Governance Committees are an incredibly important part of running the College and we, as students, have the right to representation in these groups. Governance Committees make all of the BIG decisions and deal with everything from curriculum changes to disciplinary hearings. Full Council members should also help to promote awareness surrounding Governance Committees and recruit students who are not on SGA to join them.
All University Committee (All College Committee/ACC) (Article VII B.)
Charge: To take up or act upon any recommendation, report or other matter submitted to it by any standing or ad hoc committee or to refer to a standing committee or ad hoc committee any matter that any member of the college community shall bring to ACC for consideration.
Curriculum Committee (Article VII D.1.a.i)
Charge: To prepare reports and recommendations concerning: 1) general coordination and improvements of the academic program; 2) deletion/addition to or changes in the curriculum; 3) changes for major requirements; and 4) proposals for new programs.
Academic Policies Committee (Article VII D.1.a.ii)
Charge: To prepare reports and recommendations concerning: 1) the academic calendar; 2) academic standards; 3) admission standards; 4) selective retention policies; 5) educational services that the college should render to the local community; and 6) library services.
Student Affairs Committee (Article VII D.1.a.iii)
Charge: To prepare reports and recommendations concerning: 1) the needs of the student population; 2) student activities; 3) student participation in cultural and social activities; and 4) practices, policies and trends in student life.
International and Intercultural Opportunities Committee
Charge: MassArt considers a global perspective to be essential to the development of an informed artist, designer, or educator. To this end, the International and Intercultural Committee (IIO) is charged to coordinate, promote, and increase awareness of international opportunities to the college community including:
- Faculty-led travel courses
- Faculty and student exchanges
- Semester and summer abroad opportunities
- The Fulbright Program
- International student support and programming
Ongoing tasks of the IIO Committee include:
- Reviewing student and faculty exchange programs and semester-long study abroad opportunities to advise the Provost
- Supporting international student recruitment
- Collaborating with the COF GEO Center
Strategic Facilities Planning Committee
Charge: 1) Advise the Colleges planning efforts form major construction and renovation projects requiring funding through DCAM and other external sources; 2) Advise in the planning process associated with the Design and New Media Center and reuse of the Kennedy Building; 3) Better define public spaces and associated amenities across campus; 4) Further define 10-year Campus Facilities Development Plan.
Sustainability in the Curriculum
Charge: This committee will continue the work of the Sustainability Initiative, including defining sustainability and crafting a clear mission for the College, envision how the principles and practices of sustainability would be integrated into the curriculum and gathering and disseminating information among all areas of the College.
Academic Technology Committee (3)
Charge: To provide guidance in ensuring appropriate deployment of technology to support the curricular needs of the college, including but not limited to: assisting in piloting and selecting technology for curricular use, assisting in priority setting as new academic technology initiatives are explored, and providing feedback on existing technology services as they pertain to the academic mission of the college.