The function of the Faculty Academic Policy and Standards Committee (FAPSC) is to review and make recommendations on all proposals concerning admissions, academic standing, degree requirements, grading systems, honors programs, and all other matters of academic policy and standards.
Ideas for new policies and standards and modifications of existing policies and standards may originate anywhere in the University community. First consideration of any formal proposal dealing with a new or modified academic policy or standard must be by the appropriate academic unit. Each college or administrative unit not within a college shall determine the internal processes (such as departmental approval, etc.) which shall be necessary for approval of proposals dealing with a new or modified academic policy or standard. Student participation at the college and departmental levels is strongly recommended. Upon approval by the college or administrative unit not within a college the proposal shall proceed to the administrative executive officer of that unit (e.g., Dean, Director, etc.) who shall forward the proposal to FAPSC for review and recommendation. On occasion FAPSC may be charged by the Faculty Council or the Faculty Executive Committee to formulate a recommendation on a matter not having arisen from a base-level and other units concerned.