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Educational Policy Committee

Standing Bylaw Committee of the
Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering
2017-2018


MEMBERSHIP: 2017-2018

Term: Five (5) years

Name and Link to
Directory Listing
Department Title Term Role Note
Mahoney, Anne Classics Senior Lecturer 2013-2019 Chair  
Garman, David Economics Associate Professor 2017-2019    
Goldstein, Gary Physics Professor 2017-2022    
Hammer, David Education Professor 2017-2022    
Kounaves, Sam Chemistry Professor 2017-2018    
Kuchma, Dan Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor 2017-2020    
Proctor, David History Senior Lecturer 2013-2019    
Roy, Modhumita English Associate Professor 2017-2022   Will start term in 2018
Thomas, Sam Chemistry Associate Professor 2015-2021   Leave Fall 2017
TBD TCU Senate Undergraduate student representative 2017-2018    
TBD TCU Senate Undergraduate student representative 2017-2018    
TBD TCU Senate Undergraduate student representative 2017-2018    
TBD Graduate Student Council Graduate student representative 2017-2018
Auner, Joe School of Arts and Sciences Dean of Academic Affairs   Ex officio, nonvoting  
Baffi-Dugan, Carol Office of Undergraduate Education Associate Dean   Ex officio, nonvoting  
Jack, JoAnn Office of the Registrar Registrar for Arts, Sciences and Engineering   Ex officio, nonvoting  
Lowe, Carmen Office of Undergraduate Studies Dean of Academic Advising and Undergraduate Studies   Ex officio, nonvoting  
Stephan, Jennifer Office of Undergraduate Studies Associate Dean   Ex officio, nonvoting  
Williams, Darryl School of Engineering Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education   Ex officio, nonvoting  
Couch, Alva Computer Science Associate Professor 2017-2018 Executive Committee Liaison  
TBD TBD TBD   Ex officio, nonvoting President's designee

 


DESCRIPTION AND WORKLOAD

The function of the Educational Policy Committee (EPC) is to initiate, receive, review, and enact policies or recommend proposed changes of educational policies to the full faculty of arts, sciences and engineering that have direct bearing on the broad patterns of education within the jurisdiction of the arts, sciences and engineering faculty as a whole.

The Educational Policy Committee consists of fifteen or more members, of whom seven must be members of the faculty, one graduate student designated by the Graduate Student Council, up to three undergraduate students designated by the TCU Senate, and four may be members of the administration, including ex officio members or their designees, without voting privileges: the president of the university, the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, the dean of the School of Engineering, the dean of the Division of Undergraduate and Graduate Students, an associate dean of the Undergraduate Education, the registrar, and a representative from the AS&E Executive Committee. Members are appointed to a five-year term. This committee is open to all full-time voting-eligible faculty members, including professors of the practice, lecturers, and senior lecturers.

Committee members attend one or two meetings per month, which are typically 90 minutes long. Notes are circulated via email on the content of the discussions. This committee is open to all full-time voting-eligible faculty members, including professors of the practice, lecturers, and senior lecturers.


COMMITTEE BUSINESS: 2017-2018

 

SEMESTER HOUR UNITS FORMULA (based on one full semester):
# Hour Units How it's calculated
1 semester hour unit 1 hour or 50-90 minutes per week of instruction/contact, plus 2 hours homework per week (or 3 hours per week of combined instruction, practice, and rehearsal for performance-based courses; or 15 hours of instruction/contact over semester plus 30 hours of homework over semester)
2 semester hour units 2 hours or 100-140 minutes per week of instruction/contact, plus 4 hours homework per week (or 7 hours per week of combined instruction, practice, and rehearsal for performance-based courses; or 30 hours of instruction/contact over semester plus 60 hours of homework over semester)
3 semester hour units 3 hours or 150-190 minutes per week of instruction/contact, plus 6 hours homework per week (or equivalent)
4 semester hour units 4 hours or 200-250 minutes per week of instruction/contact, plus 8 hours of homework per week
5 semester hour units 5 hours or 250-290 minutes per week of instruction/contact, plus 10 hours of homework per week
6 semester hour units 6 hours or 300-340 minutes per week of instruction/contact, plus 12 hours homework per week
7 semester hour units 7 hours or 350-390 minutes per week of instruction/contact, plus 14 hours homework per week

 


BYLAWS

Visit Arts, Sciences and Engineering Bylaws for more information regarding this committee's bylaws.


ANNUAL REPORTS


ARCHIVE OF COMMITTEE BUSINESS

For the first time at Tufts in the Fall 2012 semester uniform student course evaluations will be administered online via TRUNK. The plan that will be implemented has been formulated by the EPC subcommittee on Student Course Evaluations in consultation with the AS&E administration and UIT. The plan for evaluations details the schedule and online implementation. The subcommittee has also requested time at an upcoming AS&E faculty meeting to answer questions about the online evaluations.

For more information, contact Jack Ridge, convener, EPC Student Course Evaluation Subcommittee.