The Council of College Heads is concerned with creating and maintaining an environment in the undergraduate residential colleges which supports and enhances the educational mission of the University. In carrying out these responsibilities, the Council of College Heads, after consulting with the college and hall councils, sets policy for the residential and dining facilities for which it has general oversight and may advise the dean of undergraduate students, the dean of the college and the president on matters of general concern.
Committees and Councils
The Committee on Classrooms and Schedule is authorized by the Faculty to arrange the Academic Calendar in accordance with the rules and procedures of the Faculty. The committee assesses classroom and teaching laboratory space and recommends physical and technological improvements that meet the evolving pedagogical needs of the University. After consultation with the dean of the college and with representatives of the various departments concerned, the committee arranges hours for undergraduate class exercises and examinations.
On behalf of the Faculty, the Committee on Examinations and Standing administers academic regulations concerning the program of study and scholastic standing of undergraduate students. It may present proposals for changes in these regulations to the Committee on the Course of Study. In keeping with these regulations, the committee determines whether or not a student has met the qualifications for admission to particular programs of study, for promotion to a higher class and for graduation.
The Committee on the Course of Study considers and recommends to the Faculty appropriate action on all matters connected with the educational policy of the undergraduate program. These include: requirements for admission to the University; requirements for all bachelors' degrees; methods of instruction, programs of study and regulations concerning scholastic standing; the institution of new courses and the modification of existing courses in the undergraduate curriculum; and the promotion, monitoring and publicizing of experiments in teaching.
The Committee on Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid advises the president, the dean of the college, the dean of admission and the director of undergraduate financial aid office on policies and procedures governing admission and financial aid. The committee is advised by the Committee on the Course of Study as to basic academic requirements for admission of undergraduates.