Educational Policies Council Approves Regional College

Colin Morris

Regional programs to be more “autonomous”

The Educational Policies Council approved at today’s meeting a new regional college that would unify curricular programs offered exclusively at regional campuses.

The college was proposed in an addendum to last month’s meeting agenda.

Council members debated at length which programs should be considered exclusive to regional colleges. The council ultimately approved a motion to move contested programs to a subheading of “Other Colleges and Schools,” but those programs will still be housed in the regional college.

Language pertaining to reappointment, tenure and promotions policy within the new college was removed from the proposal altogether because the university’s RTP policy is still being revised by the Faculty Senate Professional Standards Committee.

-Colin Morris