The Deans’ Council exists for the purpose of providing academic leadership to the mission of Alderson Broaddus University. It exists to review, approve or disapprove, and recommend to the faculty all requests for curricular or program changes which are received from the various Colleges; to act for the faculty in interpreting, implementing and evaluating academic policies, including (a) those which recognize outstanding achievement, (b) those which refer to academic probation, suspension, and dismissal, and (c) those which relate to graduation and program requirements. The Council continually appraises the academic condition, inlcuding but not limited to the assessment of student learning, the Liberal Studies Program of the University, programs and their associated curriculums, and communicates recommendations for change, as necessary, the the faculty and other appropriate groups. By reviewing, on an annual basis, all Program Reviews, the Deans’ Council makes comments and recommendations to the appropriate campus constituents. Lastly, the Deans’ Council recommends the speaker for the annual Honors Convocation award ceremony; adding and deleting academic awards; and, recommending student recipients for various awards as part of the Honors Convocation ceremony.
The Deans’ Council is Chaired by the Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and includes the following members: the Associate Provost, all Deans of the respective Colleges; the Registrar; and one elected representative of the faculty at large who does not have administrative responsibilities (serving a one-year term). Faculty representation will rotate among the Colleges.