The Academic Strategies Committee is established to assist the Board in its oversight of the teaching, research, and public service missions of the University.

The Committee’s areas of responsibilities are: (1) assisting the Board to ensure and protect, within the context of faculty shared governance, the educational quality of the University and its academic programs; (2) monitoring progress towards the University’s academic performance goals; (3) reviewing and recommending to the Board the creation, merger, or closure of schools, colleges or major university research centers or institutes within the University; (4) reviewing and approving major changes to the academic programs of the University, such as the creation, merger, or closure of degree programs; (5) overseeing the University’s athletic programs; (6) overseeing University policies regarding student life and conduct, faculty, and academic affairs; (7) overseeing the University’s research enterprise; (8) overseeing the University’s outreach and extension programs; and (9) overseeing engagement with accrediting bodies. The Committee is responsible for such other matters as may be referred to it by the Board.

Chair: Preston Pulliams
Vice Chair: Julie Manning