Academic Affairs - Office of the Provost

Councils & Committees

The Division of Academic Affairs hosts twelve different committees:

Academic Affairs Council

The Academic Affairs Council, appointed by the Provost, consists of the administrative officers who report to the Provost, plus the Chair, Chair elect and the Chair of the Faculty Senate and the co-chairs. The Council meets regularly and is advisory to the Provost, particularly on issues of academic affairs which may affect more than one area. The Council serves as the primary vehicle of communication among the Executive Committee of the Administration, the staff of the Provost, the schools, and the Faculty Senate. When issues pertain to other areas, guests are invited to participate in the discussion. The Council also reviews the recommendations of the Undergraduate and Graduate Councils.

Meets monthly on the last Wednesday.


Clinic Oversight Committee

Barry University’s Clinic Oversight Committee is responsible for monitoring and providing oversight guidance to address compliance-related issues for clinical operations. The Committee is responsible for assisting the Healthcare Administrators/Managers in implementing the policies and procedures for the clinics and for working with the necessary personnel and/or consultants to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to federal healthcare programs and ensuring that the clinics have appropriate compliance and operational policies and internal controls. The Committee is responsible for providing guidance regarding resources dedicated to successfully implementing clinic operations and recommendations for the University regarding expansion or reduction of services.


Commencement Committee

The Commencement Committee, appointed by the Provost, is chaired by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and consists of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Registrar, faculty representatives from each school/division, staff representatives from service areas directly responsible for the Baccalaureate/Commencement Ceremonies, and student representation recommended by the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Committee is responsible for setting policies and procedures, for planning and coordinating the commencement ceremony. Commencement dates may be found at https://www.barry.edu/commencement/.

Meets once each Fall and Spring Semester.


Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is the faculty's self-governing body. Through the Faculty Senate, the faculty formally and systematically participate in the governance of Barry University in accordance with the standards set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the American Association of University Professors. The Senate meets at 3:00 p.m. every second Wednesday and Senate Committees every third Wednesday of the month during the academic year. Except for Executive Sessions, Senate meetings are open to all members of the academic community.

Meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday.

For current information about the Faculty Senate, please visit the Faculty Senate SharePoint Site (https://portal.barry.edu/sites/facultysenate/SitePages/Home.aspx). To sign in to the SharePoint website, you have to insert [yourusername@barry.edu] after being prompted.


Grade Appeals Committee

The Grade Appeals Committee, appointed by the Provost, consists of three faculty members and two students, one undergraduate and one graduate recommended by the Vice President for Student Services. An alternate faculty and student member will also be appointed and will serve in case of illness or in case a member is party to an appeal. The committee will make a formal investigation, hearing both the student and faculty member. The objective of the committee is to evaluate the evidence and make a recommendation to alter the grade or let it stand.

Meets as needed - Wednesday afternoon 3 - 4:30 PM.


Graduate Council

The Graduate Council, appointed by the Provost, consists of representatives of each graduate program. The Council is responsible for approving new graduate courses, reviewing and recommending policies and regulations concerning admission to graduate study, admission to candidacy, graduate credits, certification, and degrees; and considering other matters concerning the graduate programs. The Council reviews and makes recommendations on all new graduate programs. The Council makes recommendations to the Academic Affairs Council and to the Provost.

Meets monthly on the 1st Wednesday, except during Summer sessions.

For additional information, please contact representative of the school/college.


Honors Program Council

The Honors Program Council (HPC), appointed by the Provost, consists of faculty members from each of the undergraduate schools of the University and two student representatives recommended by the Honors Program Student Advisory Board. HPC members participate actively in the formulation of academic and administrative policies of the University Honors Program. Serving as an advisory board to the University Honors Program Director, HPC oversees curriculum planning in the Honors Program and provides support to increase the university community awareness of and fiscal commitment to Honors Program.

Meets monthly – AY21 Schedule to be announced.


Honors Committee

The Honors Committee, appointed by the Provost, consists of faculty members who are familiar with a large number of undergraduate students. The Committee is responsible for the continued study of motivation and directions of high ranking students and the recommendation of proper recognition for achievements. It also sees that students are informed of opportunities for recognition of academic performance. It recommends students for membership to the University chapters of national honor societies in the field of general academics.

Additional information at: http://www.barry.edu/honors-program/


Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee

The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee, appointed by the Provost, consists of faculty members from each of the schools of the University and an outside representative. The functions of the Committee are to review all applicable research to insure animal protection. The IACUC has the responsibility and authority to review, approve, disapprove, or require changes as appropriate in research activities involving animals.

Meets monthly – AY21 Schedule to be announced.


Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board, appointed by the Provost, consists of faculty members from each of the schools of the University and an outside representative. The functions of the Committee are to review all applicable research to insure human subject protection. The IRB has the responsibility and authority to review, approve, disapprove, or require changes as appropriate in research activities involving human subjects. Please go to the IRB website for additional information at: http://vstudent.barry.edu/irb/

Meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday, except July & December.


Student Success Committee

The Student Success Committee, appointed by the Provost, is Co-Chaired by the Associate Vice Provost for Student Success & Undergraduate Studies and the Vice President for Mission & Student Engagement and is comprised of representatives from various units within the University. The committee is responsible for examining issues and challenges of student retention and persistence to graduation, formulating student retention strategies, execute actions, and assess the results of retention related initiatives, policies, and programing and ensuring student retention strategies and persistence solutions are consistent with strategic plan objectives and the University’s mission. Additional information at SharePoint site.

Meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday.


Undergraduate Council

The Undergraduate Council, appointed by the Provost, consists of representatives of each school with undergraduate programs. The Council is responsible for approving new undergraduate courses, reviewing and making recommendations on all proposed new undergraduate programs; recommending policies and regulations concerning entrance requirements, good standing, distribution and graduation requirements; and considering other matters concerning the undergraduate programs. The Council makes recommendations to the Academic Affairs Council and to the Provost. Additional information at SharePoint site.

Meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday.


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