Academic, Research & Student Affairs Committee
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Membership:
Andrea Anderson, Chair
Patrick R. Carter, Vice Chair
Cedric Crear
Sam Lieberman
Rick Trachok

Charges: The Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee shall:

  • Provide guidance in the development, review and recommendation of academic programs and degrees of the NSHE;
  • Consider and recommend to the Board policies concerning academic master plans;
  • Consider and recommend to the Board policies and practices concerning articulation and the transfer of students between and among the member institutions;
  • Consider and recommend to the Board policies relating to admission requirements, student services, academic standards, grading practices and requirements for graduation;
  • Consider and recommend policies to the Board regarding implementation of distance education, telecommunicated education and applications of educational and information technology in support of teaching, learning, research and creative activities;
  • Consider and recommend to the Board policies that appropriately align research within NSHE institutions with the priorities of the State Plan for Economic Development and support and encourage private sector engagement;
  • Facilitate the development, review, and implementation within the NSHE of research initiatives that are statewide or inter-institutional in nature, including applied research and development, university-industry technology transfer, and technology-based economic development;
  • Facilitate dialogue between the NSHE, business and industry, state and federal governmental representatives, and economic development/diversity stakeholders throughout Nevada in determining research and economic development needs and related issues;
  • Oversee and review campus management of faculty workload to assure equity, efficiency and effectiveness in the disposition of faculty effort;
  • Facilitate the development, review, and implementation of policies by the Board relevant to the learning climate, working climate, and support mechanisms for faculty, staff, and students;
  • Review and make recommendations concerning campus plans for the provision of child care and disability services; and
  • Jointly with the Business and Finance Committee, consider and recommend to the Board policies concerning NSHE enrollment management plans, tuition and fees and the development of a student financial aid system for the NSHE that promotes access to public higher education for all Nevadans.