementation of academic policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines. The committee shall articulate and implement academic standards through the creation of academic polices for both undergraduate and graduate studies and shall seek to safeguard the University's institutional accreditation and the quality of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs. In pursuit of these duties, the committee may create ad hoc subcommittees. 

 Budget and Long-range Planning (BLP)

Meets:  Every Tuesday 

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Location: Craven 2302

 The Budget and Long-range Planning Committee shall serve as the deliberative body of the faculty on budget and resource use for annual and long-range planning issues. It shall participate in and provide recommendations for the construction of Academic Affairs' budget request and represent the faculty through participation in university budgeting. The committee shall, in its long-range planning capacity, actively participate in the University's strategic planning process including university accreditation, and review proposals submitted for the University Academic Master Plan. BLP shall make recommendations on resources (for example, library, laboratory, and information technology) for new and existing academic programs. In pursuit of these duties, the committee may create ad hoc subcommittees.

General Education Committee (GEC)

Meets: Thursdays 

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am 

Location: Markstein 421

 The General Education Committee has general oversight of all issues related to the General Education program and the following  specific graduation requirements: the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals Requirement, the Language Other Than English Requirement, the Computer Competency Requirement, and the Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement. The committee makes appropriate recommendations regarding the operation of the General Education program and fulfillment of the graduation requirements specified above. In compliance with State mandates, the committee shall be responsible for reviewing, approving, and  evaluating all new and existing lower and upper-division courses used to meet the General Education and specified graduation requirements; make recommendations on academic and student policies impacting the General Education program and the specified  graduation requirements; establish and provide for periodic internal and external reviews of General Education policies and practices in a manner comparable to those of major programs; review articulation agreements with community colleges for courses satisfying General Education and the specified graduation requirements; provide information to the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs  regarding the General Education program and the specified graduation requirements; and be a resource for academic advising to ensure student fulfillment of General Education and the specified graduation requirements. In pursuit of these duties, the committee  may create ad hoc subcommittees.

 Student Affairs Committee (SAC)

Meets: Every other Tuesday 

Times: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Location: Markstein 421

Recognizing that the student experience is both academic and non-academic, the Student Affairs Committee shall be a bridge between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. SAC shall have general oversight to inform and advise policies and procedures related to student co-curricular and associated academic experiences while enrolled at CSUSM. Furthermore, the committee shall make recommendations to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. In pursuit of these duties, the committee may create ad hoc subcommittees.

Technology Policy & Advisory Committee (TPAC)

Meets: Every other Monday 

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Craven 2302

The Technology Policy and Advisory Committee shall include:

  1. Drafting policies under the jurisdiction of the Academic Senate as they relate to the academic uses of information technology.
  2. Coordinating with other standing and special committees in formulating, reviewing, and recommending all policies and procedures related to the academic uses of information technology.
  3. Advising the Academic Senate and other members of the university community involved in planning, development, implementation and application of technology campus-wide, and assisting in the communication and collaboration between, and among various constituencies and communities of technology users. Examples may include, but are not limited to, issues that emerge from the use of technology to support teaching and learning, research, faculty professional development, online instruction, accessibility, copyright, software licensing, the generation and use of electronic databases,email, systems and servers, networks and network security, the campus wireless environment, and emerging technologies.
  4. Preparing an annual report on the state of technology, online instruction at CSUSM, and relevant emerging technologies and trends. This report should be 2-5 pages and may be based on, among other sources, a survey of faculty, information from Academic Programs, and college and campus strategic planning documents. This report is not a substitute for a year-end report to the Senate. In pursuit of these duties, the committee may create ad hoc subcommittees.



 Student Media Advisory Council (SMAC)

Meets: twice per semester

Time: based on committee member availability. 

SMAC serves in an advisory capacity for the student and administrative staff of student media, as well as additional student-led media enterprises that emerge on campus in the future. It also serves as an advisory resource for campus administration regarding the appropriate development, support, administration, and institutional “housing” of student media.

CSUSM Policy - Student Media Policy