BU Arts Council
The BU Arts Council is a new University-level, standing committee composed of faculty, students and staff that works with the Managing Director of the BU Arts Initiative and is charged with further developing the vision, planning, and implementation of the University-wide Arts Initiative for full-scale launch in Fall 2013.
For more information, please visit the BU Arts Council website.
Council of Deans
The Council of Deans, presided over by the University Provost, meets biweekly to discuss issues and policies that affect the administrative and academic operations of the University’s schools and colleges. Council members include the deans of the 16 schools and colleges as well as selected senior administrators.
For more information, please visit the Council of Deans website or contact the Office of the Provost at 617-353-2230.
Faculty Advisory Board on Distance Education
The Provost’s Faculty Advisory Board on Distance Education provides broad faculty input on the academic aspect of distance education at Boston University. More information on the membership and mission of the advisory board can be found on its website. (Kerberos Required)
The Faculty Council is the elected representative body for faculty at Boston University. Each school and college elects at least one representative and one alternate to serve on the council. The Faculty Council is an open forum in which the policies and activities of the University are discussed. It meets once per month during the academic year.
For more information, please visit the Faculty Assembly Council website.
The Graduate Academic Council meets once per month to consider matters that affect the quality of the graduate experience at Boston University. Its membership is set by the University Provost and normally includes the associate and assistant deans of the schools and colleges with graduate programs, as well as representatives from key University administrative offices. The council is chaired by Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs Timothy Barbari.
For more information, please visit the Graduate Council website.
The Cabinet is comprised of the Provost’s senior administration. The group meets weekly with the Provost to discuss issues and topics that affect the University. Members can access meeting materials on the Provost’s Cabinet webpage.
Provost’s Faculty Teaching Awards Committee
The Provost’s Faculty Teaching Awards Committee recommends to the president the winners of the Metcalf Cup and Prize and Metcalf Awards, and selects the United Methodist Church Scholar-Teacher of the Year and the recipients of other university-wide awards for excellence in teaching. The committee is chaired by Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs Elizabeth Loizeaux.
For more information, please visit the Provost’s Faculty Teaching Awards Committee website.
Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board
The Undergraduate Student Advisory Board advises the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs on a range of issues affecting the undergraduate academic experience. Comprising representatives from across BU’s 10 undergraduate schools and colleges, the board meets monthly with the Associate Provost, sharing concerns of fellow students and ideas for improving undergraduate education.
For more information, please visit the Undergraduate Student Advisory Board webpage.
The Undergraduate Academic Council meets once per month to consider matters that affect the quality of the undergraduate experience at Boston University. Its membership is set by the University Provost, and normally includes the associate and assistant deans of the schools and colleges with undergraduate programs. The council is chaired by Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs Elizabeth Loizeaux.
For more information, please visit the Undergraduate Council website.
University Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee
The University Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (UAPT) is comprised of 16 faculty members selected by the University Provost and the Chair of the Faculty Council by mutual agreement. The normal term of service is two years. The list of current UAPT Committee members may be viewed here: UAPT 2012-2013. This committee is advisory to the Provost.
The UAPT Committee reviews individual cases submitted by the deans for tenure and/or promotion, as well as initial faculty appointments at the rank of Associate or full Professor, regardless of tenure status.
For a complete description of the appointment, promotion, and tenure process, please see the Faculty Handbook.
The University Council meets at least twice per semester to consider and recommend action on any matter that is of common concern to faculty and administrators. The council shall consider and recommend action, or act, as appropriate, on such other matters as may be referred to it by the President, the Faculty Council, or the Council of Deans.