†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE

 

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Senate Document Number†† ††1605F

 

Date of Senate Approval†††† 12/01/05††

 

 

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

 

FWDC 4: ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Proposal to Revise the Africana Studies Advisory Council

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Effective Date: Immediately

 

 

In the Faculty Handbook Section 10.4.27 (SD1794S)

 

REPLACE: †††††† Africana Studies Advisory Council

 

WITH:

 

Africana Studies Advisory Council

 

Purpose

This body will advise the Director in matters of program planning and delivery, curriculum development, resource acquisition, and outreach as well as

  • program design, revision and maintenance;
  • recommending purchases of instructional materials for the library and academic departments;
  • approving courses included in the program;
  • evaluating the teaching and performance of faculty participating in the program;
  • seeking university approval of any changes to the existing programís curriculum or structure;
  • organizing Faculty Development opportunities designed to enhance teaching of African and African-American topics;
  • assisting University Relations in seeking private financial support for the program;
  • supporting cooperative activities that involve the public and the Africana Studies Program.


Membership

At least three faculty members appointed by the AVCAA for University Programs in consultation with the director of the program.

 

Recommendations to: Director of Africana Studies

Reports to: the AVCAA for University Programs

 

Rationale:

This document is written to propose to revise the Africana Studies Advisory Council to better reflect its actual operations. The Council was established in 1994 to provide guidance and support for UNCA's Africana Studies program.It provides students the opportunity to further their appreciation for and understanding of societal diversity.It is vital to UNCA's mission to develop students of broad perspective who think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, and participate actively in their communities (UNCA Mission Statement).