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Senate Advisory Committee on Academic Policy


Senate Advisory Committee on Academic Policy

Committee Description


The Senate Advisory Committee on Academic Policy (SACAP) considers any matter relating to academic policy broadly defined, including matters relating to academic activities to teaching and research, the University libraries (formerly a function of the Senate Advisory Committee on Libraries), and salaries and benefits of faculty and other academic personnel (formerly a function of the Senate Advisory Committee on Salaries and Benefits). It may consider any relevant matter which may be suggested by members of the Committee, members of the faculty, administrative officers, or students. The Senate Executive Committee, or the Senate, may refer to this committee any question or consideration of any proposal regarding academic policy which is not otherwise assigned to another committee of the Senate, or which may benefit from study by this committee as well as another committee. Upon its selection of a subject for study, the Committee shall notify all interested agencies within the University, including standing committees, and invite their cooperation. For matters related to the University Libraries, consultation shall include the Libraries administrators, and for matters related to academic personnel salaries and benefits consultation shall include human resources administrators. At least once each academic year, the Committee shall submit a written report of its studies and recommendations, if any, to the Senate.

Powers & Duties


  • Considers any matter relating to academic policy
  • Faculty, administrative officers, and students may suggest reviews
  • Works closely with other university agencies and committees on reviewing academic policies

The Academic Senate elects nine tenure-line or career-line faculty members. ASUU selects three students.


Meeting Schedule


Meets twice per semester, for 60-90 minutes.


Current Roster




Note: prior to 2018 the functions of this committee were divided among three separate committees, including SACAP itself, the Senate Advisory Committee on Library Policy, and the Senate Advisory Committee on Salaries and Benefits. In 2018 the three committees and three sets of responsibilities were consolidated into this single SACAP committee. Also prior to 2014 this committee was known as the Academic Policy Advisory Committee–APAC.


Annual Reports


SACAP Annual Reports

Senate Advisory Committee on Libraries Annual Reports

Senate Advisory Committee on Salaries and Benefits Annual Reports