Councils and Committees
As the university's chief academic officer and chief operating officer, the Provost and Senior Vice President is the senior member of President Beth Stroble's Administrative Council. The President and Provost work closely with members of the Administrative Council and the Provost's Council to carry out the mission of the university and to advance the initiatives of the strategic plan – The 20/20 Vision.
Two leadership teams serve the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President: the Deans' Council and the Provost's Council. In addition, he works with a number of faculty committees to carry out the academic mission of the university and with a number of committees and task forces comprising faculty, staff, and students to improve operations, propel new initiatives, and administer the university's programs.
Committees, Task Forces, & Other Governance Bodies
- Assessment Committee
- Catalog Committee
- Curriculum Committee
- Faculty Senate
- Global Citizenship Program Committee
- Graduate Council
- Institutional Review Board
- Internationalization Committee
- Master Planning Steering Committee
- University Planning and Budget Committee
The University Assessment Committee provides a forum to share successful practices; fosters cross-disciplinary dialogue on assessment, curricula, and pedagogy; discusses assessment software options; and recommends a framework for reporting on assessment results.
The purpose of the Catalog Committee is to ensure that the Webster University catalogs present the academic programs, policies, and other requirements and information accurately timely, and completely and in a user-friendly format.
The Curriculum Committee oversees the academic integrity of undergraduate curriculum of the University. The Curriculum Committee reports to the Faculty Senate and apprises the administration of its recommendations and decisions.
The Deans' Council is composed of the chief academic and administrative officers of the five schools and colleges and the dean of the library. The council, chaired by the Provost and Senior Vice President, addresses issues of interest and concern to the academic community and leads the academic initiatives of the Office of the Provost.
The Faculty Senate is a sixteen-member body that represents faculty opinion to non-faculty constituents at the university and makes decisions regarding issues important to faculty. It holds regular open meetings and maintains communication with established faculty committees. It oversees annual committee elections and appoints faculty members to vacated committee seats or to ad hoc committees as needed.
The Graduate Council is a body of full-time faculty members which considers all Graduate level appeals for reinstatement and readmission. The Council also reviews and approves academic policies related to graduate programs, approves new courses, new programs and other curriculum changes and reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations concerning academic standards.
The Global Citizenship Program Committee is charged with the implementation, management, oversight, and assessment of the Global Citizenship Program, Webster University's general education program. Members are elected by the Faculty Assembly.
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews research project proposals that will involve human subjects research. The purposes of IRB review are 1) to protect research subjects; 2) to protect the University, its faculty, staff and students who conduct research; and 3) to ensure compliance with federal regulations regarding human subjects research
Webster University is a participant in the American Council on Education's (ACE) Internationalization Laboratory. The Internationalization Steering Committee is charged to inventory and review Webster's internationalization efforts, analyze them, and develop a strategic plan for long-term success and growth. The Committee focuses on connecting and creating synergy among initiatives, identifying gaps in internationalization efforts, and proposing ways to improve, expand, and deepen the impacts of programs.
In support of Webster University's 2009-2014 Strategic Plan, The 20/20 Vision, the committee assists in the creation, finalization, and implementation of a St. Louis-based facilities master plan for continued campus-wide development and improvements and decreased deferred maintenance. Chaired by the Provost and Senior Vice President, committee members will work directly with the planning team and serve as liaisons to the broader campus community.
The Provost's Council comprises the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs, the Interim Chief Information Officer & Vice President, the deans of the five schools and colleges, the dean of the library, the associate provost, and the five associate vice presidents of academic affairs.
The council participates in strategic and long-range planning; proposes, reviews and endorses policy and procedures; and advises on matters relating to: academics, academic support services, research and other scholarly and artistic activity, enrollment services, space allocation, administration of extended and international campuses and distance learning, assessment, and fiscal planning.
This Committee advises President Beth Stroble and the Provost & Senior Vice President on the development of the annual operating and capital budgets and general budget policy issues; makes recommendations on fiscal opportunities and challenges; reviews proposed allocations and action plans; and helps communicate university budget information to the university committee.