The Academic Council is the principal collegial administrative unit that represents the academic interests of the faculty to the President and Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. It also represents the President and Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs to the faculty. It is responsible for implementing University academic policies.
The Academic Council shall be responsible for overall academic planning in the University, subject to the direction and approval of the President. Any committee dealing with academic planning shall be structured as committees of the Academic Council, reporting through the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs to the President.
Academic Council Members
Campus Community Risk Team (CCRT)
The Campus Community Risk Team is a multi-disciplinary team comprised of individuals from Academic Affairs, Residence Life, Campus Police, Student Conduct, Campus Ministry, Risk Management, and Legal Affairs. The team receives reports from members of the campus community that an individual poses, or may pose, a threat to the campus community, or any member of the campus community, and then makes an individualized assessment to determine what, if any, action to take to remove and/or mitigate the threat, either for some period of time, or indefinitely.
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Community-Engaged Teaching and Research Advisory Committee
In 2003, an advisory committee was established to cultivate campus-wide service-learning. In 2014, the advisory committee formally shifted its name and efforts to guiding Community-Engaged Teaching and Research.
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Educational Effectiveness Committee
The purpose of the Educational Effectiveness Committee is to ensure that the University, through all of its executive divisions, is conducting periodic reviews of its work and demonstrating, as a result, thoughtful implementation of improvements over time that are linked to mission, identity, and strategic planning.
Educational Effectiveness Committee Members
Emergency Operations Planning and Response Team
The Emergency Operations Planning and Response Team was established in October, 2011 by President Charles J. Dougherty. The committee builds upon the work of the ad hoc committee that recently updated the Emergency Operations Plan. The purpose of the committee is: 1) to update and maintain a current Emergency Operations Plan; and 2) to coordinate training and development opportunities for University personnel as needed to carry out the Emergency Operations Plan.
Enrollment Management Committee
The Enrollment Management Committee is a University-wide committee whose purpose is to advise the Provost on issues of enrollment management. It represents the Provost’s office, Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Life, Registrar, Budget and Planning and Institutional Research.
Enrollment Management Committee Members
The Graduate Council is an advisory body to the Provost and Academic Council and serves as the primary University-wide group to address issues related to graduate studies. The Graduate Council reviews and evaluates proposals for new graduate programs, suspension of programs, or closure of programs. It reviews proposals for any administrative entity which grants graduate credit, such as centers and institutes.
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Graduate Council Members
Graduate Council Membership Statement
Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)
In response to accrediting bodies mandating interprofessional education (IPE), since 2012 the Duquesne University Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) has hosted the IPE Grand Rounds event for over 3,500 students across the schools of health sciences, nursing and pharmacy. Recently, students from the music therapy program have also participated. This three-hour event is held on three evenings during the Spring semester on Duquesne University's campus. During each workshop, students interact with a patient/family who has a different medical history. Structured learning activities facilitated by faculty address important competencies about interprofessional teamwork, communication and collaboration.
NCAA Academic Integrity Committee
The purpose of the NCAA Academic Integrity Committee is to ensure that the athletics academic support services are approved and reviewed periodically by academic authorities outside the athletics department. This committee meets at least once each year, or more frequently if necessary.
NCAA Academic Integrity Committee Members
University Retention Committee
The University Retention Committee's primary goals are to have a clear, accurate and common understanding of Duquesne's historical undergraduate retention and graduation rates and any associated behaviors; establish realistic benchmarks and goals for these rates; and provide collaborative leadership in identifying and implementing appropriate and sustainable strategies and programming to improve retention and graduation rates.
University Retention Committee Members
University Grievance Committee for Faculty
The University Grievance Committee for Faculty, elected by the faculty, is responsible for receiving and investigating grievances according to due process procedures originating in the office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. The committee’s charge is to assure the proper applications of the rules and criteria which the schools and/or the University have adopted or, in the absence of specified regulations, have historically applied. The grievance process is documented in the Faculty Handbook, Appendix D.
University Grievance Committee for Faculty Members
University Interdisciplinary Curriculum Committee
The University Interdisciplinary Curriculum Committee (UICC) supports the development of interdisciplinary programming at Duquesne. Consisting of faculty members who represent each college/school of the university, the committee is led by a Chair who consults with the Provost as needed.
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University Library Committee
The purposes of the University Library Committee (ULC) are: to advise the Provost and the University Librarian on the formulation of library policy in relation to the development of resources for instruction and research; on the formulation of policy for the allocation of library resources; on the development of library facilities; and on the development of a general program of library services to Duquesne University as a whole within the framework of the Mission. The ULC also provides a forum for communication and discussion about library-related concerns.
University Library Committee Members
Women in STEM Committee
The mission of the Women in STEM Committee is to promote and support women in basic and applied sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics career paths at Duquesne University. The Women in STEM Committee serves as an advisor to the Provost on the challenges facing female faculty and students and the development of University policies that enable the success of all faculty and students.
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Women in STEM Committee Members